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La Fourmi Bionique – Geneviève Gagnon's made-in-Montreal granola – is stocked in specialty-food boutiques from Kelowna, B.C., to Paris, France. She shares a mix of her favourite spots.

Genevieve Gagnon

01 Belanger Martin Marchand Général

This shop has everything from clothing to home decor from designers and artisans around the world. I bought a gorgeous artist-made pillow with a rabbit face on it as a baby gift.
6906, Boul. Saint-Laurent, 514-287-1336,

02 Pasticceria Alati-Caserta

It always smells fresh in this quaint bakery in Little Italy. One of the specialties is the lobster tail with Chantilly cream. It's like heaven in your mouth: My husband is always impressed by how quickly I finish mine.
277, rue Dante, 514-271-3013,

03 Aux Vivres

I've been going to this vegan restaurant for 14 years. I crave its wholesome menu items, which you don't find anywhere else, like the Dragon Bowl and the Paratha flatbread with veggie butter. It used to be a low-key place, but now it's super trendy.
4631, boul. Saint-Laurent, 514-842-3479,

04 Les Chocolats de Chloé

Located a few doors down from Au Pied de Cochon, this cute little chocolate shop, run by Chloé Gervais-Fredette, has stayed true to the classics I've always enjoyed, like the salted caramels, while experimenting with seasonal confections.
546, av. Duluth E., 514-849-5550,

05 Parc La Fontaine

You feel like you're miles away from Montreal when you're in this charming park. In the winter there's an ice rink, and in the summer it hosts classical-music concerts. And now a bistro serves up food in the park year-round.
Espace La Fontaine, 3933, Av. du Parc-La Fontaine

06 La Maison du Rôti

I feel like buying everything on the counter at this butcher shop, thanks to its impeccable presentation and service. I love to stock up on their offer of freshly packaged, ready-to-eat meals with a French twist.
1969, av. du Mont-Royal E., 514-521-2448,



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