Locals and savvy visitors descend on the Atwater Market for its colorful produce.
Take the Green Line south to the Lionel Groulx station on the border of gentrified Griffintown and gentrifying St. Henri, and browse one of Montréal's best-known markets. The neighborhoods offer a mélange of antique shops, boutiques and restaurants, but the highlight is the Atwater Market on the Lachine Canal. Locals and knowledgeable visitors descend here for the colorful produce: the raw milk cheeses from fromageries Hamel and Atwater (don't miss the back all-local beer room), the impressive selection of local foie gras, sausages and organic meats from the upstairs butchers and the gourmet products from artisans such as Les Douceurs du Marché. Summer visitors can sip café au laits on Au Pain Doré's patio as boats bob on the canal below.
Photo by Colin Rose