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Matash Jul 20, 2010 03:19 PM

Wonder if anyone knows if this is sold anywhere in Montreal ( I know there is canned one available and will use if I have to)

  1. SnackHappy Jul 20, 2010 03:57 PM

    Fresh sauerkraut sounds like bit of an oxymoron, but I get your gist. I believe Balkani in JTM sells it. I'm also pretty certain that Saucisses Polonaise (who make sausages for Wawel) on De Rouen in the Centre-Sud sell it. If I were you, I would call my nearest Eastern-European deli to see if they have some.

    EDIT: All the William J. Walter locations sell sauerkraut, but I'm not sure if it's fresh or comes from a jar.

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      carswell Jul 20, 2010 09:00 PM

      «All the William J. Walter locations sell sauerkraut, but I'm not sure if it's fresh or comes from a jar.»

      Last time I asked they said it was canned.

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      pinalafina Jul 20, 2010 04:28 PM

      I would try Boucherie Atlantique corner Cote-des-Neiges and Queen Mary.

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        carswell Jul 20, 2010 09:03 PM

        Last time I asked they said it was canned.

        For first-rate "fresh" local sauerkraut, you need to wait until the late fall, for it's only then that the cabbage reaches peak sweetness and the ambient temperature is cool enough to ensure a slow fermentation. The result is far superior to anything from a can.

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        Evilbanana11 Jul 20, 2010 06:07 PM

        I like the one they make at Boucherie Slovenia (their sausages are also delicious).

        3653 Boul Saint-laurent

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          ios94 Jul 20, 2010 06:44 PM

          What part of the city do you live in? The above posters already covered central Montreal.

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            mammab Jul 21, 2010 02:31 PM

            Yes!! It has pieces of smoked bacon in it and juniper berries! oh it is good!

          2. pikawicca Jul 20, 2010 09:15 PM

            Seeing a thread with this title renews my hope in humankind.

            1. SourberryLily Jul 21, 2010 02:43 PM

              There was a "Saucissier" (sausage maker) in Marche Jean-Talon that made its own. It has been a long time i went there. Anybody can confirm this?

              1. Chocolatine Jul 21, 2010 08:22 PM

                I picked up some last winter at Chopin, the Polish sausage shop on Decarie, near the Villa Maria metro.

                4200, boulevard Décarie, 514-481-0302

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                  The Chemist Jul 22, 2010 12:48 PM

                  For anything Eastern European, my first stop is always Chacuterie Fairmont. My father in-law (an Eastern European Chef) says that the sausage is better than any he has tasted since he had to leave Slovakia 30 years ago. They carry different brands of Sauerkraut imported from different Eastern European countries. They taste pretty similar to me though.

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                    Matash Aug 3, 2010 06:49 PM

                    Thanks all I was away and now will visit these spots. yum sauerkraut on my hot dogs too. wow cannot wait sauerkraut for my cabbage rolls yeah

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