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Sep 10, 2011 11:56 AM

Favorite meals to eat at the jean talon and atwater markets?

Hope to visit both jean talon and atwater markets while in montreal. What are your favorite foods and meals to at the market? Where would you bring the food if you wanted to sit down either in the markets or around them? Also any suggestions for restaurants around the markets.

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  1. The pupusas at Tacos del Rey, usually made outside on the weekend (although not today), fried cod at the Gaspe fish stand and sausage at Balkani.

    1. Joe Beef is a hop skip and jump from Atwater market - you can read lots on the board (>$25/person). A tad farther afield is Brasserie Capri (<$25pp with drinks), on the other side of the canal at 2100 St. Patrick. Its certainly not a food destination on its own, more of a working neighborhood beer joint, but they do Quebecois style pork hock very well (and really the only reason a visitor might go out of her way - wanting to try this).
      Sometimes called pig knuckle, or patte de cochon, its a pickle cured pork shank. Traditionally boiled and served bone-in, skin-on with sauerkraut and choice of potato.
      Used to be every corner watering hole offered this, but its less and less. Magnons, on St. Patrick just over the Charlevoix bridge, has this as well, but not as good (IMO) as Capri down the road.

      Joe Beef
      2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

      Brasserie Capri
      2172 Rue Saint-Patrick, Montreal, QC H3K1B1, CA

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      1. re: porker

        Can you even get drinks at Joe Beef for less than $25/person???

        Joe Beef
        2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

        1. re: cherylmtl

          I would say no, but thats why I posted >$25/person...
          > = greater than
          < = less than
          I only mentioned this as janeabby asked for less than $25/p on another thread.

          1. re: porker

            I had read the other posts, which is why I asked - when you say greater than $25, though, I was pointing out that it's a lot greater than (like three times per person, at least...). But a good and yummy suggestion nonetheless...

        2. I like the vegetable pakoras at La D├ępense. From Jean-Talon Market, you could also walk to D├ępanneur le Pick up.

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

          1. Step out of Jean-Talon and hit up Hung Phat for the best Vietnamese sub in the city.

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            1. re: The Chemist

              Indeed very good. But the best? nahh.

              At first I thought it was the name of a male porn star. lol

              Hung Phat (Vietnamese Subs)
              7099 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2S 2S5, CA

            2. Right at Atwater market, in the new outdoor eating section, is Satay Brothers where you can get delicious Laksa soup and green papaya salad, along with their daily satay and buns. There are some picnic tables you can eat at. Then grab an ice cream at Glaces des Havres (think that's the name) at the other end of the market near the bridge - so good.

              Satay Brothers
              138 Avenue Atwater, Montreal, QC H3J 2Z6, CA

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