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 Post subject: Fruits and Veg in Montreal
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:13 pm 
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Greetings,

I've read the other three MTL threads, which are super helpful for my 6-month visit. I was wondering if any locals here would be willing to share where the cheaptest fruits and veg are on the island.

My interests lie between Pie IX and Saint-Laurent. But, of course, I'm willing to travel if it's worth it.

Thanks in advance for the help.



p.s. Where's the good coffee (and reasonably priced coffee makers)? I'm from the Bay Area, so "good" to me is the equivalent of Peets....I also like Teeccino.


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 Post subject: Re: Fruits and Veg in Montreal
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:10 pm 
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if you are looking for the cheapest , here you go http://samifruits.com/Montreal.html
might be a hike but the area it's it has tons of great middle eastern shops and if you have a car it's no biggie

my personal fave super market is PA , they have a location downtown and one in Mile End , really great prices on produce http://www.supermarchepa.com/eng/index.html

Jean Talon Market is also great , the local produce can be really cheap in season , especially if you are buying large amounts http://www.marchespublics-mtl.com/English/Jean-Talon/
I'd avoid it on weekend though , it gets kinda intense

I'm not a huge coffee nerd but I tend to buy either Santropol (it's fair trade , organic , locally roasted and avail in tons of bulk/specialty or health food shops) http://www.bruleriesantropol.com/en/

I also sometimes buy this one from President's Choice (store brand at Provigo , Loblaws , Maxi) http://www.presidentschoice.ca/LCLOnlin ... rod1110053 It's a good price/quality ratio and is fairtrade but I'm not familiar with the brands you mention so not sure how this measures up.


Segal's is a Montreal instituion . It's a small discount grocer that has lots of organic and vegan products. Best place to buy dried beans , tofu , soy milks , and stunt meats. They have a big section of Bob's Red Mill stuff , way cheaper than the supermarkets. It's kinda messy and disorganized so you have to dig buy when stuff is on sale , it's nuts.
The produce is hit or miss though , and the prices are really better for packaged goods than produce. There's a man who works there who's always quick to tell me about new vegan stuff they carry or if the brown rice is on sale. He's middle aged , on the shorter side with red hair. Balding on top. If you see him stoking shelves and are looking for something , he is the treasure trove of vegandom.
https://foursquare.com/v/%C3%A9picerie- ... 93bbe4c262


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 Post subject: Re: Fruits and Veg in Montreal
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:22 pm 
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I'm just now reading this. Thanks for the info, EllaGuru.


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 Post subject: Re: Fruits and Veg in Montreal
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:46 am 
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kdaca wrote:
I'm just now reading this. Thanks for the info, EllaGuru.

Yap its really nice working for all of us


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