Winter months in Montreal are characterized by relentless cold weather, lack of sunlight and vitamin D, and general start-of-year anxiety. It's no wonder, then, that winter is the time when we crave comfort food the most. How else are you going to put on the winter weight to stay warm?\nREAD ALSO: It's Official, Montreal's 'Poutine Week 2019' Restaurant Lineup Revealed!!!\nNothing sooths the mid-winter woes quite like carbs bathing in cream sauce ... or pizza covered in ounces upon ounces of stretchy gooey mozzarella cheese ... don't even get me started on perfectly roasted succulent meat like ribs or roasted chicken.\nIf you're craving a cheat day, don't feel guilty. Let's be real, "cheat day" is everyday in the winter.\nThat said, here are some Montreal spots that are famous for their comfort food. Whether you want breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, each spot serves up taste bud-tingling dishes that will actually make you forget that it's -30 outside.\nView this post on Instagram GREENSPOT ✅ @bukabukacheski @sararaspa @theantoniolanni @mirepoixbydavis @marcvonrude @m1s1t1 @mitchkwc @ianquint #greenspot A post shared by LE GARDE-MANGER & LE BREMNER (@crownsalts) on May 18, 2016 at 10:18am PDT\nThe Greenspot\nThe Greenspot diner in Saint-Henri dates to the 1940s and little inside has changed: the booths still feature individual juke boxes (that no longer work) and antique diner signs decorate the walls. The Greenspot menu has remained classic, too, with dozens of kinds of poutine, milkshakes, and an unbeatable smoked meat sandwich.\nThe diner is located at 3041 Notre-Dame St W.\nLe Coq de L'Est\nLe Coq de L'est is worth the trek to the northeastern tip of Montreal Island. The cozy restaurant serves up unique and delectable dishes, like their rotisserie and fried chicken. Their menu is constantly changing but always delicious.\nCheck out their Facebook page here!\nView this post on Instagram Viewer discretion is advised: this may be cheesy 🧀 . . . . #mtlfood #mtlfoodie #mtleats #mtlmoments #igersmontreal #foodstagram #igersmontral #foodphotography #foodporn #picoftheday #photooftheday #instafoodies #tastemontreal #mtlbrunch A post shared by 🌿 A N B A R A S S I🌱 (@bingewithanbu) on Dec 27, 2018 at 6:13am PST\nParadis BBQ\nMac 'n cheese for brunch? Yes, please! This cozy Plateau spot serves up all the classic home-style comfort foods you crave in the winter, but in a intimate and modern envrionment.\nMore here!\nDrogheria Fine\nThe Mile End staple is the place to go for a quick fix of gnocchi. The family-run business also sells jars of its legendary sauce.\nCheck out their Facebook page here!\nView this post on Instagram When you asked for a Caribbean Mac n cheese 🧀 with Jerk chicken tenders and bacon 🥓.. #1plateatatime A post shared by Chef Jae-Anthony (@chef_jaeanthony) on Nov 6, 2018 at 3:22pm PST\nSeasoned Dreams\nSeason Dreams serves Caribbean jerk chicken mac n' cheese. Enough said.\nRead more here!\nView this post on Instagram Ouf que 2018 à été une BELLE et GROSSE année pour nous ! Nous sommes maintenant rendus avec 4 beaux LOLA ROSA, tellement fiers du chemin parcouru. Sans votre support et votre amour au quotidien nous n'en serions pas là aujourd'hui. Nous vous souhaitons que de belles choses pour 2019 et surtout, nous vous souhaitons de continuer à partager avec vos amis, votre famille, vos amours, au final c'est ça qui compte vraiment ❤️ • #happynewyear • #lolarosa #mtlrestaurant #mtlmoments #mtlfood #restaurant #montreal #lasagne #lasagna #vege #vegetarien #vegetarian #healthyfood #tastemontreal #tastet #mtlfoodies A post shared by Lola Rosa (@lolarosamontreal) on Dec 31, 2018 at 1:12pm PST\nLola Rosa\nLola Rosa is one of Montreal's most famous vegetarian restaurants with locations across the city. They specialize in veggie-friendly comfort food. Their mountain of nachos is a popular choice.\nCheck them out here!\nVia Qing Hua Dumpling\nQing Hua Dumpling\nWith dozens of dumplings, steamed or fried, to choose from, Qing Hua has become a go-to for Montreal students. They also deliver!\nCheck them out here!\n@linizzlenazzleembedded via\nChez Claudette\nThe restaurant on ave. Laurier between the Plateau and Mile End serves classic Quebec cuisine. It's also open twenty-four hours a day, so it's the perfect place to head after an evening of drinking in one of the nearby breweries.\nCheck it out here!\nView this post on Instagram Canada 🇨🇦 day long weekend!! Hope it’s as sweet as my hubby’s pancakes ! Xoxo #brunchlife #jewsihfood #quebecoriginal #montrealfood 📷 @karolinajezphotography A post shared by Arthurs (@arthursmtl) on Jul 2, 2018 at 5:56am PDT\nArthur's Nosh Bar\nAnother St-Henri restaurant, Arthur's Nosh Bar has become a Montreal brunch destination. On weekend mornings, the line extends down the block. This is high-end comfort food for when you need to treat yourself.\nCheck out Arthur's website here!\nView this post on Instagram Sweet (poutine) dreams are made of these 🇨🇦 #latenighteats @mformontreal #patatipatata A post shared by kristinsayz (@kristinsayz) on Nov 17, 2018 at 9:54am PST\nPatati Patata\nThe famous, tiny and colourful joint on the corner of St-Laurent and Rachel is the place to go for breakfast and fast-food delights. Get a pitcher of beer to wash it all down.\nRead more here!\nView this post on Instagram Steamé All Dress #superdeluxe A post shared by Anthony Walsh (@chefanthonywalsh) on Jan 6, 2017 at 10:40am PST\nMontreal Pool Room\nWhen you're looking for comforting food but you're on a budget, this downtown Montreal landmark offers all of your fav greasy Quebec casse-croute staples in an environment that looks like it hasn't changed much since its opening in 1912.\nMore here!\nView this post on Instagram Real or naw?????? 🍔 photo credit: @mayakrishnarogers #macncheese #macncheeseburger A post shared by Devon Rushton • Philly based (@food_ilysm) on Mar 12, 2016 at 5:36pm PST\nBurger Royal\nPutting gooey and and creamy mac 'n cheese on a hamburger is what I call bold. This Plateau spot specializes in not-so-average burgers that will give you that instant happiness boost we all need during the winter.\nMore here!\nView this post on Instagram Oh yes oh yes 😍 lovely diner with @mimix_soupix at DarBar restaurant 😍😍 When you don't know what to take, just take everything 😋 A post shared by Kanitha.💩 MTL 📍 (@kanimen) on Jan 4, 2019 at 8:34am PST\nDarbar\nNothing like a warm and rich butter chicken or spicy curry to light up your taste buds. The comforting dishes from this lower Saint-Laurent spot are especially appreciated during the cold and frigid winter months.\nMore here!\nView this post on Instagram Me: You know I have a thing for the Eastern European cuisine. S: Is that why you slept with so many Russian dudes? So you can get a little taste of their pierogi? Me: Shut the hell up. A post shared by Jamie (@jlairdmtl) on Oct 27, 2018 at 6:35pm PDT\nEuro Deli Batory\nThe home-style Polish food from this Mile-End gem is medicine for the soul. Fluffy perogies, savoury sausage, vinegary slaw, all covered in warm and perfectly salted gravy, this is your winter hangover cure.\nMore here!\nView this post on Instagram 🔥 🐔 🥪 hot chicken sandwich #chaletbbq • best in the biz #verymerry #poutine A post shared by Huge Galdones (@hugegaldones) on Dec 27, 2018 at 3:50pm PST\nChalet BBQ\nSomething about warm gravy that makes all your sorrows just melt away. Good thing Chalet BBQ puts gravy on almost everything. This NDG institution is a prime spot for forgetting your winter blues.\nMore here!\nView this post on Instagram Hellooooo A post shared by Dylan Kong (@damn___dylan) on Dec 5, 2017 at 11:42am PST\nKinton Ramen\nNothing quells the winter woes quite like ramen. It's the perfect balance of salty and fatty. You'll forget all your winter problems while you slurp up bouncy noodles from Kinton Ramen, now with three locations across Montreal.\nMore here!\nView this post on Instagram Bonjour 2019! On est ouvert pour brunch! 🎁👍 A post shared by @ deplepickup on Jan 2, 2019 at 8:29am PST\nDépanneur le Pick-Up\nIf you're craving comforting classic diner-style food, but can't seem to make it yourself at home, this popular Mile-Ex gem has you covered.\nMore here!\nView this post on Instagram Ok so we are about to share our most closely guarded secret. Our go to Le Treehouse spot in the Mile Ex. Enter Dinette Triple Crown home to southern food fried goodness with a twist, they will pack everything in a picnic basket for you to go enjoy in the park across the street! #TreehouseSecrets A post shared by In My Tree House (@le_treehouse) on Jun 29, 2015 at 2:22pm PDT\nDinette Triple Crown\nThis cozy spot is tucked away in Montreal's Little Italy, and serves the most srumptious southern-style comfort food in the city. Classics like fried chicken, mac 'n cheese, and corn bread will have your belly filled and happy even though it's -20 outside.\nMore here!\nView this post on Instagram 🍙🍱🍣 _________________________________________________________ #sushi #sushilover #sushibar #sushilovers #maki #handroll #sashimi #californiaroll #salmon #wasabi #ginger #sushiday #yum #yummy #delicious #delish #sogood #nomnom #nomnomnom #deliciousfood #foodporn #foodie #montrealfood #montrealfoodie #montrealrestaurant #mtlfoodie #mtlfood #mtlresto A post shared by @ themonthofjune92 on Jan 10, 2017 at 2:11pm PST\nSushi Crescent\nAlthough comfort food is usually associated with rich savory foods like cheese and cream, sushi can be just as comforting in the right quantities. If you want to stuff yourself silly, this downtown all-you-can-eat sushi spot has you covered.\nMore here!\nView this post on Instagram Credit @gabiliciousxsx ♥️LOOKING FOR FOODIES FOR TASTING N PHOTO write us! ♥️A LA RECHERCHE DE FOODIES POUR ESSAYER NOTRE MENU ET PHOTOS. Ecrivez nous! ♥️ #mtlblogger #mtlfood #mtlbloggers #mtlfoodies #mtlfoodie #mtlresto #mtlinfluencer #mtl #montrealblogger #montrealblog #montrealfood #montreality #montrealinfluencers #montrealfoodie #montrealfoodies #pizza #pizzas #mtlpizza #restaurantmtl #pizza #pasta #pastas #foodporn #food #foodstagram #instafood @mcgillu @mcgilladmissions @mcgillstarterpacks A post shared by Amelias Pizza (@ameliaspizza) on Nov 6, 2018 at 12:56pm PST\nAmelias Pizza\nEverything from this McGill Ghetto spot is either covered in cream or cheese. Like, a lot of cheese. It's also bring-your-own-wine, which means this homestyle Italian eatery can get crazy busy. It's 100% worth the wait.\nMore here!\n@juliette_chocolatembedded via\nJuliette & Chocolat\nIt's common to get hit with a crazy sweet tooth in the winter, and when a Kit Kat bar from the dep just won't cut it, you need to invest in the real thing to scratch that itch. The one-and-only Juliette & Chocolat is the prime spot to satisfy your sweet tooth in Montreal. They now have several locations across the greater Montreal area.\nMore here!\nHappy eating, Montreal!