In a city as culturally diverse as Montreal, it should come as no surprise that specialty food shops carrying loads of different ethnic goods are aplenty. Satisfy your inner foodie by taking a trip to one of these grocery stores and hand picking your own fresh, authentic, and absolutely delicious foods.
There’s no shortage of gourmet grocery stores popping up around town, which is good news for foodies and lovers of high-quality, local products. This list introduces you to some of the new stores on the block, as well as reminding you about some long-standing establishments where you’re sure to find the local products, or rare, imported foods you need for your next gourmet meal.
This year, surprise your better half with a unique gift that is sure to impress. From handmade goods to delectable treats, here is a list of Montreal’s top spots to score the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
When we say Valentine's Day, we mean chocolate! Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so you really should be thinking about getting a box of exquisite chocolates – they may even share some of them with you! Where are the best chocolate shops in Montreal? Here are a few suggestions.
It’s time to warm up for a good cause! Few things could be more enjoyable than participating in La grande tournée du chocolat chaud. Chocolatiers and pastry chefs welcome you from January 16-24, 2016, with a very special range of Valrhona hot chocolates, sold for $3 a cup. From this amount, 50 cents will go to la Tablée des chefs, whose mission is to provide food to people in need and provide culinary education to youth.
The croissant is a staple in kitchens all across Quebec, from Montreal to Îles-de-la-Madeleine. So it's only fitting that this perfect pastry would get its very own festival. On April 30, 2016, 75 artisanal pastry chefs are joining forces for the fifth annual Croissant Festival, where croissants of all kinds will be on offer for only $1. Here's where to go to get your fill of flaky, buttery goodness.
The croissant: adored by all, straight from the Magdalen Islands to Montreal! For the sixth year running, we're celebrating this popular pastry with the 2017 Montreal Croissant Festival. To mark the occasion, 96 artisanal pastry chefs will be joining forces on May 6, 2017 to offer you a croissant for just $1. You'd be crazy to miss it! Here are some of the places in Montreal where you can enjoy a taste: [image credit iStock]
Everyone has a love affair with chocolate, and whether you like milk chocolate or dark chocolate (no one sane likes white chocolate), Montreal has you covered on where to satisfy that chocolate craving. Check out these places to find some of the finest chocolates in Montreal![image credit: iStock]
Eating healthier may seem like a huge challenge, but shouldn’t be. All you have to do is find the right places to shop to make healthy living easy. Here are some of the city’s top health food stores for anyone looking to start a more nutritious diet.[Image credit: iStockphoto.com/gilaxia]
From 21 to 29 January 2017, la Tablée des chefs – an organisation whose mission is to provide food to people in need and educate young people in the culinary arts – and Valrhona are teaming up to bring you the Grande tournée du chocolat chaud. Try delectable hot chocolates for $4 each, with 50 cents from each purchase being donated to la Tablée. Here are a few of the Montreal establishments taking part! [Photo: Donat Boivin]
Candy isn’t just for kids! While we may have outgrown some of our childhood candy addictions, there’s always room for a few guilty pleasures to stick around. Here are some of the city’s ultimate candy shops – where even the pickiest sweet tooth is sure to find a satisfying treat.[Image credit: iStockphoto.com/Carmen MartA-nez BanAs]
Hiring a five-star catering service can make your Christmas or New Year's Eve dinner a success. Delight your guests with the delectable dishes offered by these amazing caterers, right here in the city.[Image credit: iStockphoto.com/piotrszczepanekfotoart]
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