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The intertwined histories of St-Viateur and Fairmount bakeries

The stories behind the two bakeries that make up Montreal’s bagel-loving Montreal’s bagels are world-famous. Hand rolled, bathed in sweetened water (using honey or malt syrup), and baked in a wood-fired oven, each bagel is made with love and care. Although they can be found in bakeries across the city, most locals will tell you… Keep Reading

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Chez Boris is closing its doors at the end of April

Coffee and donuts are an age-old combination. But Chez Boris, located on the corner of Avenue du Parc and Avenue Laurier, made the pair extra-good. The quirky café—known for its ¢75 Russian-style beignets and incredible coffee—opened in August 2012; just five years later, it’s closing its doors.  On March 1, Chez Boris made the announcement… Keep Reading

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Famous Montreal bagel locations

It’s no doubt that one of Montreal’s claims to fame is its legacy of consistently fantastic bagels. Notable differences when contrasted with other popular types of bagels—namely the New York bagel—include the smaller size, the sweeter taste, and the denser quality. Montreal bagels are always baked in a wood-fired oven, and they contain malt, egg,… Keep Reading

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