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Montreal restaurants

5 Must-Try Montreal Poutines That Get Creative With the Classic


Montreal Poutine

Curds gone wild: Montreal poutine gets a re-think at Chef Guru on the Plateau

Montreal poutine, the city’s most popular dish, easily seduces anyone who tastes it. Who wouldn’t be lured by hot crispy French fries, rich gravy and fresh cheese curds? Although the classic Montreal poutine will always satisfy a late-night craving, the dish has become the subject of forward-thinking innovation for numerous Montreal chefs.

Here are five Montreal poutine interpretations that that will change how you think about simple chips, curds and gravy.

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Meet the Montreal Food Blogger Behind This Is Why We’re Fat

Some of the many mouthwatering food photos from This Is Why We're Fat

Montreal food blogger Erika David says the most important qualification in her bio is that “I LOVE to eat!” Her passion for food and for her native city of Montreal definitely come across in the restaurant reviews on her blog, This Is Why We’re Fat, which she started in December 2010.

Each review is accompanied by multiple mouthwatering close-ups of food. We also love the lack of pretension: she covers everything from “crummy hole in the walls to stuffy, stuck-up eateries” and doesn’t mince words when highly rated places fall short of expectations. (more…)

Top 5: Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Montreal


Burritoville (Photo: ©Roxanne Ross)

Montreal’s vegetarian scene has evolved enormously over the last 10 years—most definitely for the better. The city has no shortage of delicious meat-free meals at non-veg eateries plus a host of gourmet and organic-focused entirely vegetarian and vegan restaurants.


Shut Up and Eat: From the Mouth of a Montreal Food Blogger

Montreal native Jason is an amateur food critic who reviews Montreal restaurants for his entertaining and very funny (okay, and occasionally raunchy) blog, Shut Up and Eat. (more…)

Montreal’s Famed Schwartz’s Deli Sold—But to Whom?

Photo by Jeremy Price

Schwartz’s Delicatessen, Montreal’s iconic smoked meat mecca first opened in 1928, has been sold. And the Huffington Post is reporting that one of the new co-owners may be a group of investors that includes René Angélil, husband and manager of superstar singer Céline Dion and a native of Montreal. (more…)

8 Decadent Montreal Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Gargamel cake at Fous Desserts

By Marcella DeVincenzo

Montreal’s pastry chefs have got flaky pastries, rich mousses and cream-filled confections from around the globe down to a science. Here are some of the city’s sweet favourites. (more…)

Winter is Cooler in Montreal with the New Snow Village Canada

By Laura Pellerine

Following in the footsteps of the original Snow Village in Finland, Montreal’s Snow Village is a first in North America. We were there last weekend for the official opening.

Made from 40,000 cubic metres of artificial snow and more than 200,000 kilos of ice, the “village” sits in Parc Jean Drapeau—just 10 minutes outside of downtown and a three-minute walk from the closest metro station.


One Day in Montreal’s Little Italy Neighbourhood

Patio in Montreal's Little Italy (Photo by Sarah0s)

By Marcella DeVincenzo

Montreal’s Little Italy is a colourful neighbourhood with traditional Italian groceries and cafés, contemporary restaurants and stylish boutiques. It’s the perfect destination for a leisurely day in one of the city’s most vibrant enclaves. (more…)

Top Spots for 14 Wintry Canadian Comfort Food Favourites

Photo by madlyinlovewithlife.

By Meghan Wilson-Smith

Winter is upon us, and in Canada that means prime time for pints and poutine. Indulge through to spring with these delicious Canadian comfort foods, concocted at some of Canada’s top restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall. (more…)

7 Up and At ‘Em Montreal Breakfast and Brunch Spots


Olive+Gourmando storefront. Photo by Dana McMahan.

Montrealers are huge breakfast-goers. Get going in the morning with seven of our favourite breakfast and brunch restaurants. (more…)

7 Romantic Montreal Restaurants


Auberge Saint-Gabriel

When it comes to wooing that special someone or charming the love of your life, there are many marvelous places to choose from in Montreal. Here is a sample of the city’s romantic restaurants that will surely spice up your evening.

L’Express. Photo by Dan O’Leary.

Bistro Bienville
The owners of this quaint restaurant in the Plateau area must have had romance in mind when they created their menu. Every carefully envisioned dish is made specifically for two and is perfect for sharing. The juicy and tender Angus beef dish with Béarnaise sauce is a must.

Auberge Saint-Gabriel
This Vieux-Montreal restaurant is truly marvelous, beginning with the extravagant entrance with its large sculptures and impressive stone wall. Each dining room is different: bright red stools line the bar in one area and long communal type tables fill another room. Chef Eric Gonzalez creates masterpiece dishes and the impressive fireplace adds comfort and coziness to a wonderful evening. (more…)

The Insider Tips to Montreal Most Locals Don’t Even Know!

Montreal Congress Centre Photo: caribb

The one thing most travellers want to know when they’re going to a new destination is “Where do the locals go?” We scoured our sources for current and former residents for the tips that most locals even don’t know about!