Named after Canadian Pacific founder Thomas Shaughnessy (his mansion is now part of the Canadian Centre for Architecture), this bustling, Concordia-adjacent downtown ‘hood boasts some great food options thanks to its highly international population. Frequently described as Chinatown West, Shaughnessy Village features a collection of Asian restaurants and chains (takeaway counters like Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake and Chung Chun hot dogs), bubble tea stands, and grocery stores.
At the heart is Faubourg Ste Catherine, a formerly tony mall that’s now primarily focused on Asian food. Most of the second floor is taken up by Marché Newon, a sprawling market with a butcher counter, fresh fish and seafood, a global assortment of fruit and vegetables, rice from around the world, and a freezer section stocked with everything from frozen parathas to purple ube ice cream, while the food court one floor above hosts some pocket-friendly spots, several with some spotty post-pandemic hours.
Shaughnessy Village spans the area between Guy and Atwater, from Sherbrooke to Boulevard René-Levesque, and this map features some of the best spots to stop for a meal within those parameters.Read More