I'm a big fan of muffins for breakfast. It's something we always had growing up and I'm apparently continuing the tradition now that I'm in the Plateau.
As part of a meal I like them to be somewhat healthy, so whole grains and/or bran is a good start. (Plus I'm a bit of a health nut anyway.) Not too much oil is a second requirement.
The question is: where? It needs to be somewhere I can buy four or five at a time (for the week), so bakeries and grocery stores are good targets. Even some dépanneurs carry muffins but that's hit or miss and the quality is probably lacking.
I go to Eden in the La Cité building for most of my groceries. They have a decent whole wheat muffin / bread selection depending on when you go but they don't have bran. Their muffins also step a little too far onto the cake side for my liking.
I stumbled upon some hearty muffins at a random fruitery on Laurier near St-Denis. Fortunately they had a label on them that said "l'Epi Doré", which upon further investigation turns out to be a bakery on Van Horne. I'm going to check that place out today to see if they have the muffin motherload I seek.
As a long-term solution that place won't do though; it's too far from my apartment.
So I leave the question in your hands... in the hopes that a fellow muffin lover out there has discovered the holy grail of breakfast muffiny goodness. :)
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