Are You a Bagel Lover?

@winterose (39921)
Canada
January 19, 2009 1:48pm CST
Are You a bagel lover? Do you eat the store bought kind packaged or have you tasted the real deal baked in a wood fire oven? Montreal has a long standing claim to fame, we say that our bagels are the best in the world, there is also a long standing rivalry between Montreal and New York city for the best bagels, and of course New York City people will say theirs are the best as well, but the recipe is different, and people from all over the world come to Montreal for the bagels, including many new yorkers. for more info on Montreal bagels http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1398029/montreal_bagels_are_the_best_in_the.html?cat=22 which bagel do you prefer montreal or new york, (don't forget the questions above either lol)
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@ElicBxn (60835)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I like bagels, but... BUT BUT Most of those fancy ones are cooked on corn meal and I can't eat them. So, I end up eating the safe ones from the grocery stores.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
they are made with yeast bread they are jewish the real ones and not corn meal.
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@ElicBxn (60835)
• United States
20 Jan 09
after they are boiled for a bit, they are put on corn meal to keep them from sticking when they bake. so, the corn makes them inedable for me
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
20 Jan 09
think I have only had NEw York ones I girl I worked with up there always brought me a pupernickle one with real butter in it ever friday. boy I would love to have one now. cant find any that taste the same.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
yep they are hard to come by but they are worth it.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I just wish that someone that has the know how would come out here and open up a shop so we could get them. That would be so nice. thanks for BR hugs
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I love bagel, I love them with cream cheese, I also love making them into little pizzas or to make them into something like garlic bread. I like the round ones and also the square ones. I buy the store bought ones on packages. I haven't had the pleasure of trying either one of the bagels from Montreal or New York city.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
they are to die for
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
20 Jan 09
No fair...Now my mouth is watering for one and all I have is cream cheese left..no bagels...
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
26 May 09
my family loves bagels but i have not found any that come close to NY bagels. My brother will ship us some at least once a year. You can find a bagel store on almost every corner in NY. Bagels are the second thing we eat when we go up to NY to visit. First thing is NY pizza. Ok now I am hungry
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
27 May 09
You have got to try a Montreal bagel, they are out of this world, they are so good.
• United States
22 Jan 09
I don't care for bagels, but I have only eaten the packaged kind so I guess it is not the real deal. And I can't compare the Montreal and New York City bagels. I do know that wood fires add something to baked goods that just can't be duplicated. We had a wood stove at one time, and nothing in the world was ever better than the soups made on the top paired with good bread out of that oven. I have regreted ever parting with that stove for many years.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
22 Jan 09
nope nothing beats the food from those wood burning stoves.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
22 Jan 09
hello winterose i love bagel's. i like my bagel's either toasted or baked. i do not like them just heated up in the microwave oven. but when i get my bagel heated, i like to spread peanut butter on it and then i like to spread some strawberry perserves on it as well. i also like pear butter on the bagel without the peanut butter. and i usually just buy the store brand wrapped up in the package at the grocery store. take care and have a beautiful evening.
@winterose (39921)
• Canada
22 Jan 09
with the store bought I have to toast them too.
@chertsy (3805)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Every once in awhile I like to eat a blueberry bagel with fruit flavored cream cheese as a snack. I get mine from a store that's packaged, mainly because I honestly don't know of any bagel shops around me. I never had a Montreal or a New York bagel, so I can't say which is the best. Unless I can come into a lot of money, I don't see myself going to Montreal or New York again to be able to eat one.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
22 Jan 09
if you can ever taste a bagel made in a wood fired oven, you will be tasting one or the other in theory.
@KrauseHome (35026)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I have had some Good Bagels over time, but never have had one in Montreal or NYC yet, so it would be hard to judge either of these. There used to be a place here not too far from me that made homemade Bagels and made them into sandwiches with Cream Cheese, Lettuce, Cheese, Turkey, sprouts that was to die for. Since then it is hard to find a place with a Good bagel.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
22 Jan 09
you are missing out on a delightful experience
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
YEAH I looove bagels! Bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon is my ultimate favorite. Although when I want something even more filling I opt for a mega ham, cheese and egg bagel. It's so good! You're so bad now I want a bagel. i have been avoiding it for the longest time because it's so fattening. :(
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
22 Jan 09
I have to fast and I am starving, but I can't eat because I have blood tests in the morning.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
I just love bagels, especially Montreal bagels. I used to come to Montreal quite often and one of the delights was to go to a bagel bakery and watch them being made. I have never tasted New York bagels so I can't compare. However I find the packed one in the supermarket are a very pale imitation of the real thing.
@winterose (39921)
• Canada
22 Jan 09
my sentiments exactly
@redberry (178)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
I really love the bagels. This is what I do. I cut the bagel horizontally and then toast it a little. after being heated I spread butter until its all covered and then followed by the cream cheese and finally the jam...... YUMMY!!!!
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
Yes absolutely wonderful
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I don't know that I have ever had a New York bagel or a Montreal Bagel. I enjoy the bagels that you can buy at the grocery store, my favorite is Thomas's Whole Wheat Bagels, but I sometimes have trouble finding them. We do have a couple of bagel places near my house, and every once in a while I like to go and get some of the really good bagels. One of the places is more of a sandwhich place the other is an Enstein Bagle place, last time I was there I got a couple of pumpkin bagels, it was around Halloween, those were so good. Usually though I will go for the whole wheat kind, the more fiber the better.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
yes fiber is very important I agree
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Most definitely. I have always been a bagel person. I especially love whipped cream cheese and a nicely toasted plain bagel or a blueberry bagel. When I was in high school my dad would often get up early on Saturday and he would have bagels ready for us when we woke up. It was awesome.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
they certainly are awesome
• United States
20 Jan 09
I love bagels and cream cheese and put a couple of slices of ham on it and make it a sandwich . Yummo. I wish I had the stuff to make one now.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
I wish I had the stuff to make them now too.
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
20 Jan 09
i really don't like packaged bagel's i prefer going to a shop and getting them fresh, i take the doughy middle out anyway so it doesn't matter where i get them as long as their fresh. wood fire when possible but those stores are hard to find here in florida,heck a good deli is hard to find. p.s. i like them onion and garlic with salmon spread and a good hunk 1 inch of sweet onion. wait i just drooled on myself gotta go.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
sounds delicious,
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
20 Jan 09
both......I have tried both..my favorite is a honey wheat with a honey walnut cream cheese on it! It's to die for. I really don't know that I have tasted a New York or a Montreal bagel...I probably wouldn't know the difference....but I do like bagels!
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
you would know the diference because the recipe for the dough is different as the article says, and they taste different
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
20 Jan 09
yes i like bagel i like to eat them with chesse spread and some jelly i have tried many bagels i like the onion bagel as well and they have the cheese bagel when you warm it taste really good.well i don,t who is who bagel all i know is they are good when you jazz them up.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
yes they sure are delicious
@GardenGerty (98263)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I like bagels fairly well. I have no regional preference. It sounds good to have them baked in a wood fired oven.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
yes that is the original way made for centuries.
• United States
19 Jan 09
I enjoy bagels a lot. I buy the store bought kind and bakery kinds though they aren't cooked in a wood fire oven. Having never been to New York or Montreal I haven't tried either kind. I didn't even know they had famous bagels and special recipes. If I ever go to either location, I will be sure to remember that and hit up a bakery with real bagels! Thanks...
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
cool hon, you won't be disappointed.
@raydene (9875)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I do love a good bagel but in our town we don't have a bakery and the one's at Walmart are the frozen lenders or the ones on the bread shelf..just not like from a good bagel place...yummm you make me hungry for one.. can you send one down the pike to upstate ny? xoxoxoxoxo
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
I wish I knew how to send it so it still would be fresh