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pho tay ho

You've just arrived in Montreal with all your hopes and dreams, a suitcase full of sweaters, tuques and boots, a car or bicycle with perfectly functioning suspension and a healthy appetite. Where should you eat to become a Montrealer, or at least to feel like one?

Montreal has forever been spoiled with restaurants of every possible iteration, from world-class award-winning Montreal restaurants to ultra-affordable spots (and some that do both), from restaurants offering the cuisines of practically every corner of the world to joints specializing in Québécois fare (far beyond poutine). This list is an agonizing attempt to define the most essential Montreal restaurants for a newcomer to get a true feel for local food culture and overall culture.

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Alright, guys, not going to lie - it's cold AF out. There is no way to sugarcoat this. We're officially in the throes of winter.

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Is there anything on this earth that hits the spot more than a tasty, fresh, flavourful spring roll? That was a rhetorical question, guys - because we all know that no, there's actually nothing on this earth quite like a crisp, yummy spring roll.

While I truly believe there's no such thing as a bad spring roll, a truly tasty spring roll will absolutely change your life. There are tons of spots that serve up these Vietnamese delights in Montreal; and while all of them serve great spring rolls, a handful of them seriously stand out from the rest.

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Well, friends, I hope you've braced yourselves. Winter is finally here. There's snow on the ground, cold in the air, and a general sense of discontent across everyone who has to make their way through Montreal's icy tundra on any given day.

Sure, winter has its downsides. But it's also beautiful, and the perfect weather for one thing: Pho. Everyone's favourite Vietnamese treat, there's nothing a hot, yummy bowl of Pho can't fix.

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