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Where in Montreal for 1)Poutine, 2)Smoke Meat and 3)Bagel?

jorgep18 Jun 24, 2009 04:54 PM

I am planning to head to Montreal for a long weekend. Where can I get best poutine, Montreal smoke meat and Montreal bagel in or close to downtown? I will be staying near Metro station Place Des Arts.


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    everyonelovessushi RE: jorgep18 Jun 24, 2009 05:03 PM

    In order. Frite Alors, Schwartz's , Fairmount Bagel. All in your range.

    1. alixium RE: jorgep18 Jun 24, 2009 05:06 PM

      this has been discussed in many many many others threads. Please do a quick search to fully answer your query... As for my top three: La Banquise, Schwartz's, St-Viateur.

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        daimon4 RE: alixium Jun 24, 2009 08:09 PM

        I second alixium's reply

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          Foie Gras Lover RE: daimon4 Jun 25, 2009 06:36 AM

          I also second alixium's reply except for the bagel. I prefer Fairmount Bagel.

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            daimon4 RE: Foie Gras Lover Jun 25, 2009 01:44 PM

            St. Viateur: smaller, chewier, denser
            Fairmount: larger, slightly sweeter

            Also st.viateur sells individual cream cheese portions for a quick bagel to go.

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          devilishlyj RE: alixium Jun 25, 2009 07:34 AM

          I third it!

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          Dusty08 RE: jorgep18 Jun 25, 2009 06:43 AM

          1) La Banquise is the best. Orange Julep actually has a very underrated poutine. Also, the little restaurant in St. Sulpice has a great poutine.

          2) Schwarts' is the the best smoked meat. Don't settle for Dunn's, or any other smoked meat places.

          3) St. Viateur has the best bagels, BUT go to the original location on St-Viateur. For some reason, the one on Monkland just isn't the same.

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            jorgep18 RE: Dusty08 Jun 25, 2009 03:30 PM

            Which location is the original?

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              kpzoo RE: jorgep18 Jun 25, 2009 03:32 PM

              The one on St.Viateur, for which the chain is named. :-)

              263 St. Viateur West

          2. RhondaB RE: jorgep18 Jun 25, 2009 10:25 AM

            For melt in your mouth smoked meat at Schwartz's order your SM at the very least medium, or preferably medium-fat or fat. The fatter the better. The lean meat tends to be considerably dry & tough.

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              BLM RE: RhondaB Jun 25, 2009 04:36 PM

              Isn't ordering a 'fat' smoked meat sandwich too fat(always medium-fat for me)?

            2. afoodyear RE: jorgep18 Jun 25, 2009 04:34 PM

              Poutine: Patati Patata (baskets are fun!)
              Smoked meat: The Main (Schwartz's doesn't have the club roll. Sorry.)
              Bagel: Fairmount (I sacrilegiously enjoy the bozo bagel.)

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