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Essentials in Montreal

Deli / Bodega
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“Creative, thoughtful and honest cooking alongside a properly curated beer and wine list, in an elegant but informal setting. They also are the owners of the Larrys’ a scaled-down casual café/bistro just beside at 9 Fairmont street.”
112 locals recommend
Corner Shop
“Part convenience store and part deli, this little eccentric tucked-away gem is a local fave. Grab a pulled pork or halloumi sandwich on your way to explore Little Italy.”
101 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Wine, spirits & imported beers. 12 minute walk. Open 7 days a week - 11am to 10pm. ”
65 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“The SAQ is where you can buy hard liquor and premium wines in Quebec. Staff is very helpful and will help you if you want any advice.”
71 locals recommend
Candy Store
“Cute place with everything you could ever need — then stroll around the old port! ”
16 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Pharmacy/Drug Store - Walk North on Christophe Colomb, turn Right on to Mont-Royal Avenue. It will be on the right side of the street.”
33 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Same as SAQ on St Laurent (closer) but this one is open til 10pm every day!”
59 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Liquor store, closes at 9pm thursday and friday, 7pm on saturday, 5:30pm on sunday, and 6pm mon-wed”
14 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“$, $$, $$$ If you want to buy a good wine or alcool, it is the place to go. ”
37 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Your friendly neighborhood drugstore/pharmacy! Open until 8:30 pm on weeknights, and 6 pm on the weekend.”
14 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“The SAQ offers the purchase of alcoholic beverages (wines, spirits, beers, and spirits) in stores in Quebec and also sells online. The closest one is a 2 min walk on 4008 Saint-Denis street.”
16 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“SAQ (Société des Alcools du Québec) is a state-run corporation where you can buy wine, spirits and imported beers. They have the greatest selection of alcohol in the province and their selection is definitely better than the one you find in grocery stores and corner stores. ”
38 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Good sized pharmacy where you can buy bathroom and personal supplies, medications, and food essentials. Open 9am to 10pm every day.”
25 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“This is the official Quebec liquor store, you can buy beer and wine at "depanneurs" (small corner stores dotted all around Montreal) but you can only purchase strong liquor from the SAQ, they also have a better selection of wine then what available at the "deps".”
36 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Famous Jewish Deli sandwich. Also has a vintage soda fountain. Open since forever, but only for lunch.”
35 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Alcohol/wine/liquor needs resolved here (our equivalent of LCBO for our Ontarian friends).”
41 locals recommend