A Foodie's Guide to Montreal

Montreal may be on your travel list because of the French flair, cobblestone streets and European charm, but you should add another reason–the food! Montreal’s food scene is one of the best in Canada, and we’ve put together all the must have places to grab a bite during your time in Quebec’s Metropolis. 


French Authenticity

First things first, when in Montreal, you have to try some authentic French cuisine. Le Boulevardier is downtown Montreal’s go-to spot. Their menu features fresh, local fare, along with a French-influenced wine list and retro cocktails. The cozy and inviting atmosphere and décor make it the perfect place for a date, get together or family occasion. 

Le Boulevardier



Don’t have much time, but need some great grub? Look no further than Sushi Momo. The popular plant-based sushi restaurant offers the perfect on-the-go meals. It’s quick, tasty and transportable! 
Everyone’s favourite late-night poutine spot is a must-try. La Banquise is open 24 hours daily, and offers over 30 different types of poutine! Located right on the corner of Parc La Fontaine, you can grab a poutine and stroll around the park’s many trails and ponds.

Parc La Fontaine



You can’t visit Montreal and not try out some of the local pastries. And if you want our recommendation for the best in Montreal, take a visit to Kouing Amann Café. A true neighbourhood café that offers gourmet pastries made with passion!
Chez Potier offers one of the most dazzling window displays in town. You’ll be treated to some of the best cakes along with an endless pastry counter where you’ll find scones, brioches, croissants and chocolatines by pastry chef Olivier Potier. Located in the picturesque Old Montreal, it’s definitely worth a visit.

Old Montreal


Fine Dining

Special occasion? Sometimes only fine dining will do. Located near the beautiful area of Old Montreal, you’ll find Le Club Chasse et Pêche. Inside, you’ll find cool, charming interiors that complement the delicious and artistic food. Named 24th on Canada’s Best 100 Restaurants, this is definitely one to add to your foodie bucket list. Meat and fish star on the menu, but some come just for the dessert!

Le Club Chasse et PĂȘche


Must Have

You cannot leave Montreal before you’ve tried Schwartz’s Deli. They are known for their world famous original smoked meat, and no visit to Montreal is complete without it. They have been welcoming countless celebrities and visitors from all over the world for years because of the old-fashioned way they prepare their smoked meat. Still in its original location and using the original recipe, this is the absolute must have foodie stop on your Montreal trip!

Schwartz's Deli


Need some more options? Destination Canada have a great guide to more incredible options to add to your food tour! There’s also no better place to base yourself for your stay than Sandman Hotel Montreal-Longueil. Located along Highway 132, near the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, and across from the Longueuil Metro Station and Bus Terminal. It’s a great spot to venture out from and discover Montréal.