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Jul 11, 2011 05:57 PM

Walnut bread, lunch and dinner


As a former Montrealer (a long time ago) who lives in Ottawa, I am always looking for good, inexpensive food for day trips.

We are starting our day at either Kouig Aman or Le Fromentier for croissants. I have been to KA many times, but never to Le Fromentier. Is anyone willing to steer me in one direction?

I would love restaurant suggestions for lunch with a toddler. She and I are not big meat eaters, don't eat pork at all, and I am training her to like spicy food. Any suggestions in the Plateau for a not-too expensive lunch that is informal enough to bring a toddler? She does love sushi, but I don't need to have sushi for lunch, unless someone has a really great and inexpensive suggestion.

I am thinking we will go to Bottega for dinner, as I love their pizza, and my daughter loves almost any pizza. But I am open to other suggestions, and am always willing to try new things.

On my last trip to Mtl, I had a walnut sourdough from Boulangerie Guillaume that I am now obsessing over. Since that bakery is closed this week, does anyone know who else makes such a bread? It was so, so good toasted with marmelade and butter.

We will definitely hit up some ice cream places, likely Le Havre and possibly Meu Meu, and will try to get to some other bakeries.

Thanks for any advice in advance,


65 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K7, CA

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  1. way, way out of your way, but le Pain dans les voiles in Mont-Saint-Hilaire makes an excellent pain aux noix.

    James Maguire (ex-Passe Partout), is now consulting for a boulangerie, but the name escapes me; I'm hoping someone else will pipe up on that as that would be worth investigating.

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    1. I really like the sourdough walnut bread from Premiere Moisson - many locations throughout the city.

      Premiere Moisson
      3025 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montreal, QC H3J, CA

      1. for walnut bread, you can always try the one from Première Moisson. I quite like it!

        1. Mamie Clafoutis has an excellent pain au noix as well.

          Mamie Clafoutis
          1291 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont, QC , CA