Best Montreal Bacon
There ain't no fakin' when you love the bacon.
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We all love bacon. Kevin Bacon, Mavis Beacon, Deacon Jones, and Clay Aiken -- they all love bacon. Vegetarians and vegans love bacon. Even Neil Armstrong and Buzz Lightyear love bacon, and they've been to the moon(s). Here's some of Montreal's best butcher shops and places to find bacon of all varieties: smoked, double-smoked, back bacon, etc. Some of these butcher shops may only have bacon at certain times, other times they'll be able to cut you something thin, fresh, and plump to fry up. Like the man said to the pig, that'll do.
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Boucherie Atlantique5060 Cote-des-Neiges
This boucherie is owned and operated by a German couple who import great products from Europe. There's wonderful fresh baked bread, sausages, and other meats like bacon. The cheese selection is also first rate. Homesick Europeans pining for Kalle's Kaviar, Milka chocolate, or salty liquorice, can sate their nostalgia at affordable prices.
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Porc Meuilleur7070 Ave. Henri-Julien
Located in the Jean-Talon Market Porc Meuilleur has great regular thick cut bacon and a variety of smoked bacon. Additionally, they also have great cuts of pork and other meats.
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Chez Vito5180 St. Urbain
This Mile-End butcher shop is a family run proprietor of everything nice: steaks (some pre-marinated), roasts, pork chops and shoulders, lamp chops, organic chickens, sausages, and more.
La Queue de Cochon6400 rue St. Hubert
La Queue de Cochon gets a bacon BAFTA for their house-smoked bacon, salmon, plus fresh and dried sausage.
134 Ave. Atwater
This Atwater cheese shop is packing some heat -- of the bacon variety. In the back rooms of this shop there's a deli counter with great meats of all kinds: pancetta, bacon, etc.
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William J. WalterMultiple Locations
William J. Walter is a Montreal institution for a reason -- sausages. But there's more! Swiss cheese infused sausages, delicious sandwiches and sausage-dogs made to order, local microbrews, and primo cuts of bacon -- what else could you ask for from a neighborhood boucherie?
Boucherie Tranzo6536 Somerled Ave.
Tranzo is a historically great Montreal cheese, meat, and deli shop. Known for fresh porchetta, Italian sausages, and everything else meat, you need meat here.
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Charcuterie Fairmount3833 St. Laurent
This butcher shop is renowned for their sausage, bacons, and excellent Alberta steak.
Boucherie de Paris5216 Gatineau
Good sandwiches like pate, ham+cheese, and prepared meals are the hallmark of this university favorite. Delicious bacon and imported European cookies and treats are another speciality of this boucherie.
Boucherie de Tours and Boucherie A. Belanger et Fils
138 Atwater Ave.
Situated within the old Atwater Market are these remarkable butchers. Known for fine cuts of top restaurant quality meats, they can doubtless slice you some fresh and juicy cuts of any thing you desire.
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Boucherie Lawrence5237 St. Laurent
This clean and modern butcher shop supplies amazing quality meats to the lovely and luscious Lawrence restaurant next door, as well as to the general public. Also, they make dynamite sandwiches.
Le Maitre Boucher5686 Ave. Monkland
This speciality foods shop specializes in special specialty foods like meats, cheeses, prepared foods like eggplant parmesan and eggplant filet de sole meuniere. There's also top notch deli sandwiches, and a variety of smoked and cured meats.
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La Maison de Roti1969 Ave. Mont Royal Est.
La Maison de Roti is a fabulous butcher and speciality shop complete with a legion of deli meats, Quebec cheeses, homemade sandwiches, and other take-out items like salads, quiches, and bulk coffee.
Marche Maisonneuve Butcher4445 rue Ontario Est.This local Mercer-Hochelaga butcher keeps the neighborhood greased and ready to go with quality meats of all kinds, including thick cut juicy bacon.
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