When the cold winds of November set in, you're going to want a meal that's both warming, comforting, and utterly delicious. Soups are overdone, you've had poutine way too many times, and pasta just screams broke student too much. That leaves you with one amazing option: the might grilled cheese.
A truly versatile dish that can be made a plethora of ways, grilled cheese is the kind of simple yet satisfying meal you just need to calm your hunger pangs and help you deal with the impending arrival of winter.
Eating a standard grilled cheese can get kind of repetitive, so Montreal's premier grilled cheeseries (yes, that's a made up word) are taking GCs to the next level this November for the second annual Montreal Grilled Cheese Month.
Both Le Cheese Truck and L'Gros Luxe are participating in this 30-day food event (let us know if there are any more!) that has a pretty simple concept. For every day of the month, both restos will be crafting new grilled cheese creations. That means you get to enjoy a different grilled cheese every day of November, with flavours ranging from simple and decadent to refined and sophisticated.
For the month, Le Cheese has even teamed up with Uber to make getting your taste buds on some grilled cheese even easier. Send the promo code LECHEESE30X30 to any first-time rider, and you can get $10 off your ride there and back from at Le Cheese Casse Croute. Le Cheese is even letting you choose what grilled cheeses they make, so be sure to submit your ideas via Twitter (#betweentwobreads) or by email before the end of the month.
What's in store for your grilled cheese-loving mouth all of November? We have the full set-list for Grilled Cheese Month from L'Gros Luxe below, and thei first week of Le Cheese's menu below, and just be sure to watch out for the rest of the lineup as the month goes on.
I am not too sure if you are all ready for this... I suggest making sure that you have a nice glass of water next to you because your mouth will literally be watering before, during, and after you read this! Montreal sure is known for their amazing poutines but let's be real... Their Mac N' Cheese dishes are even better!
The list below includes restaurants that serve TO DIE FOR Mac N' Cheese! Their delicious melted gooey cheese is absolutely amazing. Let's be honest... Who doesn't love Mac N' Cheese on a cold winter day whether it be for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. So, instead of stuffing up on poutines, get yourself a decadent classic, or gourmet, Mac N' Cheese dish!
Although this spot is known for its fried chicken and on the go picnics, they also serve one of Montreal's most outstanding macaroni and cheese! Som instead of ordering some chiken to go, be sure to get their mac and cheese instead.
For a nice original dish of mac and cheese to bring you back to that good old home comfort nostalgia, I suggest checking out Mache! This Plateau restaurant if perfect for comfort food on a rainy day in Montreal.
This cute restaurant/food truck is solely dedicated to cheese. Not just any old cheese, but savoury mac and cheese that will literally make your mouth water. They even have grilled cheese mac and cheese sandwhiches!
Jukebox Burgers offers a variety of crazy and traditional mac and cheese dishes tha will melt your heart! They are known for their extensive mac and cheese menu, and their "Buffalo Chicken" Mac to spice things up!
Check out Bistro Nolah if you are searching for another West Island mac and cheese restaurant that has mastered the cheese world. They specialize in melty, gooey cheeses that will make you fall in love!
If you and your squad just absolutely love mac and cheese, then La Belle Et La Boeuf is the place for you! their traditional mac and cheese can be paired with any of their 6 sangrias to make you dream of summer! This is a great place to have some drinks and laugh with your squad before summers.
If you ever happen to be craving mac and cheese and you find yourself in NDG, be sure to check out NextDoor Pub! Not only can you get a nice cold beer, but also some fresh and delicious mac and cheese!
If you love some awesome mac and cheese and some even more delicious and larger than life drinks, I suggest treating you and your BFF to Deville! Deville is a great restaurants where you can dress up a little and enjoy from great eats. They have there amazing fish bowl drinks that are perfect for you and your BFF to share that is great when paired with their mac and cheese!
If you love deep fried food and mac and cheese, then BlackStrap BBQ has the perfect combination for you! They are most known for their fabulous deep fried cheese balls that will make you die of a cheese overdose!
This family-run eatery serves the best quality mac and cheese dishes that will have you coming back every week! They use fresh ingredients and will have you addicted to their savoury flavours in a heart beat.
If you want to go to a restaurant that serves Mac and Cheese to the 9, then I highly recommend chekcing out Macbar Et Fromage! Not only is their entire restaurant dedicated to mac and cheese, but they have perfected the dish with new twists and old traditions.
This french little restaurant is located right near McGill for those students who have daily cravings of mac and cheese. Not only are their dishes to die for, but they also add bacon and other touches to make you drool.
Not only is Montreal home to hundreds of restaurants, but some are so AMAZING that you end up waiting... in line... for a long time... BUT! The best ones, in particular the ones one this list, are 514% worth the wait! Yes, I know it's winter... But lets be real, when it comes to something we love, like food, we would do just about anything! Even wait in line outside in -15 degrees for an hour.
So, before you check out all your cash this week, be sure to check out these restaurants in Montreal if you happen to have some, or a lot, of extra time on your hands! There is 514% something on this list for everyone so start planning and clearing your schedule for some well deserved MTL food!
It might sound a little too early to start planning the PERFECT Valentine’s Day date but let’s be honest, IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY! In fact, if you are planning to make restaurant reservations then you better start booking. Yes, it's no secret that we all love food that costs about $200 but let's be honest, NO ONE loves to dish out that kind of money on food for one night!
In fact, what most people do not know is that Montreal is home to SUPERB restaurants that serve even BETTER food than those that will cost you an arm and a leg for under $50! So, to help you guys out, I have composed a list of all the places you and your Valentine can go to for a great deal and dish this February the 14th! It's time to stop going to those restaurants with the $$$ signs when you look them up and instead it's time to check out these affordable MTL gems.
One of my personal favourite locations for a Valentine's date is Toyo in Down Town Montreal. They specialise in Teppanyaki cuisine where they put on a show while making your food. This is a great way to laugh and remain entertained while on a date with your potential BF or GF. Not only do the chefs put on a show, but the chefs are also super interactive with your table! For a full meal including absolutely everything, it only costs between 20-40$.
This spot has a crazy variety of great foods! Not only is it a great place for mValentine's day because of all the superb food, but it's also very affordable! Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on one dish, at Cinko you can order multiple dishes for cheap! They’ve got a hugely extensive menu, with things like nachos, vegetarian chili, Portuguese chicken, and gravlax salad; and they’ve also got different price variations, too. So, for $5, $7, or $9, you can fine dine on Valentine's day.
L’Gros Luxe never disappoints! Not only can you order several dishes and expect nothing less than heaven on a plate, but you won't break the bank this Valentine's day! Their menu is fairly cheap so you can impress your date by telling her to order as many things as they like! You can definitely expect the bill to be under $50
For $35 per person, you and your stunning date can enjoy from French delights! Their main dishes include escargot, salmon, or a pork filet! But don;t forget, you also have entrees and a desert! Here is a preview of their menu:
Snails in artichokes or
Salmon of the Atlantic Ocean burned(blown) out in the Provençal or
Now, for a 5-course meal, you and your date might go a bit over budget considering that Chez Victoire is offering a great deal of $60! Now, I know this is not exactly under $50, but for a five-course meal, I think we can splurge the extra $10! Here is just a preview of their Menu:
FRIED SCALLOP miso / syrup of maple - rabiole - green onion
In agreement: Pouilly-Fuissé on 2014 Castle of Rontets, slept off Clos Varambon, Chardonnay(Chardonnays)
For a vegetarian or vegan Valentine date, I suggest treating them to Lola Rosa! Here they can enjoy delightful dishes of salsas and Mexican-inspired treats! Your special someone will absolutely love it and the bill should be under $40!
Now, once again you might find yourself going over, just slightly, the $50 price limit but come on, who doesn't want to enjoy a 6 course meal with the person they love for only $65! Here is a preview of your soon to be meal on Valentine's day:
Ah yes, the famous chocolate bomb is 100% a desert that you and your date need to treat yourselves to on Valentine's day! Not only is it super amazing to watch like in the video above, but it is also crazy good! This is a chocolate shop in downtown Montreal that is made for those sweet lovers who are running on a budget. I know it is not really a restaurant, but going out for dessert is just as good!
For under $40, you and your Valentine can enjoy some flavourful soup dumplings that will blow your minds! Not only is it an affordable option for those who are tight on money but still want to treat the one they love, but it's CRAZY GOOD! The soup dumplings at Qing Hua is truly marvelous and your wallet will be almost as happy as your and your date will be.
14. Seal The Deal At Satay Brothers This Valentine's Day
Singaporean cuisine sure is incredible! Especially when it's from Satay Brothers! Their menu has a large variety of affordable delights. They are most known for the laksa soup which is priced at only $11.99. So, you and your Valentine can 100% have a great dining experience this Feburary 14th!
If Moroccan food is your forte, then Menthe Et Couscous is the place for you! Everything is super fresh and their couscous is to die for. This is a great location for a Valentine's day dinner since the ambience is fun and filled with beauty. They have live belly dancers that come it to pair with your amazing food.Plus, on Valentine's day, their menu is 50% off so it should be about $40 per person!
For under $50, you and your Date on Valentine's day can enjoy a truly delectable meal at Gia Ba! Not only is it very cute and casual, but it is also very cheap! You and that special someone can order multiple dishes and expect to pay under $50! For example, a main dish such as Salt & Pepper Jumbo Tiger Shrimps won't go over $18.
Another “$5 for everything” restaurant happens to be L’Entrepôt Mont-Royal! It is very similar to Cinko and offers great meals at a cheap price so that you and your date can save and spend on a nice vacation while enjoying a Valentine's day treat!
If you and your Valentine Love ramen, then Yokato Yokabai is 100% the place to be! This is definitely the best Japanese restaurant in Montreal if you love ramen! It's a great place for dinner on Valentine's day especially since but you won’t spend much more than $15 for a giant below of incredible ramen soup.
I am not too sure if you are all ready for this... I suggest making sure that you have a nice glass of water next to you because your mouth will literally be watering before, during, and after you read this! Montreal sure is known for their amazing poutines but let's be real... Their grilled cheeses are even better!
The list below includes restaurants that serve TO DIE FOR grilled cheeses! Their crispy, crunchy bread and delicious melted gooey cheese is absolutely amazing. Let's be honest... Who doesn't love a grilled cheese on a cold winter day whether it be for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. So, instead of stuffing up on poutines, get yourself a decadent classic, or gourmet, grilled cheese!
Laika is not your typical cafe. First, it turns into a night lounge and second it serves SPECTACULAR grilled cheeses. For $12 you can order grilled cheese de cheddar au porto, tapenade d’olives & noix. It may be their only grilled cheese option but it is honestly the only one they need since everyone loves it!
If you like to choose from a variety of grilled cheeses, then L’Gros Luxe is the place for you! They four different types of grilled cheeses on their menu! They've got you covered on classic and crazy grilled cheeses. So, if you want a traditional grilled cheese or a grilled cheese stuffed with poutine, then this is the place for you!
If you are looking for the PERFECT restaurant that literally specializes in grilled cheeses then you MUST check out MLT DWN! Not only does their name say it all, but their grilled cheeses speak for themselves. You can choose from a variety of classic grilled cheeses or funky ones like their rainbow Pride grilled cheese!
When you happen to be rushing around Old Montreal and need a quick bite to eat, then make a pit-stop at Olive et Gourmando! Not only can you expect fast service, but you are also guaranteed a delightful grilled cheese. You can stuff it with some breakfast meats and much more!
You might not expect to order a grilled cheese at a wine and bar restaurant but hey, there's a first for everything! At Pullman you can order a traditional yet gourmet grilled cheese! For $8 you can order a port-steeped cheddar grilled cheese that will make you enter food heaven.
If you can't make decisions then going to Chez Gargantua is going to be one hell of a roller coaster! They offer 8 different types of grilled cheese from classic to fungi and veggie! You can even get their BOSS grilled cheese that includes egg, cheddar, and asparagus.
Once again, with 8 different grilled cheeses on the menu, La Belle et La Boeuf is the place to be. You can order their lobster grilled cheese or their burger grilled cheese for an explosion in your mouth! Each of their grilled cheeses is honestly superb!
Since 1952, Pataterie Chez Philippe has been serving AMAZING grilled cheeses for only $2.40. If you ever happen to be in the Gay Village and are craving a classic grilled cheese then this is 100% the place for you! Not only get you get a simple grilled cheese, but you can also get a grilled cheese burger!
bohemian decor & live piano music, for breakfast & fine grilled cheeses.
This daytime cafe plays live piano music while you enjoy your fancy AF grilled cheese over some bohemian decor. Everyone loves their grilled cheeses that are served with a mini fruit bowl or salad! But what you have to try is their Debile Emmental. It comes with sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, cheese and ham.
This little cafe in the plateau has amazing coffee, but they have even better grilled cheese, earning them their title of “grillcheeserie”. Both the Gruyere and Onion and the Bacon and Cheddar are absolute must haves that will make your heart melt cheesy goodness!
One of Montreal’s favorite food trucks, Le Cheese has perfected the grilled cheese dish. Their grilled cheeses are truly out of this world! Thankfully, Le Cheese opened a restaurant this past summer, so now you can get your cheese fill year round.