My Dad calls it the dirty grocery, I've called it many names....but in fact it has no real official name outside. The sign says 'épicerie' or grocery store.
I know its real name but cannot say it....It is one of Montreal's best kept secret!
If you can get past the smell (Dried salted cod), the chaos and the noise....you will be rewarded with thrifty goodness.
The produce can be fabulous, or past its prime and sometimes they don't have red bell peppers....
I go there with a list, but rarely buy all that is written on it. Because you never know what deals you will find!
Here is some of the goodies i got today.
The Cracker Barrel cheese was $1.99 for 250g (about 8 ounces)
That is a DYNAMITE deal!
The cheese expires in 16 days....
The butternut squash was a dollar a pound, so it came to $1.06
And the Oka cheese , was $1.49 for 100g (3.5 ounces)
The company introduced the sliced version of this iconic Quebec
cheese maybe a year ago. I saw it first at my local Maxi & Cie
(Canada's Superstore) and it was $6.99 for a big package, don't know the weight
but this cut of cheese has been MIA ever since.
It smells of feet and is amazing on toast!
I also bought an eggplant ($1.11), 3 zucchinis ($1.07) and a
red pepper for .57cents
With the veggies I made a pig pot of ratatouille.
Eggplant,zucchinis,onion,garlic,red pepper and tomatoes....LOVE!
I also add basil, S&P and some Johnny's seasoned salt
It will be sooo good with Italian sausages