We enjoy the finer things and we want others to enjoy them with us.
That is why it is important to familiarize yourselves with The 10 Food Commandments of Montreal.
After all, you don't want to accidentally commit a food-sin and be sent to food-hell. I heard everything there is sold in vending machines.
Lead us not into gluttony but deliver us from hunger, Amen.
1. Thou Shalt Not Put Mayonnaise Or Ketchup On Thine Poutine
Just because it contains fries, doesn't mean it needs fry condiments like ketchup. Its brown gravy is already the most glorious condiment of all. Since were so European, we've taken to dipping our fries in mayonnaise as well which is an even greater sin than using ketchup.
Toasted hotdogs may be superior when cooked at home on the BBQ. But on the go, steamies are the only acceptable option. They taste better, they don't leave any crumbs in your friend's car and they're cheaper. Win-Win-Win.
3. Thou Shall Only Eat $2 Chow Mein Between The Hours Of 2am And 3am
Some things only taste right within the proper time frame. You can't have a candy cane flavored hot chocolate when it isn't christmas and you can't have pumpkin spiced anything in the summer. $2 chow mein probably has the smallest of all these windows. It only tastes good for 1 hour a week.
4. Thine Smoketh Meat Sandwich Shall Always Be Overstuffed
A smoked meat sandwich always has to be WAY TOO overstuffed. The meat to bread ratio has to be at precisely 15:1. If pieces don't fall out, it isn't a real smoked meat sandwich.
5. Thou Shall Always Chose Creamy Coleslaw Over Traditional
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6. Thou Shalt Not Fill Up On Bread
I know it's tempting sometimes since your food is going to take forever and that bread looks so damn fresh and warm. But you must resist the temptation. Do it for all the poor suckers living in non-foodie cities where they have no choice but to eat bread to satisfy what their meal couldn't.
7. Thou Shalt Not Order A Bagel And Creme Cheese From Tim Hortons
Asking them to make your sandwich on a bagel is acceptable but unless it's some kind of emergency, then there's no reason to order an american style bagel in the bagel capital of the world. And while we're at it: Thou shall always choose sesame seed over poppy.
8. Thou Shall Be Extremely Careful About "All You Can Eat" Sushi
If you thought "all you can eat" sushi was a good idea, think again. Just read this cautionary tale and you'll know exactly how NOT to eat sushi in Montreal.
9. Thou Shall Only Use Cheese Of The Skouik Skouik Variety
Say "nay" to that grated cheese and to those evil cheddar cubes. Only the almighty squeeky cheese curd posseses the proper molecular composition to withstand the cheese-melting heat of the poutine while maintaining its structural integrity.
10. Thou Shall Leave Room For Dessert
With so many amazing dessert choices in Montreal, you might be tempted to skip the meal and order dessert right from the get-go. And why not? The list is endless!
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.
And, yes, you'll probably need both hands just to get a grip on one because these babies are monstrous.
The 'Tacoz' at Shawarmaz are made with tannour bread, beef shawarma, fried avocado chunks, melted cheese, pickles, onions, parsley, tahini sauce, and pomegranate molasses. They're also served with a side of french fries and Mexican salsa.
It costs $13.99 for the plate.
But 'Tacoz' aren't the only unique twist on Middle Eastern cuisine that the restaurant offers.
If summer has taken a major toll on your wallet, no need to fear. MTLàTABLE is on until October 11 and thanks to this food festival, you can get some great deals on three-course meals at tons of Montreal restaurants. We found six restaurants offering table d'hôte menus for under $31 for you to indulge in this week.
This city-wide food festival helps you discover unique spots that serve table d'hôte menus made with locally-grown produce. As the fall harvest begins, restaurants will serve soups and stews that include Quebec carrots, morels, oyster mushrooms, eggplants and acorn squash. You can find the full list of participating restaurants on MTLàTABLE's website.
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There's even a gift shop inside the restaurant showcasing fellow female entrepreneurs in the city because being healthy isn't just about what you put in your body, it's also about the positive vibes you give off.
Speaking of positive vibes, the decor is as luscious and vibrant as the menu itself complete with greenery on the walls, neon signs and swings that'll transport you straight to Tulum.
Whether you're just getting started on your healthy food journey or you're looking for a new spot to add to your wellness roster, Spirulina is here for you.
Cuisine: Health food, Smoothies
Address: 392, av. Victoria, Westmount, QC
Why You Need To Go: This place exudes "healthy lifestyle," inside and out!