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Dec 30, 2008 08:34 PM

Dutch Store in Montreal or area!

Hi, I have been in Montreal for about a year and a half, and have yet to find a Dutch Store that sells all the dropjes (Dutch licorice), and other dutch related trinkets and such! I miss my regular store back home, and need my fix!

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  1. You may well find some of your goodies at Old Europe, on St. Laurent. There used to be a Dutch shop out in Pointe Claire village, but someone from the West Island would be better informed as to whether it's still there or not.

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    1. re: bomobob

      I believe it's still there... I went not that long ago.

      My family's source for Dutch confections! :-)

    2. Euro-Deli Cafe in the Pointe Claire village has closed, unfortunately.

      1. I've found dropjes at a gourmet food shop on Laurier Ave. near av. du Parc .. name escapes me now, it is near Chez Levecque. They have quite a good selection, siropwafels, and maybe even muisjes, hagelslag. Plus some good aged Gouda. I don't think Vielle Europe has a lot of dropjes. I found nice gevulde almond cookies at Loblaws yesterday.

        If you are ever in Toronto there is a Portugese coffee place in Kensington Market that has a huge selection of dropjes, very fresh too.

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        1. re: Plateaumaman

          It is called Gourmet Laurier...I've also had Dutch licorice from there as well. Its a great store! Right across the street from Lemeac's. 1042 Laurier Ouest.

          1. re: Plateaumaman

            Yes, Gourmet Laurier has a nice selection of goodies. I also found some delicious aged Gouda at Yannick, the stuff that has those lovely crystals studded throughout the cheese...

          2. There's no real Dutch store in Montreal (heck there's not even a Belgian one). But besides La Veille Europe, my best guess is Atlantique on Cote-des-neiges. I've found all sorts of candy and biscuits from Belgium and Holland there. If only I could find "bitterballen" (fried breaded meat ragout) :-)

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            1. re: estilker

              Yes, it would be nice if there was a Dutch snackbar somewhere with krokets and bitterballen. Also, if anyone finds a good replacement sausage for rookworst, I'd like to know about it.

              1. re: Plateaumaman

                I'd try Atlantique, since it's a German butcher. I use a Nower Smoked Bratwurst instead (to put in my thick split pea soup).

                1. re: estilker

                  Smoked bratwurst is a good idea. I'll try it!

                  1. re: estilker

                    Great store, with food treasures of all sorts...

                  2. re: Plateaumaman

                    1-La Bernoise, 3988 St. Charles/514-620-6914
                    2-Warta/Categories/: Delis, Sandwiches, Specialty Food [Edit]16043 Boul De Pierrefonds
                    Pierrefonds, QC H9H 3X6(514) 624-6228
                    Above two sausage makers on West Island. I have been to the first one and purchased some sausages, all made by the owners. They also carry German and European products. I have not been to the second but have heard good reviews about it.

                    1. re: Plateaumaman

                      Charcuterie Euro Deli at 4938 Ch. Cote-Des-Neiges has a nice selection of European sausages. Perhaps not Dutch ones; it's more Eastern European. But it's worth the trip for the spicy Hungarian Csabai sausage (kolbasz).

                    2. re: estilker

                      That is a phenomenal store estilker! They have the amazing tongue also....mmmmm :)
                      If you do find a place for bitterballen please let me know as I have been looking for them for a while now. I was in Amsterdam a few months ago and would you believe I could not find them?! I had to console myself at Chipsy King and wash my sorrows away with scrumptious harissa and mayonnaise fries ...mmmm ...God they were good :)
                      happy eating, oana

                      1. re: estilker

                        I know can you believe that?! :)
                        Ughh good for you! Enjoy every morcel! :)
                        Happy eating, Oana

                        1. re: oana

                          No bitterballen, not even at Febo? Possible substitutes you can drown your deep-fried sorrows in here .. fondue parmesan (a bit like a cheese croquette), or french fries at Frit Alors with Indonesian sauce i.e. sambal oelek and mayonnaise.

                          Let me know if you have a good recipe for bitterballen online, (can be in Dutch). I haven't found a good recipe myself.

                          1. re: Plateaumaman

                            You know I did not know about Febo. That's it- the craving is just too strong - I must have these fries this weekend! :) Actually, I can ask my colleague for her recipe. She is from the Netherlands and she has her recipe from her grandmother - she actually brought some for us a while back and that was when I first tried them. Sooo good :).

                            Happy eating, Oana

                            1. re: oana

                              I have had bitterballen at little pub-type places - brown caf├ęs. The Amsterdam question should be asked on the appropriate board - International? . It would be lovely if you could post a bitterballen recipe on the Home Cooking board

                              Febo is intriguing as it is a kind of automat, but the food is best reserved for young'uns after a pub crawl.

                              Oana, I'm probably (knock on wood) going to Amsterdam in 3 weeks for a conference - so looking forward to getting back on a bicycle, which I put away after the first week in December as there is really too much snow this year. I always like the HEMA stores for traditional snacks.

                              If only it were easier to bring back CHEESE...

                    3. Absolutely you can find a tonne of varieties at Boucherie Atlantique on Cote de Neiges! I made myself sick over Christmas trying about every kind they had. Sweet, salty... you name it! It's an Austrian or German butcher but there's lots there. Even the chocolate sprinkles!! Hagelslag or vlokken whatever you call them. :o)

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                      1. re: schelli

                        Thanks for the info!! since the store in Pointe Claire had closed i didnn't know where else to go for my Dutch treats... Someone should open a Dutch store again.