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Jan 3, 2012 04:09 PM

What about food and cookware shops....

I'll be visiting from Toronto shortly. We are 2 couples always on the look out for fab food finds, cookware, kitchenware, etc. Aside from the Atwater Market, is there anything else we must not miss?

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  1. For cookware shops : Les touilleurs! And after that maybe Quincaillerie Dante too.

    For food, what exactly are you looking for?

    9 Replies
    1. re: Glaff

      Yes, thanks both of those are on my list.

      Food wise, we are looking for unique items such as the olive oil shop in the Atwater Market. Sorry I never remember the name of the place but they have a great selection of gourmet type items.

      1. re: millygirl

        - Le Marché des Saveurs at Marché Jean-Talon would be a must I think. Huuuge selection of Québec products. Also at Marché Jean-Talon : Olives & Épices and La Dépense.

        Some fine food stores that I like :
        - Fouvrac
        - Épicerie Fine Fleur de sel
        - Gourmet Laurier, for a good selection of hard to find french products
        - Les Douceurs du Marché, at Marché Atwater but that's probably already on your list.
        - Latina
        - Fous d'ici

        Speciality stores :
        - La Diabla, for amazing homemade jams, mole, salsa, etc.
        - Dinette Nationale, for delicious caramels, shortbreads, pâtes de fruits, meringue...
        - Drogheria Fine, small selection of homemade italian products
        - Mycoboutique if you like mushrooms

          1. re: Glaff

            I might add Dante's Quincaillerie to that list if you're at the Jean Talon market anyway.

            1. re: Fintastic

              This is just what I was looking for. Thank you all. I will be sure to check out as many as time permits.

              1. re: millygirl

                I'd add Arthur Quentin too if it's not already on your list. I always forget about this one even though I really like it (more than Dante actually).

                This article just reminded me :

                Really nice store.

                1. re: Glaff

                  Great article, thank you Glaff. And yes, I love Arthur Quentin.

                  1. re: millygirl

                    Now that I read the article I see the name of the store in the Atwater Market - Les Douceurs. I could not leave Montreal without a pit stop there. Nice to finally put a name to the place but to be honest I'm so busy looking at everything to even consider the name LOL.

                    Now I'm on the hunt for the honey mentioned in this article, Anicet. And of course a trip to Gascogne. Can't weekend.

                    Funny we've never been to Dante's but hopefully this time around. I am very curious about it. Don't they have a pasta restaurant inside, or beside it??

                    1. re: millygirl

                      Not inside or next door, but there are many italian restaurants in the area. Dante's is interesting - but other than the rifle section it doesn't have too much that one wouldn't be able to find in most good kitchen stores. As I said, its worth walking down if you're at Jean Talon, but maybe doesn't deserve its own trip.