A few months ago, A co-worker and I went on a quest to find the 5 best restaurants for every station along Montreal's Metro.
You'd think we would be satisfied, but apparently our list just wasn't specific enough. We know our readers are hungry, and the thing they're the most hungry for is poutine.
So naturally we decided to track down one poutine restaurants for every metro station.
This way no matter where you are, you'll know exactly where to find the nearest poutine.
It's essential to your survival and you know it.
Because if there are two things that unite Montrealers (physically and figuratively, respectively), it's the metro network and our collective love of poutine.
(Note: Cover photo doesn't list every station to avoid clutter. For the complete list check out each Metro line individually. Restaurants were chosen based on proximity only)
Connecting Montreal's downtown core, the original stretch of the STM's Green Line went from Atwater to Frontenac stations. In 1976, the line was extended eastwards to Honoré-Beaugrand then westwards in '78 to Angrignon, with the former extension allowing easier access to the Olympic Stadium when the Summer Games were being held.
The most recent of Montreal's metro routes to be built, the Blue Line officially started running in 1986. The only route not to connect with Berri-UQAM, the Blue Line serves the very important function of providing fast-and-easy travel through Montreal's northern neighbourhoods. An extension for the Blue Line is currently being planned, with the four new stations potentially being built above-ground.
Montreal's longest metro line, measuring 30 kilometers, the Orange Line is also the city's most-used, which makes a lot of sense since it connects so many parts of Montreal, from Laval to Old Montreal. And now, with the new AZUR trains, the Orange Line is even more appealing, with the restaurants to be found along the line notwithstanding.
De la Savane
De la Concorde
Despite being the shortest line, and only boasting three stations, the STM's Yellow Line has always been popular. When it first opened in 1967, the Yellow Line served to take folks to Expo '67 (actually, the line wasn't even planned until the city won the bid to host the World's Fair) and Montrealers today use the route to get to the many events held at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Oh, and lets not forget all the people heading to/from Longeuil.