As the Montreal culinary scene keeps getting better and more innovative every year, we have seen the rise of incredible bread artisans, pastry chefs open up shop in the city. Here, a list of detour-worthy bakeries and pastry shops around Montreal.
Croissant Monkland: new location: 6050 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal. #514-379-1005: Eric Combes, the bakery owner of Breton origin, consistently supplies croissants as they should be: light as air, flaky, and with the sweet taste of fresh butter in every bite. If you are craving to eat like a Parisian at a St Germain cafe, look no further, this is the place.
Cheski’s: The classic kosher bakery is famous city for its Jewish baked goods, especially the classic Russian babka. Some even say it is the best dessert in the city. 359 Rue Bernard O. #514-271-2253
Hof Kelsten: Definitely detour-worthy artisanal Jewish and french baked goods, and an incredible brunch menu on weekends. 4524 St Laurent Blvd. #514- 649-7991
Doughnats: Dangerously delicious donuts, with new flavors by the season, such as the “Don’t Babka Me” or the “Birthday Drake”. Gluten free and vegan options available. 5319 Decarie Blvd. #514-660-2699
Maison Christian Faure: Classic and perfectly executed french pastries by Maitres Ouvriers de France recipient Christian Faure. 355 Place Royale. #514- 508-6452
St Viateur Bagel: Making bagels the famous Montreal way since 1957. 263 St Viateur O. #514- 528-6361