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Top Choice Vintage in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Monastiraki

This unclassifiable store named after a flea-market neighborhood in Athens calls itself a ‘hybrid curiosity shop/art space,’ but that doesn’t do justice to what illustrator Billy Mavreas sells: 1960s comic books, co…
Top Choice Lounge in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Whisky Café

Cuban cigars and fine whiskies are partners in crime at this classy 1930s-styled joint, hidden near the industrial sector of the Mile End. The well-ventilated cigar lounge is separated from the main bar, which stock…
Top Choice Books in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Drawn & Quarterly

The flagship store of this cult independent comic-book and graphic-novel publisher has become something of a local literary haven. Cool book launches take place here, and the quaint little shop sells all sorts of re…
Market in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Marché Jean-Talon

The pride of Little Italy, this huge covered market is Montréal’s most diverse. Many chefs buy ingredients for their menus here or in the specialty food shops nearby. Three long covered aisles are packed with mercha…
Italian in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Impasto

There's much buzz surrounding this polished Italian eatery – in no small part owing to the heavy-hitting foodies behind it: best-selling cookbook author Stefano Faita and celebrated chef Michele Forgione. Both have …
Bakery in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

St-Viateur Bagel

Currently the bagel favorite of Montréal, St-Viateur Bagel was set up in 1957 and has a reputation stretching across Canada and beyond for its perfectly crusty, chewy and slightly sweet creations. The secret to thei…
Wine Bar in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

La Buvette Chez Simone

An artsy-chic crowd of (mostly) Francophone bons vivants and professionals loves this cozy wine bar. The staff know their vino and the extensive list is complemented by a gourmet tapas menu. Weekends, the place is j…
Québécois in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Salmigondis

Young waitstaff traverse an airy space and a shaded back porch, bringing out plates topped with artful arrangements of haute Québécois cuisine: farm deer with arugula, arctic char ceviche and lobster risotto. The ki…
Park in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Parc Outremont

One of Montréal’s best-kept secrets, this small leafy green space is a great place for a bit of quiet time after exploring the neighborhood. Lovely Victorian homes ring the park, and benches provide a nice vantage p…
Bakery in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Fairmount Bagel

One of Montréal’s famed bagel places – people flood in here around the clock to scoop them up the minute they come out of the oven. Bagels are one thing Montréalers don’t get too creative with. They stick to classic…