There is new math this week at the Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli at 1321 Wellington Street West. Buy a dozen bagels and receive 14. This deal ends Friday.
When it comes to bagels, we prefers the Montreal-style bagel. Wood-fired baked, no salt and a light sweetness from being boiled in honey water. As it turns out, there is a family connection between our favourite bagel shop in Montreal, St. Viateur Bagel, and the Ottawa Bagelshop. We can get the same chewy, dense goodness without leaving town.
The Ottawa Bagelshop's wood-burning oven was out of commission for a few days last week. While it didn't cause full-scale pandemonium, faithful customers such as ourselves were feeling the withdrawal. Happily they are back in business.
The bagels freeze well. Cut in half first before packing.
Get them while they're hot!