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Jun 13, 2010 12:49 PM

Best Rye Bread in Montreal

Hi all,
I just bought a disappointing rye from Cheskie's....(too dry) & my Serbian mother-in-law needs a greeat rye fix. Any thoughts?

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  1. If your MIL likes the typical Montreal Jewish style rye with with a somewhat chewy consistency, I would suggest one of the varieties available at the Elmont Bakery at
    8275 Durocher. This is the actual bakery, and the bread is always fresh and cheap. Their Danish pastries are forgettable, but their kimmel and onion bread is a favorite in our household. I believe their products are also sold at Mourelatos supermarkets. If you like the heavier Baltic style of bread, look elsewhere.

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      1. re: lame1

        Hi again,
        Liked the bakery, but not the rye bread.....will look elsewhere for better taste

      2. Upon chowhounders' advice, I made the trek out to Le Petit Munich:

        Le Petit Munich
        4888, boulevard Saint-Jean, Pierrefonds, QC, H9H 4B2

        very good rye bread, but a long way if you don't live on the West Island. I wish they had a "dépôt de pain" somewhere more central!

        1. I am always very happy with the Rye Bread at Wawel on St Marc (also on Sherbrooke West & JTM) and try very hard to keep away from their Poncki's (very addictive).

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          1. re: finefoodie55

            There is also a Wawel in Verdun
            4301 Rue Wellington

            1. re: unlaced

              There are actually a whole bunch of Wavels throughout the city, including NDG, the Jean-Talon Market, LaSalle & more:


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

          2. Cavallaro in Westmount always has good challah- I suspect rye as well. Worth checking.

            I have bought rye at Quebec Smoked Meat as well, and it was great. No idea who their supplier is.

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            1. re: C70

              The problem with Cavallaro is getting it !! You almost have to order 24 hrs in advance. They have a regular Rye and a Rye with Kimmel both pretty good but after a couple of times of being in the area and going in to find the cupboard bare I'd just as soon go to a baker that produces bread not tease you with it.

            2. Just tried Snowden bakery near Mtl west station.....also OK, but not the "real thing"..(moist)