Best of Montreal?
Hi! My boyfriend and I are planning on a weekend getaway trip to Montreal next weekend. I am from Southern California and he is from Maine. It will be my first time trip to Canada and his 2nd (even though his first time was when he was very young, 6 or 7 years old). We are staying in the heart of the shopping and dinning areas of Montreal. We love all types of food and are open to try anything new. Any tips on where to start to get the best food experience in Montreal? (Please provide a name and possibly an address too! :))
*A few things about what we like:
We love coffee/bagels/pastries
We like hole in the wall family type restaurants
Pubs and bars (very casual atmosphere is preferred)
Great beer and wine
Hot dogs/ pizza
*We don’t like: Expensive meals and Chains
Other than that we want to know what Montreal has to offer!
We are staying in downtown Montreal.
$25 a meal per person is what we consider expensive.
Our plan is to sightsee and walk around Montreal. Quick eateries would be great, foods that we can buy and take along our walk would also help. I think the only time we would go to a nice sit down restuarant would be Sat and Sunday night.
Hi there - you're in luck, as Montreal is a great food city. Many great threads exist on some of these types of cuisine - here are some links so you can find them quickly:
> We love coffee/bagels/pastries / Ice cream/Gelato
The Best Baguette
Cocoa Locale Cakes
Great Patisseries, Bakeries and Ice Cream in Montreal
The Great Montreal Bakery Hunt 2007
Favorite ice-cream/gelato/sorbet flavor in MTL?
Havre aux Glaces: the thread
Best Coffee in Montreal
- covered in other threads I've included here
> We like hole in the wall family type restaurants
Montreal Locals - What do you consider the best small hole in the wall resto?
> Italian food
Inexpensive Seafood and/or Italian in Montreal
> Chinese food
> Hot dogs/ pizza
Best hot dogs in MTL
Best Pizza in MTL
> Hot sandwiches
I'd recommend Chalet BBQ for its hot chicken sandwiches: http://www.chaletbbq.com - a Montreal classic that's been around since the 1940s
And some classic threads you might like to check out:
Not to miss places near Delta Montreal Hotel?
The best place for smoked meat
More potentially annoying Montreal questions
Favourites at the Jean-Talon Market
I'll let others reply on the pubs/bars/beer/wine front since I don't follow those threads much.
Have a fantastic trip! You won't go hungry. ;-)