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21 Great Grocery Stores With Take-Out Food

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A city’s small grocery stores, niche markets and trendy food halls tell as much about a city’s food scene and traditions as its restaurants. They reflect a neighborhood’s cultural history, stocked with hard-to-find imports or house-made goods, and highlight local producers of gourmet cheeses, sausages, and sweets. And many also offer meals served on site or ready for takeaway.

Montreal is rife with these sort of grocers with added on fast-casual restaurants, sandwich counters, or a breakfast and brunch nooks. They’re convenient, casual and usually not too pricey. Here are some of the city’s best grocers and specialty markets for shopping when you want something to eat right now.

Looking for something to eat at one of the city’s two major public markets? There are separate guides for those: Atwater Market here, and Jean Talon Market over here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Adonis

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2173 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal
QC H3H 1M9, Canada
(514) 933-4747
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The Middle Eastern grocery store chain is beloved for its decently cheap groceries and extensive selection of takeaway items, like falafel, shish taouk and fattoush. Also a great place to stock up on baklava, cookies and cakes. (Note that there are another seven Adonis locations in Greater Montreal, including Brossard, Laval, and Pierrefonds.)

2. Boucherie Atlantique

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5060 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
QC H3V 1G6, Canada
(514) 731-4764
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This friendly family-owned store in Côte-des-Neiges specializes in German and Austrian delicacies and plenty of meats, but the daily lunch special, served weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. includes more than just sausage or schnitzel.

3. Le Butterblume Comptoir

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5830 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1T3, Canada
(514) 903-9115
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Cheery Butterblume has firmly established itself as a go-to for weekday coffee and pastry, plus as a new favourite Mile End brunch spot that draws weekend lineups. The restaurant’s neighbouring boutique sells soups, sandwiches, and homemade ice creams.

4. Charcuterie Hongroise

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3843 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1L2, Canada
(514) 844-6734

The schnitzel and spicy salami sandwiches come highly recommended at this small Hungarian deli and market on the Main.

5. Comptoir Sainte-Cécile

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232 Rue de Castelnau E, Montréal
QC H2R 1P5, Canada
(514) 271-9888
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Founded by chefs Ségué Lepage (Le Comptoir) and Adèle Prud'homme (of La Super Épicerie meal delivery business), their Villeray gourmet grocery combines both their strengths, with charcuterie plates and takeaway meals on the menu, plus the popular spaghetti bolognese sandwich. Also a very good option for weekend brunch.

6. Épicerie Umami

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1195 Rue Bishop, Montréal
QC H3G, Canada
(514) 871-0401
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Covering all bases, hybrid store Umami sells gourmet goods, take-home recipe kits and has an in-store chef who creates the menu of hot, healthy dishes. Sandwiches and soups are also available for take away.

7. Libreria Española (L’Española)

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3811 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1X9, Canada
(514) 849-3383
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Amid Spanish and South American imports and books, seek out a traditional ham or salchichón sandwich at one of the city’s oddest hybrid stores.

8. Euro-Deli Batory

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115 Rue Saint Viateur O, Montréal
QC H2T 2L2, Canada
(514) 948-2161
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This extremely cozy and charming Mile End shop has a small seating area up front where one can feast on pierogies, a stacked sausage sandwich or cabbage rolls. Grab a jar of house-made sauerkraut and a Polish DVD for the road.

9. Fou d’Ici

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360 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal
QC H3A 1L2, Canada
(514) 600-3424
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Cheese, produce and meats from Quebec are the highlights at this fairly expansive gourmet market. They also have a café with baked goods, and plenty of prepared lunches like decked-out salads, soups and sandwiches.

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10. La Maison des Pâtes Fraîches

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865 Rue Rachel E, Montréal
QC H2J 2H8, Canada
(514) 527-5487
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Pizza and pasta (fresh, of course) are served on the daily at this Plateau spot, best topped off with a cannoli and a cappuccino.

11. Mako Meat Market & Delicatessen

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7220 Avenue Querbes, Montréal
QC H3N 2B5, Canada
(514) 276-6997

The Parc Ex Polish deli, known for sausages (both cured and ready to cook) also does meat-stacked sandwiches like Polish ham and cheese, and Hungarian salami.

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12. Marché Méli Mélo

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640 Rue Jarry E, Montréal
QC H2P 1V7, Canada
(514) 277-6409
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Head to the back of this venerable Afro-Caribbean market for huge plates of Haitian specialties like pork griot and beef tasso, with plenty of beans and plantains on the side. Note: they also recently opened a new dedicated restaurant in Rosemont, Méli Mélo Le Néo Resto.

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13. L'Olivier

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234 Rue Jean-Talon East, Montréal
QC H2S 1A1, Canada
(514) 278-8910
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Olive oils, harissa and cookware line the shelves of this Tunisian shop facing the Jean Talon Market. In the warmer months (from around April through fall), a counter serves merguez sandwiches and tagines. In the winter, you can still call ahead for orders of four or more, or pick up fresh baked goods on the weekend.

14. Marché Oriental St-Denis

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7101 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2S 2S5, Canada
(514) 271-7878
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The large market on the corner of Saint-Denis and Jean-Talon is a go-to for its range of produce, noodles and imported pan-Asian goods. Up front, it also sells $2.99 deli sandwiches and hot mains like pork over rice.

15. Marché Soupson

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80 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal
QC H2R 2W7, Canada
(514) 940-1030
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The recently expanded market on the edge of VIlleray is a one-stop shop for house-made hummus, salads, and sandwiches paired with a daily rotating vegetable-centric soup.

16. Miyamoto Épicerie Japonaise

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382 Avenue Victoria, Westmount
QC H3Z, Canada
(514) 481-1952
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A go-to place for tricky-to-find Japanese ingredients and goods (green tea Kit-Kats, anybody?). It also sells sushi and sashimi lunches, and snacks like tuna and salmon onigiri.

17. Marché Italien Le Richmond

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333 Rue Richmond, Montréal
QC H3J 1T9, Canada
(514) 508-8749
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Although probably known more as a bistro than a grocery store, Le Richmond does feature high-end Italian groceries alongside its sleek dining space featuring pasta, pizza and a chi-chi weekend brunch.

18. Sabor Latino

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436 Rue Bélanger, Montréal
QC H2S 1G2, Canada
(514) 277-4130
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Both locations (here in Petite-Patrie and another in the Plateau) of this Latin American market have attached restaurants serving plates of rice and beans, pupusas and mains including roast chicken, barbacoa beef, and pork ribs.

19. Tortilleria Maya

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7016 Avenue Casgrain, Montréal
QC H2S 3A2, Canada
(514) 495-0606
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The small Mexican goods store makes its own corn tortillas and chips, plus salsas and guacamole of varying spice. Owned by nearby El Rey del Taco, the hot food counter also serves the same satisfying menu.

20. La Vieille Europe

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3855 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1X9, Canada
(514) 842-5773
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The Saint-Laurent mainstay has a spread of cheeses, meats, and wines, plus coffee roasted on-site. The café counter offers an equally tempting display of Portuguese and Italian sandwiches.

21. Supermarché Akhavan

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6170 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
QC H4B 1L8, Canada
(514) 485-4887
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NDG’s plus-sized Persian store is first and foremost for groceries, but has a fantastic restaurant with kebabs (in sandwich and rice-plate form), alongside dips and pastries in the main section. (Note that there’s a second Akhavan in Pierrefonds.)

1. Adonis

2173 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3H 1M9, Canada

The Middle Eastern grocery store chain is beloved for its decently cheap groceries and extensive selection of takeaway items, like falafel, shish taouk and fattoush. Also a great place to stock up on baklava, cookies and cakes. (Note that there are another seven Adonis locations in Greater Montreal, including Brossard, Laval, and Pierrefonds.)

2173 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal
QC H3H 1M9, Canada

2. Boucherie Atlantique

5060 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC H3V 1G6, Canada

This friendly family-owned store in Côte-des-Neiges specializes in German and Austrian delicacies and plenty of meats, but the daily lunch special, served weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. includes more than just sausage or schnitzel.

5060 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
QC H3V 1G6, Canada

3. Le Butterblume Comptoir

5830 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1T3, Canada

Cheery Butterblume has firmly established itself as a go-to for weekday coffee and pastry, plus as a new favourite Mile End brunch spot that draws weekend lineups. The restaurant’s neighbouring boutique sells soups, sandwiches, and homemade ice creams.

5830 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1T3, Canada

4. Charcuterie Hongroise

3843 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1L2, Canada

The schnitzel and spicy salami sandwiches come highly recommended at this small Hungarian deli and market on the Main.

3843 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1L2, Canada

5. Comptoir Sainte-Cécile

232 Rue de Castelnau E, Montréal, QC H2R 1P5, Canada

Founded by chefs Ségué Lepage (Le Comptoir) and Adèle Prud'homme (of La Super Épicerie meal delivery business), their Villeray gourmet grocery combines both their strengths, with charcuterie plates and takeaway meals on the menu, plus the popular spaghetti bolognese sandwich. Also a very good option for weekend brunch.

232 Rue de Castelnau E, Montréal
QC H2R 1P5, Canada

6. Épicerie Umami

1195 Rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G, Canada

Covering all bases, hybrid store Umami sells gourmet goods, take-home recipe kits and has an in-store chef who creates the menu of hot, healthy dishes. Sandwiches and soups are also available for take away.

1195 Rue Bishop, Montréal
QC H3G, Canada

7. Libreria Española (L’Española)

3811 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1X9, Canada

Amid Spanish and South American imports and books, seek out a traditional ham or salchichón sandwich at one of the city’s oddest hybrid stores.

3811 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1X9, Canada

8. Euro-Deli Batory

115 Rue Saint Viateur O, Montréal, QC H2T 2L2, Canada

This extremely cozy and charming Mile End shop has a small seating area up front where one can feast on pierogies, a stacked sausage sandwich or cabbage rolls. Grab a jar of house-made sauerkraut and a Polish DVD for the road.

115 Rue Saint Viateur O, Montréal
QC H2T 2L2, Canada

9. Fou d’Ici

360 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, QC H3A 1L2, Canada
Fou d’Ici

Cheese, produce and meats from Quebec are the highlights at this fairly expansive gourmet market. They also have a café with baked goods, and plenty of prepared lunches like decked-out salads, soups and sandwiches.

360 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal
QC H3A 1L2, Canada

10. La Maison des Pâtes Fraîches

865 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2J 2H8, Canada

Pizza and pasta (fresh, of course) are served on the daily at this Plateau spot, best topped off with a cannoli and a cappuccino.

865 Rue Rachel E, Montréal
QC H2J 2H8, Canada

11. Mako Meat Market & Delicatessen

7220 Avenue Querbes, Montréal, QC H3N 2B5, Canada
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The Parc Ex Polish deli, known for sausages (both cured and ready to cook) also does meat-stacked sandwiches like Polish ham and cheese, and Hungarian salami.

7220 Avenue Querbes, Montréal
QC H3N 2B5, Canada

12. Marché Méli Mélo

640 Rue Jarry E, Montréal, QC H2P 1V7, Canada

Head to the back of this venerable Afro-Caribbean market for huge plates of Haitian specialties like pork griot and beef tasso, with plenty of beans and plantains on the side. Note: they also recently opened a new dedicated restaurant in Rosemont, Méli Mélo Le Néo Resto.

640 Rue Jarry E, Montréal
QC H2P 1V7, Canada

13. L'Olivier

234 Rue Jean-Talon East, Montréal, QC H2S 1A1, Canada

Olive oils, harissa and cookware line the shelves of this Tunisian shop facing the Jean Talon Market. In the warmer months (from around April through fall), a counter serves merguez sandwiches and tagines. In the winter, you can still call ahead for orders of four or more, or pick up fresh baked goods on the weekend.

234 Rue Jean-Talon East, Montréal
QC H2S 1A1, Canada

14. Marché Oriental St-Denis

7101 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2S 2S5, Canada

The large market on the corner of Saint-Denis and Jean-Talon is a go-to for its range of produce, noodles and imported pan-Asian goods. Up front, it also sells $2.99 deli sandwiches and hot mains like pork over rice.

7101 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2S 2S5, Canada

15. Marché Soupson

80 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal, QC H2R 2W7, Canada

The recently expanded market on the edge of VIlleray is a one-stop shop for house-made hummus, salads, and sandwiches paired with a daily rotating vegetable-centric soup.

80 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal
QC H2R 2W7, Canada

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16. Miyamoto Épicerie Japonaise

382 Avenue Victoria, Westmount, QC H3Z, Canada

A go-to place for tricky-to-find Japanese ingredients and goods (green tea Kit-Kats, anybody?). It also sells sushi and sashimi lunches, and snacks like tuna and salmon onigiri.

382 Avenue Victoria, Westmount
QC H3Z, Canada

17. Marché Italien Le Richmond

333 Rue Richmond, Montréal, QC H3J 1T9, Canada

Although probably known more as a bistro than a grocery store, Le Richmond does feature high-end Italian groceries alongside its sleek dining space featuring pasta, pizza and a chi-chi weekend brunch.

333 Rue Richmond, Montréal
QC H3J 1T9, Canada

18. Sabor Latino

436 Rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC H2S 1G2, Canada

Both locations (here in Petite-Patrie and another in the Plateau) of this Latin American market have attached restaurants serving plates of rice and beans, pupusas and mains including roast chicken, barbacoa beef, and pork ribs.

436 Rue Bélanger, Montréal
QC H2S 1G2, Canada

19. Tortilleria Maya

7016 Avenue Casgrain, Montréal, QC H2S 3A2, Canada

The small Mexican goods store makes its own corn tortillas and chips, plus salsas and guacamole of varying spice. Owned by nearby El Rey del Taco, the hot food counter also serves the same satisfying menu.

7016 Avenue Casgrain, Montréal
QC H2S 3A2, Canada

20. La Vieille Europe

3855 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1X9, Canada

The Saint-Laurent mainstay has a spread of cheeses, meats, and wines, plus coffee roasted on-site. The café counter offers an equally tempting display of Portuguese and Italian sandwiches.

3855 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1X9, Canada

21. Supermarché Akhavan

6170 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H4B 1L8, Canada

NDG’s plus-sized Persian store is first and foremost for groceries, but has a fantastic restaurant with kebabs (in sandwich and rice-plate form), alongside dips and pastries in the main section. (Note that there’s a second Akhavan in Pierrefonds.)

6170 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
QC H4B 1L8, Canada

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