Montreal Style Bagels are the best bagels in the world. Yes, I am looking at you New York- I know you think that your bagels are the kings of bagel castle. Well I am here to tell you that you are wrong. Since Montreal Bagels are Canadian, they are too polite to tell you themselves.
There are all sorts of rules about what can be called a Montreal bagel, something about them being handmade, and the ratio of flower and sugar, and being soaked in honey water and then some wood fire thing. But all you need to know is that you want a sesame one–that is THE one to eat. And you want it toasted and with butter. No need for cream cheese on this baby – maybe a little pepper if you swing that way. These things are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and they will ruin you for other bagels.
Buy some to bring home. I always do.