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.Read More