The Best Poutine In Montreal Is Actually At This Hidden Downtown Spot
This classic dish will blow your mind.
At this point in my life, I consider myself to be a poutine expert. Why, you ask? Well, I'll tell you - because throughout my life, I've eaton a whole lot of it.
Quebec in general is known for being the birthplace of poutine, so it's only natural that Montreal's poutines are all some next level excellent stuff.
But there's one spot in particular that serves a poutine so delicious, it just straight-up stands out among the crowds of delicious poutines.
That spot is Restaurant Lafayette (1874 Rue Sainte-Catherine E), situated just outside of downtown Montreal, in the Village/Ville-Marie area.
It's right in front of Papineau metro, so it's very easy to get to, and despite its old school casse-croute feel, it's a pretty spacious place. Oh - and, of course, their poutines are on a level all of its own.
The fries are cut thick, crisp, and flavourful; the cheese is perfectly squeaky and fresh.
But the real game changer for me? The sauce.
I don't know exactly how I can describe it, TBH. They've got 9 different poutines to choose from, one of which - their "Avec Sauce Brune" features a totally different poutine sauce.
No matter which one you pick, though, you're in for a good time. Both versions of their sauce are thick, hearty, with complex, rich flavours.
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But their regular poutine sauce is my favourite. Not only is it rich, complex, and hearty, but it's got a super unique flavour to it, too, and that flavour will stick with you for a while.
If I'm being totally honest with you guys, I have a lot of favourite poutines in the city. But the one that stands out the most to me will always be Lafayette's, and if you give it a try, trust, you will not be disappointed.