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
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.
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.
7075 Avenue Casgrain, Montreal, QC H2S, CA
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.
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).
there's this link about that place
and a review here
the montreal mirror article
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.
1694 Boul Saint-Martin W, Laval, QC H7S1M9, CA
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
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
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.