Among its features is a fish smoker at the fish counter and a bulk seafood bar. However, because of the pandemic, fish is currently sold only in a pre-packaged format, Grégoire says.
The new store is only the second after the Metro Plus Ville Mont-Royal in Montreal to offer caviar at the fish counter.
There is also a kosher section that includes refrigerated meat, a 16-foot bulk nuts section, a vegan section and a butcher’s department that includes smoked, organic and ready-to-cook meat.
Over 100 ready-to-eat meals are prepared on-site, including shish taouk (shawarma) from Adonis, the grocery chain that is majority-owned by Metro.
The food market includes sushi from Aki Sushi, a Quebec City-based sushi company with more than 130 outlets.
There is also a large variety of local, ethnic, gluten-free and organic fare throughout the store, baked goods from Metro-owned Première Moisson and a full selection of craft beer.
Of the 199 Metros in Quebec, 120 are now under the Metro Plus banner, which are larger and have more variety and services than regular Metros, Grégoire says.