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NickMontreal Jan 6, 2010 05:12 AM

What in your opinion is the best place in Montreal to buy a certain thing?

(e.g. chocolate from Le Maitre Chocolatier, beef from La Maison du Rôti, etc etc)

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  1. souschef RE: NickMontreal Jan 6, 2010 07:19 AM

    I'll second chocolate from Le Maitre Chocolatier.

    1. TheSnowpea RE: NickMontreal Jan 10, 2010 06:29 AM

      Café Myriade for coffee beans!

      1. souschef RE: NickMontreal Jan 11, 2010 05:09 PM

        I would say Milos for crab cakes, but Milos is the only restaurant in Montreal where I have had crab cakes. Theirs are the best I have had anywhere, though.

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        1. re: souschef
          NickMontreal RE: souschef Jan 12, 2010 06:56 AM

          Oh god I love crab cakes. Good one..

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          Lowe Arthorbit RE: NickMontreal Jan 12, 2010 04:24 PM

          Caraibe delite (ave de parc north of villeneuve) for boneless chicken roti with hot sauce

          saveurs de quebec store in jean talon market is THE place to stock up on edible quebec goodies.

          Gourmet Laurier for Grey Poupon, better than maille brand mustard

          Diablissimo on Mont Royal for fresh pesto sauce

          queue de cauchon for sausages (in fromentier bakery location)

          coco rico for rotisserie chicken

          India beau village for channa somosa and onion kulcha

          anyway, these are my personal go-to places for these items

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          1. re: Lowe Arthorbit
            NickMontreal RE: Lowe Arthorbit Jan 13, 2010 05:28 AM

            *Saveurs du Quebec* - where in Jean Talon market?

            1. re: NickMontreal
              kpzoo RE: NickMontreal Jan 13, 2010 06:28 AM

              They probably mean "Le Marché des Saveurs" - it's at the southeast corner of the market.


            2. re: Lowe Arthorbit
              The Ice Cream Man RE: Lowe Arthorbit Jan 13, 2010 09:03 AM

              Seconding Caraibe Delite.

              Rotisserie Romados for Portuguese grilled chicken.

              Rotisserie Romados
              115 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, QC H2W1C8, CA

              Cuisine Caraibe Delite
              4816 Av Du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V4E6, CA

              1. re: Lowe Arthorbit
                pyropaul99 RE: Lowe Arthorbit Jan 13, 2010 11:13 AM

                Pushap for samosas, vege thali as well as Indian sweets
                Bombay Choupati for dosas and other South Indian delights
                Caribbean Curry House for rotis
                Pho Bac for ca phe sua da Vietnamese iced coffee
                Akhakan for middle eastern supplies
                Patisserie Bella Vista for Portuguese natas (and especially the choco-natas and pastel de feijão)
                Domaine Pinnacle for ice cidre and especially their fortified 1859 product

                1. re: pyropaul99
                  KSC02 RE: pyropaul99 Jan 13, 2010 12:43 PM

                  Restaurant Pik'S for jerk chicken and oxtail dishes.

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                C70 RE: NickMontreal Jan 13, 2010 04:01 AM

                St. Viateur for bagels
                Gryphon for scones
                Nostos for gyro
                Abu Elias for shish taouk, and rotisserie chicken too
                Mahrouse for arabic baklava

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                1. re: C70
                  bigfellow RE: C70 Jan 13, 2010 05:00 AM

                  The scones I had at The Sparrow were much better. IMHO

                  1. re: bigfellow
                    kpzoo RE: bigfellow Jan 13, 2010 06:31 AM

                    I agree that The Sparrow's scones are awesome. Just to let people know so they won't be disappointed, they don't always have them as they rotate their baked goods - sometimes it's scones, but other times it's crumpets or croissants or something else.

                    Gryphon d'or's scones are also fab - and their shortbread alone makes it worth a trip to NDG, IMO.

                    1. re: kpzoo
                      english muffin RE: kpzoo Jan 13, 2010 11:24 AM

                      Today it was eccles cakes with clotted cream... swoon!

                      1. re: english muffin
                        pyropaul99 RE: english muffin Jan 13, 2010 11:46 AM

                        Was that real clotted cream? Or just thick regular cream? I wish the Quebec dairy industry would get off its collective ass and start making decent cream without any seaweed, gums or other un-necessary additives. Cream should contain only cream!


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                          english muffin RE: pyropaul99 Jan 13, 2010 06:09 PM

                          Real, made on the premises (I asked). Not a huge scoop though, a perfect little mound on top of the eccles cake. Heavenly...

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                            superbossmom RE: english muffin Jan 14, 2010 03:38 AM

                            I read the title of this thread as meaning "where to buy" the best food items
                            in Mtl........

                            which bakery sells scones as good as Sparrow's ?

                  2. re: C70
                    BLM RE: C70 Jul 14, 2010 10:57 PM

                    Has Nostos on L'Acadie temporary closed, because the place next door was firebombed(& it also damaged Nostos). Not sure, I thought I saw a news report sometime this week mentioning Nostos.

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                      hungryann RE: BLM Jul 19, 2010 08:00 AM

                      Yes, it was severely damaged and they are renovating. They are supposed to be opening in the next month or so.

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                        ios94 RE: BLM Jul 19, 2010 12:18 PM

                        Yah, the owner lady was on Pulse news last week, it looks like they had residual effect of the firebombing and are renovating from the look and sound of the report.

                    2. Bake Sale Girl RE: NickMontreal Jan 14, 2010 04:43 AM

                      For Coffee beans or ground coffee, Cafe Rico, 969 rue Rachel Est (cross street Boyer). Such great organic, fairtrade coffee, tea and nuts. Cute relaxing cafe to sit in too. http://www.caferico.qc.ca/

                      For a great cheap meal, Patati Patata, 4177 St-Laurent corner Rachel. Love the mini burgers with salad and fries. Or the veggie filled poutine! There is sometimes a line but it's worth the wait.

                      A cool retro cafe is Atomic Cafe 3606 Ontario street east. The even have a video store in the back. Wi-fi is available too.

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