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Kettlemans Bagel opening its first Quebec location near Bell Centre in January

As first reported here last year,  with the holiday season fast approaching,  Kettlemans Bagel has officially announced it is opening its first location in Quebec at the beginning of January steps from the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal.

Craig Buckley

“Bringing Kettlemans home to Montreal, where I grew up in a moment I have looked forward to for a long, long time,” says Founder Craig Buckley. “It is incredibly exciting to be joining Montreal’s world-class food scene and sharing our unique menu of delicious house-made cream cheeses and deli selections built around our Montréal bagels that honour a 400-year-old tradition.”

Personally, I could not be more excited. As a regular visitor to Ottawa, I stop by Kettlemans often and what a treat that is!

Guests who visit Kettlemans Bagel at 1285 ave. des Canadiens-de-Montréal will be treated to more than just delicious sandwiches on hand-rolled Montreal bagels. Kettlemans’ signature No Wall Experience invites everyone who comes in, 24/7, 365 days a year, to watch as fresh bagels are hand-rolled, kettled, and baked in a specially-designed oven.

Kettlemans strives to ensure each guest’s experience is memorable, beginning with perfect-tasting food. The service will always be fast and friendly in a fresh space that provides an authentic, modern vibe. Kettlemans Bagel is anything but your traditional Montréal bagel shop.

Doing Things Right

Kettlemans is about awesome food and good times, but the story doesn’t end there. Using the latest technology ensures that while centuries-old traditions behind the best bagels around are honoured, Kettlemans is also taking action to help the environment, including more eco-friendly packaging and innovations that dramatically reduce its carbon footprint.

Join the Kettlemans Team!

Kettlemans is seeking new team members at the new downtown Montréal location who are passionate about making and serving amazing food and ensuring guests are happy from the second they step in the front door. Visit to find out more.

A Growing Brand

Buckley opened the first Kettlemans Bagel in Ottawa in 1993. Today, Kettlemans operates seven locations in Ottawa, Toronto, and Whitby. By rolling, kettling, and baking traditional Montréal bagels, Kettlemans upholds an unwavering commitment to the traditional quality of our food and strives to persuade every guest to come back again and again.