Natalie Richard: In Good Taste


Top 5 Must-Have Treats In Montreal

And That The Whole Family Can Enjoy!

1) Poutine

It starts with a poutine, of course, but not any poutine—the foie gras poutine from Pied de Cochon is really worth the detour, especially if you haven't yet tried the now mythic restaurant of Chef Martin Picard. Make sure you are not counting calories that day!

2) Smoked Meat

Of course, a Montreal classic! Schwartz's still serves—to my opinionthe best smoked meat in Montreal! Make sure you get the pickle, the coleslaw, and why not a Cherry Coke . . . that's a classic! 


3) Ice Cream

When it comes to ice cream, the best spot in town is KemCobathe delightful shop of Ngoc and Vincent, who craft every treat from scratch and with the best ingredients. They have the best ice cream flavours, like mint and lime (tastes like mojito), and have some great  lactose-free choices. Plus, it's on Fairmount Street, just next to where they make the famous Montreal Bagels.


4) Wine and Cold Cuts

A definite must, la Buvette Chez Simone is everyone's favourite hangout for a happy hour that can last for the entire night. The ambiance is relaxed and cool for the entire family. And if you decide to stay for more than appetizers, they have the best roasted chicken in town. 

5) Steaks

Do you know Moishes? It's a Montreal institution, since 1938, and one of the best steak houses in the country. Moishes serves not only the best cutsall hand cut and aged for a minimum of 30 daysbut they also have the best chopped liver, grilled oyster mushrooms, shrimp cocktails, and, last but not least, the very best baked potatoes and cheese cakes!! A good thing to know is that they have a discount menu after 9pm from Thursday to Saturday.

Have Fun in Montreal!!!

Would you be game to eat muskrat, hare, deer or beaver? If you live in Quebec, you'll now be able to order these items in some restaurants.

Want to make your own poutine? Try this Easy Homemade Canadian Onion Ring Poutine Recipe.