Met up with a friend recently to wander around the St. Lawrence Market. Visited some favourites and tried a few new things. Would love to hear about other’s people’s go-tos.
Got a mocha latte (too sweet) and a regular latte (fine) at Everyday Gourmet.
Had to have a peameal bacon sandwich with honey mustard form Carousel - lovely as always. Has anyone tried the rival peameal bacon sandwiches? Would love to know if they are worth getting.
Tried the whole wheat bagel with salmon pate (because they were out of whitefish) from St. Urbain. The bagel is OK, though not as good as Bagel House. The pate was a bit too liquidy and runny.
Next up was the pirozhky with sauerkraut from Future. The dough was slightly sweet and the sauerkraut was great. It would have been better warmed up.
On to a lobster roll from Buster’s Sea Cove. Really good! One of the best things we had - lemony and very little mayo.
We then sampled a freshly made arepa from Manotas. This was great, slightly crusty on the outside, sweet corn and cheese on the warm inside.
We then picked up some stuff to take home:
- fresh pasta from Pizza and Pasta, with their combo sauce (tomato, alfredo, and pesto). The pasta was lovely and the sauce, though it sounds like a train wreck, is quite delicious.
- Portuguese chicken sandwich from Churrasco of St. Lawrence. This is still the hidden gem of the market - moist chicken, piripiri sauce, on a soft bun.
- cheeses from Monforte - Piacere (their buffalo version of Fleur de Marquis, coated in herbs) and a simple bloom rind cheese with peppercorns.
- and some delicious potato rosemary bread from a stall I forget the name of in the farmer’s market tent.