April 22, 2014 — Who doesn’t like a picnic? Blanket, lunch, sun grabbing a bite to eat in the open air is just one of summer’s many pleasures. Read on for a few prime Montréal picnic spot suggestions and which grab to-go gourmet foodstuffs to take along to take your summertime dining up a notch.
For urban al fresco dining with a dynamic student vibe, Café Grévin by Europea at the Musée Grevin wax museum downtown serves up gourmet sandwiches, salads and pastries just a stone’s throw from the McGill university campus.
Espace La Fontaine on the Plateau wraps up a pretty mean hot or cold sandwich and salad, perfect to enjoy in the surrounding La Fontaine Park where spots in the shade by the lake are at a premium.
Lunchboxes go upscale at Café Vasco de Gama, a Portuguese-inspired eatery/catering service/gourmet market that prepares exquisite sandwiches (among other delicacies) to go. Grab some natas, delicious Portuguese vanilla custard tarts, then head up Peel Street to dine atop Mount Royal.
Anton & James, an “urban cafeteria” on Stanley Street, promises fresh, homemade and guilt-free fast food. Artisanal pizzas, decadent bakery stuffs, flavourful salads and mouth-watering sandwiches will take a Dorchester Square picnic to new heights.
So what’s in your lunchbox?