As the city confronts an affordable housing crisis, high-end developments have transformed some traditionally working-class streets into fancy places where yuppies sip espresso in unaffordable condos. And then there's chemin Queen Mary — a street that's dense with small restaurants and that maintains its precious neighbourly feeling.\nWhereas older folks who grew up in the Plateau would probably laugh after learning the cold-water flat they grew up in on rue de Bullion is now worth millions, the area around Queen Mary has remained rich with options for long-time residents and newcomers, alike.\nEditor's Choice: A Group Is Trying To Get Every Single Montrealer To Leave Food Outside On 1 Day This Month\nThat's not to say it hasn't had its fair share of transformation.\nAccording to author Christopher DeWolf, Snowdon, the area around Queen Mary, was an emerging middle-class suburb and retail hub in the 1940s. It had the venerable Snowdon Theatre, a Reitmans, a Woolworths, and a wax museum.\nThings changed in the decades that followed. The department stores closed. The Snowdon Theatre lost business.\nThe construction of the Decarie Expressway in the 1960s certainly didn't help. It split the road in two and, like all midcentury highway developments in North America, gutted the neighbourhood.\nBut it adapted. Anchored in the east by Saint Joseph's Oratory and the Collège International Marie de France, the street is now populated by countless small businesses and places to eat.\nHere are just a few worth checking out!\nRestaurant Hot Africa\nWhere: 4959, chemin Queen Mary\nPosted by Restaurant Hot Africa on Saturday, May 2, 2015\nFrom the outside, this small eatery below a Russian gift shop doesn’t look like anything special but then you taste the food. I challenge you to test your metal against their green sauce, which is spicy enough to melt the flesh from your face in the most delectable way possible.\nWebsite*\nR.E.A.L. Bagel\nWhere: 4940, chemin Queen Mary\nView this post on Instagram Yesterday was #NationalBagelDay, and we celebrated with dozens of sesame seed bagels fresh out of the oven 🥯🔥 A post shared by R.E.A.L Bagel (@realbagelqm) on Jan 16, 2020 at 2:48pm PST\nTheir delicious hand-rolled, wood-oven-baked bagels are on par with anything you’ll find at St-Viateur or Fairmount.\nWebsite\nGrillades Portugaises De Silva\nWhere: 5334, chemin Queen Mary\nView this post on Instagram Chicken artisans.- #polloalabrasa #portugués #johaodamedos #parallevar #spicychickens #Portuguesestyle #charcoalgrill #madmunchies #alldayeveryday #queenmarysbest A post shared by Daniel Zapata🇻🇪🇨🇦 (@danielzapata.daz) on May 7, 2015 at 10:14am PDT\nQueen Mary is pretty far from Little Portugal but you wouldn’t know it at this classic spot for rotisserie chicken.\nWebsite\nBenny & Fils\nWhere: 4944, chemin Queen Mary\nView this post on Instagram SPECIAL LUNCH OF THE WEEK—> SABICH TRIO 12.00$ FALAFEL PITA TRIO—> 12.00$ 🥙🍟🥤 A post shared by BENNY & FILS (@bennyetfils) on May 19, 2019 at 8:51am PDT\nIt used to be called Chez Benny. Then it moved across the street and changed its name to Benny & Fils. Either way, they make very good Israeli cuisine.\nWebsite\nEstiatorio Yia Sou!\nWhere: 5375, chemin Queen Mary\nView this post on Instagram #foodporn lots of meat!! A post shared by QQ Huang (@qq_mtl) on Jul 11, 2018 at 5:25pm PDT\nYia Sou translates to “hello” in Greek and you’re sure to be greeted with an authentic Hellenistic dining experience at this classic Greek grill.\nIt’s got an olive tree right in the dining room and an extensive menu. Also, its souvlaki was voted one of the best in the city by CTV.\nWebsite\nWasabi Sushi\nWhere: 5410, chemin Queen Mary\nView this post on Instagram Sushi and Canada's drag race last night! A post shared by Eaternally Hungry | MTL foodie (@eaternallyhungry) on Jul 25, 2020 at 8:02am PDT\nThis friendly neighbourhood sushi dispensary has amazing food at reasonable prices.\nWebsite\nChops Resto Bar\nWhere: 5322, chemin Queen Mary\nView this post on Instagram @georgesstpierre stuffed me like a pig on my last meal here in Montreal. I will be fasting all day tomorrow to give my digestion a little break from the great weekend of eating and studying here in Montreal #realfood #kosher #steakhouse A post shared by Elite Diet (@eat_like_an_elite) on Dec 10, 2018 at 3:44pm PST\nThis very well might be the only kosher Asian fusion steakhouse and sushi bar on the planet.\nWebsite\nPeking Garden Restaurant\nWhere: 5255, chemin Queen Mary\nView this post on Instagram #noodles ❤️ #favedish #foodlover #memories #family #chinesefood #chinesefoodlover #veggies #pekingardenrestaurant A post shared by Estrellagarcia3 (@estrellafavefood) on Jul 11, 2018 at 12:55pm PDT\nNo-frills northern Chinese cuisine at a reasonable price. What’s not to like?\nWebsite\nJumak Cuisine Coréenne\nWhere: 5335, chemin Queen Mary\nView this post on Instagram Dolsot bibimbap. You will be surprised how much ingredients are in there #bibimbap #dolsotbibimbap #jumakmontrel A post shared by Jumak Cuisine Coreenne (@jumakcuisinecoreenne) on Sep 22, 2016 at 1:26pm PDT\nAn affordable, reliable and delicious spot to enjoy Korean BBQ on your next night out.\nWebsite\nMasala Palace\nWhere: 4961-D, chemin Queen Mary\nView this post on Instagram Lunch Special(Thali) #montreal #indianfood #masalapalacemontreal#thali#food#special#lunch A post shared by Masala Palace (@masalapalacemontreal) on Feb 4, 2020 at 11:54am PST\nThey’ve been serving beautiful Indian food for you to devour for over three decades.\nWebsite\nOlu Olu Poké\nWhere: 4986A, chemin Queen Mary\nView this post on Instagram Olu Olu Poke' 🏝🌺🌸🌼 🏠 4986A Queen Mary , MTL, H3W 1X2 Menu and order at www.oluolupoke.com ☎️ 438-771-6400 Ubereats, Skip the dishes and Doordash also available Dine-in, Take-out and Delivery. A post shared by Olu Olu Poké (@olu_olu_poke) on Sep 2, 2020 at 6:16am PDT\nHawaiian fish salad? Yes please. This place is getting rave reviews online and they’ll even personalize your bowl.\nWebsite\n*This article has been updated.