Located on Notre-Dame Street West, one of the main streets running through Old Montreal, Europea Espace Boutique is an offshoot of Europea, a swanky fine dining establishment. The boutique sells take-out lunches that make for a fantastic – and refined – picnic on a budget. For less than $10, you get a gourmet sandwich or salad, a pastry of your choice and a drink. That’s a real full-meal deal.
While you’re there, try the cannelés cakes. This typical Bordeaux pastry is not easy to find in Montreal, so this is a must. Europea Espace Boutique makes them with the owner’s aunt’s recipe, and they are perfect: crispy on the outside and moist and spongy on the inside.
33 Notre-Dame Street West