Favorite meals to eat at the jean talon and atwater markets?
Hope to visit both jean talon and atwater markets while in montreal. What are your favorite foods and meals to at the market? Where would you bring the food if you wanted to sit down either in the markets or around them? Also any suggestions for restaurants around the markets.
The pupusas at Tacos del Rey, usually made outside on the weekend (although not today), fried cod at the Gaspe fish stand and sausage at Balkani.
Joe Beef is a hop skip and jump from Atwater market - you can read lots on the board (>$25/person). A tad farther afield is Brasserie Capri (<$25pp with drinks), on the other side of the canal at 2100 St. Patrick. Its certainly not a food destination on its own, more of a working neighborhood beer joint, but they do Quebecois style pork hock very well (and really the only reason a visitor might go out of her way - wanting to try this).
Sometimes called pig knuckle, or patte de cochon, its a pickle cured pork shank. Traditionally boiled and served bone-in, skin-on with sauerkraut and choice of potato.
Used to be every corner watering hole offered this, but its less and less. Magnons, on St. Patrick just over the Charlevoix bridge, has this as well, but not as good (IMO) as Capri down the road.
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA
2172 Rue Saint-Patrick, Montreal, QC H3K1B1, CA
I like the vegetable pakoras at La Dépense. From Jean-Talon Market, you could also walk to Dépanneur le Pick up.
7075 Avenue Casgrain, Montreal, QC H2S, CA
Right at Atwater market, in the new outdoor eating section, is Satay Brothers where you can get delicious Laksa soup and green papaya salad, along with their daily satay and buns. There are some picnic tables you can eat at. Then grab an ice cream at Glaces des Havres (think that's the name) at the other end of the market near the bridge - so good.
138 Avenue Atwater, Montreal, QC H3J 2Z6, CA