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Poutine râpée in the Greater Moncton area and in social media – Updated Aug. 9, 2022

My paternal grandmother Léonie Cormier making poutines râpées in the 1950s at her home on Wesley Street in Moncton.

Are you looking for poutine râpée in Greater Moncton? Look no further! Here are a few places you may want to check out:

  • If you’re in the Cocagne area, you can buy directly from Caissie Poutine Râpée.
  • The Dieppe Co-Op sells poutines and râpé from Chez Mémére on Fridays. Go early! They often run out. (There are sometimes cold leftovers sold on Saturday.)
  • Poutines are often available at the Dieppe Market on Saturday mornings.
  • Chez Mémére is located at 241 Lewisville Road in Moncton and is open Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (or until they’re out of poutines). Tel. 506-384-4343 The restaurant sells poutine râpée, râpé, fricot and pets de soeurs.
  • Menu Acadien at 55 Ohio Road in Shediac serves most traditional Acadian foods, including poutine râpée, râpé, desserts, etc. Tel: 506-532-6366
  • Saint-Antoine Poutine Râpée is located at 70 Irving Blvd. in Bouctouche. (The Saint-Antoine location is no longer open.

Some poutine-specific restaurants seem to be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so it’s best to call first. Also, many sell fricot, meat pies and Acadian desserts.

And finally… did you know there’s an Acadian Poutine Râpée Facebook Group with more than 10,000 members? Yup! There is! I founded the group a few years ago and there’s always lots of discussion going on with local Acadians and our cousins from New England and elsewhere in Canada and the U.S.

Did I miss any? Let me know! And… which one is your favourite? Do any of the store-made or restaurant-made poutines hold a candle to your own? Email me to let me know.

Please note: The Claude brand of canned poutine râpée, fricot, etc. haven’t been made in about 20 years and are no longer available.

(This post was updated on August 23, 2021)