Food & Drink

Why Montreal convenience stores are basically the best in the world

Published On 08/09/2013 Published On 08/09/2013
Toronto dep
Katherine Sehl
Popcorn Plays
Katherine Sehl
Simon Gosselin
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1. DĂ©panneur Le Pick Up 7032 Rue Waverly, Montreal, QC H2S 3J2

The crowd at Depanneur Le Pick Up is diverse, from the old-school lunch counter to the back porch patio, people come from all over to indulge in artisan-style sandwiches for working class wages. What started out as a convenience store has now grown to serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Try the pulled "porc," a faux veggie version that uses chinese vegetarian bean curd with spicy sweet chili sauce to create the shredded meat texture. It might have you considering the vegetarian thing (okay, let's not go that far).

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2. Sushi DĂ©panneur 1475 AV.Mont-Royal est, Montreal, QC H2J 1Z1

Exploit the fact that this corner store not only has all your personal care needs, but also a full-service sushi bar. So bring a date and enjoy some chic sushi rolls or sashimi while you grab some deodorant and toothpaste for later and uhh whatever else you may need..?

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3. Depanneur A.S. 5191 Boul Saint-Laurent , Montreal, H2T 1R9

DĂ©panneur A.S. may be the only place on earth where you can still rent videos, let alone peruse a wide selection of craft brews while you're at it.

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4. L' Express St. Zotique 555 Rue Saint Zotique Est, Montreal, QC H2S 1M2

A pear and brie baguette with mint jelly puree or salmon tartare with all the fixings, at the corner store? Sure, that's how they do it at L' Express St. Zotique. So you're out of paper towels, aka you want a duck confit pita; what's the difference really?

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5. BONI SOIR 850 rue Rachel Est, Montreal, H2J 2H9

The definition of convenience stores had to be founded with BONI SOIR. Pick up both your coffee and craft beers at the same time, and any other less important groceries you may need between drinking your morning and evening brews.

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