Montreal is home to many delectable and delicious restaurants. I know. We were surprised, too! And we’re not just talking about poutine, French, or even Canadian food but a variety of ethnic food that meets the same high bar as the ethnic food you would find in any large metropolitan area in the United States. We feasted at a good handful of restaurants during our short time in Montreal but here are our top 5 eateries that you can’t miss in Montreal.
1. Schwartz's Deli
Schwartz’s Deli is a renowned deli shop and one of Canada’s oldest. They offer a selection of smoked meats, sandwiches, and more.
Recommended Dishes: The smoked meat sandwich!! This is what brings people here and I get the hype. It. Is. Real. People. Eat here. At least twice.
2. Ferreira Cafe
Ferreira Cafe offers the essence of modern Portugal in the heart of downtown Montreal. Experience fine dining with Portuguese seafood, wines, and ports in an upscale, Mediterranean decor space.
Recommended Dishes: Tuna Tartare and Seafood Rice Casserole
TIP: Reservations are highly recommended.
3 . La Banquise
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, La Banquise is a famous all-diner spot for their extensive list of poutine options.
Recommended Dishes: Any poutine doused in your favorite guilty pleasures
TIP: Lines can get long. Be prepared for a wait!
4. St-Viateur Bagel Shop
St-Viateur Bagel shop is an iconic 24-hour storefront known for their wood-oven baked bagels using 100% natural ingredients.
Recommended Dishes: Any toppings that tickle your fancy. Come here. At least twice.
5. Nouilles de Lan Zhou
Popular for its hand-pulled noodles, Nouilles de Lan Zhou draws a crowd to its storefront for its fascinating display of noodle making and its delicious broth, tender beef, and perfectly textured noodles.
PRO TIP: Cash or debit card only!
What are some of your favorites places to eat in Montreal? Let us know in the comments below!