Hey Chowhounders -
I've been living here for several years, and I still can't stop missing Whole Foods. I can always rely on WF to have whatever I want, healthy, for under 10$ - they have pretty much everything (amazing sandwich with cheese, avocado, aioli, roast beef, arugula... for like 6.99). Since I don't have time to cook at home, I rely on restaurants and cafes to eat, however Montreal just doesn't have what I'm looking for (the closest thing I can think of to Whole Foods in the prepared food department is Premiere Moisson. Westmount's 5 Saisons is abominable and pretentious, while small health food stores like 3 piliers are just obnoxiously expensive and small-portioned). Perhaps it's because the city isn't well connected to yelp and the internet, but can someone give me a list of reliable, affordable, healthy, and delicious places (any and every cuisine) on the plateau? It'd be awesome to compile something like that.
I've come to realize that MTL is a mid-priced-meal type of city - not that many 100$+ p/p places and nothing great for 7$ either. I hope you prove me wrong!
PS - Where can one get a decent salad around here?! Mandy's is good... but it's like 15$ for a salad!