St-Viateur Bagel

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Exterior view, with metal cart in front, used to transport bagels.

St-Viateur Bagel is a famous Montreal-style bagel bakery located in the neighbourhood of Mile End in the borough of Le Plateau Mont-Royal.


Established on May 21, 1957 by Myer Lewkowicz, the bakery takes its name from its street, St-Viateur Street. The bagel shop operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and serves over 12,000 bagels a day.[1] A The New York Times Montreal Travel guide explains that "the bagels are boiled in honey water before a stint in a wood-fired oven, which gives the dense, chewy rings a slightly sweet flavor."[2]

In addition to the flagship location, there are six other locations, three of which are "bagel cafés."[3]

Today, the bakery is owned by Joe Morena, and competes with the nearby Fairmount Bagel for the title of Montreal's best bagel.[4][5]

Interior view with wood-fired oven at rear, St-Viateur Bagel.

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  1. ^ "Bagel/About Us". St-Viateur Bagel. Retrieved November 15, 2009.
  2. ^ Slone, Isabel (November 2, 2018). "What to See, and Where to Eat Bagels, in Montreal". The New York Times Style Magazine. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "St-Viateur Bagel/Our Bakeries & Cafes". St-Viateur Bagel. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Albernaz, Ami (November 5, 2008). "Two Montreal bakeries compete to make the best rounds of hot, soft bagels". The Christian Science Monitor. The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved February 6, 2009.
  5. ^ Beck, Katie (June 22, 2010). "The bagel war of Montreal". BBC News. Retrieved June 22, 2010.

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Coordinates: 45°31′22″N 73°36′07″W / 45.52278°N 73.60194°W / 45.52278; -73.60194