Food, Travel

Montreal Eats

The best part of vacation is eating! If you have good food, then it’s a good vacation! Montreal has a bunch of great brunch places and you definitely need to eat poutine while there, that’s a MUST!

Here’s my list of places to try!


Regine Cafe

  • Address: 1840 Beaubien East
  • Hours: 8/9AM-3PM
  • Tip: RSVP by email, or phone 514-903-0676
  • SO SO delicious! Highly recommend, try the scotch egg too!

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Le Cartet 

  • Located near Old Montreal/Old Port
  • Address: 106 McGill Rue
  • Breakfast 7-11:15 AM; Brunch Sat/Sun: 9AM-3:30PM
  • Tip: Arrive early, there was a queue, however it wasn’t a long wait
  • Kid Tip: Must carry stroller up steps to the restaurant, restaurant is a bit tight




Classic Montreal

Schwartz’s Deli

  • 3895 St. Laurent Boulevard
  • Famous for smoked meat sandwiches
  • Small, crowded, usually a line to get in, cash only


  • 1348 Beaubien Est (Little Italy/Rosemont- La Petite-Patrie)
  • Open 24 hour
  • Poutine is a MUST in Montreal, so delicious! I prefer the classic, but you can add additional toppings to it as well



Boulangerie Premiere Moisson

  • 7075 Casgrain Av
  • Everything here was so delicious! You can’t go wrong with a classic French bakery with freshly made pastries. SO GOOD!



Dragon Beard Candy

  • 52b Rue De La Gauchetiere Ouest (Chinatown)
  • Spun sugar filled with peanuts and coconut filling 
  • Definitely a little different. It was my first time trying this candy! Wash it down with some boba next door at Cha time.



Places to try that we didn’t have a chance to check out:

Chinatown (Dumplings):

Mai Xiang Yuan – 1084 Bouelvard Saint Laurent

Qing Hua – 1676 Ave Lincoln


Le Meac – 1045 rue Laurier Ouest Outremont

Resto LaBanquise (La Pleateau Mont Royal) 994 Rue Rachel E (open 24 hour)


Middle Eastern/Turkish:
Bylbos – 199 Ave Laurier East
Restaurant Su – 5145 Rye Wellington, Verdun


Read my favorite things to do in Montreal if you haven’t checked it out yet.  What are your favorite eats in Montreal? Any recommendations that you have?  Thanks for reading!
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  • Reply Maggie

    Love, love, love Montreal!! It’s one of our favorite cities in the world. As someone who travels for food, I really enjoyed your post.

    July 29, 2016 at 7:19 PM
  • Reply Suewan Kemp

    Really want to go to Montreal now! Looks yummy.

    July 30, 2016 at 5:20 AM
  • Reply TravelingMel

    It all looks good, but that brunch looks amazing!!

    August 1, 2016 at 1:27 PM
  • Reply Suzanne - Travelbunny

    So much great food in one city – looks like a foodie Mecca!

    August 1, 2016 at 3:11 PM
  • Reply Jenn and Ed Coleman

    I think I am still hungry because the poutine is calling me. I was in the Bay Area over New Years with my Son and his partner who are both gluten free and vegan. The searched on-line for vegan shops and came across a poutine shop in a mall just outside of Stanford / Palo Alto. We went to the mall for their last meal before surgery and the shop was permanently closed. I am still missing my poutine fix for the year.

    April 8, 2017 at 12:51 AM
  • Reply Susan

    These restaurants all look so good! The food at Regine Cafe looks so fresh and I love the presentation too. Would also love to check out the Chinatown dumplings spots, and the poutine suggestions. Great post!

    April 8, 2017 at 4:13 PM
  • Reply Cat

    Montreal is truly a foodie’s heaven! I loooove the smoked meat sandwich from Schwartz’s. I would go back again and again despite the long line. I’ll need to check out Chinatown next time when I visit!

    April 8, 2017 at 7:36 PM
  • Reply Allison Wong

    So much to eat in Montreal! Making me drooling right now…

    April 9, 2017 at 8:05 AM
  • Reply Cassandra

    I love food guides!! I think I love seeing what everyone else orders and imagining that I was there with them and enjoying the meal haha! Great recommendations!

    April 9, 2017 at 2:23 PM
  • Reply Dave @ Travel Transmissions

    Oh lord the mouth is watering like a river. You know how to eat well! I think my main would have to be for the dimsum down in Chinatown. God why is it so good?! Also as a sidenote I shouldn’t post so publicly…I’ve never tried poutine. Hmm, don’t judge but how do I change this while living in Australia?

    April 10, 2017 at 7:52 AM
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