Bagels in Vancouver
Someone was looking for good bagels in Vancouver. Here's my recs:
This is my favourite bagel shop in Vancouver because not only are their bagels good, but they also make decent sandwiches with them. Their cinnamon rolls and the poppy/salt encrusted "twists" are great too, especially when they're still warm from the oven. Last time I visited the Kits location about a year ago they seemed to be going downhill, so your mileage may vary.
I've only been a couple of times, and while I thought they did a good bagel, it never quite grabbed the way Solly's did.
I prefer Siegels -- better chew to the dough, and they freeze better. They also have rock salt and rosemary bagels which are the alpha and omega of bagel as far as I am concerned :-). Another plus: they are open 24-7, and they seem to bake around the clock, at least the popular ones like sesame. I have gone at the weirdest times and been presented with a bag of still warms.
Whoa. Rock salt and rosemary? That's a killer combination. Might have to ride the bike over there...
I should add, I'm a big fan of Solly's, but mostly because I've had friends work there in the past so I've sampled a good amount of their offerings. Their bagels were consistently good.
siegels is great..........the smoked salmon bagel with dill cream cheese, capers, and red onion.....or the montreal smoked meat, you wouldnt believe the stack of meat you get on it
Thanks so much for the post! My friend is still looking; I've forwarded the link to this thread to her.
Seigels over Solly's by a mile.
Solly's has more of a bread consistancy than an authentic Montreal style bagel feel. They both seem to be popular but my son and wife won't even eat Solly's.
Siegels oven is wood fired and they're open 24 hours a day which is kind of nice when you're coming home late.
Mount Royal in Victoria is good as well though I haven't tried the ones from North Vancouver. I think they should be the same.