Eating out Concordia: Campus food tour

The ultimate guide for ConU foodies

Photo Autumn Darey

Comptoir Koyasun - 6963 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R1 (vegetarian options) 
A brisk five-minute walk from Loyola campus will lead you to Koyasun. The restaurant offers a dozen different Korean dishes for both lunch and dinner. Offering bowls, sandwiches and soups for days when you need something to warm up, the bright, cozy interior is a great place to eat if you need a break from campus.

Olivia's Authentic Chicken NDG - 6563 Somerled Ave, Montreal, Quebec H4V 1T1 (Vegetarian options) 
Sister location to the spot on Maisonneuve Blvd., Olivia’s serves Korean-style fried chicken, salads, wraps and veggie bowls. A 15-minute walk away from the Loyola campus, Olivia’s is a great option when you have an hour or two between classes.

NDG Luncheonette, 6800 Fielding Ave, Montreal, Quebec H4V 1N9 (vegetarian options)

A slightly further, 15-minute walk from Concordia is one of the best spots for breakfast or an early lunch. This option is cash-only, so make sure to bring some with you, or use the ATM inside the restaurant.

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Allons Burger - 1480 Blvd. De Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 (Halal, Vegetarian Options)
A recent addition to the Concordia ecosystem, this burger spot is known for its generously sized burgers. Serving beef and chicken burgers as well as hot dogs, this fast food joint has a build-your-own-burger option as well as standard options. If you’re looking for a little afternoon snack, you can also find deep fried pickles, jalapeño poppers and mac and cheese.

Hinnawi Bros Bagel & Café - 2002 Mackay St, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2J1 (Vegetarian options)
A favourite of many with early classes, Hinnawi offers a variety of bagel sandwiches at a reasonable rate. The interior is modern and intimate, with more seating than you might think when you first walk in. A personal favourite from the lunch menu is the Montreal bagel with a great pairing of pickle, smoked meat and dijon mustard.

Osmow's Shawarma - 1627 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1L8 (Halal, Vegetarian, Vegan Options)
With a big menu of beef, chicken, lamb, falafel and beyond meat options, Osmow’s also offers multiple salad options. In a wrap or in an ‘Ozbox’–complete with salad and your choice of rice or fries—Osmow’s has a lot of quick and tasty options for people looking for a meal any time of day, since they’re open as late as 4 a.m.

Student Tasty Biryani inc - 1620 Av. Lincoln A, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1G9 (vegetarian options)
A hidden gem just up the street from the Guy St. exit of the Guy-Concordia metro, serving a variety of dishes including Biryani, Karhai, Haleem and Thali. Operating for over a decade, the Indian-Pakistani restaurant is open until midnight—and it’s just as friendly to your wallet.

Cafe Aunja - 1448 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1K4 (vegetarian + vegan options)
An Iranian café and tea house just up the street from the Hall building serving smoothies, teas, coffees and lemonades, Aunja also serves sandwiches and pastries. It is open from Tuesday through Sunday.

Antep Kabab. 1626 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1J5 (vegetarian, Halal options)
Located just steps away from the MB building, this Turkish spot is best known for their quick take-out sandwiches. Antep Kabab is open early enough for lunch and late enough for those late night study sessions.

Bulk Barn - 1616 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1L7 (FB Street Level)
For those not familiar, Bulk Barn is a snack lover's paradise. With dozens of options from candy and nuts to soup and peanut butter, you can get all kinds of snack and food options here at a low cost. Pro tip: go on a Wednesday with your student ID and a container to take advantage of an extra 15 per cent off for students.

This article originally appeared in Volume 44, Issue 1, published September 5, 2023.