Especially with items like the fried calamari sandwich, which is made of a homemade brioche bun, calamari breaded with polenta, caesar dressing with roasted anchovies, bacon bits, parmesan shavings, braised romaine lettuce, and fresh lettuce for a little crunch.
Maxime Gagné, manager of Mitch Deli, told MTL Blog that the sandwich was inspired by two super popular starters, fried calamari and caesar salad. "Why can't we put these together?" he thought to himself.
You may not see this on the online menu and that's on purpose — The team is constantly changing up the menu and is full of surprises based on locally sourced food.
"We have a good relationship with all of our producers. It's important to us to be eco-conscious," Gagné says.
This place is totally worth the trip, and if you feel like just hanging out at home, you can get Mitch Deli on all of the apps.
Address: 5868, ave. de Lorimier, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: For the most insane sandwiches that are as delicious as they are creative.
Boucherie Slovenia, a boulevard Saint-Laurent institution for 50 years, will soon serve its last spicy sausage.
The iconic home of enormous Eastern European-style sandwiches — Slovenian sausage and towering cold-cuts were staples — will close its doors forever on January 29, said the owners, Lourdes Rodrigues and Jean Teixeira, in a Facebook post.
"Thank you to all our loyal customers, for the wonderful years," they said.
With a menu overflowing with huge, yet affordable, meat and mustard sandwiches — sauerkraut, pickles and Cherry Cokes were also standard — Boucherie Slovenia is the latest of the Main's iconic old-school institutions to close.
The beloved Moishes steakhouse announced its closure under the strain of the pandemic in the summer of 2020.
The Boucherie Slovenia Facebook post asks readers to share their memories of the restaurant and butcher shop, with many offering childhood stories of visiting for a pepperette sandwich or their "underrated" smoked meat, which is "the best in the city," according to one commenter.
Many apparent long-time customers said they wouldn't know where to go to find dishes comparable to Boucherie Slovenia's treasured menu items.
Others remarked on how yet another classic Montreal restaurant is closing its doors. "Nothing replaces these fantastic old shops," said one person. "It's a loss. The rich character of the boulevard is disappearing."
When it first opened in the Plateau in September 2019, BB brought a taste of Africa to the streets of Montreal, using recipes and spice mixes from the Ivory Coast mixed in with a classic French baguette. BB also brought Montrealers homemade sauces, spices, juices and other Northern African dishes.
They even offer vegan and halal options.
Despite opening less than a year before the start of the pandemic, it has quickly become a Montreal staple for its great food and amazing vibes.
On the second anniversary of the original location opening, the BB team told MTL Blog it's proud to open itsdoors in another one of the city's tastiest neighbourhoods.
"After searching a lot, we thought Saint-Henri would be the best place to have the BB 2," owner Jad Ezzeddine told MTL Blog.
"It is our way to come to you, as you guys always came back to us. And of course, we love to expand and share more African tastes and vibes around Montreal."
Though you don't need to be a professional actor, the company is looking for outgoing Montrealers who are regulars at a sandwich restaurant in Montreal. Only Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada can apply.
Auditions for "Project Sandwich Montreal" will be held online on July 16 and the shoot will take place on a day between July 23 and 27.
If selected, sandwich-lovers have to take a COVID-19 test on July 20 or 21, so you'd need to keep both dates open until the test is booked.
Those who get hired will make $75 for a wardrobe appointment, $75 for a COVID-19 test, and $750 for one day of filming. If your footage is used in the final commercial, you'd receive an additional $1,500 to $2,000.
Sandwich Commercial Actor
Salary: $750.00 to $2,250.00
Company: Groundglass Casting
Who Should Apply: Montreal-area sandwich lovers aged 18 to 75 years old. No acting experience is required, and this job posting specifically asks for Anglophones.
Fried chicken appears to be taking over Montreal and we're definitely not mad about it. But if you're eating solo or you want to offset the crispy heat of the chicken with some cool, creamy slaw — among other toppings — then there's nothing more satisfying than ordering a fried chicken sandwich.
These are some of the biggest, juiciest and crispiest fried chicken sandwiches you can get in the city right now. Is your mouth watering yet?