Established in 1949, Fairmount Bagel (74 Avenue Fairmount Ouest, Montreal QC) has been making bagels in Montreal nearly a decade before St. Viateur was established. The method of preparation was similar and all the bagels from Fairmount are hand-rolled and baked in wood fired ovens.
After trying some scrumptious bagels from St. Viateur, Charles and I walked to Fairmount Bagel to compare the bagels. We were a little surprised by the small store front compared to St. Viateur. Here is our Montreal restaurant review.