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Aug 1, 2013 01:10 PM

Charcuterie Richard in Pierrefonds on St-Charles

Just noticed this place yesterday driving home. Anyone know if they're any good? Thinking they're going to have some stiff competition if they want to compete with La Bernoise just up the street from them and Warta just down the street on pierrefonds blvd.

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  1. It seems to be a trend on the West Island. A number of charcuterie and delis have opened recently. Yummy's in Dollard and another in the small shopping centre on Hyman and about a year ago the Cantor's on St. John's. The News and Chronicle had a writeup on Charcuterie Richard , they specialize in Polish food.

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    1. re: Ruthie789

      Yummy's is far from a deli or charcuterie, they barely had any bread or other products when I walked in recently. Cantors is no deli/charcuterie either. Not a good idea opening up next to some of the best established sausage joints in town (Bernoise and warta)

      1. re: ios94

        What do you define as a deli? Both have breads, both have cold cuts, salads and pickles and sweets, entrees,sandwiches. Do you consider Yagel Bagel a deli? All three are comparable in terms of products offered. It does seem to be a trend of late, although they do not have sausages. It is great that we have so many options as of late and I hope the new store works out well.

        1. re: Ruthie789

          I guess I'm getting into semantics about the words deli and charcuterie but to me places like Cantor's, Yummys and Yagel Bagel are bakeries, sure I guess some of them make sandwiches but a lot of places make sandwiches and are not considered delis. A place like Bernoise or Warta that smokes their own sausage is a charcuterie and Abie's is a deli.

          1. re: ios94

            by the way, yagel bagel has some of the best takeout smoked meat around.

            1. re: ios94

              Yagel Bagel is crowded all weekend long and even through the week it can get busy and Passover time is absolutely over the top crazy. The newcomers seem to be trying to copy their formula. I mentioned all of the deli places because it is nice to have diversity and options and it does seem to be a trend.

              1. re: Ruthie789

                however, there is a method to that madness - the line passes rather quickly.

                1. re: catroast

                  I have tried a number of them and do return to Yagel Bagel. They just seem to have a really great selection, now that I know they have great smoked meat, I will be getting some. I really like their turnovers but have to limit myself. And yes they are speedy.
                  I also like Cantor's especially the pumpernickel bread and the knishes. I hear there is also a new place on Hyman, but have not tried it or Charcuterie Richard.

        2. re: Ruthie789

          Yummeez is awful. They also had no bread or bagels when I was in last; their home-made salads taste off and their store is empty. I don't think they will last which is sad because that side of Dollard has no good delis or bakeries and have a lot of fast food restos. To me a deli would be like Chenoys or the equivalent of Snowdon Dell. Yagel and Cantors are bakeries.

          Hey Solly's we need you out here

          1. re: blondee_47

            I went there opening week and as I work on that side of Dollard I was happy to have an option for lunch.

            1. re: Ruthie789

              I also think they are moving to st john's road, in mall where pharmaprix is.

        3. Finally got around to checking out Richard on St Charles, very very good sausages. I was told everything is made at their Lasalle location. Tried a few different sausages (Beskidzka-a double smoked ready to eat, Mysliwska-a Kilbesa type ready to eat and Slaska-perfect for grilling or poached in some beer).

          All real good and not overly salty at all.
          Highly recommended.