The new food icons: Montreal’s must-haves

“The biggest conundrum when planning a trip to Montreal is how much room to leave in the suitcase for all the goodies you’re going to bring home… The list of edible essentials has grown in recent years. Philippe de Vienne, a long-time chef and modern-day spice merchant at the city’s famed Jean-Talon Market, has watched Montreal grow into what he calls a ‘food-driven city.’ ‘Montrealers are such hedonists,’ he says. ‘We want the best of everything.’ So the next time you pack your bags for Montreal, save room for the next generation of food icons. Here’s your shopping list.”