Bagels are traditional bread products that originate from Jewish comminities, but are now eaten all over the world, because they are delicious. The bagel is a bread product originating in the Jewish communities of Poland. Bagels are often topped with seeds baked on the outer crust, with the traditional ones being poppy and sesame seeds. Bagels are now a popular bread product in North America and Poland, especially in cities with a large Jewish population, many with alternative ways of making them. Montreal bagels are baked in wood-fired ovens that lend the finished product a distinct crunch and char In general, Montreal and NYC have a rivalry about the best bagel.