Eat the City: Guide to Montreal Food

  • Graphic Jennifer Aedy

Food is good. Montreal is good with food. Here is The Link’s list to good-hopefully cheap eateries around town. As you will notice, there are a lot of falafel places listed below. If you walk around Concordia’s downtown campus a few times, you’ll likely stumble upon one.

MOE’S (1455 LAMBERT CLOSSE ST.)
Technically named “Casse-Croute Du Coin,” 24 hours, serves cheap food, shows daytime television.

BOUSTAN (2020 CRESCENT ST.)
Sublime. The Link doesn’t use this word often, but this independent student newspaper has seen heaven, and God serves Lebanese schwarma pita sandwiches from Boustan. Enjoy this spiritual experience.

SATAY BROTHERS (3721 NOTRE DAME ST. W., ATWATER MARKET)
Enjoy South Asian delicacies such as pork buns and satay in the Atwater Market while it’s still warm, but the cold won’t stop you from chowing down, don’t worry about it: Satay Brothers moves inside.

KAZU (1862 STE. CATHERINE ST. W.)
It’s a Japanese restaurant that serves shrimp burgers, tofu, and eggplant dip. With these succulent-sounding dishes, it could become a lunchtime staple for you.

ANTEP KEBAB (1626 DE MAISONNEUVE BLVD. W.)
This Turkish restaurants boasts that its kebabs are the best in the city. They’ve even got sandwiches on homemade bread as well.

ANGELA PIZZERIA AND RESTAURANT (1662 DE MAISONNEUVE BLVD. W.)
For late-night pizza that doesn’t make you feel regret as soon as you eat it all. Steps away from Sir George Williams campus.

IMADAKE (4006 STE CATHERINE ST. W.)
You can enjoy many Japanese delicacies at this “izakaya” (place where appetizers are served with drinks).

JOE’S PANINI (1404 DRUMMOND ST.)
Come for the many paninis, stay for the great old school music they play on loop.

AL-TAIB (2002 MACKAY ST.)
Literally steps away from Concordia, they’ve got halal pizza, pita, falafel and so much more.

THALI (1409 ST. MARC ST.)
If Indian food is your fancy, check out this spot on St. Marc St. that’s been regarded as the best Indian eatery in Montreal. They’ve got basmati rice, naan bread, and a variety of other food.

CAFÉ OXFORD (5603 SHERBROOKE ST. W.)
A small old-school diner with decently-price breakfast.

BURRITOVILLE (2055 BISHOP ST.)
No meat, but still amazing and affordable tacos, empanadas, and, you guessed it, burritos.

NILUFAR (1923 STE. CATHERINE ST. W.)
They’ve got falafels, shawarmas and soup! Even a burger if you want it! The people who work there and the prices are going to keep you coming back.

CAFÉ MYRIADE (1432 MACKAY ST.)
Before you pop into the EV building for class, chill on the patio, and enjoy tea and croissants from Myriade.

COCKTAIL HAWAII (1645 DE MAISONNEUVE BLVD.)
Can’t get to Hawaii? Bring Hawaii to you, thanks to this restaurant’s juices smoothies, breakfast, and, of course, cocktails.

ODAKI (1836 STE CATHERINE ST. W.)
All you can eat sushi. Some of their food is served through a conveyor belt!

ST-VIATEUR BAGEL (263 ST. VIATEUR ST. W.)
Montreal is famous for its bagels and St-Viateur is the other best spot for it. Be prepared to defend this 24-hour bagel emporium while arguing against fans of Fairmount Bagel.

PATATI PATATA (4177 ST. LAURENT BLVD.)
Teeny, warm and fuzzy diner with mini-burgers, poutine, fries, beer and fries. Open late, and early, no discrimination towards your schedule.

FAIRMOUNT BAGEL (74 FAIRMOUNT AVE. W.)
Montreal is famous for its bagels and Fairmount is one of the city’s best spots for it. Be prepared to defend this 24-hour bagel emporium while arguing against fans of St. Viateur Bagel.

Or you can just go to the grocery store and buy a baguette with some wine and cheese and hang out in one of Montreal’s many beautifully-landscaped parks (Drinking is only allowed in the presence of a picnic)

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