The moment we've all been waiting for is here: we can start to go back to Montreal restaurants again. Now, if only we could get back on an airplane and travel again. But, we deal with what we can, and luckily for us here in Montreal, not only do we have amazing restaurants, but we have cuisine from all over the world.

Because so many people often go away in the summer, there's no better time than now to make the most of the summer at home.

So if you're like me and had to cancel a trip or two, here are some of the ways to bring the cuisine and culture to you.

And if you weren't planning on going to these countries, no better way to try their food before you add them to your bucket list.

After all, we all know that food is one of the key factors in where we choose to travel.

So here's a list of twelve restaurants and what cuisine they offer that have officially reopened for dining to let you travel the world from your own city.


Italian: Bistrorante Boccone 

Address: 170, rue Jean-Talon E., Montreal, QC

If you haven't spaghetti-ed yourself out during quarantine, head to Bistrorante Boccone for some authentic Italian cuisine.

Located in the Jean-Talon market, Eater Montreal rates it as one of the best Italian spots in the city.

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Greek: La Maison Grecque 

Address: 450, ave. Duluth E., Montreal, QC

Sad you won't make it to Greece this summer? Not to worry — we've got a pretty big Greek population here in the city who are just as happy to show you the culture and cuisine.

La Maison Grecque in the Plateau is like stepping into a Greek villa, with singing, dancing and baklava to make you feel right at home.

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Japanese: Kyo 

Address:  711, Côte de la Place d'Armes, Montreal, QC

Kyo is embodies everything you're looking for in a trip to Japan: sophisticated, yet laid-back and super bold, yet welcoming.

Known for its izakaya and bento boxes, Kyo is a definite go-to spot for Japanese. It's even got a full list of sake — 25 types to be exact!

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Thai: Pamika 

Address: 901, rue Sherbrooke E., Montreal, QC

Anyone who has s been to Thailand knows that the beauty in the food is that it's so simple and so complex at the same time.

Pamika is a taste of Thailand here in Montreal that gives you the perfect mix of exotic and inviting vibes.

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Middle Eastern: Falafel St. Jacques

Address: 345, rue St-Jacques, Lachine, Quebec

If you love Middle Eastern cuisine as much as I do, you know that there's no better than being fala-full of the yummiest food from this incredibly rich and diverse region.

This Montreal staple for its falafel, shawarma, bakes goods and more. There's even gluten-free laffa.

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Caribbean: Caribbean Curry House

Address: 6892, ave. Victoria, Montreal, QC

If you've been searching high and low for authentic Caribbean food in the city, then Caribbean Curry House is your spot.

The menu specializes in different types of Rotis, so your mouth is sure to take a real island vacation while dining here.

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French: Leméac 

Address: 1045, ave. Laurier O., Outremont, QC

When you think of France, you think of culture and cuisine. Two things that we're very familiar with here in Quebec.

Leméac is probably one of the most well-known French restaurants in the city. It's open for brunch, lunch dinner and late-night bites.

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Indian: India Rosa 

Address: 1241, ave. Mont-Royal E., Montreal, QC

One of the most exotic cuisines out there, Indian cuisine is and spice-filled labour of love that is filled with passion as it is with flavour.

India Rosa is a modern take on the cuisine, offering traditional and creative takes on classics, as well as gorgeous cocktails.

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Latin American: El Garrobo 

Address: 4115, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC

If Latin food doesn't sell you on a trip to El Salvador, then the music and dancing definitely will.

El Garrobo has all the flair of the South American destination that's totally delicious.

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British: Bishop & Bagg

Address: 52, rue Saint-Viateur O., Montreal, QC

Nothing says British culture quite like nights at the local pub.

And Bishop & Bagg in the Plateau is ready to say "'Ello again, luv!" The cozy feel of the place makes you feel right at home and the meals are not just hearty but filled with heart.

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Korean: Pocha de Marie 

Address: 5349, ave. Gatineau, Montreal, QC

One of the best exports from Korea is their cuisine, and K-Pop, of course. 

This Montreal favourite is the go-to spot for things like bibimbap and jeon (Korean crepes).

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American: Jukebox Burgers 

Address: 11798, blvd. Salaberry, Dollard-Des Ormeaux, QC

Price: 💸💸

Don't just travel the world. Travel back in time at Jukebox Burgers.

1950's Americana is definitely the vibe of this joint that will not only satisfy your burger craving but will help you live out your Grease fantasy.

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Bon appétit and bon voyage!

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