In our city, there's always some type of new food to try, which is why we're here to introduce you to a very special Montreal bakery: Guiltfree Bliss. If you've always dreamed of a snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth while giving you a boost of protein, look no further. Yep, the treats here are healthy and delicious.
From decadent pancakes to mouthwatering poke bowls, our city is not lacking in food and drink options. If you're looking for a bakery that offers a "healthy alternative to your favourite sweets," you have to give this place a try.
These gorgeously delicious treats are not only a treat for your taste buds but since they're so aesthetically pleasing, they're a treat for the eyes as well.
Guiltfree Bliss' healthy goodies are high in protein as well as being white flour-free, butter and oil-free, and sugar-free.
The owner's mission is to "promote healthy eating and to support people in their physical transformation process, by offering pastries rich in protein and nutritional values."
Not only are these desserts beautiful, but they're also beyond tasty.
And, best of all, there are a ton of options to pick from.
From the protein muffins in a variety of flavours to the protein donuts and dairy-free options, even the pickiest eater will be satisfied.
I personally love the chocolate banana muffin and the Oreo donut.
I have yet to try everything on the menu, but just give me time and I will.
When it comes to the price, six muffins or donuts will run you a total of $20.
And, if you are looking to nosh on the dairy-free option, it will end up costing you a little bit more.
Healthy and delicious: Guiltfree Bliss is truly the best of both worlds.
Cuisine: Healthy baked goods
Address: Pick-up at Shop Santé Montréal, 4399, rue Saint Denis, Montreal, QC; Delivery: Saturdays from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m.
Why You Need To Go: To satisfy your sweet tooth while doing your body a favour!
Now that it's fall and the weather's cooling down, 'tis the season to eat and drink outside as much as possible before winter. According to OpenTable, you don't need to leave the Montreal restaurant scene to have one of the best outdoor dining experiences in all of Canada and the U.S.
Maison Boulud is an elegant French restaurant with modern twists, including the use of local Quebec ingredients. The beautiful garden terrasse is full of lush greenery and even has a duck pond with actual ducks.
"Daniel Boulud's Montreal outpost at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is a veritable oasis amid the concrete of the city's downtown. Its veranda, right on the hotel's landscaped garden, is one of the city's most beautiful outdoor dining options, and the exquisite food from executive chef Riccardo Bertolino rises to that ambiance," writes OpenTable in its description.
"Expect a French-tinged menu with caviar, oysters, foie gras, and fine Quebec lamb and seafood."
The other Canadian restaurants that made the list are Calgary's Bonterra Trattoria, Toronto's El Catrin and Vancouver's Teahouse in Stanley Park.
In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.
Montreal has a new wine bar to add to its already stacked list of drinkeries. Brouillon — third-wave café by day, bar by night — has opened in front of marketing agency TUX at Plaza Saint-Hubert with a natural wine menu, shareable dishes and food from local épicerie Chez Conserva, and a 40-seat terrasse right on the plaza, according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
Described as "warm and eclectic" with "a touch of Berlin," the bar features wood, chrome, brass and leather details, a linoleum floor "reminiscent of old schools," and a raw wood ceiling with a giant glowing Japanese lamp hanging from its centre.
In addition to a menu of over 50 wines, Brouillon serves beer, cider and kombucha on tap, as well as a selection of cocktails.
Tucked away on Saint-Denis, this spot serves up big flavours — from plates to pitchers — with "Asian flavour bombs + Killer cocktails & Sangria," as it says on the restaurant's Instagram page.
Mayhem has made quite a name for itself for its unique flavours of sangria, like Sweet Karma, which has strawberries and Thai basil, Jackie Chan's Punch Mango, made with passionfruit and bird's eye chilli and Bruce Lee-chi with lychee and raspberry.
Plus there are lots of signature cocktails, like the Oasis, consisting of spiced rum, mango, coconut milk, lime and spices.
As for the food menu, it's packed with influences from a range of Asian cultures and cuisines.
"Mayhem, which accurately means ''chaos '', is the name that the chef-owner May chose to give her first restaurant," the website explains. "Chaos depicts the constant waves of ideas running through her thoughts, the mix of flavours, the combination of cultures and the noisy clash of the dining room and the kitchen."
There's even a whole vegan menu!
Chef May told MTL Blog, "Mayhem does not seek to follow the rules but rather celebrate Montreal's multicultural culinary scene."
If you've never experienced Mayhem before, it's definitely something to put on your radar. If you have been, you don't need us to tell you why it deserves another visit. Mayhem has great drinks, great food and an abundance of great vibes.
Mayhem Saveurs Asiatiques
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Address: 4433, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: The only thing more impressive than the drinks is the mouthwatering food menu.
But, in addition to being a glamorous hot spot, Fish Bone also has a creative menu full of delicious seafood items served in unique and unexpected ways. The quartet of four tartare cones — one lobster, one hamachi, one salmon and one tuna — is just one of them.
Another example is the salmon tartare with truffle oil and avocado, which is served atop a coconut shell.
The Maldives Salad is a heaping pile of colour and texture including cabbage, crispy wontons, edamame, tofu, shishito peppers and "sweet angel moon" dressing.
Order the ahi tuna burger and you'll get your tuna with crispy seaweed, avocado, cucumber, jalapeno, and tosazu dressing on a fried Chinese bun that looks an awful lot like a hamburger bun. You'll also get a side of french fries.
If you're a true seafood lover then you are undoubtedly drooling right now — especially if you have a thing for raw bars — so here's the information you've been waiting for: Fish Bone is open Tuesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.