*Cover pic not in Montreal
May is that first month of the year where we all sort of strip down, because none of us are used to the heat.
Before you go and wear booty shorts and a crop top, or a muscle tank to show off your guns, think about wearing those loose Thankgiving-dinner jeans to sport a food baby, because you will definitely need them after eating at all these amazing Montreal pop-ups.
Every year, Montreal takes part in International Restaurant Day, allowing anyone to open a pop-up restaurant in their homes, parks, etc. So if you don't want to cook, but want to eat (like the rest of us do), check out these 12 new pop-up restaurants opening in Montreal this May.
Be sure to use #restaurantday when you post all your Insta pics!
1. La Comida
11:00 to 10:30
Retired chef and past contestant on Chopped Canada - now food writer - Nathalie Des Rosiers will be serving up some delicious authentically Latin food in a gorgeous backyard near Snowdon metro. Her menu includes tacos, arepas and ice cream stuffed donuts, along with a drink menu that will blow your mind. RSVP here.
2. Catering by LC does tapas!
12:00 to 6:00
World tapas, dessert and drinks will be served in a cozy home in the NDG area with an open patio.
9:00 to 8:00
Tamales are a traditional food that extend from the bottom part of Argentina to the northern territories of the South American continent, and will be made authentically in Montreal on May 21.
4. Mitraillete Bagels
The Belgian specialty mix of merguez sausages, Belgian fries and mayo, on top of a half baguette, will be served.
5. Art Pop
11:00 to 7:00
Vegan popsicles for a hot, hot day! The choice of banana fudge or zesty blueberry!
6. Tacos at the Scissor Shack
Street style non-traditional Mexican food and margaritas; serving up three different tacos and some BBQ corn.
7. Big D And The Dogs
12:00 to 6:00
For those craving some amazing American food, Big D And The Dogs will be serving awesome homemade hotdogs and speciality sauces.
8. Momo's Summer Delight
11:00 to 4:00
Indian & Tibetan street food, finally available to us. This spot will be mainly serving dumplings and samosas.
9. Comptoir Desserts
11:00 to 6:00
Allergies, especially in the spring, are no fun. This pop up is a fundraiser to raise money for the allergy desensitization clinic at the Sainte-Justine Hospital. All desserts will be milk, egg, soy and nut free! Look for the booth in the park on St. Hubert and Bellechasse.
10. Terrasse 76
12:00 to 9:00
Spend some time in the sun eating Italian/Caribbean fusion, with some relaxing jazz and bossanova tunes.
11. Le Chef Et Le Baker
11:00 to 4:00
Making some palatable delights for the sweet and salty lovers.
12. The Fermental Stand
11:00 to 5:00
The Fermental Stand will be serving some delicious fermented foods that boost the immune system - perfect timing after cold season. Among their creations will be kombucha, kimchi, and sauerkraut.