Why did Best Ugly Bagels decide to go with the Montreal dough? “For a start it's crispier on the outside, yet chewy on the inner. These bagels have an airy texture and are not dense like their southern relations. Montreal bagels also exhibit a slightly sweet edge, and unlike the New York variety, they contain no salt!” There’s just enough crunch to make sure your toppings don’t slide off and you can eat it with your hands!
Owner, Al, wanted to bring the authentic Montreal bagel to New Zealand, so he and his team trained at where they considered the spiritual home of extraordinary bagel, Saint Viateur in Montreal. You can read the full backstory on their website - it’s so interesting.