Do you have a go-to spot for fresh pickled herring or mackerel, German butter cheese, rose water-raspberry jam and Russian mint soda? Opposed to your big-box chain grocery stores, I recently found this place on Paré, off Decarie (in the old Paré lanes bowling alley) for eastern-European groceries… but if you’re Eastern-European, then just… your regular groceries.
Marché Épicure offers a lot of imported European products, packaged and frozen.
*Note: the counter goes on for another 10 feet on either end in this picture.
A deli case that spans the entire length of the store; housing an awesome spread of cured meats, charcuterie, sausages, pickled fish, and fresh cheeses. I don’t have children, but I can only assume the feeling that a first time father gets when looking in on his newborn through the nursery window at the hospital is the same feeling I got when I saw this for the first time.
Marche Epicure also has a big selection of cakes and European baked goods, Napoleons, Honey cakes, Pastilas, and Syrniki for everyone!
They also feature a large hot and cold deli section. A prepared hot food station (not pictured) with European goodies, great option for a quick and take-out lunch – an alternative to the fast food joints in the area.
Crisis averted. I finally found something to rub my chicken with.
Marché Épicure’s fresh produce might not be the a highlight, but the accessibility to European specialty products that you might have trouble finding anywhere else is great; I can’t tell you how long I’ve been looking for Russian Sea Buckthorn berries, and now finally, a source! The hot food section choices change daily and are made on premises in the open kitchen right behind the counter, as are some of the pastries.
Montréal, QC H4P 1P6