2035 Auto. des Laurentides
Laval, QC H7S 1Z6
Phone: (450) 686-6777
Fax: (450) 686-4371
With around 300 stores, Carrefour offers you a delightful shopping experience. The shopping mall allows you to select from the best of brands like Aldo, Swatch, Spring, Amnesia and Apple among others. It also houses many food outlets and has a play area for kids. Truly fit for the kings, the architecture of the mall is also modern and is bound to dazzle. Step into this world of unadulterated fashion and class.
Place Rosemère is a large shopping mall in Rosemère. With over 200 retail outlets, the mall offers specialty products like clothing for men and women, fashion accessories, shoes, cosmetics, pharmacy among others. Take a break from all the shopping by having a quick meal in one of their restaurants from their food court. Check their website for sales and discounts.
Be careful when you step into this store, as the delightful pieces of furniture on display are sure to blow you away! Crafted to perfection, each artifact is designed for comfort and durability. Experts in their field, they provide innovative ideas and furnishing to deck up your home and office according to your requirements. From classic chairs and tables to computer furnishings, innovative kitchenware and quirky bathroom fittings, they cover everything required to redesign your home.
Located close to downtown, this open-air market has been serving lovers of fresh veggies, fruits, flowers, eggs and even live fowl since 1934. Many of Montreal's restaurant owners drop by on their daily shopping expeditions. Farmers simply drive their trucks up to a series of stalls, and customers can stroll buy checking out the goods. Surrounding the market are bakeries, health food stores, cheese shops, a horticultural center, and a host of other stores.
Mestiza is a wonderful little Mexican food store located in the heart of the charming neighborhood. Nadia Roland, the owner, travels frequently to Mexico in order to stock up on regional Mexican delicacies. The open and colorful space is a refreshing change from the clutter of the surrounding Latin American grocery stores. The variety of authentic ingredients available is pretty impressive. From homemade salsas and fresh cheeses to five different types of mole sauce, it is a Mexican cuisine paradise. For beginners and aficionados, Nadia also offers great Mexican cooking workshops throughout the year.
St. Viateur and Fairmont Bagels get all the hype in Montreal, but there's also a place called Beaubien Bagel, hiding away from the beaten path. They cook up tasty bagels in a wood-burning stove and serve some nice flavors, including poppy seed, blueberry, chocolate, onion, or oatmeal-raisin. You can order a bagel sandwich with salmon spread and cream cheese for cheap. Beaubien Bagels is 21 years old, and the only one in the east end. If you go in, say hi to the hard-working Susie, one of the owner's daughters.
J&R Kosher Meat and Delicatessen is the brain child of Robert Nemes who immigrated from Romania. He started this shop in 1952 to cater to the Jewish community in the neighborhood. This meat shop is one of the oldest and most renowned in Quebec that supplies quality meat. The shop relocated from its original address to a bigger space in Cavendish Mall. Over the years, the store has moved one notch higher by including amazing varieties of hamburgers, smoked meat, sausages and weekly specials as well as packaged food, takeout and delivery options.
St-Viateur is in constant competition with Fairmount Bagel, located just one block North, and it is very hard to tell the two apart. Locals are fiercely loyal, however, and will have patronized one or the other for generations. The traditional sesame-seed variety is now supplemented by poppy seed, whole wheat and many other flavors. This 24-hour bakery is located in the interesting Mile End district, once home to the majority of Montreal's Jewish community. Only cash is accepted. This bakery also provides catering facilities.
With over 20,000 titles to choose from, it's a good bet that you'll find what you're looking for in a used or antiquarian book at this venerable establishment. Most items sell at cheap rates but rare titles will set you back a few thousand dollars. The store offers a good selection of science fiction and mystery, but few best sellers or romance novels. A couch is provided for your reading enjoyment. Those looking for hard-to-find titles would do well to consult the knowledgeable and helpful staff here.
Likely the closest thing the province of Quebec has to a French-only book superstore, this chain has been around since 1965 and has been a major player in the industry ever since. Offering bright, cheerful interiors that encourage browsing, the idea is much the same as the city's English-language superstores; but some locations offer an extensive selection of multimedia products, CDs, and children's books on top of the always-impressive stock of books from Quebec, France and other parts of Europe.
Bagels, for the uninitiated, are round pieces of dough boiled and then fire-baked; the Montreal bagel differs from the New York variety in its smaller size. They are toasted with cream cheese or spreads and for sandwiches; most buy them by the dozen. Only years of practice will allow the connoisseur to distinguish between these bagels and those from St-Viateur, which lies one street to the north. Their various merits and flaws are the subject of endless local debate. Open 24 hours and seven days, they also offer a delivery service.
Juliette Chocolat is a confectionery boutique that features a wide array of chocolates; including Guanaja from South America, Manjari from Madagascar, and Jivara from Ecuador. This boutique operation offers a vintage selection from specific plantations and recipes from various countries. Juliette Chocolat serves classic dark, milk and white chocolates, as well as Grandma's style. Juliette's frustration with not finding a hot chocolate that fit her standards inspired her to open her own shop. Hence, the birth of Juliette Chocolat. For those with semi-nocturnal sweet tooth, check out the late hours this confectionery shop holds.