What I consider a real bagel is actually a “New York style” or a “Montreal-style” bagel. The Montreal style is more freestyle in appearance (according to Wikipedia). The major characteristic of these two types of bagels are that they are round breads with a whole in the center with a stretchy and dense dough. I have been on the hunt for a decent bagel here in Bogota.
I went to the international chain, Capital Bagel. Their bagel was not doughy and it had a weird taste. Then someone told me that the best one was at Fratelli’s. So I went there. It was the best one I’ve found here so far. While it was not doughy, at least the flavor was not bad. But it was not a New York style bagel. So ends my hunt. Clearly, this is not the place or the time for bagels. Instead, I’ll enjoy the fresh orange juice I can find on every street corner.
4 thoughts on “The Great Bagel Hunt in Bogota”
No bagels in Spain, either.
Sorry to hear that. But, I’m sure there are so many other delicious things!
HA! Would you believe that on Saturday, while visitng my in-laws, we found Thomas’ Bagels at their local supermarket? I looked high and low for English muffins, too, but the bagels were not bad at all!
Great! They are better than nothing.
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