It's official: Montreal has too many restaurants. No wonder we all end up sticking to our trusty rotation of neighborhood joints and date-night spots. Humans are creatures of habit.\nREAD ALSO: This Montreal Restaurant Is Hosting A Vegan Pop-Up Shop Next Week\nHowever, some spots may not have the prettiest packaging but deliver an understated food experience. Away from busy intersections and those try-hard Instagram friendly spots, these gems are all about the food, and don't need to prove themselves any more than that.\nMost of these spots are cherished by locals of the neighborhoods they reside in, and are of course family run. Bringing that much-needed dose of personality and charm that many trendy hype restaurants just don't have. So change up your routine a bit and try these hidden spots!\n8. Dobe & Andy\nWhere: 1111 Saint-Urbain // Downtown\nView this post on Instagram Chinese soul food 🍜 5 • Feb • 2018 A post shared by MTL GRUB (@mtl_grub) on Feb 5, 2018 at 4:50pm PST\nWhy you should go: This Cantonese spot is located in the underground city and doesn't look like much from the outside. It is also might be particularly frightening to vegetarians or vegans out there. Once you're inside though, this place serves up some delicious traditional Chinese dishes at a great price.\nWebsite\n7. Chalet Amu Jan\nWhere: 6107 Sherbrooke St West // NDG\nView this post on Instagram First time trying Persian food and it was 💣 We tried their meal of the day: eggplant with yellow peas in a tomato based sauce 😋 Delicious! #coupleeatsfood A post shared by Couple Eats Food (@coupleeatsfood) on Apr 3, 2016 at 2:52pm PDT\nWhy you should go: Chalet Amujan is your classic hole in the wall that will leave you totally surprised. Completly unassuming from the outside, this little Persian joint will make you feel like you took a trip to Tehran and back. The food is fresh and cooked with love, and is also very reasonably priced. Couldn't ask for more.\nwebsite\n6. Hoai Huong\nWhere: 5485 Victoria Avenue // Cotes-des-neiges\nView this post on Instagram Three varieties of beef ✌🏼🤤✨🇻🇳 A post shared by Mtl Food (@weluv2eat) on Nov 1, 2017 at 4:46pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Vietnamese food is probably the kind I miss most! 🍜 #BunBoHue #WeEatWorld #banhxeo A post shared by Jessica Grana 🕊 (@spicedsaucy) on Aug 9, 2016 at 12:24pm PDT\nWhy you should go: Resturant Hoai Huong is a little off the grid, but so worth the trip. Located on Victoria Avenue Right next to Metro Cote Saint Catherine, this spot lives in a true local Montreal neighborhood. After enjoying a flavorful and aromatic bowl of Pho, you can spend the rest of your afternoon exploring a different part of town.\nwebsite\n5. Marche Meli-Melo\nWhere: 640 Rue Jarry E // Rosemont\nView this post on Instagram Midi Méli-mélo A post shared by nick laberge (@magicbergy) on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:11am PST\nView this post on Instagram The BEST Haitian food in town! 🇭🇹 #food #marchemelimelo #haitian #restaurant #may1 A post shared by DARLENE W ♡ Content Creator (@darling_diaries) on May 1, 2017 at 2:18pm PDT\nWhy you should go: Some people claim this is the best Haitian food in town. Serving up massive portions of classic dishes, this hole-in-the-wall will always leave you full and satisfied and will never break the bank.\nWebsite\n4. Euro Deli Battory\nWhere: 115 Rue Saint Viateur West // Mile-End\nView this post on Instagram Now that Boulangerie Clarke is gone (😿) I guess this is officially my favourite eatz on Saint Viateur. #mtl#mileend A post shared by Sammmmm (@thebaffledsam) on Aug 12, 2015 at 2:26pm PDT\nWhy you should go:\ndoubles\nWebsite\n3. Cosmos Snack Bar\nWhere: 5843 Sherbrooke St West // NDG\nView this post on Instagram #cosmos #breakfast A post shared by Hugo Barreto (@hugolbg) on Jan 14, 2017 at 8:51am PST\nView this post on Instagram 🔫 OUVERT! A post shared by @ spatzyboy on Jul 30, 2016 at 8:56am PDT\nWhy you should go: This is an NDG staple that's been open since 1967. They make insane portioned breakfast food at great prices. Expect to wait a bit for a table, especially on the weekends. But it's worth it. Check the link below for all the details!\nWebsite\n2. Maison De Mademoiselle Dumpling\nWhere: 6381 St Hubert St // Rosemont\nView this post on Instagram Dîner du dimanche 😍 #dumplings A post shared by Felix Daigle | « FD » Fitness (@felixdaigle) on May 15, 2016 at 9:55am PDT\firstname.lastname@example.org via\nWhy you should go: Dumplings are quite possibly the most addictive food available in the city, they will stay in your mind for weeks. This little spot is tucked away on Plaza St-Hubert and is a must try.\nWebsite\n1. Mr.Azteca\nWhere: 7349 St Hubert St // Rosemont\nView this post on Instagram Dos Equis. Quatro tacos. Una sopa "on the house" con hot dog 👍🏼#tacoswithbabybrother A post shared by Julia Dawson // Montreal (@juliachewsthefat) on Feb 26, 2017 at 4:14pm PST\n@mrazteca34embedded via\nWhy you should go: They are a bite-sized piece of heaven with just the right amount of toppings served up in a totally unpretentious atmosphere. This is a family run tacos joint that's perfect for a quick and cheap bite on a weeknight. It's worth the trek to Jean Talon, trust.