Posts Tagged ‘Bagels’


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1669 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 929-1817


Twitter: @RoseRocksalt

Advice: Bagel varieties change often, seasonal bagels offered.

Lox and Cream Cheese

Lox and Cream Cheese

With her father’s reigning bagelry business thriving, daughter Parise Siegel took the same bagel recipe rolling to upper Lonsdale. The menu is similar, the look of the bagelry is more upbeat, modern and fun. I had one of my favourite bagel sandwiches, the Lox and Cream Cheese ($9) Bagel wild BC Sockeye Salmon, cream cheese, red onion and capers. The menu is fairly simple, they have got about a dozen varieties of bagels daily, spreads, and bagel sandwiches! You will also find Smoked Meat which has been flown in from Montreal a couple times a week for the popular Smoked Meat Bagel Sandwiches. On the sweets side you will find must have Rugelach, a sweet pastry with a variety of fillings such as chocolate, raspberry and candied walnuts.

One of my favourite bagels that I ate years ago at Siegels was the Rosemary Rocksalt along with the Sesame going for #2.

Review by: Richard Wolak



1055 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Tel:  604.684.6239


Twitter: @PHAT_Yaletown

Advice: Private room in the sports bar is a hockey lovers paradise. Get the Phat-Size sandwich and take home the other half.

Any of my visits to New York, Montreal or LA, have always resulted in visiting a Jewish deli for a Smoked Meat or a Pastrami sandwich. After a bit of banter over twitter and friends nudging me to get to PHAT in Yaletown, I joined up with Rachel Fox for a Smoked Meat dining adventure. What we discovered was a Smoked Meat paradise in our backyard so to speak, their smoked meat is prepared in Montreal and smoked in their deli in Vancouver and it’s the leanest type of meat which for us West-coasters makes us happy! PHAT has been serving up sandwiches, soups, salads and more for years, about a year ago they expanded doubling in size and adding a sports bar which looks more like a hockey wall or room of fame.

Skinny Matzo Ball Soup

Reuben Sandwich



I had the heart-warming Skinny Matzo Ball Soup ($4.25) which is made with one matzo ball, you can get the Phat size with two matzo balls in a chicken soup broth. Next was the delicious Reuben Sandwich ($11.99 phat size) with smoked meat, served on toasted Marble Rye with Saurkraut & Swiss Cheese along with the best Kosher Dill pickle; I shared the Poutine ($6.50) with phat fries along with the Coleslaw ($2.50) and for a refreshing beverage had a Limonata ($2.60). They have got bagels and bagels with lots of tasty toppings, breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night, here you can even get a bagel and a beer!

Review By: Richard Wolak


Siegels Bagels

1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-685-5670


Advice: spend over $5 to use debit, otherwise it is cash only. Get the Sesame or Poppy bagels within minutes after coming out of the firewood oven.


At this local outpost for Siegel’s located inside Granville Island Market, the line-up forms with people asking for their favorite bagels or baked goods. My favourites here are the warm Cream Cheese filled Bagels ($3.50) made with sweetened ricotta cheese, personally my favourite from the line-up of Montreal style bagels ($ .95) are the wholewheat sesame and the rosemary rock salt. You can also get the bagels with a variety of cream cheese shmears and you can get packages of Lox from the fish vendor who is less than 15 feet away.

Review by: Richard Wolak

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