The annual celebration of gravy, cheese and fries features imaginative takes on the classic Quebec dish, including crab poutine, fish n' chips poutine, smoked rib poutine and piri-piri chicken poutine, among many others.
There's also a classic poutine and vegan poutine for the purists and non-meat-eaters.
As always, for dessert, there are churros with your choice of caramel, chocolate or maple syrup dipping sauce.
Circus performers and other entertainers will be on-site on weekends to animate the festival grounds.
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Le Grand Poutinefest — Montreal Old Port
July 21: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
July 22 – July 31: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
August 1: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Address: Quai de l'Horloge, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To try all the wild poutines the festival has to offer.
Canada is known for the stereotype of loving poutine, and this amazing stereotype was created right here in Quebec. Stereotypes are usually considered a bad thing, but with poutine it's definitely not. Here in Canada, and especially Quebec, we DO love our poutine!
This awesome food truck makes some insane poutines like their deep fried cheese curd poutine! It's smothered in salty gravy and they definitely didn't forget about the cheese curds!
5. Charlie's Shack
Charlie's Shack is coming to bring their amazing seafood poutines to the mix this week. They serve deep fried shrimp and lobster all on tops of crispy fries with tartar sauce! Definitely not one to miss this year.
6. Greg's Diner
This insane poutine pictured above is a mac n' cheese, double cheese burger poutine! If that doesn't sound unreal to you then you're crazy. You've got to come and try this awesomely unique poutine this week.
Chez Tousignant has been making a huge splash for their totally home-made dishes, like their above and beyond amazing cheeseburgers, or their totally tasty pogos. But if you ask me, their poutines are the real standout: fresh cheese, crisp fries, and hearty sauce elevate this dish onto a plane of its own.
Do I even need to say anything here? Jukebox is known for combining awesome things with poutine (like their poutine burger, or their poutine hot dog). One of their tasitest combos has to be their mac and cheese poutine: creamy, tangy mac and cheese, smothering a bed of crispy potatoes, delicious sauce, and melty cheese curds.
Verdun friends, you know what's up. Pierette Patates is a casual eatery located in this Sud-Ouest borough, and honestly, you haven't tried anything until you've tried their tasty, hearty poutine, sprinkled in with everyone's favourite classic food: hot dogs.
If you love meatballs, then you're going to love Le Ballpark. Located in the Mile Ex, this spot serves up mainly juicy, tasty meatballs. But they've got other dishes too, like their Cheeseburger Poutine, a combination of hamburger, cheese, toppings, and - of course - poutine.
Le Smoking BBQ is known for their delicious barbecue foods, so if you're in the mood for meat, you know where to go. If you're in the mood for meat and poutine, then you're also in luck: Le Smoking BBQ makes one seriously tasty poutine, topped with sweet, savoury, juicy chunks of pulled pork.
Honestly, all the poutine at this Villeray spot is so, so amazing. (Including their Touski poutine, my personal fave, featuring breaded chicken, sausage, and braised cabbage). Thankfully, Le Gras Dur hosts weekly "all you can eat poutine" nights at their restaurants, so you can get as much of their tasty, fresh, hot poutines as you can fit in your stomach.