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Best Jamaican Patties

culinaryescapade May 23, 2008 01:47 PM

Anyone got a suggestion for where to get the absolute best Jamaican patty in Montreal? I go to Mister Spicee usually, but find that they really don't taste like they use to when I was going to high school in the area (let's just say that was in the early 90s).

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    Alphadeck Jun 21, 2012 02:13 PM

    Ya I've tried Mr. Spiceee, it's very similar to the one a couple of blocks up the street corner Plamondon and Victoria in a little grocery shop. That's where I've tasted my first patty when I was young and really liked it. They don't make it themselves I think there's a place that makes it and sells it all across the city, I went to several Cantor Bakeries and they tasted the same. Mister Spiceee apparently makes their own from what they told me. However in my on going quest to find the best Patties in montreal I stumbled upon Mr. Patty. One thing about all the other patties I've tried were that they were all thin and pretty greasy, and soggy once you leave it out for a while. It's still good but what differentiates Mr. Patty from the others is that first of all it's got a thicker crust and so doesn't get soggy, when you bite into it, you taste meat from the very first bite because the meat extends right to the edge of the crust. It's a tastier filling inside, not as spicee or cury flavored but more smooth meaty and good seasoning of the meat. I wasn't used to that, but I've grown to enjoy it more. I believe the owner was at the counter when I walked in, I asked him for some Jamaican Patties he said no sorry we only have Canadian with a serious look... we both paused then laughed. Real nice fellow, the place was on Patricia avenue in the middle of a residential area not far from Concordia University campus in NDG. I think I've found a winner, but I'm always open to try new ones and hopefully it's not a reseller.

    1. hungryann Dec 9, 2008 04:14 PM

      I found myself in Lasalle today and noticed a large bright caribbean restaurant by the name of Jah B. Has anyone tried it? Also while googling it, I came across this site which may be of interest to some of you:
      Who knew there were so many caribbean restos in Lasalle?

      1. bomobob Dec 9, 2008 02:20 PM

        There is a fairly new place on Patricia, just at the corner of Chester in NDG. I've been meaning to try it since I first spotted it, so I'll make it a mission tomorrow.

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          Redx Dec 8, 2008 10:22 AM

          I'll throw in my .002, and say that the best place for patties in Montreal is Mister Spicee on Victoria. I've met the owner numerous times, and he's a real fanatic about quality ingredients. I think they also sell patties in bulk.

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            BLM Dec 8, 2008 10:52 AM

            I thought the owner(I think it's now just called 'Spicee') is a woman(the person who I see all the time there). IMO, I've tasted better Jamaican patties elsewhere.

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            ericdragonheart Dec 5, 2008 03:38 PM

            I'm looking to buy patties frozen to order. i'm 6 hours away north from Montreal. I found some place but you have to live in the US. Even a place in Toronto.... Does Costco really sell some? First reply by Celfie says so but never saw any.

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              celfie Dec 5, 2008 09:14 PM

              they sell frozen ones at PA on du parc

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                FrenchPeach Dec 7, 2008 09:43 AM

                Yes, Costco does sell them. They're in a large yellow box in the frozen section. I don't really care for them (not spicy enough for me) but hey, you just may like them!

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                  Van Nissen Mar 16, 2010 01:30 PM

                  Mr. Pattie on Patricia in NDG/Cote St. Luc. The best in my opinion and can order to your taste in advance.

                2. bomobob May 23, 2008 07:05 PM

                  I really like Bonne Bouffe on Sherbrooke in NDG, near Harvard. And as a bonus, their jerk chicken is legendary.

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                    culinaryescapade May 24, 2008 05:23 AM

                    I've passed in front of Bonne Bouffe a few times in my car, but did not realise that it served carribean food. Thanks for the pointer, I will check it out. Not to mention I love jerk chicken.

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                      The Chemist Dec 7, 2008 11:30 AM

                      Yeah, seconded for Bonne Bouffe .

                      And their jerk chicken is amazing but bewared: It is the single spiciest thing I have ever eaten. This coming from a person who grew up on Indian food. The last time that I had it, it was so spicy that I actually felt lightheaded and dizzy.


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                    moh May 23, 2008 02:17 PM

                    My vote is for the Jamaican Pattie at El Corridor. That lady knows how to cook... Well-spiced, nice flaky pastry, very delicious.

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                      BLM Dec 5, 2008 07:08 PM

                      El Corridor doesn't make their Jamaican patties that they sell(I asked when I ate there several weeks ago).

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                      celfie May 23, 2008 01:49 PM

                      i have a feeling that all jamaican patties in montreal come from the same aisle at costco
                      but prove me wrong!

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