72 de la Gare
St. Jerome, Quebec
Saint-Jerome, the gateway to the Laurentian Mountains – is a small town located north of Montreal. We stopped in for a quick bite before heading out to Mont Tremblant, and found this bagellerie. “Looks cute” says my wife.
What caught my eye more than the ‘cuteness’ factor, was the sign stating “Bagel cuit sur place” (Bagel baked on premises).
The menu listed just a handful of bagel options filled with your standard items of ham, turkey, and tuna; but I chose the club au poulet (Chicken club). Served with a nicely prepared salad, this bagel sandwich was straight-out delicious. The shredded chicken was lightly dressed and (although hard to see from the photo) was plentiful enough to make this a fully satisfying lunch.
The Italian style pizza bagel also tasted great. Served open-faced, topped with a nicely seasoned tomato sauce, ham, cheese and sliced peppers. Their bagels served as a great base to this lunch.
Priced under $10 including coffee and a cup of soup, I am thoroughly glad we made this quick stop. I envy the locals, sitting throughout the restaurant, quietly reading their newspapers. I wish I had a similar place back home to grab a simple, great meal, like this.