The Top gourmet addresses in Montreal

Whether in print or on television, from molecular to organic, cooking has never been so present in our daily lives. We flip through cookbooks, watch any one of the 163 new cooking competitions on television, experiment at home with new and daring recipes, and even offer gifts when we are invited to dinner. Here are some of the best gourmet addresses in Montreal to satisfy your appetite in all its forms.

Restaurant Le Richmond

377, rue Richmond, Montréal, QC H3J 1T9

In addition to allowing customers to enjoy a glass of wine and an antipasti plate at the bar or enjoy a full meal on the bistro side, the Italian market adjacent to the Le Richmond restaurant is primarily a deli where many exclusive imported Italian products are found, not to mention the dishes and takeout counter and the gift section for foodies. In short, everything under one roof. One visit will convince you!

Librairie Gourmande

7070 av Henri-Julien, Montréal, QC H2S 3S3

If you’re looking for culinary inspiration, La Librairie Gourmande is the place to go. This bookstore specialises in books that deal with food, in all its forms. Located at Jean-Talon Market, this shop is the place to go for gourmet excellence of all kinds.

Olive & Olives Inc

8262, boul Pie-IX, Montréal, QC H1Z 3T6

An entire store dedicated to olive oil – this should not be missed! Imported from Spain, Italy, Greece, Australia, Turkey and Chile, the different oils available at this address are all from certified areas or cooperatives. But that's not all. You’ll also find prepackaged and seasoned olives, olive oil chips, olive tapenades, and premium vinegars, as well as cruets and decanters. In short, a variety of fine products for any occasion.

Monas & Co Ltd

4565, av du parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E4

To eat well, you have to know how to cook. And to cook well, you must have the right equipment. Monas is the solution to all your problems! Here, you’ll find new and used equipment (yes!), complete lines of cutlery, plates, glassware, and any other small tool essential for everyday cooking. And if you do not find what you are looking for, they will be happy to order it for you.

Bio Terre

201, rue Saint-Viateur O, Montréal, QC H2T 2L6

There are many health stores in Montreal, but what sets Bio Earth apart is its expert advice. In addition to certified organic products, you’ll also find a wide range of natural and ecological products such as essential oils, cosmetics, medicinal plants, food supplements and ecological cleaning products. Since 2003, Bio Earth's mission has been to stay abreast of the latest trends in the natural products industry and share its knowledge with customers.

Anatol Spices Regd

6807 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C8

With over 600 varieties of spices coming from different countries, Anatol promises to spice up your daily life. For three generations, this wholesaler located in Little Italy has been helping thousands of homes to concoct tasty and refined dishes with its comprehensive range of bulk foods. A go-to in the neighbourhood ... and even in the entire Île de Montréal area!

Les 5 Saisons

1180 av Bernard, Outremont, QC H2V 1V3

More than a caterer, Les 5 saisons is a delicatessen that offers exceptional products (deli, butcher, cheesemonger, bakery and ready-to-eat items, as well as craft beers) and is also a go-to gift destination. Looking for a gift idea? The gourmet baskets and floral arrangements are just the thing!

L'Emouleur Lames D'Exception

1081, av Laurier O, Outremont, QC H2V 2L2

He started selling his knives door to door to finance his studies, and today, Guillaume de l'Isle has one of the most popular Japanese knife import shops in town. At its current location since 2009, this upscale shop attracts its share of renowned chefs, foodies and work-of-art enthusiasts (!) thanks to his unique and amazing products, as well as his unique method of sharpening by hand.

La Guilde Culinaire Inc

6381, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C3

Well known for its cooking classes, la Guilde culinaire also offers a selection of kitchenware and delicatessen foods. In short, everything to add flavour to your recipes and a wide range of gift ideas (Nespresso, Cuisinart, Henckels, Trudeau, Barry Callebaut) to delight your hosts and hostesses. Note that this is the best place to find a wide range of molecular products/ingredients such as sodium alginate, lactate, agar-agar and soya lecithin.

Dante Inc

6851, rue Saint-Dominique, Montréal, QC H2S 3B3

In addition to construction tools manufactured in Italy and a specialised firearms counter, this hardware store, which is like no other, offers a host of kitchen items that make it a must-see destination for the best of Italian quality in Montreal. Take the time to attend the famous fresh pasta demonstrations by Elena Faita-Vendittelli!

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