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Best Montreal Mac n' Cheese

The need for cheese.
Best Montreal Mac n' Cheese

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Everyone knows that some of the best Montreal mac n' cheese recipes comes from the little blue boxes filling the backs of our cabinets and the dank store rooms of our depanneurs. Nothing is better than KD on a late night when you don't have $10 to spend on drunk/high food. Being such a willfully naughty city, Montreal has taken its love of foods that pair with substance abuse to new heights, with many quality restaurants, food trucks, and bars, serving tasty and innovative Mac. We even have our very own Mac & Cheese Week in regard to our famous festival culture!

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These Montreal pioneers in the mac n' cheese game were MTLblog's #1 reader-voted food truck for 2014. Le Cheese are masters of everything cheese. The Mac is rich, goo-y, mixed with peas, cauliflower, and optional bacon. Le Cheese also features crispy grilled cheeses, philly cheeses, and DYNAMITE cheese-filled tater tots.Triple Crown Dinette is Montreal's leader in all things comfort food: fried chicken, pulled pork, brisket, mac n' cheese, and more. All these can be packed in the picnic basket to enjoy in the park across the street. Mac n' cheese here is a standout, with perfect sweet/salty balence, and spirally, zesty cheese. People have said the Mac here has changed their lives. Don't miss great southern drinks and deserts like meringue pie and bourbon bread pudding.Mâche! is a very innovative Montreal restaurant, can't you tell by their punctuation? This American/Canadian restaurant has fantastic mac n' cheese with a twist, a fusili twist! Macaroni and cheese prepared with fusili, a six-cheese sauce, sausages, merguez, braised bacon, and caramelized onions.Les Deux Gamins has a legitimate claim to the best mac in Montreal. Hailed by all who eat here, the rich, luxurious, and creamy, mac is paired perfectly with an immaculate duck confit. The mac here has a baked crust of cheese, with fabulous mac bubbling just underneath.This BBQ and seafood spot has all-star sides. Really great mac n' cheese, collard greens, and hushpuppies.Dirty Dogs is the Montreal dog-spot with a heart of golden mac n' cheese. Dirty Dogs has speciality dogs festooned with mac n' cheesey goodness. The Bernie Mac is a hotdog topped w/ mac n' cheese, bits of bacon, on a grilled bun. The mac is creamy and the bacon is crispy!Beauty's is a iconic Montreal greasy spoon with monumental mac n' cheese. The special here is cream cheese, onion, and smoked salmon on a bagel, but the mac certainly holds its own.Diablos has good quality BBQ and superb quality sides. The fried chicken and beef ribs are top class. Some highlight sides are collard greens and mac n' cheese prepared with choice of cheese: parmesan, bleu cheese, etc., and meats: bacon, sausage, or chorizo.Burger Royal is an amazing spot for burgers, and innovative vegan and veggie options. One of the amazing burger combos is a mac n' cheese burger. The sides of mac are also done right, with a crispy shell of baked cheese on top!Joe's Panini is the 24/hour sandwich spot you know and love. What you might not know is that Joe's also serves up some tasty mac. This mac makes the list for being pretty quality, and primarily for its 24/hour availability. If you've somehow managed to run out of KD (which I believe is a civil offense), Joe's will have your mac fix 24/7.Le Fumoir is a great Montreal BBQ. Serving up the classics like the Texas platter (pulled pork, beef ribs, chicken, and pork ribs) with amazing sides of mac n' cheese, sweet potato fries, apple slaw, and bacon beans. Try the pulled pork nachos! Sometimes there's a burger w/ mac n' cheese for a bun!This innovative and daring Spanish restaurant has decadent Mac n' Cheese à l'Espagnole, with Petit Basque and Manchego. This mac is a whole meal, and can be outfitted with chorizo!

Le Cheese Mac n' Cheese

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Mâche!

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Les Deux Gamins

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Moonshine BBQ

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Dirty Dogs

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Beauty's Lunchonette

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Diablos BBQ

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Burger Royal

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Joe's Panini

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Le Fumoir Rubs Smokehouse

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