Food itinerary: The Village

Tommy Dion

Tommy is the founder of the blog and gourmet guide Le Cuisinomane, whose mission is to showcase Québec’s local products and gastronomy. With an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s food scene, his expertise and professionalism make him a trusted source for all the best food spots and experiences in Montréal. In addition to tasting and writing about food, Tommy also creates content for brand, always related to food and gastronomy.

Indulge in the Village’s cafés, bakeries, restaurants and other gourmet hot spots. Have fun being a tourist in your own city! 

Ville-Marie (The Village)

Starting point: Beaudry métro station

Distance: 2.2 kilometres

Sachère Desserts

1274 De Maisonneuve Blvd. East | website

Hmmm… what will you choose? Ice cream, scones, tarts, cheesecake or maybe some shortcake? Talented pastry chef Sonya will certainly put you in a good mood with her daily inspired creations. Neighbourhood residents and visitors alike adore this little gem of a bakery.

What to order: The soft ice cream of the day or a tart. The scones are scrumptious too.

Pâtisserie L’éclaircie

1382 Ontario Street East | website

A brand-new Village bakery, Pâtisserie L’éclaircie pays sweet tribute to the éclair, that delicious oblong dessert made from pâte à choux. Gilles, the pastry chef, has created myriad mouth-watering variations (passionfruit and peppermint cream with black chia, anyone?) while staying true to this decadent pastry’s essence.

What to order: Try pistachio/raspberry, salted butter caramel cream or the chocolate cream/hazelnut spongecake éclairs—they’re my favourites!

Boulangerie Pain à tartine

1271 Ontario Street East | website

There is such a thing as good gluten out there, and you can get yours at Boulangerie Pain à tartine. Go there for delicious loaves of bread lovingly made by hand each morning from local and organic flours and grains. Free your conscience and fill up your shopping bag!

What to order: The red wheat bread with seeds from Grains du Val is one of my favourites.

Arte & Farina

1256 Ontario Street East | website

At Arte & Farina, Italian tradition and quality ingredients have always been the two staples of Chef Sandro Carpene’s creative process. You’ll also discover many other imported Italian delicacies among the boutique’s cornucopia of homemade preparations.

What to order : Bombolone, biscotti as well as some breadsticks to go.

Aperitivo Village

1701 Atateken Street | website

A hybrid fine food store/Italian-style take-out counter, Aperitivo Village is an absolute treasure trove for people who love Italian food. Treat your taste buds to the tantalizing cheeses, charcuteries, preserves, fresh pasta, focaccia and Italian desserts and be sure to pick up goodies to snack on as you stroll or some to devour chez vous.   

What to order: Focaccia, fresh pasta, charcuteries and Italian preserves.

Ton Quartier

1276 Sainte-Catherine Street East | website

Tiny grocery store Ton Quartier, whose first branch opened in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie, has acquired a devoted foodie fanbase ever since it arrived in the Village. But don’t be fooled by its size: tucked inside its 500 sq. ft. are top quality products prepared by chefs at entirely affordable prices. Most ingredients come from local farmers and a few other local businesses like nearby Bistro Tendresse.

What to order: Some meals-to-go and a bottle of natural wine.  

 

Other restaurant suggestions for take-out or drinks: O’Thym, Red Tiger, Blossom, Resto Palme, Mousso, Bistro Tendresse.

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Tommy Dion

Tommy is the founder of the blog and gourmet guide Le Cuisinomane, whose mission is to showcase Québec’s local products and gastronomy. With an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s food scene, his expertise and professionalism make him a trusted source for all the best food spots and experiences in Montréal. In addition to tasting and writing about food, Tommy also creates content for brand, always related to food and gastronomy.

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