Casse-croutes in Bas St-Laurent?
I'm heading out of town (Montreal) this month and driving east along the south shore.
Definitely going as far as Rivière-du-Loup, maybe as far as Bic.
Any idea whether I'll find some good casse-croutes along the way?
People keep talking about a miniature golf place in RdL for poutine but curious about other options as well.
(Any higher-brow fare recs would be appreciated as well!)
Well, on the way there, Ashton is always a safe bet...Mini Poutine with saussices is the classic.
You have to stop at Niemand Bakery in Kamouraska...HAVE TO. It's a few minutes off the 20 and worth every minute. The chocolatines and almondines are to die for, noisette cake, feuilleté with tomato and feta...EVERYTHING is unbelievable.
In RDL, yes the Mini-Putt is definitely the place to go for poutine...well worth stopping in actually. As well, there are a few interesting restos there, though one that is particularly good and fun is L'Estaminet. Lots of different beer on tap and in bottles, and the food is a cut above pub fare, the place itself is very nice, and pricing is very reasonable. I've eaten there many times and never been disappointed.
Ice cream at Ali Baba is always good at the end of the 20 towards Rimouski...good stuff.
If I think of anything else, I'll check back in :)
Ashton, Snack Bar D'Amour in Rivière-du-Loup and Cantine de la Gare in Rimouski are my top spots in those parts.
I also second the recommendation Boulangerie Neimand. I find their pastries to be hit or miss, but their German-style breads are fantastic. I like to buy a bunch on my way home and freeze them.
Ali-Baba is definitely worth a stop.