October 29, 2014

L'Espagne à vos pieds

Once in a while you stumble upon a marvelous place by accident, which is exactly what happened one day when I was walking down Saint-Denis. A bright red sign with "L'Espagne à vos pieds" written on it caught my eye and begged me to take a look inside.

What I found was not just shoes from Spain, but shoes with a story, shoes that are made and sold with heart. The more I learned about this business, the more I liked it. If you want an authentic pair of espadrilles, this is the place.

October 21, 2014

Le Café Bloom

Le Café Bloom is one of the growing number of independent coffee shops in Montreal. Many of these serve coffee and pastries, but Café Bloom also does complete meals, including lunch during the week and brunch on the weekends.

The coffee may not be made as precisely as at some other establishments in town, and the lunchtime menu may not be stellar, but everything is solid and the weekend brunch is a real highlight. Café Bloom is the perfect place for a lazy Saturday or Sunday meal.

October 9, 2014

FreshMint meal delivery in Montreal

The lunch world in Montreal used to consist of restaurants, caterers, and delivery services. Then along came food trucks. The explosion of street food options has been a hit with foodies out for a change in the lunch scene.

FreshMint is an innovative startup that fits into this trend while combining good ideas from all of the above categories. The result is delicious, real food delivered at a competitive price. As this local enterprise evolves, it's easy to see that these guys are on to something.