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Jun 22, 2008 08:37 PM

Upscale Kosher Butcher in Montreal

Hi, I have the lists of the kosher butchers, but I've been to one or two on Queen Mary and they didn't look so fresh/clean. Any recommendations for some nicer ones?

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  1. Hiya, sorry for the delay but mama-kpzoo was out of town! My mom recommends J & R Kosher Meats in the Cavendish Mall. The "Shmall" is in the suburb of Cote-St-Luc, 5800 boulevard Cavendish at the corner of Cavendish & Kildare. Good luck!

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    1. re: kpzoo

      Thank you, and thank you esp for the address!

      1. re: tomby

        Good luck - I hope it's what you're looking for! BTW once you go into the mall, the butcher is near the Cole's bookstore, across from the cinemas.

        1. re: kpzoo

          I have bought some merguez there which were not bad. In the same general area there is another kosher butcher on Westminster St. off Cote St. Luc Boulevard just past the railroad underpass. Westminster Street is a few turns past the 7400 block. It is on the right hand side of Westminster, after you turn left off Cote St. Luc. In addition to their fresh meats they have a large selection of kosher charcuterie imported from France. Unfortunately since the US customs have gone mad cow crazy I no longer can buy as much to bring across the border. As a result I don't have the necessary first hand knowledge to give a good assessment. But I can say the meat looked fresh and the display spotless.

          And then there is (or was) the Notre de Grace Kosher Meat Market located on the street of the same name. I don't know if it is still in business, but the name alone is worth a visit.

          1. re: VivreManger

            Do you mean Notre dame de Grace Kosher Meat Market? On the street called Notre Dame de Grace? As far as I know, there is not one commercial establishment on that street- or has ever been. Let me google.

            1. re: maisonbistro

              I am certain of the name. I am not certain that it is (or was) located on that street. And wherever it has been located, I do not know if it is still in business. So googling may be useless.

              1. re: VivreManger

                "Ours is the city that has given Canada, and the rest of the world ... a butcher shop called Notre Dame de Grace Kosher Meat Mart..."
                - Mordecai Richler, Saturday Review, January 8, 1977

                1. re: carswell

                  Mordecai and I shared that bon mot in addition to sharing a taste for fatty smoked meat.

            2. re: VivreManger

              I think I know that place - it is Sephardic, and next to a wonderful Sephardic p√Ętisserie - very French? I don't drive, so the turn stuff is not how I'd describe things, although of course I'm "turning" if I'm on my bicycle.

              I had posted the name of that place - and the p√Ętisserie - here quite a while back, but don't remember it.

              There is INCREDIBLE kosher charcuterie in France, including lovely sausages to make choucroute. I have a friend there (the wife, in a couple of friends, him not so strict) who is strictly kosher and serves lovely, lovely things. But I guess this drift belongs on the France or Kosher board.

              1. re: lagatta

                That is the place. Westminster is the street. The pastry shop is also worth a visit, as you correctly noted.

                Unfortunately the kosher charcuterie at that shop is not the same level as what is available in France, but the choice is not bad.

          2. re: tomby

            Just discovered that J&R actually has a Web site! Includes product lists, biz hours, phone no, etc.


            1. re: kpzoo

              NDG Kosher Meat was on Sherbrooke near Decarie and closed many years ago. It was owned by the the grandparents of the owners of Le Biftheque.

              1. re: kpzoo

                You folks are the best! Thanks!

                1. re: tomby

                  This is the phone no cote st luc kosher butcher..

          3. The best butcher used to be on westminster called csl kosher.He has now moved to vsl in the st louis glatss kosher..His name is avi and he is in the back of the store hsi mil owns the front of glatts..He is the best .J and R also good but you cant beat avi he has the best meat and my mom has been with him for 50 yrs..

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