Caribbean cuisine is fantastic and reminds us of sunshine and good times, but while you might automatically think of flavorful curries, mouthwatering jerk chicken and comforting goat rotis, don't forget about the humble Jamaican patty. So often overlooked, and imo, severely underrated, Jamaican patties are the perfect handheld snack, and if you've only ever had one from your grocery's frozen isle, it's time to go to the source. Well, at least here in Montreal.
Caribbean Curry House (La Maison du Cari des Caraïbes)
Probably the best roti in the city, this authentic, counter-service restaurant open since 1980 also make some mean patties. Your choice of chicken, beef or vegy for $1.35 each, and if you check in or like on facebook, you get a free patty with your meal. For you chili-heads, ask for the "special" ketchup.
Boom J's serves authentic, mouthwatering dishes and laid back atmosphere, including delicious Jamaican patties. Either eat-in or get them delivered, you get 1 patty for $1.50 or a dozen for $15, and Boom J's offers daily specials.
Originally started in the basement of a duplex, Mr. Patty is a family-owned bakery that specializes in Jamaican patties. They make three different kinds of warm and flaky varieties - Chicken, beef, and vegetables - for $1.50 each, or $12/dozen, and Mr. Patty also do cocktail patties (mini) for $7.50/dozen. Just a heads up, cash only.
Whether you know them as Boulangerie Spicee, Mister Spicee, or simply Spicee's, this place has been around for 40 years and is still one of Montreal's greatest hidden gems. Without even getting into their famous Trinidadian Doubles (because that's a whole other story), a Jamaican patty and a ginger beer from Spicee's always hits the spot.
Montreal's iconic Greenspot Restaurant is selling hot dogs for 74 cents this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri eatery says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Restaurant 74-cent Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot Restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC