For me, the current champ is Gryfe's, but I am conflicted. I also like the Montreal style bagels and ate a dream bagel in a deli there about ten years ago. I have yet to replicate that experience (or perhaps I have, and this deli bagel is unjustly on the podium).
Just the same, my quest continues.
OK team, where are your favourites? And please explain (but nothing too sultry, please)
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