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Looking for Russian grocery store in Montreal

koge Dec 29, 2007 07:14 PM

Does anyone know of a Russian grocery store in Montreal?

  1. carswell Dec 29, 2007 08:17 PM

    Vova (5225 Parc, 514 278-3411) is more a bakery/pastry shop/caterer but has a number of Russian products.

    If you search www.russianpagesallmontreal.com for grocers, you'll come up with three pages of hits.

    1. spankyhorowitz Dec 30, 2007 10:03 AM

      'Bucharest' on the west side of Decarie, just south of Queen Mary, is a big Eastern European grocery store. They carry all sorts of stuff and also make some of their own cool things.

      There are also a couple of small Russian and/or Eastern European food shops along Decarie in that area (between 'Bucharest' and Cote-Saint-Catherine).

      What are you looking for?

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        foodismyfriend Jan 5, 2008 10:57 AM

        I have no idea what the name is, but there is one not far from my place that I believe carries strictly Russian products. It is on Sherbrooke Street West, just a few doors away from Chalet BBQ. Sorry I can't be more specific---terrible with names and worse with directions.

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        1. re: foodismyfriend
          maisonbistro Jan 5, 2008 11:06 AM

          It's called St. Petersbourg, and the sign outside says its carried Epicerie Fine et Europeenne - it's between Decarie and Girouard on the South Side of Sherbrooke.

          1. re: foodismyfriend
            JadeMyst Sep 4, 2008 07:11 PM

            The St. Petersberg moved further west on Sherbrooke W. It's in the basement level of the complex by Sherbrooke St & Marcil across from Girouard Parc.

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            brahmi Jan 14, 2008 01:46 PM

            New huge Russian grocery store on Queen Mary road. On the south side of the street east of decarie between Westbury and Lemieux right in front of the Subway.
            t has a very complete selection of everyday Russian products meats fish ,prepared dishes and Russian Charcuterie and freshly baked goods. you must go there with someonewho reads and speaks Russian however but it is very very authentic and amply stocked with very fresh products.

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            1. re: brahmi
              lagatta Jun 19, 2008 01:12 AM

              Would you know its name? I actually have a friend who speaks Russian fluently who lives right around there.

              1. re: lagatta
                ana.b Sep 2, 2008 07:34 PM

                that would be Ella's Deli (at 4968-B Queen Mary Rd.; 514 904-0925). There is another Ella's Deli at 5555 Westminster in CSL, in the strip mall just North of Cote St. Luc Rd., and there's Terem at 5655 Decarie Blvd. (East side, South of Cote Ste. Catherine Rd.)
                In my experience, in any of these stores, the cashier may greet you in Russian but they usually understand (and speak) English or French well enough.

                1. re: ana.b
                  soprano Oct 15, 2009 05:18 PM

                  This place on Westminster av. In Cote saint Luc is awesome!
                  It's a pretty big European supermarket and is filled with tons of goodies you're unlikely to find anywhere else. Here's a list of things I love in this store, I highly recommend that if you haven't already been there, that you go. As a bonus, they're open 9 - 8 EVERY DAY except for Jan 1st.
                  - excellent cheese and deli counters, with an amazing variety of fresh cheeses such as cottage, feta, and cream cheese, sold by weight.
                  - about 30 varieties of chocolate covered mini cheesecakes sold in bulk. They come in flavours such as dulce de leche, blueberry, chocolate, black/red currant, you name it
                  - a whole aisle (both sides) of bulk European chocolates and candy. A lot of these are hit or miss, but you can buy 1 of each and try them all, its the variety that kills me!
                  - an amzing variety of pickled items, jams, and fruit/vegetable preserves
                  - about half of a freezer aisle filled with different types of perogies (meat, potato, cheese, mushroom, cherry, etc...)
                  - excellent prepared food
                  They have fresh fruit and veggies too, but this section is quite small, the candy took up a lot of store space, but always fresh.
                  this is a fabulous place to shop for everything Eastern European, including wonderful smoked fishes (including numerous varieties of smoked salmon, available unpackaged and sold by weight, the good old-fashioned way). I haven't tried much of it, but their prepared foods look delicious.

            2. redroses Jul 18, 2008 12:08 PM

              CRAZY CMAK opened up on Somerled near Grand. large selection of all things russian.
              they have some pretty interesting chocolates and cookies. i also tried their pelmeny which were tasty.

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                Ghostquatre Jul 18, 2008 07:03 PM

                Anna's groceries on de Maisonneuve near Fort. Has caviar, pastries and pretty good value simple but delicious baguette sandwiches. It's right under an apartment tower.

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                1. re: Ghostquatre
                  blondee_47 Jul 13, 2009 10:37 AM

                  Ella's on decarie and in csl on Westminister just right of the turn off of Cote St Luc Rd, over the bridge

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                  alexalready Oct 16, 2009 10:39 AM

                  There is one in NDG near shaika cafe at 5526 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

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