The West Island is a relatively cool place to hang out. It might not be recognized as such, however there are certain aspects of the west that allows to it be somewhere Montreal city folk are somewhat curious about. Perhaps a majority of you out there have yet to venture out to the suburbs but have always wondered what it would be like. The suburbs may be talked about as a desolate waste of space that no one should even bother checking out. Over the years this has become a complete falsity the West Island is booming with places to check out that can even compete with some of the coolest restaurants of the plateau. Maybe most hipsters would disagree, but don't knock it until you try it." class="lml-instagram-embed" />Known as a West Island classic located in Pointe Claire Village this is a go to place for pizza and subs. It's very modest atmosphere allows for a super relaxed and friendly vibe. Mostly take outs, you also have the option for a sit down meal but it can get rather squishy. None the less the food makes it all worthwhile, definitely top notch.
1. Twist And Cream
A quaint ice cream place located in Pierrefonds, only open in the summer as it is outside. Fully equipped with an abundance of tables to enjoy your treats. They have the best soft ice cream, and their take on the DQ blizzard known as the blazer is definitely worth a try. The atmosphere is extremely cozy and adds a little taste of home, a sense of comfort and happiness has been known to take over when enjoying a little twisties on a warm summer eve.
2. La Roulotte
An awesome Casse Croûte style place, that has been around for over 45 years. They definitely know what they are doing and it shows in the food that they produce. It's inexpensive and mouth wateringly delicious. If you don't already hit this place up at least once a week you absolutely need to give it a chance.
3. Les 3 Maria
The go to place for Portuguese food in the West Island. The chicken is cooked on a charcoal grill before your eyes and everything in this place is a small taste of heaven. Even if you aren't nearby it is worth the trip. The portions are large and extremely well priced! The owner is super accomodating and attentive to all his customers. Wonderful place.