There is nothing on this earth like a hot, crispy, fresh falafel. And although, let's be real, there's no such thing as a bad falafel, all the best falafels have one thing in common: they're made with a whole lot of love and a whole lot of passion.
Run by three Montreal brothers and their family, Falafel Avenue's dishes highlight the simplicity and versatility of their freshly made, tasty falafels.
The dishes stay true to the family's roots, but also add a unique twist to traditional fare. For example, they offer an ALL baked falafel sandwich (the BigFA), various falafels - flavours including one stuffed with mozzarella (which are to die for!), falafel pizzas, and a whole lot more - plus 5 different homemade tahini sauces, to compliment your tasty falafels!
But the dishes themselves aren't the only amazing thing about Falafel Avenue. The way they prepare their falafels deserves a huge shoutout, too. In order to make these tasty morsels from scratch, every single step is made with a whole lot of love: chickpeas are soaked in water on the daily, freshly cut herbs and homemade spices are added in and then the falafels are ground in-house and fried (or baked!) right in front of you.
And although the prices are incredibly affordable, making this a top spot in the Plateau or Downtown core to grab lunch, dinner, and anything in between... Falafel Avenue still has one more surprise up its sleeve for you guys.
On September 9, Falafel Avenue will be giving away falafels for free! All you need to do is show up to their Plateau location located at 111 Mont-Royal Ave W. and prepare to be delighted with some of their crispy, fresh, and delicious falafels... all for the world's best price (AKA, free. Zip. Zero. Nada).
Whether you've made it through another work week, aced an exam, or managed to cook every meal at home this week, it's important to remember to take a moment to savour the little things.
The good news is, whenever you feel like life has picked up speed and you need to find time to focus on you, there are plenty of simple things you can do to hit "do not disturb" on life and take a much-needed breather.
From indulging in your favourite dessert to curling up with your go-to Netflix show, the opportunities are almost endless. There are no limits to self-care and it really depends on what makes you happy. If you're unsure of where to start, try these six ways to chill out and cater to your well-being. Think of it as a nice little recharge!
Get Lost In A Good Book
First thing's first: reading on your phone doesn't count, so turn all devices off and dedicate some time to diving into a physical book that sparks your interest. Whether it's fantasy, self-help, poetry, or a classic romance novel, there are tons of genres you can discover and get lost in.
Besides, sometimes it's nice to escape your reality for a little while. It's like taking your mind on a vacation without actually going anywhere.
Dig Into Your Favourite Dessert
Is there anything better than taking time for yourself to sit on the couch, put your feet up and indulge in your favourite chocolaty dessert? You can make the moment even more enjoyable by making sure you're always stocked with treats like Deep'n Delicious Cakes, which come ready to eat right out of the freezer. It doesn't get much simpler than that.
Chocolate lovers looking to hit "do not disturb" on their day can satisfy their sweet cravings with a moist, rich cake topped with decadent icing. When it comes to convenient and luxurious ways to treat yourself, tucking into a Deep'n Delicious cake is highly underrated — especially when they come in delicious flavours like Cookies & Cream and Coconut Vanilla.
Have Some Fun With Game Night
Playing games is often underrated. There's a lot of fun — and several health benefits — to be had from making time for play in your life. Whether it's a game of Uno, an online co-op like Among Us, or some time alone with the latest Legend of Zelda release, getting time to play, problem solve and have a few laughs is invaluable.
The great thing about playing games is that it can be tailored to how social you're feeling. If you want time with friends, you can lay out some Settlers of Catan, and if you want to immerse yourself, you can have some one-on-one time with your favourite console.
Try Your Hand At Bullet Journaling
Activities that encourage you to stay in the present can do wonders for your mood. They don't have to be complicated either. Bullet journaling is a completely customizable way to sort through your ideas, make plans, or just share your thoughts. It can be really creative too!
You can be as minimalist or elaborate as you like, the important part is that you're taking a little moment to indulge in something that makes you feel good.
Life can get so crazy and busy that you don't even realize it's passing you by until suddenly it's been months since you've hung out with your best friends.
Spending time chilling out with your BFF, a glass of wine and a few slices of Deep'n Delicious Marble Cake, is a wonderful way to unwind. Everyone deserves some time with their best buds and a moment to indulge every once in a while — no occasion necessary.
Head Outside & Tune Into Nature
Nature is vast, and so are the opportunities to explore it. Try your hand at a few outdoor activities and discover what brings you the most joy. Some people love to go for a jog, others prefer a long scenic hike, and many enjoy a nice bike ride.
Not only does heading outside help you disconnect from the hustle and bustle, but it also gives you the opportunity to tune out the noise of everyday life and tune into yourself a little deeper.
Whether you like to get lost in a good book, unwind with your besties or dig into a slice of cake on the couch, there are endless opportunities to treat yourself. Whatever way you choose to hit "do not disturb" on life, remember that you don't need an excuse to take a moment every single day to do what makes you happy.
Visit your local grocery store to pick up Deep'n Delicious, and to find out more check out their website or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Why You Need To Go: Pizza Adamo is well known for serving some of the best pizza in Saint-Henri. You may have to give the smoked meat, pickle and mustard pizza a chance — it's as surprising as it is delicious.
Why You Need To Go: Just when you thought pizza couldn't get any more exciting, Les Garnements proves you wrong. Not only do they have bright and colourful dough, but the toppings are too good to be true: cheese sticks, fried chicken, kimchi, giant pieces of bacon... yes, please.
Why You Need To Go: Michigan is a new pizza counter inspired by the Detroit Style Pizza (DSP). It features a square or rectangular shape, soft and light dough, and a crispy edge of caramelized cheese. In short, it melts in your mouth.
Why You Need To Go: During La Pizza Week 2021, Alto's Meat Lover won first prize in Montreal, according to public votes, and also placed third in Canada. With pepperoni, capicollo, smoked meat, bacon, minced meat, ham and Sicilian Italian sausage, it's not hard to imagine why it won.
Why You Need To Go: Pizza is not only a meal, it can also be a decadent dessert with Montreal Pizz'Cookies, which makes sweet pizzas. Cookies 'n' cream, Kinder Bueno, Kit Kat, S'mores... There's something for everyone.
Playing on how Premier François Legault loves to describe small gatherings as "p'tit parties," MC Gilles tweeted at Legault asking if the massive crowd outside the Bell Centre was considered a small-, medium- or large-sized party.
Question pour un ami,
Petit, moyen ou gros party?
Phillip Danault's pizza at press conferences has been the talk of the town for the past few weeks. In addition to getting us all craving pizza, it has many Quebecers wondering when Danault will get a pizza sponsorship.
ITS NOT DELIVERY, ITS DANAULT https://t.co/R5PqWL0pGV
Danault sharing pizza with young Cole Caufield on Thursday night touched many. Guillaume Pelletier came up with the perfect title for Caufield's reaction: "When mom isn't here and dad is in charge of dinner."
Quand maman est pas là et que c’est papa qui s’occupe du souper. #canadiens #StanleyCup https://t.co/Nu6XR4UOF9
Even though their shaved ice desserts are huge, you may not want to share because they're also incredibly delicious.
Each shaved ice dessert on the menu is piled high with toppings ranging from taro to brown sugar milk to mochi, mango and strawberry.
If you're not in the mood for shaved ice — or you're ridiculously hungry — Meet Fresh also has taro balls, grass jelly, purple sweet potato treats, tofu pudding, almond soup, purple rice desserts, waffles and more.