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Chomedey/Laval Reccomendations

Erica2125 Nov 2, 2009 10:20 AM

Hello - I'm planning an upcoming international move to the Chomdey region of Laval. Can anyone reccomend restaurants or markets worth visiting that aren't too far from the area? If there is anything similar to Whole Foods for grocery shopping? That would be great to know, I've never identified any organic or upscale groceries around Montreal and that would be a nice surprise.

Thanks in advance

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    Werzoth Nov 2, 2009 02:44 PM

    The Marché Gourmand is not too far. It's located in the Centropolis area (centropolis.ca). There's a Premiere Moisson there, a big Poissonnerie, "épicerie fine" stuff, veggies/fruits place.

    Not too far from there is Sami Fruits, located at the corner of Boul.St-Martin Est and Daniel Johnson.

    As far as restaurants, Laval isn't really A-List compared to Montreal, unfortunately.

    - Khyber Pass on St-Martin Est is often mentioned on these boards (after Boul. Corbusier).
    - Déjeuner Cosmopolitain for breakfast, also on St-Martin (near Sami Fruits).
    - I also like Arouch on St-Martin as well, near the corner of Boul. Chomedey.

    Khyber Pass
    1694 Boul Saint-Martin W, Laval, QC H7S1M9, CA

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    1. re: Werzoth
      humbert Nov 2, 2009 04:11 PM

      Not so! I have lived here all my life and if you know where to go the food is superb!

      Greek- Many people will say marathon's but my favorite is Village grec on samson.

      If you feel like something different try Omda, basically an Egyptian place.


      If you feel like Lebanese there is a place on cure labelle called Karoun.

      411 Boulevard Curé-Labelle
      Laval, QC H7V 2S8
      (450) 682-6820

      There is also a much talked about Portuguese place that has been open for a few years and I will personally vouch for it.


      I tried Mozza pizza yesterday and it was really great.. I had to do take out so I can't say how great it is in the dining room but its probably much better. Nice well done thin crust.


      What else do you like? There is so much here once you know where to go.

      784 Boul Cure-Labelle, Laval, QC H7V2V3, CA

      1. re: humbert
        Erica2125 Nov 3, 2009 05:49 AM

        I'm open to anything - italian, thai, mexican, french, you name it. I'd even love any suggestions for easy eat-in stuff like pizza or take-out chinese if there's something worth trying. I've never had the chance to explore the area so all these suggestions are much appreciated. It's nice to know I don't have to treck downtown all the time to find a good meal.

    2. SnackHappy Nov 3, 2009 06:23 AM

      There's a Marché Adonis on Curé-Labelle. It's great for groceries, the meat and produce
      are very good quality and the take-away food counter is very decent.

      Falafel Freiha on Perron is unique in the Montreal area. It's a one chef, one dish place. The man makes fresh falafel all day and they're amazing.



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      1. re: SnackHappy
        BLM Apr 29, 2010 09:23 PM

        IYO, worth it to make a long trek to Falafel Freiha if I want a great falafel? Is it hands down, the best falafel in the Monteal-area? I just saw the Montreal Mirror rave review on Falafel Freiha today(Thursday).

        1. re: BLM
          celfie Apr 29, 2010 10:22 PM

          i don't trust that particular reviewer for anything. having said that, i would not mind finding a decent falafel in this city

          1. re: celfie
            mikjomom44 May 4, 2010 11:01 AM

            The Grill on Queen Mary (west of Decarie) has the best Israeli felafel that I have come across...perfect small crispy felafel balls and great toppings. Kosher place, so closed Friday nights and Saturdays.

            1. re: mikjomom44
              cherylmtl May 4, 2010 11:50 AM

              Is it better than Chez Benny's falafel? If so, I'm putting it on my shortlist of places to try in the near future.

              Chez Benny
              5071 Ch Queen-Mary, Montreal, QC H3W1X4, CA

          2. re: BLM
            humbert Apr 30, 2010 05:00 AM

            They are really REALLY good. Like they say, super fresh. His description of heat lamps and unknown cooking dates are quite true of other places....but montrealers rarely have a good enough reason to trek all the way to laval so unless you have a car....

            1. re: BLM
              hungryann May 1, 2010 09:04 AM

              In response to BLM's questions:yes ans most definitely yes!

              1. re: hungryann
                BLM May 9, 2010 12:41 AM

                Thanks for your feedback. Look forward to checking out their falafel very soon. You gotta love a hole-in-the-wall eatery, that makes only one food item. To have a point of comparison, I ate the Chez Benny falafel for very first time a couple of days ago(I can't remember the last time I've tried a falafel from anyplace).

              2. re: BLM
                maj54us May 2, 2010 11:05 AM

                there's this link about that place

                and a review here

                the montreal mirror article

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              lagatta May 1, 2010 05:40 AM

              I see that snackhappy beat me to Adonis supermarkets!

              There is no equivalent to Whole Foods here, in Montréal or Laval. Rachelle-Béry is a small organic supermarket chain, but not comparable to WH.

              You might want to make an occasional trip down to Jean-Talon Market - it is in central northern Mtl and not hard to get to from Chomedy either by car or the orange line of the métro. I'm sure you will be driving if you are doing a lot of shopping, but the métro is very handy - in particular if you are going out to celebrate with a nice meal and some wine... It is direct from Montmorency to Jean-Talon stations, and fast.

              Humbert, I have friends in Laval and sometimes see clients there, so I have reasons to make the "trek". It is a simple trek now if your destination is near the orange line. I do want to try Freiha, as really fresh falafel are wonderful.

              Jean-Talon Market
              7075 Avenue Casgrain, Montreal, QC H2S, CA

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              1. re: lagatta
                coalex May 3, 2010 06:49 AM

                Look out for http://www.avril.ca/ when it opens this fall at Dix30. They plan to open in Montreal after that. I think it will be the closest we will have to Whole Foods yet...

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                nextguy May 3, 2010 09:29 AM

                My favorite hidden jewel of a restaurant is Le Mitoyen:


                It is located in old Ste. Dorothee which is just west of Chomedy. Otherwise there are lots of ok restaurants around Laval. I find everything at Centropolis overpriced.

                Unfortunately there is no store similar to Whole Foods. There are lots of organic grocery stores like Tao on St. Martin and at Viva at the Marché 440. Marché 440 is a good place to see farmers in the summer though it is smaller than Jean Talon and Atwater. Sadly I don't think there is enough demand for organic or upscale food in and around Montreal. There are some good restaurants that can be found but a lot that are just trendy.

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