Fall is a prime-time to step your foodie game. As the temperature drops, socializing with friends takes a turn to low-key drinks and food mode, and intense partying of the summer winds down. Trust me, it's a good thing.
Montrealers are in for a treat this month - from Thai to tacos - there are tons of new food options to choose from. Whether it's casual or fine dining, have a look at some of the highly anticipated restaurant opening of the season. Enjoy!
1. If you're craving a little spice in your life, stop by in the mile-ex area, just opened this week!
Stop everything, new taco spot alert! I don't care how many taco spots are opening, I get excited for each and every one. Because who doesn't love tacos?! Taco Trunp just opened up this fall right near Beaubien metro. Enjoy!
The Caribbean cuisine game is really stepping up in Montreal, and I can't tell you how happy that makes me. Nothing is more comforting than a warm flakey patty or a savory and aromatic curry. If Caribbean food is also your ting, check out Lloydies, just opened!
Get your camera phone ready - a new concept, Barley Cereal Bar just hit the town! Serving up granola and yogurt bowls of different flavors and type. These photogenic bowls will fill and satisfy your stomach as well as your Instagram feed. Check their site below!
Savory noodles are my weakness. So I am pleased to hear the heart of Little Italy is soon going to have a casual Thai resto/market. Quick eats and unique south-east Asian ingredients is the name of the game. Opening any day now. Check out their page for more details!
You think that Laval or anything outside the Plateau isn't relevant, think again. A new pub is about to open - Pub La Chienne a Jaques will be serving up modern pub classics in a laid-back industrial setting. Perfect for a date night or drinks with the crew. Check out their IG for a sneak peak!
If your a student around the Guy area this might be a good option for a quick and healthy lunch. Serving up some vibrant and high-quality wraps and salads, Cafe Jouney looks as tasty as it does beautiful. Check out their IG below!
I love when new concept breaks into the resto scene in Montreal. A modern sake bar for 5 a 7's or date night is just what downtown core needed. Le Blossom is set to open soon. Check out their Facebook page for some teasers!
The owners of the much-loved classic Laurier bistro - Lemeac, are opening up a new concept in the heart of the Old Port. If the food is anything like Lemeac, Restaurant Monarque is surely going to be a success with tourists and locals alike.
9. A new hybrid market/resto spot just opened right near Jean Talon Metro.
If you haven't tried a Poke Bowl yet please get out from that rock you've been hiding under. There is a reason why a food trend like this catches on so fast because it's insanely delicious - not to mention, easy on the waistline. It's a win/win. Check out OKE POKE's opening day event page below!
Where: 75 Shamrock When: October 13th Type: Japanese / Poke
10. For a real taste of Catalonia - modern tapas bar and restaurant is opening soon downtown.
Want to go to Barcelona without the 7-hour flight? Restaurant Iberica is opening soon in the heart of downtown Peel area. So if you're a fan of southern Spanish delights such as cured hams and fine cheeses - get excited, and check out the details below!
Every couple knows the struggle of finding a new restaurant that fits their anniversary vibes, especially when it comes down to last minute plans. We all usually end up just going to the closest restaurant we can find or your couples "go to". But, that's going to stop right here because this is the ultimate bucket list of all the restaurants couples need to try for those an anniversary!
There is definitely something on this list for every type of couple and for every type of occasion whether it be a year or ten! Some are more pricey than others but I am positive that you will find the perfect one for your next date night!
Why you should go: If you love some awesome burgers and some even more delicious and larger than life drinks, I suggest checking out Deville! They have these amazing fish bowl drinks, doughnut balls, salads, burgers, and much more to make your mouths water! I just went there last week to celebrate my 4 year anniversary and it was absolutly amazing.
Why you should go: Big in Japan will legit make you feel like you are on top of the world. Not only is their food amazing, but their ambiance is A1! They have beautiful decor and I swear you will have a blast.
Why you should go: For a great anniversary dinner, I suggest checking out Kampai! Their Japanese garden beer paired with superb dishes will blow your mind! It's a great place for a dinner date and also a night out with drinks since it turns into a hip bar/club after dinner service to make your anniversary 514% better!
Why you should go: They are a upscale restaurant that has a daily buffet breakfast, a Sunday brunch, Happy Hour, a bar, and of course Afternoon tea from Monday to Saturday: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Why you should go: This awesome restaurant serves Pan-Asian cuisine, which is cuisines from all over Asia, not just one area. Some of their best dishes include peanut butter dumplings, general tao, pad thai, chicken mayo, fried rice, Cantonese noodles and so much more!
Why you should go: For some delicious white wine and some fabulous food as you eat under the lights, I recommend looking into Jatoba. Jatoba is a gorgeous garden terrasse where you can enjoy inspired classic Japanese and Chinese dishes made by their chef, Olivier Vigneault.
Why you should go: They serve all kinds of amazing Asian dishes but their specialties are their giant udon noodle bowls, their Donburi and their classic Asian desserts like mochi, green tea ice cream, and green tea tiramisu!
Why you should go: For a date that involves fresh fabulous food and a show, I suggest taking her to Toyo! They specialize in Teppanyaki cuisine where they put on a show while making your food. This is a great way to laugh and remain entertained while on a date. Not only do the chefs put on a show, but the chefs are also super interactive with your table! For a full meal including absolutely everything, it only costs between 20-40$ to have dinner and show.
Why you should go: HVOR is one of Montreal’s best-rated restaurants! Not only is the food amazing, but it is stunning and it is the perfect location for "the one" to enjoy some gourmet food. The ambience is very modern and classy so it’s a great location to make the final move in your relationship.
Why you should go: If you love that vintage but modern feel to a restaurant, then Le Richmond is the place to be! They specialize in northern Italian dining that will have your heart melting on your anniversary.
Why you should go: Joe Beef is known to be one of Montreal’s culinary gems! This is perfect for a cute anniversary since the atmosphere is super chill while the dishes are out of this world! So, you don't have to eat fancy to dine as a king and queen!
Down below is a list that composes of great activities you can do this month and you guessed it, it's all FREE! It's officially the beginning of fall and the crisp October air is among us. So, let's enjoy the festivities in Montreal that are well underway to help us fall start on the right foot this October!
But, if you love cheese more than music, then I suggest going to Montreal's Cheese Festival! On October 5th and October 12th you can go to the C'est Cheese Festival and enjoy reamy Mac n' Cheese, ooey gooey grilled cheese, and melty pizzas!
Don't forget to check out LA BALADE POUR LA PAIX, Montreal's open air museum that will remain installed until October 29th! This major international public art exhibition brings together 72 works by renowned artists.
Down below is a list that composes of great activities you can do this weekend from Thursday, October 5th, until Sunday, October 8th! It's FINALLY October and the cool crisp fall weather is among us calling for some apple picking and pumpkin spice lattes!
So, instead of studying let's enjoy this fall weather and start October with a spectacular weekend! On the plus side, most activities are even free this week, so let's take a break from school and get outside for some pumpkin fun.
This year marks the 18th edition of the Off Jazz Festival taking Montreal by storm this weekend. You can enjoy some sweet jazz tunes from a variety of local and international musicians that will blow your mind.
This cheese festival (called C'est Cheese Festival) is going to feature all of our cheesy favourites including tons of creamy Mac n' Cheese, ooey gooey grilled cheese, and melty pizzas! Not only will this event include all the cheesy goodness you're craving but it's also a game festival where you can challenge your friends to all the classics like giant Jenga, mini-put, video games, ping pong and more!
Ashley's Health Bar just opened upin NDG and it's already killing it with their amazing vegan and vegetarian meals, home brewed ice teas, gorgeous restaurant space and these super cute light bulb smoothies! You can get tons of awesome smoothie flavours like strawberry, kiwi, watermelon and more!
Le Super Qualité is located in Montreal's Little Italy area. and they offer amazing meals AND yummy cocktails! Their food is the best quality that there is in this city! They serve a different Thali dish every week in either non-veggie or veggie options.
The largest street food festival in ALL of Canada will be happening this October on the first Friday of the month which happens to be this October 6th! However, this is the final edition of Les Premiers Vendredis for the entire season. They feature the best food trucks from Montreal and all over Quebec that serve up some crazy good foods!
The Festival du nouveau cinéma is a showcase for cinema of all types, from offbeat, one-of-a-kind niche works to crowd-pleasers to daringly innovative big events! This year marks the 46th edition so you can expect nothing less than a fabulous time.
The Montreal Botanical gardens is hosting The Great Pumpkin Ball where the gorgeous gardens will be teaming with hundreds of pumpkins and gourds. There will also be a pumpkin decorating contest, a monsters courtyard and so much more! While the Biodome and Insectarium have their own amazing events!
Le Cheesecake Bar is located in Laval mini cheese cakes that will blow your mind! They make all kinds of ridiculously amazing flavourslike lemon meringue, cannoli topped cheesecake, key lime cheesecake, red velvet cheesecake, profiterole topped cheesecake, Nutella cheesecake and sooo many more!
Celebrate Canada’s 150th with 150 events this Saturday! Everyone from the Greater Montreal area are invited to check off more than 30 different sports and physical activities from their 150 Play List during the day. This is fun for everyone!
This is a Vinyasa yoga class to raise funds for people in Mexico who were left with almost nothing after the earthquake. This is a Vinyasa yoga class to raise funds for people in Mexico who were left with almost nothing after the earthquake.
Maggie Oakes is a unique restaurant located in Old Montreal that has a huge herb wall that they actually right in front of your eyes. They serve super scrumptious dishes like giant steaks, creamy gnocchi, charcuterie plates, huge plates of oysters, yummy lobster rolls and tons of sweet desserts!
Ah yes, fall is here and you know what that means… Halloween and pumpkin carvings are just around the corner. Pumpkin picking has to be one of the best things about fall so be sure not to miss out! The list below composes of some of the closest and the best pumpkin farms in Montreal!
The Black & Blue Main Event will be having a special edition as it's 26th edition for Montreal's 375th birthday! This year will feature some of the hottest local and international DJs that will make you go crazy as a party of the BBCM Foundation. However, all those attending must be 18 and over.
When: Sunday, October 8, 10 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Amphitheatre Pierre-Charbonneau, 3000 rue Viau
Head on down to Allez up for a rock climbing adventure with your sporty friend from out of town! This is a perfect activity for those athletic tourists since Allez Up has have walk-ins every Sunday from 1-5PM!
GaNaDaRa has becomea very popular restaurant in Montreal thanks to their classic Korean food with a modern flare. They have a killer menu chalk full of fun dishes that is 514% worth the wait! Their Korean styled poutine is a mix of seafood, noodles, fries, beef, and chicken that pairs perfectly with their chill vibes.
Café Ferlucci has changed the cupcake game in Montreal with their mouthwatering s'more cupcakes. Located just steps away from Jean Talon metro, you can pick up some s'mores cupcakes at the drop of a hat!