The Great Bagel Rivalry

Great Big Story visits two legendary bagel shops, New York’s H&H Midtown Bagels East and Montreal, Canada’s St-Viateur Bagel, to get to the bottom of the great bagel debate.

“There’s no food as synonymous with New York as the bagel—soft, chewy, doughy, with a generous schmear. But one city is giving the Empire State a run for its money. Welcome to Montreal, Canada, where the bagels are a little crispier, a little sweeter, but no less iconic. Still, the question stands: which bagel reigns supreme?”

Previously: The Chicken That’s Entirely Black, Inside and Out