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Jun 1, 2009 11:49 AM

Did my eyes deceive me? Montreal bagels in Edmonton?

I was at the downtown farmer's market on Saturday and there was a sign that said Montreal Style Bagels, but the booth was empty. Anyone try theirs yet?

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  1. I noticed a blog post from Loosen Your Belt last week where they picked some up. She said about the market -

    "I have to say the biggest score was some Montreal-style Bagels. They are definitely some of the best we've had in Edmonton, but since the guy is making them out of his residential oven, they are still lacking (he uses some liquid smoke to try to replicate a bit of the wood oven taste). We tried poppy and sesame seed versions but have yet to try the whole wheat."

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    1. re: raidar

      Thanks raidar. When I saw anonymoose's original post I was sure that I too had seen something in a local blog but could not recollect specifically which one.

      The quote you included is precisely what I was thinking about because the "liquid smoke" v. wood fired oven is what stuck in my memory.

      1. re: Bob Mac

        Tried them, best of that style I have had east of Winnipeg. I go to Montreal too often to be a regular customer (com'n it iain't Fairmount after all)...but good.

    2. the new cora breakfast restaurnt has montreal bagels!!! also not a bad creton either.

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      1. re: seabiscuit8

        i wish i could snag a good supplier of creton.tabernach

        1. re: howlin

          The quebec booth at CFM carries Lafleur's. I'm no expert(not my thing) but DH likes it. Does it compare to house made stuff found at farmers markets? No but not a bad alternative.