Although many of us won't be getting to go on a vacation anytime soon, different spots around Montreal can at least take you on a culinary trip around the world. Like Piklìz Comptoir Caribéen, which aims to "bring Caribbean flavours to you with love and authenticity."
The restaurant is owned by two Quebec brothers of Haitian origin, Akim Acacia and Abdel Acacia. The owners say the idea for Piklìz restaurant started after they held "a big outdoor cookout in Angrignon park and more than 100 people fell in love with [Abdel's] food that day."
In November 2019, Piklìz came to fruition in St-Henri. Since then, the spot has been serving up Caribbean flavours to tourists and locals alike.
And now, the spot has a unique picnic menu for two that combines fast food with Haitian flavours and typical Caribbean dishes — perfect to bring to your next park hang.
The $39 option offers two Haitian pâtés, the choice of two dishes between a wrap, poutine or eight wings, two sides of either a mac n' cheese, a large salade, a large bowl of rice or plantains and guacamole, plus a final choice between two hibiscus lemonades or two desserts.
The other option, which is $49 for two people, comes with more typical Haitian food, including poul griyé, shwimps, Haitian pâtés and griyo. You get the choice of two sides from the list above as well, plus two hibiscus lemonades and two desserts.
After having tried one myself, I can promise you that the hibiscus lemonade itself is worth a trip to Piklìz on a hot summer's day.
Piklìz Comptoir Caribéen
Address: 4206, rue Saint-Jacques O., Montreal, QC