Good spots to buy nuts in Montreal?
- nochainsplease Jan 30, 2011 08:04 AM
Have been buying cashews and pecans at Akhavan in NDG, and sometimes going for the flavoured nuts from the nut guy in Atwater Market. I have also heard good things about a little wholesale place near Marche Central. Can anyone recommend other good spots for nuts in the Montreal area? Looking for the elusive price:quality ratio.
If you truly want the great price vs quality, you have to cut out the middle man and go tot the big warehouses. Unfortunately, those are not in the downtown or Plateau area. Do you own a car?
If you do, we get it directly from the source retailer: Bassé Nuts. It's on the 440 West, between Cure-Labelle and Aut. 13. The exact listed address is 4555 Avenue des Bois.
They carry alot of nuts by weight but also some imported goods like olives, dried fruits etc...
There is also Amira 5375, boulevard Henri-Bourassa Ouest. Same idea.
There is another, the competitor to Bassé but i forgot it's name.
Otherwise, Akhavan and other markets will have things at good prices and the same quality as they get their stuff from these wholesalers. Only the price varies.
344 Rue Principale, Granby, QC J2G2W4, CA
there's a "sort of" en vrac place on Mt Royal... can't remember the name. I've only been a couple of times but I was looking for spices not nuts and they sucked... big time. But like I said... I wasn't looking for nuts.
One thing Mont Royal needs is an awesome en vrac spice, nuts, grains place.... something like Anatols.
Turns out this pace is not just a NUTS place it's a cash and carry wharehouse with goods from egypt ant middle east. They have a large selection of SPICES also. I wasn't impressed with the nuts selection and display but what a great discovery for spices.
their name is
the address 1415 doesn't seem to exist but just next door you have 1445
Address: 1445, Mazurette
Montréal, QC H4N 1G8, Canada
1 street West of blvd L'Acadie between louvain and the Met on street called Charles de la tour there's 3 places that I know of. check map http://tinyurl.com/47j9wr6
My favorites is BASSÉ (main store is now in Laval as mentioned by SourberryLily
)9360 Charles de la tour 514-387-4568
this place is with SERVICE and have all kind of nuts with the salted or unsalted options
this one is further north
Coconut Nuts Distribution
9050, Rue Charles-De Latour 514-388-0066
It's a SELF-service place. It's okay I guess but I like to be served.
and the 3rd one is
1565 chabanel corner of charles de la tour. 514-388-8003
another SELF-service place. They have a large selection of grains and rice on top of the nuts.
My least favorite place....
off topic from nuts, there's also a bakery called achtaroute that has amazing kébé (kaybay) last time I went before x-mass. And if you are by car go to another great place called ANDALOS at their new location accross from the hwy15 on Lebeau street (see my post on it).
Milano in Little Italy (6862 St Laurent) has a good selection of nuts and dried fruits - my sister goes crazy there everytime she's in town and takes lots of little containers of nuts back to BC with her. I am not a nut expert (ha) but they seem fresh and high quality at Milano.