Friends, variety is the spice of life - and this is especially true when it comes to restaurants. Sometimes, you just want to stick to your tried and true spots, and that's fine. But sometimes, you gotta switch it up.
Opening up on November 7, Parma Cafe specializes in one thing: authentic Italian food. They'll serve up things like cutlet sandwiches, espresso, Italian desserts, pizza, and more, pretty much stepping up downtown Montreal's Italian food game.
A current pop-up ramen shop in Montreal's Dalla Rose ice cream spot, Ramen 9000's specialty is vegan ramen. Yes, that's right. Their broth and ingredients are all vegan, but you can add in pork belly and eggs if you want to.
A brand new "pizza by the slice" restaurant in Montreal's Jean-Talon Market, C15 Pizza is known for its delicious, fresh pizza, and unique flavours (like their pasta carbonara pizza). So if you're looking for a quick and delicious lunch at the market, you know where to go.
100% organic and 100% delicious, this clean eating restaurant has a huge variety of dishes for you to choose from, including a very solid selection of vegan and vegetarian fare. Bonus points for their homemade kombucha.
Although this one isn't technically new for November, 2 Cochons opened up a few months ago - and is seriously something you should check out. Featuring bao buns, banh mi, and specialty poutine (like "Korean" and "Haitian" poutines), this Saint-Michel spot is going to be your new fave.
Serving up street food from Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, this new addition to downtown Montreal's dining scene is a real gem. Go there for their steamed bun and bento boxes, and stay because it's just purely amazing.
There's already a few super popular Portuguese restaurants here in the city that serve up super flavourful dishes that made us fall in love with Portuguese foods. But now there's an all new Portuguese restaurant opening up that's going to blow us all away!
This adorable new sandwich shop is called Cafe La Fora and it's located at 6583 Boul St Laurent in Montreal's Little Italy area! They're going to be a sandwich shop and cafe all in one serving up traditional Portuguese salads, sandwiches and desserts. Honestly, what could be better than that?
They haven't posted any details about their menu yet but you can probably expect some classics like Portuguese chicken sandwiches, the super cheesy Francesinha sandwiches, Portuguese hot dogs with all the toppings, Pastel de Natas and so much more!
That means we can indulge in some of the foods we've been avoiding for these past few months like comfort foods. Ramen is one of those comfort foods that is sooo delicious. It's basically a bowl full of happiness!
That's why I have something super exciting to tell you all, there's an all new ramen restaurant that just opened up in Montreal!
The ramen here is insanely authentic, using homemade Japanese noodles, Tonkontsu broth and local ingredients! The bowl is stuffed with veggies like chasu, a hard boiled egg, Asian spinach, bean sprouts, and more!
Vegan and vegetarian food used to an unappealing thought not long ago. But lately the trend of making healthy, cruelty-free food in new, fun and delicious ways has taken off and we no longer hear the words "vegan" or "vegetarian" tagged onto a dish and expect it to be gross.
Fruits and veggies are being made, not just as sides anymore but as the main stars of the dish! That's why we've seen so many cool and unique vegan and vegetarian restaurants opening up in the city, which is just so amazing!
Now there's new vegan/vegetarian restaurant opening up, and it's going to be seriously AMAZING!
I'm sure we've all heard of the classic Korean BBQ restaurants that our city is full of. We've come to know and love this type of cuisine because not only is it delicious it's also super fun to cook your own food at the table!
There's also something called Yakiniku, which is Japanese BBQ and although it's really similar to Korean BBQ there are quite a few differences in these two types of cuisines.
They both involve grilling meat at the table, but Korean BBQ usually involves pre-marinated meats whereas Japanese BBQ does not use marinated meats, they serve the meat the vegetables and the sauce is provided on the side.
This amazing Japanese BBQ restaurant has locations all over the United States but it only has a few locations so far in Canada. Luckily, they're opening up a location right here in Montreal!
Their signature menu includes garlic shrimps, kalbi short ribs, spicy tuna volcano, garlic noodles, yaki-shabu beef, bibimbap and so much more! Each location has their own special deals, so we'll have to see what the Montreal location has to offer.
Get over to Crescent street as soon as they open for a huge meal of delicious Japanese BBQ and learn how to cook your own food right at the table.