Nouveauté sur nos étagères: soda La Croix!


Just don’t take any nonsense about the pronunciation

Posted June 28, 2017

Nouvelles saveurs de chips Kettle!

Posted October 05, 2016

Nouveautés sur nos étagères: confitures de l'Étagère gourmande


La compagnie montréalaise L’Étagère gourmade offre maintenant ses confitures artisanaux chez nous. Venez les essayer!

Local company L’Étagère gourmade is now selling their homemade jams on our shelves. Come check them out!

Posted August 25, 2016

Nouveauté sur nos étagères: cidre hors série McKeown


Nouvelle cidre houblon hors-série du fournisseur québécois McKeown

New Special Batch Hop Cider from Quebec providers McKeown.

Posted July 11, 2016

Nouvelles boissons locaux!


Nous venons de recevoir quelques nouvelles boissons d’ici: deux bières de la brasserie Jukebox, le IPA Distortion et la bière au style japonais Ippon, ainsi qu’une nouveauté de la brasserie Le Castor, le Brett Bitter, une bière au style anglais à l’ancienne.

We’ve currently stocking some new local drinks: from local brewery Jukebox, two new beers, Distortion IPA and the Japanese-style ale Ippon, as well as the Brett Bitter from Le Castor, an old-style English beer.

Posted April 11, 2016

Nouvelles liqueurs montréalaises


Les liqueurs Henri Soda, produits artisanaux faites ici à Montréal, sont maintenant disponible sur nos étagères!

Henri Sodas, artisanal soft drinks made here in Montreal, are now available on our shelves!

Posted February 23, 2016

Nouveauté sur nos étagères: miel local Alvéole!


La compagnie Montréalaise Alvéole offre du miel artisanal provenant de divers quartiers de Montréal. Venez l’essayer!

Local company Alvéole offers artisanal honey made in various Montreal neighbourhoods. Come try it out!

Posted February 15, 2016

Nouveautés sur nos étagères!


Passez essayer nos nouveaux produits pour survivre l’hiver, y compris des nouvelles bières de Beau’s et Glutenberg ainsi que des nouveaux bonbons et gâteries pour la Saint-Valentin.

Come check out the new stuff on our shelves to help get through winter, including new beers from Beau’s and Glutenberg as well as new candies and treats for Valentine’s Day!

Posted February 08, 2016

Nouvelles gâteries


Gallettes à l’avoine et carrés au beurre d’arachide. Venez y goûter!

New baking: oat cakes and peanut butter squares. Come have a taste!

Posted January 11, 2016

Nouveau 4-pack mixte de Glutenberg


Pour les amateurs de bière sans gluten: nous offrons maintenant un paquet mixte de quatre saveurs de la brasserie locale Glutenberg!

For fans of gluten-free beer: we now offer a mixed 4-pack from local brewery Glutenberg for your enjoyment!

Posted November 23, 2015

De retour sur nos étagères...


…après une longue absence: la racinette et bière d’épinette Marco.

Back on our shelves after a long absence: Marco root beer and spruce beer.

Posted November 09, 2015

Nouvelle bière automnale

Posted October 09, 2015

Nouvelle bière Beau's en stock


Selon la brasserie Beau’s: “La Farm Table Helles est une belle blonde couleur de paille. Authentique bière classique de brasserie en plein air bavaroise, son style met en équilibre des notes doucement briochées, des flaveurs accentuées de malt et de types de houblon délicats qui se prolongent en bouche pour le plus grand bonheur des papilles.”

Posted August 31, 2015

Nouvelles bières au dépanneur


Des brasseries Dunham, Beau’s et McAuslan

Posted July 02, 2015

Nouveautés au dépanneur

Posted June 12, 2015

Nouveauté: sauce piquante Mark's!


Essayez la sauce piquante montréalaise Mark’s, maintenant disponible sur nos étagères!

Posted May 11, 2015

Le café froid Dirty Bird est de retour!


Ce café infusé à froid, produit montréalais, est de retour dans notre frigo pour vos besoins cafféinés cet été!

Posted May 08, 2015

Novelle bière Dunham: Saison du Pinacle!


Saison houblonnée au Citra, Simcoe, Topaz et Sylva.

Posted April 30, 2015

Beau's en stock!


L’excellente bière ontarienne Beau’s est maintenant disponible au Québec… et au Pick-Up!

Posted April 15, 2015

Secrets of the Pick-Up coffee blend revealed!


Many of our customers enjoy the Pick-Up’s espresso on a daily basis.

But did you know we have our very own blend?

Café Union, the venerable institution that’s been providing coffee to Montrealers for over 100 years, created the Pick-Up blend a few years ago.

James Kouri, coffee developer and proud member of the Kouri family (who’ve owned Union since 1964), recalls that “the blend came about because [Pick-Up owners] Penny and Bernadette wanted a flavour that was a bit of a Montreal style. They’d been trying different coffees, and they found some were too acidic and some were too sharp. They wanted something consistent and Montreal-like.”

Img_1753Café Union

What’s a Montreal style of coffee, you might wonder?

Kouri replies by breaking down a quick history lesson on the “waves” of espresso. Coffee aficionados have drawn battle lines between their waves of choice. Pick-Up fans will find that, as is our habit, we have a little something for everyone.

“In the second wave,” Kouri explains, “the espressos were typically a darker roast flavour profile—smoky, robust, chocolaty, woodier notes. The blends were mostly Italian and they roasted maybe a little bit darker. That was popular in the 70s and 80s. Since the 90s, the third wave focuses on sourcing, highlighting the origin of a bean and leaving the roast a little bit lighter, with brighter notes to accent the essence of the bean. The Montreal flavour is a cross between the two.”

Kouri adds, “Montrealers like a blend that reflects a bit of our four seasons—nutty for the winter, and a lighter, brighter profile for the summer.”

Img_1566Our coffee in action. (Wu-Tang foam art may not be included.)

Taking his Pick-Up assignment seriously, Kouri sat down with his Union co-worker Leila Stambouli to brainstorm the new coffee creation. “We set about getting a blend that would be rich, a little bit smoky but with some complexity as well,” he says. Though the blend itself is a trade secret, Kouri will reveal that it combines Sumatran, Costa Rican and Brazilian beans, and that they aimed for a taste of “hickory smoke crossed with marmalade.”

Whether you’re a coffee expert or a casual sipper, come check out one of our many espresso drinks and taste it for yourself. And if you enjoy the Pick-Up blend, you can now take it home with you—we offer 250-gram bags of the beans, ground or unground, for $6.99.

Posted September 17, 2013

c'est encore mieux quand c'est plein


We’ve recently started carrying Fentimans botanically brewed beverages. They are very delicious.

merci à Éti Ènne pour la belle photo!

Posted January 17, 2012