This is definitely a place where we sample a little bit of everything, I mean if you just choose one place to eat your entire meal you miss out on everything else! Just along the outside of the building was a store that sold seafood, to further enhance its service it also prepared deep fried calamari/shrimp/fish. We knew it was a pretty popular spot due to its line, but we later realized was that they depended on one worker to create each order! By the time we had received our number we realized there were nearly 15 people ahead of us - I mean if they really wanted to take advantage of the high demand wouldn't they want to process more orders and keep their customers happy? Anyways the food was really good, but I'm not sure it was worth the wait! Although while we were sitting around, we did meet two tourists who were visiting all the way from France! It was interesting asking them various questions about their thoughts and opinions of being at this other "French-inspired culture" from a country so far away.
|Churro! I had been craving one ever since Disney where (I vaguely remember) they were ridiculously expensive!|
|$5 for 3 Pulled Pork Tacos|
The following day we went to to the other market Atwater - the good thing about it was that there was a large parking lot nearby. Have I mentioned that parking in Montreal is absolutely insane? On many of their roads there is parallel parking along both sides (with cars facing the same direction on each since they are usually one-way) and they are squished nearly bumper to bumper- I don't know how they do it! However, like our Hotel Concierge had mentioned - it wasn't nearly as great. It had a very different atmosphere, it was a lot quieter and a lot less busy. It also did seem a bit more expensive as had warned (I gathered this from one store alone), we bought a double smoked salmon bagel to share, between the family, and it was $10 for that alone! I don't think I've ever paid so much for a bagel. It also seemed to sell somewhat different menu items, there was less baked goods and a lot of meat; however I did have this amazing almond croissant that was freshly baked and still warm with a melt-in-your-mouth filling.