Guys, I really wish I could be one of those people who stays out all night long catching Pokémon. The sad reality is that I just don't have the stamina to do it. My days are packed pretty tight as it is, and adding an all-night Pokéventure to the mix is just not feasible for me.
But I see some of y'all, out there playing the Poké game like the true masters that you are. I admire you, friends, and I want to help. Walking around the city all day/night is sure to be tiring and appetite-inducing, and if you happen to be looking for a spot to satisfy the food crave no matter what time you're done scouring the city - well, then I've got your back.
1. Paulo Et Suzanne
Lovers of late-night dishes, rejoice. You've legit found your soul spot. Ahuntsic's Paulo Et Suzanne is known for their mind-blowing poutines and delectable breakfast dishes, which they serve up on a 24/7 basis. For an extra special treat after a long day (and night) of Poké-venturing, try their "Philly Bomb", with Philly steak, sausage, green peppers, and more.
2. La Banquise
La Banquise is, at this point, a legit Montreal institution. Located in the Plateau - perfect for everyone burning the midnight oil catching rares near Mount Royal Park - La Banquise is world famous for its poutines, which are fresh, tasty, and consistently on point. Their menu boasts a wide variety of unique poutines, but try their famous "La Taquise": cheese curds, gravy, and fries, topped with sour cream, tomatoes, and a generous helping of guacamole.
3. Joe's Panini
Raise your hand if for you, nothing beats a nice, thick, tasty sandwich. Is your hand raised? Well, it should be, because sandwiches are life. And no one does sandwiches up quite like the people at Joe's Panini. Not only does this spot offer up an incredibly tasty, filling pressed panini - on either brown or white bread - but it's super cheap, too, to the tune of roughly $5. And yes, Joe's is open 24/7, so if you're in the downtown Montreal area looking for Electabuzzes (Electabi?) at night, you knew where to go to refuel.
4. Hawgs Deli
Hawgs has everything, no lie, guys. This St. Leonard/Anjou spot is perfect for anyone and everyone who's just spent the night hunting Pokémon, not just because of the fact that it's open all day and night, but because of their massive menu. They've got souvlaki, pizza, pasta, breakfasts (at all hours!), smoked meat... Basically, whatever your heart desires, you'll find it here, and you'll also just so happen to find that it tastes seriously amazing. So, Pokémon masters, prepare to reward yourselves for a night well spent.
5. Cafe Milano's
This Italian cafe is seriously one of my favourite spots to go to in the city. Their lattes are top notch, which actually works out perfectly if you've been up all night Poké hunting, since you just might be in need of a little caffeine fix. Their subs and salads also happen to pretty much be totally out of this world, making it one of the most perfect 24/7 spots in the whole city to refuel after a long night of creeping for rare Pokémon.
6. Miami Deli
Located relatively close to the Olympic Stadium, which is stereotypically known to be lit AF when it comes to catching Pokémon, Miami Deli is pretty much the perfect spot to retire to after a long and hard day in the life of a Pokémon master. First of all, it's got an adorably unique decor and ambiance, which makes it a much welcome change from the streets of Montreal, TBH. Second of all, they've got a wide variety of food - including all-day breakfasts - which makes it an ace spot to go and rest up after a long day of Poké hunting.
7. Jarry Smoked Meat
If you want a smoked meat poutine done right, then you've got to get it at Jarry Smoked Meat. I don't know exactly what it is that makes this iconic dish so delicious (their fresh, flavourful smoked meat? Their unique, savoury poutine sauce?), but you're doing yourself a huge disservice if you don't try it at least once in your life. And there's no better time to nosh on Jarry Smoked Meat's famous dish than right after you've spent the entire night walking around the city, catching yourself Pokémon.
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