Places to Eat in Montreal
1. Garde Manger
Located in Old Montreal, this quaint restaurant is perfect for a relaxing dining experience. Focused on seafood-fusion – lobster poutine, anyone? – the daily menu is written on a blackboard so that the chefs only use what is fresh that day. Make sure you ask for a deep-fried mars bar!
2. Patati Patata
Patati Patata is a small, quirky restaurant is known throughout the city for its delicious poutine – some even say it’s the best in Montreal. This restaurant is beloved for its colourful façade and welcoming family-style atmosphere; not to mention its decent prices, hearty portions and fantastic vegan and vegetarian options! Make sure you try more than the poutine – the burgers and beer are also delicious.
3. Depanneur Le Pick Up
A hidden gem off Boulevard St. Lauren, this is the perfect place for a takeaway lunch. Depanner Le Pick Up serves daily specials and are known particularly for their gourmet breakfasts and delicious deli sandwiches. Grab some food to go – there are also many vegetarian-friendly options – and continue to explore the city.
4. Smoked Meat Pete’s
Famous across the city, Smoked Meat Pete’s is a popular choice as one of the best places in Montreal to sample the city’s famous smoked meat sandwich. Make sure you try one of the delicious delicacies on offer! Smoked Meat Pete’s also hosts live blues music 7 days a week, making it the perfect place to kick back with a beer and mingle with the locals.
5. Au Pied de Cochon
This upscale dining option is regarded as not only one of the best restaurants in Montreal, but one of the best in the world. The menu is packed to the brim with high-end cuisine, from gourmet burgers to foie gras chips. If you can’t get a reservation, don’t worry – the owners have a second offering in the city, Sugar Shack. If you can’t get enough of the delicious food on offer, you can even buy merchandise and produce, including Canadian maple syrup for you to enjoy long after your trip is over.