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Eatz Encore … et encore

BY: Barbara Moser

Eatz Encore is just what its name suggests. You’ll enjoy it so much, you’ll go back for more.

At their busy location in Westmount, 4824 Sherbrooke, Eatz is a lively, mainly takeout resto specializing in deli-style sandwiches, scrumptious salads sold by weight or in a special combo of three for $7.49, and an array of home-cooked food from salmon and chicken breast to grilled vegetables. The problem at Eatz is what to choose; I’ve seen many a customer stand at the counter trying to decide.

I’ve been a regular since before Kristina took over from the previous owners and retained the Jewish style.

There are a few tables in the open, airy space with a long display case along one side. The sandwiches are usually more than you can eat in one sitting, and there are build-your-own choices for the same price as those displayed. If you’re in a hurry, there are packaged fresh salads, wraps and cut-up veggies for dipping.

My favourite sandwich is the low-fat tuna with lettuce and tomato on Russian bread. For $5.49 you can add soup or salad. If I’m away too long, I crave this sandwich upon my return.

The pastries are what I would call Jewish style—rich, delightfully gooey, full of great ingredients and served by weight or in little pieces of several varieties to go. My favourites: chocolate cheesecake squares and carrot cake squares with icing.

Often, while I’m waiting for the 24 bus, I pop in for a low-calorie muffin full of fruit, which I munch on the rest of the afternoon. The small, sugar-free apple pie is also a winner and it’s big enough for three or four (small pieces.)

Finally, there is a myriad of casseroles and pastas to take home for dinner, ideal for the senior single or couple tired of cooking.

Eatz has a Rosh Hashanah takeout menu: order your family meal for the high holidays. 514-482-1778.

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