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Supermarket near Sofitel hotel?

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Supermarket near Sofitel hotel?

I want to buy some Canadian versions of American foods. Like exclusive chip or Oreo flavors. Which supermarket located near Sofitel is affordable/cheaper prices and has a large selection? Or near downtown.

Anyone know a bakery that makes great pecan pie? Sell cute magnets? Sells good French chocolates I can buy as food souvenirs?

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1. Re: Supermarket near Sofitel hotel?

If you aim to cheap supermarkets (Super C, Maxi) , you will find less variety.

Go to IGA: https://goo.gl/ZBZL4B or this one https://goo.gl/dUmtpE

or Provigo https://goo.gl/wvhSDJ

You probably won't find crazy versions of american products. US stores have more of that stuff.

You can buy quality chocolates from local chocolatiers like Genevieve Grandbois https:/…

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2. Re: Supermarket near Sofitel hotel?

Well what you will find in supermarkets will be different from US ones but it will not be so different in the area of bagged sweets and such. The very different offers will be in the bread, deli (charcuterie), beer and cheese sections.

The only bagged thing that I'm thinking about now are the Canadian flavors of Lay's chips but these are just short term promotions and not available all year long plus chips don't travel so well.

The IGA that Josee mentioned would be my choice for a tour of supermarket alleys.

If you don't want to pread you all over the place you could go to Au Pain Doré pastry shop downtown, you will find chocolates and a lot of patisseries and viennoiseries including pecan pie tartlets (don't know what you mean by great pecan pies, for me they taste all the same). You want something not really available in the US in the pastry department why not French macarons? Not macaroons, very different. And the great thing is that they freeze very well.

If you have enough time you could head to Jean-Talon market to discover a lot of local products and exotic ones with, of course , all kind of maple sweets.

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3. Re: Supermarket near Sofitel hotel?

For chips and cookies, I'm assuming price differences won't be a big deal to you and you are not looking to buy massive bags or bulk.

I wouldn't necessarily go out of your way for a supermarket. Regular convenience stores have lots of chips and cookies. I'm American and go to Quebec a lot and I have noticed a lot of chip flavors I'm not familiar with at home in these type place. Don't know about oreos.

You'll over pay but if you are flying the airport is usually a good place to buy food items you are buying "as food souvenirs"

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4. Re: Supermarket near Sofitel hotel?

for canada only chocolate bars

https:/…

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oh yeah, I go to Quebec to take long bike rides so I eat a lot of road side small store junk food such as candy bars. Definitely plenty of good choices for candy bars you won't see in the US. Other cheap, shall we say, NOT health food, too that's not in the US.

One really cool thing you won't be able to bring home though is Slush Puppies are still pretty common in Quebec. I don't know if they are totally extinct in the US but I never see them in the US anymore. I was in heaven the first time I pulled into a gas station with my bike after riding about 50 miles in 90 degree heat and seeing a Slush Puppie machine.

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6. Re: Supermarket near Sofitel hotel?

Here are some interesting strictly Canadian flavours of potato chips. Definately try ketchup chips. The Lays Moose Moose and Bacon Poutine may not be available as it's in limited runs for a contest Lays puts on to find a new chip flavour that their customers create. If you find a Newfie shop you may be able to get Roast Chicken chips, pop/soda flavours of Crush Birch beer,(similar to root beer) Pineapple Crush, and Lime Crush

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I don't think Canada has the vast selection of Oreo flavours that are available in the U.S.

theloop.ca/why-do-the-states-have-all-the-fu…

The flavours I see on store shelves are Original, Golden, Double stuff and during the holidays Gingerbread (it's very yummy). Try a Canadian Maple Creme flavoured cookie from Dare (available in grocery stores)/.

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8. Re: Supermarket near Sofitel hotel?

Craving a good pecan pie because it was just American Thanksgiving on Thursday? Pecan pie, well, it really isn't a "thing" in Canada. I know my family likes pumpkin and apple pie for Canadian Thanksgiving in October. Closest to pecan pie would be a butter tart with pecans or Tarte Au Sucre (sugar pie) in Quebec.

Edited: 25 November 2017, 17:09
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