I just returned from my trip back East. It was a great trip, we saw all kinds of wonderful things, and the fall colors were amazing.
Definitely one of the highlights of the trip was getting to try real Montréal bagels.
Neither place was much more than a mixer, bench, a wood oven, and a cash register. You don't come to these places for the decor, just the bagels!
It is hard to do justice to the bagels! Sweet and crisp on the outside and slightly charred sometimes. Wow...
But ... I don't know what it is, but I've never found myself just standing on the sidewalk lost in thought while munching on their bagels the way I did the Fairmount bagels. They were that good. Truly something to experience, if you ever get the chance!