Guys, if I ever write a book one day, it's just going to be a poetry book about how much I love poutine.
And yes, this comes from the girl who ate poutine for one week straight for an article and hated poutine so much by the end of it that, every single time I'd see a french fry, I'd burst into real life tears.
Anyway, I've moved past that point in my life, and I'm now comfortably back in that warm, cheesy, french-fry embrace. Also, pizza and burgers are bae. Together, they're the trifecta of comfort food. If you can find a dish that makes you more happy than pizza, poutine, or burgers do, HMU. I have yet to meet anything that does, TBH.
So, naturally, I've become quite a connoisseur of these three, magical dishes. I mean, don't get me wrong, junk food (comfort food?) is generally super bad for you. And some people just straight-up do not want to even go near a slice of pizza. Which is fine; I mean, you do you, no judgements, live your best life.
But for those of us who flock to these dishes like the proverbial pigeon to a discarded carton of fries, I say, worry not. The key is: everything in moderation. And when you do decide to indulge your grease tooth (wow,
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Sapori Di Napoli
Situated in Montreal's Ahuntsic, this hidden gem of a pizzeria serves up authentic pizzas, plus gnocchi dishes that are legit to die for.
Some of the best and most authentic pizzas in the city are served up at this Plateau spot! The dough is crisp and perfectly cooked; the sauce is delicious; the toppings are fresh; and all in all, it's one good time.
Honestly, I think this is one of the most legit spots in the city. Their pizza dough is perfectly fluffy yet crispy, and cooked to perfection in a wood-burning stove. Plus, their toppings are incredibly fresh and light, making for one pretty perfect pizza.
A Montreal favourite, there is nothing on this earth quite like a delicious, thick pizza from Amelias. Their white pizza, smothered in numerous types of cheese, is what dreams are actually made of.
One of the best pizza-by-the-slice spots in the city, this St. Henri eatery does New York ctyle pizza so, so right. Although all their pizzas are amazing, their spinach pizza in particular is fantastic.
Un Autre Restaurant
Crisp crust, tons of toppings, and an overall delicious pizza, right in the heart of the Mile End? Yes, friends. You can have all that - and more - at this tucked away gem.
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Hamburgers 🍔🍔🍔 :
Most people might think Hachoir is just for awesome tartare, but trust, it's so much more! You can expect some seriously high-quality and delicious hamburgers at this Plateau eatery.
Honestly, Uniburger is one of my personal favourite spots to hit up when the hamburger craving strikes. Their burgers are delicious and fresh, and slathered in their Uniburger sauce, they're on a whole other level of awesome.
At this Little Italy spot, everything is fresh, and everything is homemade. You can only imagine how well that translates to hamburgers. Actually, you can't, because I don't think anyone can concieve of how delicious the hamburgers are at this spot.
This Beaubien Street restaurant serves up some seriously fresh and tasty dishes, with their hamburgers being probably their most popular. And for good reason: they. Are. Mindblowing!
Burger De Ville
If you're a burger lover, the chances are very high that you've heard of Burger De Ville. This spot serves fresh AF hamburgers with thick and juicy patties, delicious toppings, and more than a sprinkle of pure awesome.
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This Villeray diner serves up one seriously awesome poutine, friends. The sauce is delicious, thick, and has a very unique flavour, which makes for one above and beyond delicious poutine.
If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: this is one of my personal favourite spots. Other than the fries and cheese being super fresh, the sauce has a taste unlike many of the other poutine sauces in the city - leading to a poutine experience you won't soon forget.
Ah, Lasalle Drive-In. I don't even know where to begin. Everything here is great, including their pizzas and subs, but their poutines are on a level of their own. Their fries and sauce are legit smothered with cheese, which is a huge win to me, TBH.
Montreal Pool Room
A Montreal institution at this point, the Pool Room has been around for nearly 100 years and I'm pretty sure has been on point every single day.
Decarie Hot Dog
Another Montreal institution, this spot might be named for its hot dogs, but trust, the real star of the show here is the incredibly delicious poutine.