Bagels, for the uninitiated, are round pieces of dough boiled and then fire-baked; the Montreal bagel differs from the New ... More
Bagels, for the uninitiated, are round pieces of dough boiled and then fire-baked; the Montreal bagel differs from the New York variety in its smaller size. They are toasted with cream cheese or spreads and for sandwiches; most buy them by the dozen. Only years of practice will allow the connoisseur to distinguish between these bagels and those from St-Viateur , which lies one street to the north. Their various merits and flaws are the subject of endless local debate. Open 24 hours and seven days, they also offer a delivery service.
I love Fairmount bagels so much that I do a "bagel run" every few months to have a supply on hand. I live in Boston and drive 5 hours to get there. My friends have gotten hooked on them too, so I buy at least 20 dozen sesame bagels whenever i go. They are the best! My NYC friends agree. Fairmount bagel should open a store in Boston!
Good customer service
As a New York maven on bagels, I think Fairmount's bagels may be the best around. Crunchy, good taste and a touch of sweetness. I tried the bagels at the competition but they did not live up to expectations.
I used to like bagels made in a small shop in Edison, New Jersey. Don't know if the shop still exists. As for bagels in NYC, gone are the days when New York could boast of great bagels. Now they overflow with dough. Definitely not worth having one with good baltic salmon from Russ & Daughters.