- Here are 10 great spots to find cheap food near Vanier College in Ville St-Laurent.
- From Chinese, to Italian, to Lebanese, there are your options.
So it's your first week at Vanier College and you're on your first big break. Congratulations! Thanks to Universal Break, you have a 6-hour break between noon and your next class. Isn't college life awesome?
You get maddeningly hungry in hour 1. Munchies on the mind, you get up and think about what you're going to eat.
Oh yeah, you're in Ville Saint-Laurent. There's stuff nearby but otherwise, it's suburbia. You know that there are restaurants around but you have no idea where to go.
Welcome to MTL Blog! Hungry? Not to worry, we've got you covered. Around Vanier, you say? Well...you've come to the right place! Here are 10 spots to find cheap food around Vanier College!
Décarie Hot Dog
What: An institution. The best steamie you'll ever have. The 8th wonder of the world. The same family has been making the same food for over 50 years and will for 50 more. Make the pilgrimage, you won't regret it.
Where: 953 boulevard Décarie
What: Flavourful homemade soups that are one of a kind in Montreal! Seriously — no one else in the city makes Phnom Penh noodle soup. It's a must-try!
Where: 939 boulevard Décarie
Maison Samosa Express
What: A classic, no-frills Indian restaurant that lives up to its name with deliciously huge samosas. Don't sleep on the butter chicken, either.
Where: 1430 rue de l'Église
What: Back when I was in Vanier, this place wasn't around but people rave about it! You'll find budget-friendly Korean food in a low-key setting and huge portions. Why wasn't this place around when I was at Vanier?
Where: 983 boulevard Décarie
What: A short walk past D building and you'll find one of the best-kept secrets in all of Montreal. Abu Elias is perhaps the most authentic Lebanese grocer in all of Montreal. I have fond memories of that place — going back right now! See ya there.
Where: 733 boulevard Cote-Vertu O.
What: Though known as a bakery specializing in wedding cakes and Italian sweets, Dolci Piu has a seriously awesome sandwich and rectangle pizza selection that goes fast around lunchtime!
Where: 849 boulevard Décarie
Maison Shing Do
What: Vanier students (at least in my circle) would debate about which Chinese restaurant was the best: Maison Shing Do, with its awesome peanut butter chicken or...
Where: 910 boulevard Décarie
What: ...Kam Do with its mouth-watering General Tao chicken? Those debates were silly because both are fantastic. Why not go to both?
Where: 971 boulevard Décarie
Resto-Cafe Bar du College
What: du College has been pretty straightforward for over 20 years: delicious pizza and a huge range of Italian comfort food like spaghetti, subs, and more. What more do you need to know?
Where: 1475 rue du College
What: It's the only one in Montreal, after all. I don't recommend this too often but hey, YOLO.
Where: 1595 boulevard Cote-Vertu O.