With the city finally coming alive again, the list of places to see in Montreal seems to get longer and longer every day. And if Bord'Elle isn't on yours yet, it's definitely worth the addition.
"Imagine walking into a place that has three distinct 1920s inspired spaces that will make you feel as if you have travelled to a moment of great prestige. Each space has been carefully designed to bring an air of exclusivity and a definitive sense of sophistication," reads the booking page for Bord'Elle.
And the great news doesn't stop there — not only can you eat vegan fried chicken guilt-free here, but the restaurant confirmed it plans to have a terrasse for locals to eat and drink "fun cocktails and local craft beers" come summer.
Montrealers two favourite things put into one: terrasses and (fake) fried chicken.
"With all the new fried chicken places, we thought it was important to have a vegan version especially for the sustainability of the planet and good vibes for the animals," the owner told us.
Address: 417, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To get a taste of vegan fried chicken or the "smashburgers" for yourself and see what all the hype's about.
Do you think you could finish the whole thing in one sitting?
California Sandwiches came to Montreal in 2019 via Toronto, where it was already an institution, established in 1967. It's been a staple of Rue Saint-Denis ever since.
The menu includes a veal sandwich, chicken sandwich, eggplant sandwich, steak sandwich, and meatball sandwich.
There are also mini versions of some of the sandwiches (which are pretty much similar to the size of a regular sandwich, then).
According to MTL Blog's food correspondent, Alex Melki, the sandwiches live up to the hype.
"I feel like I'm at someone's nonna's house and she just made me dinner and she's like, 'You gotta eat some more,' and I'm like, 'No I already have the sandwich' and she's like, 'No, no. You gotta eat some more,'" he says.
California Sandwiches is located at 1748, rue Saint-Denis or you can get your massive sandwiches delivered on Uber Eats.
California Sandwiches Montreal
Cuisine: Italian sandwiches
Address: 1748, rue Saint-Denis
Why You Need To Go: Just like nonna would make — meaning, it'd be impossible to leave hungry.