It really doesn’t need to come to this, but some people feel a debate is necessary in terms of whether Montreal or New York makes the better bagel.
Before we go any further, let’s get one thing straight — don’t mess with Montrealers and our bagels.
In honour of National Bagel Day yesterday, a debate broke out in the Twitterverse over where foodies can get the best bagel.
While the popular Montreal versus New York City debate raged on, New Jerseyans chimed in and tried to take claim as the best bagel city.
Stay out of this New Jersey, grown-ups are talking.
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From variety, ingredients, texture, size, taste, and toppings, Montreal and New York have vast differences when it comes to the bread product. Montreal favours the sweet and doughy variety while New York bagels are softer and chewier.
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But come on, are they hand-rolled and traditionally oven-baked? Plus, New York tends to cut them before serving, that’s sacrilege.
Here’s how Montreal bagel enthusiasts stood up for the city’s trademark eats.
Today is National Bagel Day
Therefore, I’d like to declare that Montreal-style bagels are the truest form of bagel, with New York-style bagels being a reasonable alternative.
Every other “bagel” in North America is just a roll with a hole in the middle. pic.twitter.com/yIQT3SFlCQ
— Brian משה בן דוב (@BriApp) January 15, 2020
Every Montreal bagel is implanted with a chip that plays a single Leonard Cohen song. The fun is never knowing which singing bagel you will receive.
— (((William Funk))) (@wmfunk2848) January 15, 2020
Sorry—nope. Montreal bagel is a bagel; New York bagel is a loaf of bread.
— Dave Merritt (@GoldenSeals) January 16, 2020
Also, may the bagel debate rage. I’ll take mine from Fairmount in Montréal, please, over any other on earth.
— Adam K. (@burghundy) January 16, 2020
Clearly this man has never had a Montréal bagel. https://t.co/nKNJS9eG2d
— for great social justice (@rickinnis) January 15, 2020
The only reason to eat a New York style bagel is that you don’t have access to Montreal bagels.
— Craig Beckett (@mrcraigbeckett) January 16, 2020
Bagels are trending. It’s bagel day. The best bagels are in Montreal. End of tweet
— B.B. (@messybedroom) January 15, 2020
We may not agree on the NY vs Montreal bagel competition, but can we all just agree that this is insane: pic.twitter.com/nSr2cuJEfW
— Joel M. Petlin (@Joelmpetlin) January 15, 2020
happy #NationalBagelDay but ONLY to those who recognize the superiority of the MONTRÉAL bagel
— sammie (@sammiemoonshoes) January 15, 2020
For the record, the best way to eat a bagel in New York is to get one from Montreal.
— Tom Hawthorn (@tomhawthorn) January 15, 2020
Montréal bagels are obviously superior and I refuse to believe that the weird « slice your bagel like a loaf of bread » thing is real. Those are obviously doctored photos to enrage bagel consumers.
— Nancy Wildgust (@bubblegumpunk) January 15, 2020
As a lifelong New Yorker, I can honestly say that Montreal has the better bagel.
— Carlo D’Angelo Jr. (@italianpride921) January 15, 2020
Everybody knows this is wrong. So wrong. So sad you think NYC even has a signature bagel. What you have, sir, is round bread. Come visit Montreal. We can teach you. https://t.co/WGaNASo6tN
— Mallar Chakravarty (@mallarchkrvrty1) January 15, 2020
The bagel is a signature product of Montreal. No other bagel comes close. This is a fact and NYC is a city great enough to acknowledge this. https://t.co/IiJr97qpUP
— Albert Gjedde (@agjedde) January 16, 2020
— lil_bit_special (@lil_bit_special) January 15, 2020
Now that the little debacle is settled, who’s hungry?