Where to Find the Best Food in Montreal | A list of restaurants you can’t miss in Montreal

Where to Find the Best Food in Montreal

Do you know why food in Montreal is great? Because that’s pretty much ALL WE’VE GOT! No beaches, no mountains (NO, the Mont-Royal doesn’t count) and we have a terrible winter to go through at least half of the year, hence food (and bars but that’s for another topic) is delicious and Montreal is absolutely a culinary city that many of us would agree would be better than Dubai even! Since we have been in Dubai for over 3 years, as much many luxurious restaurants are in town, it is hard to beat the consistency and the creativity behind the food and beverage scene in Montreal.

Not only Montreal is very easy to navigate for you travellers reading this that are not from my hometown, it is full of nice people. We are friendly and probably among the most genuine people on the planet. No filter, we talk about everything in public and in the media. Back to food, if you are here to visit and that you are a huge foodie, get your gym membership and get ready to eat like a king or queen! Note that this guide is the list of spots you MUST go considering you only have a few days to eat around. We understand some guides will give you a list of 20 restaurants but hey, we understand you are only here for a few days so this is the main list. Let’s start this ultimate list of restaurants you can’t miss when travelling in Montreal.

St Viateur Bagel

263 Saint-Viateur West | (514) 276-8044
Starting light, a stop at St-Viateur Bagel is pretty much a MUST. Get that hot sesame one, the bagel staple of Montreal and eat it hot hot hot right away!


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Ma Poule Mouillée

969 Rachel Street East | (514) 522-5175
Actually, this poutine is probably the best one in town with the chorizo in it! La Banquise is the top-rated one open 24h that ALL tourists go to, so I won’t send you to another tourist spot, perhaps you have to try Ma Poule Mouillée’s poutine and of course their other items on the menu.


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Gibeau Orange Julep

7700 Decarie Boulevard | (514) 738-7486
This stop is ICONIC in Montreal. You can catch when they showcase classic cars in the car park and it’s pretty fun! The orange juice here is incredibly good (and expensive) BUT it’s all freaking worth it. We bet you after getting a small juice will make you want to get a full giant jug. Other than that, the food is purely over expensive for poutine, hot dog and pogo. You might as well go across the street at La Belle Province for a classic Quebecquer fast food meal and bring it over to OJ for some orgasmic orange juice!


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5145 Park Avenue | (514) 903-8179 (4 locations)
Another of our top poutine spots in town, you must go to eat here and feel less touristic than at La Banquise. If you feel adventurous, you can share between 4-6 friends a giant 15 pounds poutine! The mac & cheese poutine (The Canadian) is super good if you love mac & cheese but honestly so many poutines there are SO GOOD.


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Au Pied de Cochon

536 Duluth Avenue East | (514) 281-1114
Not everyone will agree with me but that’s because they don’t like fat! Seriously this place is one of my favourite restaurants in Montreal because of the amount of fat deliciousness in the dishes. The foie gras poutine there is absolutely COCHON (piggy haha). the Duck in Can is classic but you could be adventurous and try the special of the day. Anything foie gras there basically makes me quite happy.


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464 McGill Street | (514) 287-1155 (2 locations)
Even better if you are vegetarian or vegan, not only the decor is incredible and super aesthetic, LOV has a delicious vegan menu. It was so special to try poutine vegan style and our favourite was absolutely de Tacos! Try the mac and cheese if you are vegan because it is truly a great alternative to the real one. They have many locations, take the one that fits you best location wise!


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BeaverTails | Les Queues de Castor

123 De la Commune East
It is an absolute must to eat a delicious dessert at Les Queues de Castor when you are in Montreal. Not only it’s an excuse to spend the day at the Old Port of Montreal, but it will also be a yummy treat!


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Beauty’s Luncheonette

93 Mont-Royal West | (514) 849-8883
Since 1942, Beauty’s Luncheonette in the Plateau serves a great and inexpensive breakfast and lunch. Go visit this diner that retains its original 1942 charm!


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