Hello! Traveling from Montreal for a few days in MT. Are there suggestions for a reasonably priced grocery store on the way? Thank you much!
Lots of options.
The two I shop at are the IGA, on the 117 as you approach the St Jovite sector of Tremblant. There are 3 grocery stores in a row, right by the highway. I find the IGA offers the best selection, it is the most similar to US grocery stores.
The second is Bourrassa. It is in the heart of St Jovite. It started life as a supplier to restos, but has morphed in to a great store for health food items, and their cheese fridge is a sight to behold. They also sell fresh bagels, bakery goods, dairy, meat and all fruit and veg.
Beer can be bought at either store. Good wine can only be bought at the SAQ in ST Jovie or at the resort with an added resort tax.
Food is way more pricey here than in the US< but you will be benefitting from your strong US $$, so it will not seem so terrible.
There is no need to shop enroute. Just go directly from Montreal to Mont-Tremblant. Like bogwoppit, I also prefer IGA and Bourassa, but also shop at Metro (about a 1 to 2 minute walk from Bourassa) and on the same side of the street.
The SAQ in St-Jovite is on the opposite side of the street and about 1 to 2 minute walk from Bourassa in the opposite direction from Metro. If you plan to cook something very special that requires unusual ingredients, you should buy them in Montreal. Frankly, though, there really isn't much that would not be available in one of the Mont-Tremblant stores mentioned. We often find ingredients there that are not commonly sold in Michigan.Edited: 18 May 2016, 11:43
I agree tylerarb, the Metro is my "mid week" shopping place. Nice little grocery store with friendly staff and a good butcher counter.
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