#pastachips are my new favorite chips! They’re so good and make the best appetizer! #pastatiktok #summertime
The PastaChips hashtag has over 800 million views on TikTok worldwide. The drool-worthy dish is made by baking or frying — whether with an air fryer or deep fryer — cooked pasta with seasoning, and serving it with a dipping sauce.
In Montreal, Kitchen73 is preparing #PastaChips farfalle-style, tossed with Padano Reggiano, smoked paprika and garlic, served with a creamy yogurt dipping sauce with hints of lemon and cucumber.
Address: 1063 rue de la Montagne, corner boul. Rene-Levesque, Montreal, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: Freshly baked bread, imported cheese and food products, authentic desserts, ready-made meals, a pasta laboratory and a coffee bar make Italimenti your one-stop-shop for everything Italy in the downtown core.
This spot offers twenty or so dishes, including grilled cheese with truffles or pasta with smoked salmon and parmesan cream.
And for all the cheese fans out there, get excited that you can order a 200 gram XXL burrata for $24.99.
This spot has gained tons of love on TikTok thanks to a video posted by MTLfoodbuzz, which has racked in over 151,000 views.
The comments on the video show that people who don't even live in Montreal are hoping to get to taste La Casina's dishes one day. And who could blame them?
You've got options when it comes to getting your La Casina experience in. You can order on different food delivery platforms or go there to get take-out and eat your meal at Outremont Park, which is located a few steps away from the restaurant!
Address: 5314, ave. du Parc, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: This spot is a burrata, pasta and truffle heaven.
A cozy night in is best matched with a warm meal to indulge in. You get into your fluffy pyjamas, turn up the heater, and then, the internal battle begins. What restaurant is left to order from that you haven’t already had 100 times?
Having spent most of the year indoors, it’s fair to assume you’ve probably exhausted every single restaurant on your takeout bucket list. While some places have been forced to shut down, others have braved the pandemic and introduced even more tempting food and better experiences.
Now, it’s time for you to make new additions to that bucket list! KINKA FAMILY, known for popular restaurants in Montreal including KINKA IZAKAYA and KINTON RAMEN, has launched three new virtual kitchens in the city.
Each concept is available for pickup through their respective online ordering systems and delivery through Uber Eats and DoorDash. With the utmost convenience, food quality, and customer service, you can now indulge in revolutionary Japanese cuisine from the comfort of your living room couch.
Tokyo Sando & Chicken
If you’re looking for a quick, affordable meal in between studying or after a long day’s work, Tokyo Sando & Chicken is the way to go.
This new Japanese-inspired comfort food joint serves one-of-a-kind sandwiches, karaage fried chicken, wings, and fries. Here is where you’ll find unique dishes like their Shogayaki Sando, Spicy Karaage Fried Chicken, and Tokyo Fries.
The kitchen offers an upscale takeout option, featuring unique Japanese-style pasta, also known as wafu pasta, from Ebi Cream to Sukiyaki. The pasta bar also offers Japanese-inspired salads like fresh Daikon Radish Salad and Wasabi Caesar Salad.
Here, customers are recommended to eat with chopsticks to get the full experience. (Who said fine dining can’t be fun, cozy, and sophisticated all at once?)
For those of you feeling more adventurous and experimental, this concept will blow your mind.
ABURI BUNZ serves up blowtorched hotdogs! Prepared using the Aburi method, each hotdog is garnished with a variety of Japanese-inspired toppings including shredded nori, cabbage, bonito flakes, komi sauce, and more.
Featured in an episode of Good Bites, the virtual kitchen offers pork chashu, sausage, and a karaage fried chicken option.
Since no meal is complete without sides, they've got an assortment of appetizers, including Edamame, Potato Wedges, and Tokyo Wedges with bonito flakes, aonori, tonkatsu sauce, and garlic mayo.
Next time you’re all snuggled up on the couch, craving something new and tasty, you’ll know exactly where to look. No matter what you’re in the mood for, these three mouthwatering concepts have got you covered, plus they're super convenient.
KINKA FAMILY's Three New Virtual Kitchens
When: You can order from all three Monday to Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Where: Through the restaurants’ websites for pickup or delivery across Montreal.