Eat and Drink

You're Not A True Montrealer If You Haven't Tried At Least 9 Of These 14 Popular Dishes

They don't call MTL a foodie city for nothing!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Montreal is a food-lover's paradise! People come from all over the world to try some of Montreal's popular dishes. But how many have you tried?

One of the best parts of Montreal is that all of the places that tourists like to go to are places that locals like to check out, too.

And our food scene is no different.

No need to wait for your friend or your cousin to come to the island. You can get any and all of these plates next time you're hungry.

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Poutine From La Banquise

Address: 994, rue Rachel E., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: If you're going to enjoy one of Quebec's greatest exports, you may as well have it at the best spot in town, which just so happens to be open 24-hours.

Smoked Meat From Schwartz's Deli

Address: 3895, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: They don't call it Montreal smoked meat for no reason.

A Bagel From Saint-Viateur Or Fairmount

Address: See website for multiple locations; 74, ave. Fairmount O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: You can't give your opinion on one of Montreal's greatest debates (Fairmount vs. Saint-Viateur) if you haven't tried them both.

Portuguese Chicken From Ma Poule Mouillée

Address: 969, rue Rachel E., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: For chicken so good it'll have you clucking for more.

Dipped Ice Cream From La Diperie

Address: See website for multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: This place is an absolute Montreal staple — even in the winter.

Gibeau Orange Julep

Address: 7700, boul. Decarie, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: It's so iconic, it's got a literal giant orange above it.

Pizza From Fugazzi

Address: 1886, rue Centre, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This may be cheesy but — places like this really make us love our city.

Burger From Notre Boeuf de Grace

Address: See website for multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: For a hearty meal that's everything you're looking for in a Montreal meal — delicious and satisfying.

Jerk Chicken From Lloydie's

Address: See website for multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: One of the best examples of the wide range of cultures and influences right here in the city.

Roti From Caribbean Curry House

Address: 6892, ave. Victoria, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Perfect for those looking to add a little spice to their Montreal diet.

Beaver Tails From BeaverTails

Address: See website for multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: Although this is a classic Canadian dish, the company is actually headquartered right here in Montreal.

Garlic Potatoes From Boustan

Address: See website for multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: Because the only thing better than potatoes is garlic potatoes.

Salad From Mandy's

Address: See website for multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: It's totally possible to eat healthily and still enjoy a Montreal classic.

Ice Cream From Ripples

Address: 3971, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC; and 5554, rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This classic ice cream spot has been showing off Montreal's sweet side for nearly forty years.