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Montreal Bagels: Jewish Community and Jewish Immigrants

montreal bagels: People line up outside of Schwartz's Delicatessen in Montreal, according to Toronto Star. Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS And while the doughy rings may be the Jewish community's best-known culinary contributions to the city, they're not the only one. Chewy, seed-covered, boiled in honey-water and delivered warm from a wood-burning oven, the distinctive Montreal bagels were first brought to the city by the rush of Jewish immigrants who moved from eastern Europe at the end of the 19th century. Read more Take a culinary journey through Montreal Article Continued Below Montreal's food scene serves tastes of the past and present Bagels and more are the subject of the Museum of Jewish Montreal's Beyond the Bagel walking tour, which aims to tell the story of some of the city's best and lesser known Jewish foods, and the stories behind them. There's Schwartz's smoked meat, still located in the same small storefront where it was founded by a Romanian Jewish immigrant in 1928. As many foodies know, several of the city's most iconic foods are Jewish in origin. ( As reported in the news.