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Dutch Store in Montreal or area!

Pinky_JV Dec 30, 2008 08:34 PM

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. bomobob RE: Pinky_JV Dec 31, 2008 07:00 AM

    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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      NickMontreal RE: bomobob Mar 22, 2010 02:20 PM

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

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

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      glotona RE: Pinky_JV Dec 31, 2008 05:21 PM

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

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        Plateaumaman RE: Pinky_JV Jan 1, 2009 08:00 AM

        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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          abaesel RE: Plateaumaman Jan 1, 2009 10:09 AM

          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.

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            moh RE: Plateaumaman Jan 6, 2009 06:59 AM

            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. estilker RE: Pinky_JV Jan 9, 2009 12:19 PM

            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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              Plateaumaman RE: estilker Jan 11, 2009 07:56 AM

              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.

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                estilker RE: Plateaumaman Jan 16, 2009 12:36 PM

                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).

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                  Plateaumaman RE: estilker Jan 17, 2009 02:35 PM

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

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                    Ruthie789 RE: estilker Jul 26, 2012 03:56 PM

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

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                    Ruthie789 RE: Plateaumaman Jul 26, 2012 04:09 PM

                    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.

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                    oana RE: estilker Jan 21, 2009 11:01 AM

                    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

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                      oana RE: estilker Jan 22, 2009 07:01 AM

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

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                        Plateaumaman RE: oana Jan 23, 2009 05:10 AM

                        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.

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                          oana RE: Plateaumaman Jan 23, 2009 07:32 AM

                          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

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                            lagatta RE: oana Jan 23, 2009 03:34 PM

                            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...

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                    schelli RE: Pinky_JV Jan 27, 2009 11:06 AM

                    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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                      missteek007 RE: schelli Jan 27, 2009 04:29 PM

                      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.

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                      kappafun RE: Pinky_JV Mar 20, 2010 11:56 AM

                      This isn't a Dutch store, but they do have a lot of European (Dutch, German, Belgium) products and may have the licorice. I was looking for the stroopwaffle and found them there. Atlantique
                      5060 Cote-des-neiges, Montreal , Canada
                      Cross Street: Queen Mary
                      Tel: 514-731-4764
                      OpenHours: Mon-Wed, 8am to 6pm; Thu 8am to 7pm; Fri 8am to 6pm; Sat 8am to 5pm. Closed Sundays and holidays.

                      Queen Mary Restaurant
                      5504 Ch Queen-Mary, Montreal, QC H3X1V6, CA

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                        blond_america RE: kappafun Mar 21, 2010 02:01 PM

                        Oh and do try one of their pretzels. They're pretty good.

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                        finefoodie55 RE: Pinky_JV Mar 22, 2010 07:16 AM

                        There is a pastry shop in the Pointe Claire Shopping Centre called Swiss Vienna Pastry that has picked up the slack.They have just recently increased there variety. They have all the various kinds of dropjes one could crave. Tel: 514-697-2280

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                          humanbean RE: finefoodie55 Mar 31, 2010 08:34 AM

                          thanks for all the information,..
                          I am organising a dutch-night with my ( dutch ) friends and there for looking for rookworst!
                          I will check out the boucherie Atlantique, to see if I find rookworst!
                          and bitterballen, I make myself! aswell as a good appeltaart! mjummie!
                          Isnt it funny we cant even find rookworst on the internet? !! Unox.... where are you!

                        2. Ruthie789 RE: Pinky_JV Jun 28, 2012 03:07 PM

                          A very good place to go for Dutch licorice is Vienna Pastry in the Pointe Claire shopping centre at the end of St. John`s road and Donegani. There are about 5-6 small rows of European foods, and since it is an Austrian pastry shop you may find some of the treats that you are looking for. Also in the same mall is a bulk store, the name escapes me at the moment and you may find some of the items that you are looking for. Also believe it or not, the Bulk Barn carries Dutch licorice, and it is quite good. I am looking for Darbo jam from Austria, it is very, very good and hoping to find it at an Austrian shop.

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