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As one of the city’s most iconic foodstuffs, eating smoked meat at the best delis of Montreal is among the best things to do here alongside the best poutine and the best bagels. It’s a beautiful thing, brisket dry-rubbed with a mix of curing salt, black pepper and aromatics that's smoked and steamed until a lovely rose pink, slathered with baseball mustard and finally sandwiched in rye bread. This list is all you’ll need to find of best, from the famous to the fledgling and everything in between.
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