Poutine is serious business. Why else would this delicacy be given its own official week? Prepare your stomach, because from February the 1st to 7th, you will be putting it through a whole host of emotions and flavours! And this year, Poutine Week will also be celebrated elsewhere on the planet... even as far as Australia! But there's no need to go that far. Here is our top 25 picks to be found in Montreal restaurants.
Do you have a barbecue? Neither do I. That's why I'm suggesting some spots that make hot dogs better than us, so you'll know where to head for your junk food fix. A well done hot dog is a beautiful thing and these places are where you’ll find them. Enjoy! [Image credit: iStock.com/bhofack2]
Located in the heart of Little Italy, the Jean-Talon Metro Station is sort of a central point of the city. Its surroundings are multicultural... and its restaurants, too! Here’s a list of locations for those looking for a good bite less than a 10-minute walk from the station or the Market.[Image credit: iStockphoto.com/© ferenz]
Berri-UQAM is the busiest station of the entire metro network, with some 13 million journeys recorded in 2014. It serves the popular Latin Quarter and St-Denis, de Maisonneuve and Ontario East streets. In short, this station is something of a central point of the city. So here are a few good places for those looking for a table within 10 minutes' walk from the metro station.[Image credit: SDC du Quartier Latin]
Ramen restaurants are popping up all over Montreal, but for those less versed in this Japanese specialty, choosing the right spot can be a daunting task. There is a difference between tonkotsu, shoyu and miso broths, as well as the ramen noodles and accompanying meat. The trifecta of ramen is broth-noodles-meat; and we’ve strictly evaluated all these restaurants, highlighting their strengths. [Photo: Yokato Yokabai]
It comes as no surprise that Montreal’s local food movement is a force to be reckoned with. As a result, scores of chefs have jumped on the bandwagon; some do it out of an ideological drive, others to satisfy an increasingly demanding and scrutinizing clientele. The following list of restaurants place an emphasis on sourcing locally, relying heavily on nearby farms, game and fishing. [Image credit: iStock]
Montreal’s rich and complex dining scene goes through its fair share of fads and trends every couple years. Of late, we’ve witnessed an explosion in Japanese izakayas, which were followed by Neapolitan pizzerias and more recently taquerias. The following list showcases our city’s various takes on the Mexican staple, from its most traditional form to experimental renditions that are bound to amaze. [Image credit: iStock]
In recent years, Wellington Street has emerged to become one of the main arteries of the city of Montreal. Very popular with South-West residents, the area’s many unique, gourmet restaurants also attract Montrealers from around the island. Here are some great places for those looking for a table within 10 minutes’ walk of the metro station De L'Église. [Image credit: iStockphoto.com/Victor Kapas]
In Montreal, the sandwich is an art form, though perhaps it's more accurate to call it a mad science. There's the wild grilled-cheese fusions offered by artisanal food truck vendors as well as quiet cafés tucked away in Old Montreal. Seafood-themed sandwiches are also popular among traditional restaurants and cafés that are eclectic in both their menus and decor. [Image credit: iStock.com/NightAndDayIimages]
Famous for its poutine and smoked meat, Montreal also boasts a number of standout bánh mì joints. Bánh mì literally translates to "all kinds of bread," though it has come to mean simply a Vietnamese sandwich. This alternative to fast food offers a sensory experience that accesses all the areas of the palate – salty, sweet, tangy and spicy. [Image credit: iStock.com/oannatkaczuk]
There are a number of absolute truths in this world. One is that the earth is round, and another is that Montrealers love Portuguese chicken. This guide won't tell you all about the roundness of the earth, but it will reveal the flavourful and delicious options for marinated grilled Portuguese chicken in Montreal. [Image credit: iStock.com/Paul_Brighton]
Montreal is home to great cuisine and restaurants. Vegan establishments can be found in various trendy areas, and there are plenty of options for those who don't eat meat or animal products of any kind. If you're looking for vegan eateries, sample some of these restaurants as you explore the city. [Image credit: iStock.com/sarsmis]
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