Fou d'ici, a food haven downtown


March 21, 2014 — Located in the heart of Montréal’s Quartier des Spectacles, FOU D’ICI is an urban market that’s been open since the end of 2011. This spacious and airy store has the feel of an open-air market and focuses on providing the best local products available. It is the perfect spot to grab a ready-to-eat meal to munch on at nearby Place des Festivals, or stock up on some typical Québec fare to bring home. Québec-made cheeses, artisanal pastries and baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, local quality meats and sustainable fish and seafood as well as an array of high-end pantry items are available at FOU D’ICI.

FOU D’ICI’s ready-to-eat section is a hub of activity come lunch time. Chef Daren Bergeron—a talented chef who has honed his craft in some of the country’s best kitchens—is the creative force behind the mouth-watering fresh and seasonal daily meals. Gourmet sandwiches and salads as well as ready-made hot meals are prepared on the spot daily. FOU D’ICI offers a lunchtime à la minute tartare bar starring Wagyu beef and Atlantic salmon. Did someone say “delicious”?

But perhaps the most interesting service as Montréal embarks on its most prolific annual festival season is the FOU D’ICI lunch box. Enjoy the many outdoors activities that take place around Quartier des spectacles this coming summer and fall while indulging in a delicious to-go meal packaged for your convenience. Don’t forget to pick up one of the many delicious sweet treats from the dessert counter for that afternoon pick me up. Bon appétit!