Montreal style bagels are considered by many to be the best bagels in the world, and of course, they can be found right here at Kettleman’s Bagel Co. If you’ve never had the pleasure of indulging your palate, you may be wondering why they’re so special, and sought after.

Say Hello to the Montreal Bagel

Montreal bagels, like the similarly shaped New York bagel, first made their way to North America by Jewish immigrants from Poland and other Eastern European countries. the differences in texture and taste reflect the style of the particular area in Poland in which the immigrant bakers learned their trade.

How Are Montreal Bagels Different from Other Bagels?

The Montreal-style method adds a unique nuances that bring it to a whole new level:

  • Montreal bagel dough includes egg – which gives them a much more tender quality than water-based dough
  • Honey in the dough – for a unique yet slight sweetness
  • Honey is also added to the water used for poaching the bagels before baking
  • The bagels are baked in a wood-fired oven – The flame heat gives creates the variety of texture between the interior and exterior of the bagel

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