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Montreal’s best bagel, St Viateur or Fairmount? Festival Kinetik 2013 video: Daniel Graves, Aesthetic Perfection.

daniel graves, aesthetic perfection singer

It’s the return of the bagelhead! Enjoy my spanking new travel video about the edgy, kooky attractions in Montreal, Quebec.

The episode features magic shops, pop art, and Daniel Graves — vocalist of Aesthetic Perfection, who performed at Kinetik Festival 2013!

For the full story, read my Huffington Post article. It gives an overview of Montreal’s best alternative fashion, clubs and more.

Please press play above, and thumb’s up below if you found my coverage useful. Merci beaucoup mes amis!

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Montreal is famous for its bagels, and locals have strong opinions over which bakery does it best: Fairmount or St Viateur. Since the top two contenders were a short walk from Le Belmont (the venue for Kinetik Music Festival), Daniel and I put them to the test.

Fairmount (74 Avenue Fairmount Ouest) has a variety of flavors, and offers bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese.

st viateur bagel, logo

St Viateur (263 Rue Saint Viateur Ouest) has a frightful logo.

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But the wall of accolades must mean something.

maison du bagel montreal, boulangerie

Which bagel did we like the most? You’ll have to view our fun video to find out!

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PS: if you don’t get the “bagel head” joke, this Japanese forehead inflation article will fill you in.

best montreal bagels, st viateur, fairmount

Thanks to my friend Lauren for joining me on my French-Canadian journey, and to Tourism Montreal for making it possible.

What was your favorite moment in the travel episode? For more coverage of Montreal and Vancouver, browse the Alt Canada category of my blog.

27 Comments

  1. Posted August 22, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Great video! Nice work – a real homage to the alternative side of our city! :o)

  2. Posted August 22, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    And tonight, another edition of Queer ASS Punk

  3. Posted August 22, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    thanks !

  4. Posted August 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    I told you! #stviateurbagel are my fav! I’m glad to see your vote on the @HufftingtonPost

  5. Posted August 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Eeep! Exciting!

  6. Posted August 22, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    if memory serves me right. the second place you went to puts
    honey in the water that the bagels are boiled in before baking.

  7. Posted August 22, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    love ur blue hair :D and ur adventures

  8. Posted August 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Love your hair 3

  9. Posted August 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Did u get the website link to the stores lacarmina??

  10. Posted August 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Cool xd

  11. Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    You,really do live one of my favourite quote s…’ Be yourself, everyone else is taken ‘ by my fellow Dubliner , Oscar Wilde. Join me in Sydney for a special sight seeing tour :-)

  12. Posted August 23, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Cool article :)

  13. Posted August 24, 2013 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    <3

  14. Posted August 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    LOVE it!

  15. Posted August 24, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    danny putting those carbs in his pockets

  16. Posted August 24, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    I met Aesthetic Perfection in Poland. Great Band!

  17. Posted August 25, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    i wanna go to monteal now :)

  18. Posted August 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Best ever.

  19. Posted May 28, 2020 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    You forgot to mention smoke meat…..Montreal is very famous for this.

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