Smoked Salmon Bagels Mark III

We arrived at the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market this morning to find Ross Munro’s bagel counter cleaned out and ready for a new vendor.

We had a brief moment of panic. And then saw the sign next door at Gallant’s offering salmon bagels: they’ve jumped in to fill the void.

Gallant’s offers a different take on the standard: they add cucumbers and lettuce, and, at least for now, they’re using citrus-cured salmon rather than smoked. They’re also using local bagels, crafted by Angel, which is a welcome first.

And so, as the Dormaar era gave way to the Munro era, so does the Munro era give way to the Gallant era.

We will miss our weekly visit with Ross’ kids, who gamely kept the booth going after Ross headed west for work. They were always friendly and helpful. The market won’t be the same without them.

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