Feb 21, 201421 Feb, 2014

What’s new on the Marketplace

Free bagels next week
We’re excited to let you know that we’re offering you two free bagels next week. Because we love you and because we’re thankful for your ongoing support, you’ll be able to add 2 free bagels to your next basket. And they're not just any bagels—they're from Montreal’s bagel institution St-Viateur. Don’t forget to customize your order! This time, they’ll come in a plastic bag to ensure freshness (we realized last time that kraft paper doesn’t work).

Feb 19, 201419 Feb, 2014

Lufa in February, or how to eat local in the middle of winter

It’s the middle of winter (well, technically we only have one more month to go before spring, but we all know March 21st is no guarantee of warmer days).

Let’s be honest, eating locally in Quebec is a challenge. Luckily—and thanks to local farmers, artisans, foodies and restaurants—there are more and more options for locavores.

Feb 14, 201414 Feb, 2014

Welcome to the sweet world of Sophie Sucrée

Milène Laoun is a cake designer and the owner of Sophie Sucrée, a coffee and pastry shop located in the Plateau at 167 Pine E. The café is named after Sophie, Milène's grandmother. I went to go visit Milène this past week, and as soon as I arrived Milène greeted me with a beautiful cup of hot chocolate prepared with coconut milk. Wow. It was comforting, succulent (I have to say I’m a fan of coconut) and a great alternative to my typical afternoon coffee.

Feb 7, 201407 Feb, 2014

Pantry essentials: organic grains & dried fruits

* Note that the organic dried fruits will be available as of Wednesday on the Marketplace

For several weeks now we've been enjoying the legumes and grains offered by our Montreal partner Frenco (also known as the Ali Baba cave). I told you about the first five treasures from their selection in a blog post last December.