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Kristinaroxboro Feb 6, 2011 03:45 PM

There used to be a Montreal bagel place called Taylor's on Dundas near Trafalgar but is now closed due to lack of business I'm guessing. This guy had learned from a old jewish fellow in Montreal and brought his skill to Toronto to open up Taylor's. He made them right there in front of you. Those bagels were just like Fairmount Bagels. Excellent. Anybody know where we can find the real McCoy? This guy also told me that it was impossible to get Liberty cream cheese in Ontario. The next best thing is Western's cream cheese, Superstore carries it as well as Metro.

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  1. TorontoJo RE: Kristinaroxboro Feb 6, 2011 04:08 PM

    The Bagel House are the best Montreal style bagels in Toronto. 3 locations in the city.

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    Bagel House
    1548 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

    1. flying101 RE: Kristinaroxboro Feb 6, 2011 04:15 PM

      You can get montreal style bagels at bagel house or st. urbain's (both have multiple locations in the city)

      I prefer the bagel house http://www.thebagelhouse.ca/

      as for liberte creme cheese... I have never looked for it, but I have purchased their creme fraiche and would suspect that would be harder to find, so I'm sure if you look in stores that carry their line of other dairy products you should be able to find it?

      you could also email them to find out if there is a retailer in toronto that carries it: info@liberte.qc.ca

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        Kristinaroxboro RE: flying101 Feb 6, 2011 04:32 PM

        I was in touch with them and I was told the Western company had taken over Liberty cheese and they do not distribute liberty cream cheese in Ontario instead to look for western. It close to the liberty and much better than Philadelphia or others.
        Thanks for the info.

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          embee RE: Kristinaroxboro Feb 6, 2011 04:45 PM

          Liberte and Western are related companies. Their products differ, but the cream cheeses are equally excellent. Western also makes Mandel's cream cheese - they got the recipe from a retiring Kensington Market storefront cheese maker. Mandel's is also really good, though distribution is very limited.

          I don't want to get ensnared in another bagel war, but Bagel House makes the only credible Montreal style bagels in the Toronto area.

          St Viateur bagels are available, frozen, here and there - okay toasted, but not worth the bother otherwise. If they aren't frozen, they will always be stale.

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          Bagel House
          1548 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

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            Kristinaroxboro RE: embee Feb 6, 2011 05:14 PM

            I agree, fresh best but when I bring them back Fairmount I have to freeze, it's the only way to ration...right? I need a fix soon so I guess the Bagel house is and also check out St-urbain which flying 101 mentioned.
            Thanks guys!

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          Kristinaroxboro RE: flying101 Feb 6, 2011 04:34 PM

          Thanks flying101 for the info, I'll definetely check it out.

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