"Yaourti is a story of a Greek family, a family that just loves Greek yogurt and decided to share its Mediterranean heritage and passion with Montrealers through delicious, yogourt-forward dishes," co-owner Kleio Reppa told MTL Blog.
Inspired by the Greek islands, Yaourti's menu highlights wholesome, rich and flavourful ingredients designed to eat in or take to-go. Dishes include sweet and savoury yogurt bowls, salads, sandwiches, soups, smoothies and desserts, each with the "magic touch of yogurt," as the team likes to say.
Vegan and gluten-free options are available, too. And in these summer months, you can grab some frozen Greek yogurt!
You may also notice that the decor, itself, radiates vibes from the Mediterranean and some of the ceramics and pottery displayed is for sale by local artists. The cafe dons serene, neutral tones with pops of colour — quintessential Greece mixed with hints of Montreal.
Cuisine: Healthy, Mediterranean
Address: 1407, rue Crescent, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: Feel like you're on a Greek island while eating the tastiest Greek yogurt on the Island of Montreal.
Bonyard, which calls itself "King of the Bowls," is a Sud-Ouest restaurant specializing in street-food-inspired bowls and wraps. Their menu items are piled high AF with delicious ingredients like jerk chicken and duck confit or root vegetables as a vegetarian alternative.
The mac 'n' cheese bowls come in three decadent varieties, classic, French and O.G., all of which feature a drool-worthy combination of house-made sauce, extra-old cheddar, gruyere and goat cheese.
A spokesperson told MTL Blog that Bonyard's freebie giveaway will be the O.G., which has Asian barbecue ribs, roasted corn, crispy jalapeno, and gremolata mixed in.
So why is Bonyard giving away free stuff? To celebrate Halloween with an event called "Halloween in Ghost-Town." In order to participate, just head on over this Sunday between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
In addition to the mac 'n' cheese and hot chocolate, Bonyard says there will be other delicious treats (but it promises no tricks).
Halloween in Ghost-Town Freebie Event At Bonyard
When: October 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Address: Bonyard, 5205, rue Angers, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: It won't cost you a dime to warm your soul with delicious, comforting mac 'n' cheese and hot chocolate this Sunday!
It's basically a culinary trip when you open the doors of Mici D'ici!
This new Romanian spot just opened back in August 2021. The restaurant's name "Mici" comes from the name of a Romanian sausage made with "minced meat, delicately spiced, cooked to perfection on the grill."
MTL Blog asked the owners to tell us a little bit about Mici D'ici to which they said, "We sell Mici, a Romanian sausage also called Mititei. We put it in sandwiches and on poutine."
The menu includes items like Naked Mici, the Mici Sandwich, the Chiftele Slider and the Sausage Lollipop.
A recently added menu item has also been popular amongst customers — the Double Cannon: a burger with two Micis in it, a slightly spicy sauce, sauerkraut and fried onions.
Wondering what to get when you go? The owners said their best sellers are the Mici Slider, the Mici Sandwich and the Truffle Salt Fries — in case that helps narrow down your decision. They also were proud to mention that they "have received the accreditation of Aliments du Québec au Menu because the majority of [their] ingredients come from here, hence the name Mici D'ici."
If all of this sounds delicious to you, head on over to Mici D'ici on rue Mont-Royal to test the menu out. Just note that it's closed on Mondays.
Address: 19, rue Mont-Royal E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To get a little taste of Romania here in Montreal!
Valérie Plante has big plans for downtown Montreal if she's reelected mayor and has outlined her party's ideas for the city's economic and social recovery after the pandemic.
From free parking to planting hundreds of thousands of trees, here's what her vision for the future of downtown Montreal looks like.
Her plan, self-described as "ambitious," aims to boost what she already says has been the "best economic recovery" in Canada post-pandemic.
But while the economic aspect of downtown is looking positive, "there is still work to be done to enhance our downtown area and make it more attractive to workers, businesses, tourists, and Montrealers from all over the island," according to her party.
If reelected mayor, Plante promises to:
"support the Palais des Congrès expansion project, and consequently the covering of a part of the Ville-Marie highway;"
"offer free parking downtown on evenings and weekends in December to support our merchants during the holiday season;"
"[accelerate] construction sites and [limit] potential nuisances;"
"support the redevelopment of large offices into adequate spaces to accommodate [small and medium enterprises] and start-ups;"
make "a $1 billion investment by 2030 to develop beautiful, large public plazas in downtown, redevelop key commercial arteries and create vibrant living environments;"
"green" downtown by planting 500,000 trees in four years;
and "facilitate the transformation of vacant office space into housing."
The Montreal municipal election is on November 6 and 7.*
Although Montreal is known for its beautiful terrasses, only one spot in our province made it into the ranking, and it's located in... Laval. So, it seems you're going to want to add LOV Laval to your "to try" list. And no need to stress if you don't feel like leaving the city, there's also a LOV in Montreal — it just didn't make OpenTable's Top 100.
Restaurants in Ontario took up the majority of the list, including eight spots in Toronto such as Amsterdam Barrel House, Cafe Belong and Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.
But, it's important to remember that OpenTable's ranking was "generated solely from diner reviews collected between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021."
So, let's go ahead and assume Quebecers love our terrasses so much that they simply had no time to review them.