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Jun 10, 2013 09:32 PM

Ham Ham Ham

Where is the best ham in Montreal? Just ham, plain old fashioned ham. Honey ham or black forest, too. I'd like to be able to buy it in slices.

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  1. There are so many kinds of "plain, old-fashioned ham". You might want to try Boucherie Atlantique in Côte-des-Neiges.

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    1. re: lagatta

      Yep, I want everyone's thoughts on the best/near-the-best. I'm making a list (ham Santa style) and Boucherie Atlantique is going on it, thanks. :)

    2. Give Porc Meilleur @ JTM a try. Nice texture and flavour. Don't know if it's "the best" but it's very good.

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      1. re: Mr F

        I've bought pork from here before (mince, chops etc.) and it has always been very good, so onto the ham list it goes. May even get there today/tomorrow.

        1. re: montrealeater

          Porc Meilleur, Hamel and Saveurs du Québec are my go to places.

      2. Available at lot of places, I like the Premiere Moisson

        1. Not a quality indicator, but this "La Presse" article lists a few ham with lower nitrite

          to take with a grain of salt (pun intended)


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          1. re: Maximilien

            Jambon blanc des Viandes biologiques de Charlevoix: 7,1 ppm - This organic ham is indeed very good, among those one can find (sliced) in some supermarkets and food shops. I've seen it at the big Intermarché on Mont-Royal, corner Boyer, in the Plateau. They have a website with "points de vente", so you can find them at the location closest to the neighbourhood or suburb where you live: http://www.viandesbiocharlevoix.com/

            I didn't mention PorcMeilleur as I didn't know if they did sliced ham, but all their products are good, and not overspiced if you are looking for "plain, old-fashioned ham".

          2. I order a full, bone-in smoked ham from Quebec Smoked Meat every Thanksgiving. Huge, pink, not too salty, authentic smoked flavor, not wet and gross. I usually ask them to cut the ham in two and freeze half because they weight 18-20 lbs. The best. 889, rue du Centre, Montréal, QC H3K 1J1 514-935-5297

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            1. re: EhmJay

              Thanks - nailed it - I am very much trying to avoid the 'wet and gross' part of it.