A culinary tour of downtown Montréal - Tourisme Montréal Blog


A culinary tour of downtown Montréal

The downtown area of Montréal is home to more than just skyscrapers and fast-paced office workers—in fact, there is a plethora of delicious eateries with an impressive culinary diversity waiting to be discovered. Imagine Persian pastries and creative tapas, just a few minutes away from the main attractions in the centre of the action. Sounds fabulous? Fortunately, that’s exactly what downtown Montréal is.



Nocochi Café Pâtisserie

To start the day with a bang, have breakfast at Nocochi Café Pâtisserie. This quaint and cozy café serves an excellent brunch on weekends, which includes decadent, gluten-free and imported Middle Eastern pastries and other goodies.

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Deville Dinerbar

Have lunch in style at the Deville Dinerbar in a typical but modern and stylish diner décor with a technological twist—the virtual jukebox has an iPhone app. Make sure to order one of their ginormous burgers with a side of fried pickles (and forget about the calorie intake).

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Fou d’Ici

Hungry for a snack? Head to Fou d’Ici. Everything in this fine deli is made directly on site by Chef Daren Bergeron, who uses strictly local products. The best part? It’s located right next to the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des spectacles.

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Foodlab at SAT

Enjoy and share another unique Montréal moment at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) rooftop Nordic Terrace. Featuring low tables and long benches laden with pillows and fur, the Foodlab’s heated yurt features traditional decorative patterns on its central columns and a Nordic-inspired menu created by chefs Michelle Marek and Seth Gabrielse.

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Mâche Restaurant

Luckily, Restaurant Mâche specializes in typical Québecois comfort food and more. Not only do they serve up these traditional dishes the old-fashioned way, they also offer creative spinoffs of each one. Choose from one of the six different versions of their shepherd’s pie, including a veggie option. Or don your extra-stretchy foodie pants to try one of the five types of poutine on the Mâche menu: from classic to massive.

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And to end the night, head to Benelux. Housed in a former bank, this brewpub offers a rustic, industrial décor and a relaxed atmosphere, as well as a wide selection of beers on tap. Cheers!

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  1. Marika

    / Sep 30th

    Lot of choices!



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