First let’s admit that we have very few decent bagels in this city, and none on Capitol Hill.
As my Long Island mother-in-law would say “They-ah’ not like Nu Yawk” (They are not like New York in Long Islandese). And it’s true if you go expecting a New York Bagel you will be disappointed. These bagels are thinner and much less chewy than the bagels I get in Brooklyn, Manhattan or even on Long Island. But they are really good.
The wood firing gives you little almost burnt bits like good Napolitano pizza and they are crispy and delicious. Having never been to Montreal I can’t comment on authenticity but the flavor is good.
I have only tried the feta, green onion spread. It is tasty with a hint of lemon if a bit on the salty side.
The space is very nice modern design but I have always taken them to go.