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Hello,

I'm moving to Montreal (Westmount to be specific) and for me, nothing gets me feeling more at home than finding out where the best food sources are. Any help identifying any of the following would be great! I'll be taking transit everywhere, so anything that is transit accessible would be helpful!

1. Korean grocery store (Especially anything along the lines of Galleria in Toronto)
2. Farmer's market
3. Coffee/tea shops in Westmount (Especially if they have wi-fi)
4. Bakery (Any type of bakery really, be it Greek or Arabic)
5. Butcher
6. Cheese shop
7. Brunch
8. Noodles (Similar to Kenzo Ramen would be nice)
9. Pizza
10. Any Montreal food shop that shouldn't be missed

Thank you in advance!

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  1. Where exactly in Westmount? Will you be closer to Decarie or Atwater?

    1. Welcome to Montreal!

      Westmount has one main shopping/eating strip, along Sherbrooke St. West. Adjacent neighbourhoods include NDG and downtown, so I'm giving you most of my non-Westmount recs in those areas.

      1. Korean grocery store (Especially anything along the lines of Galleria in Toronto)

      Epicerie Coreene & Japonaise - 2109, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (downtown, to the east of Westmount)

      Marché d'Alimentation Coreen - 6151, rue Sherbrooke Ouest (NDG, to the west of Westmount)

      We have nothing like Galleria in Toronto AFAIK - our Korean community is just not that big. :-(

      2. Farmer's market

      Atwater Market is closest to Westmount but Jean-Talon Market is the biggest & probably best, especially in summer.

      3. Coffee/tea shops in Westmount (Especially if they have wi-fi)

      Tons of coffee chains along Sherbrooke, not sure which have Wifi - will let someone else answer.

      4. Bakery (Any type of bakery really, be it Greek or Arabic)

      Cavallaro - 4865, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Westmount

      5. Butcher

      Heard good things about Boucherie Westmount - 5207, Rue Sherbrooke Ouest. Lots of butchers at Atwater Market.

      6. Cheese shop - will let someone else answer. Used to be a cheese shop on Sherbrooke in Westmount but cannot remember the name. Also a cheese shop at the Atwater Market.

      7. Brunch

      Cafe Orange - 4011, boul. Décarie (a bit west in NDG)
      Cocktail Hawaii - 1645 Maisonneuve West (a bit west downtown)

      8. Noodles (Similar to Kenzo Ramen would be nice)

      Head east to Chinatown 2 near Concordia (24 bus or Guy metro). Lots of threads on the boards.

      9. Pizza

      There is a great debate about pizza in Montreal. Check out the thread on Best Pizza in Montreal.

      I like Prato on St-Laurent for coal-oven fired pizza - 3891, boul. St-Laurent - but it's not in or adjacent to Westmount.

      10. Any Montreal food shop that shouldn't be missed

      Oh my - too many! If you want to check out a huge range of Quebec-made products, don't miss Marché des Saveurs at the Jean-Talon Market. Marché des Douceurs at the Atwater market has a lot of gourmet goodies.

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

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      1. re: kpzoo

        I would add:

        http://www.poissonneriesherbrooke.com... - excellent fish monger and grocer

        Boucherie Westmount - 5207, Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC H4A 1T7, Canada - excellent butcher.

        1. re: kpzoo

          There are actually several cheese shops at Atwater Market, but I would go with Fromagerie du marché Atwater, which has the biggest variety, plus a whole bunch of local microbrew beers and charcuterie. Fromagerie Hamel isn't bad, and there's also Paradis du Fromage, which I don't usually go to.

        2. BTW, you can buy beer at any depenneur any day of the week to 11:00pm....

          1. there's a korean/japanese market on little decarie btwn sherbrooke & de maisonneuve, same block as kfc
            westmount public library for wi-fi, having had a tea from david's corner victoria and sherbrooke on the way
            people will protest but le fournil on victoria south of sherbrooke for bakery (victoria village, near good japanese grocery, across from metro supermarket)
            which is close to marché l'autre choix, a bit further south on victoria. organic farmer's section, also csa pick-up point for ferme mange-tout

            1. Ah - just thought of a non-chain café not too far from Westmount, with free Wifi:

              Shaika Café - 5526 Sherbrooke Street West - NDG
              http://www.shaikacafe.com/

              They have live music at night, a selection of food, and a funky atmosphere.