Alexis le Gourmand: Griffintown’s Gourmet Grocer
The perfect place to grocery shop in Griffintown
Long before settling down in Montreal in 2010, Alexis traveled Quebec for several months. A foodie at heart, he decided to share his discoveries by founding a grocery store with as many local specialties as European imports.
A Place With a Story to Tell
When you walk into Alexis, the brick and steel decor makes you feel like you’re in one of those old New York “machine shops”! Fittingly, the first traces of the building date back to the early 20’s, which was a garage until 1935. It was then turned into an auto parts workshop until closing at the end of the century.
Acquired in the early 2000’s and painstakingly restored, Alexis opened his shop in 2010 and has given new life to this historic building and neighborhood
A Selective and Inviting Grocer
Whether you have a clear idea of what you want or not, it’s very difficult not to succumb to the many gourmet temptations arranged on the shelves. Besides a selection of quality fresh products, the emphasis at Alexis is on local. For example, see for yourself the wide selection of coffee from Montreal roasters!
What we like about this store is alongside conventional brands that can be found in all grocery stores, there are many local gourmet products; it’s like an open invitation to discover! Alexis will always pique the curiosity of the foodie in you. Beyond the quality is the originality and diversity going into your dinner!
Not Just a Grocer, But a Caterer Too
At Alexis, they recognize that we don’t all have chef-inspired meals every night, and their team takes pride in having their own deli, butcher and caterer.
Whether for your dinner parties at home or lunches in the office, the wide range of ready-made meals will leave you grateful. Alexis and Noée, his companion and partner, have a true passion for the good things in life, and it’s definitely reflected in their kitchen, with soups, sandwiches, stews, or poultry – one of their specialties!
You Staying for a Coffee?
In this beautiful setting, it’s not surprising to find a small dining area where you can taste all the yummy things around you. The setting and atmosphere are very friendly, so chill out and have a coffee from Montreal roaster Kittel, prepared by the lovely team at Alexis. If you have a sweet tooth, we suggest you splurge on delicious Arhoma pastries and go enjoy their lovely garden terrace!
1405 Saint-Jacques Street West
Montreal, H3C 1H2