Must-Try Montreal Spots
In this blog post, O+L review must-try Montreal food spots and discuss if they are really worth the hype.
We are not certified food critics but, we do love good food. So, in today's post, we wanted to share some of our favourite Montreal spots that we think you should definitely takeout or visit once the restaurants reopen.
If you’re looking for a cute, aesthetic-looking brunch spot for you and your gals, Dandy is perfect! We are always so drawn to the aesthetic of a place and if it’s “insta-worthy”. The breakfast menu is relatively small with only 5 items but sometimes less is more! The breakfast sandwich which was amazing and will keep you full for hours! The ricotta pancakes, on the other hand, is a popular menu item but extremely RICH. Think more dessert than breakfast.
Despite the food, you will definitely walk out of here with some cute ass pictures for your Instagram! That’s always a must-have for us!
If you’re looking to be try new places, add this one to your list ASAP. This Japanese tapas restaurant was amazing and the service did not disappoint! The waiter was very helpful when it came to ordering the food. He gave us ideas on how to order for a group as well as his recommendations! One of our favourites from the menu was the Takoyaki fried octopus balls, we cannot recommend this enough. Some other honourable mentions were the sushi, the edamame (!!!) and the gyoza, which were all so amazing too. The ambience is super lively and loud but we loved it. It is a little too dim for pictures inside the restaurant but since it is in the heart of Old Montreal, we snapped some pics outside!
We loved Kyo so much and definitely think you should try it out as well! If you like tapas and trying different things, this is the place for you to try.
Fresh gnocchi della Nonna for 5$? Yes please! We have heard so much about the famous $5 gnocchi on Fairmount street so we had to try them out to see if they were worth the hype. We’ve seen how long the lines could get at Drogheria Fine but luckily didn't encounter any and only had to wait about 10-15 minutes for the freshest gnocchi ever! This specialty grocery store turned take-out street gnocchi is a must-try. Olivia + Laura got their gnocchi spicy and let's just say that spicy IS spicy. We were not a huge fan of enormous amount of red chilli flakes but still amazing nonethless!
For the price, these gnocchis were delicious but we can never compare them to nonna's gnocchis. If you're a fan of spice, we suggest getting the spicy gnocchi. If not, the regular gnocchi are just as good!
One of our best friends, Alissa, recommended this place to us and said it reminded her of the gyros we had in Greece 4 years ago. This restaurant is amazing if you’re in the mood for Greek food! Laura tried the chicken gyro pita and must admit that it is a close second to the $3 gyro we had in the streets of Greece. The calamari are also really good but we suggest getting them only if you're eating them at the restaurant.
If you're looking for a taste of Greece, Nostos is the place to go. The gyros were outstanding and it is now our go-to for greek food!
Although launched in 2016, September Surf has become a must-try spot for many Montrealers in recent months, and we can understand why. After just one bite of our breakfast sandwiches, we were in love. Even in the days following, we kept thinking about those mouth-watering brioche buns filled with egg, smoked ham, spicy mayo and other condiments. We're drooling again just writing this! Definitely worth the hype.
September Surf is a place we would recommend to everyone, and we can't wait to try the other options they have, like the pancakes or the Halloumi Toast. Or maybe we'll get both.
Slice and Soda
A slice of pizza the size of our heads for only 5 dollars; who wouldn't want to try that? With 4 locations across Montreal, Slice and Soda has made several appearances on our Instagram with their iconic New York-style pizza and fruity soda drinks. Is it super popular right now, and the recurring line outside is proof. (We, Montrealers, must love our pizza to stand there in the winter cold.)
Full disclosure, we thought the soda was more of a fruity juice; instead, it was gasified flavoured water. Nonetheless, it was refreshing and paired well with the pizza.
If you're a fan of all-dressed pizza, definitely try the carnivore pizza. If not, plain cheese is the way to go.
Yes, yes, yes, Ramen Misoya is worth all the hype. If you are a foodie or a university student in Montreal, you would have heard of this spectacular hole in the wall. It may seem like just ramen to some, but nothing compares to the salty broth and noodles that Misoya provides. Also, the price is *chef's kiss* and you will leave there feeling so satisfied. The menu was slightly confusing; however, the staff was always willing to explain it.
Ramen Misoya, we miss you and cannot wait to be back!
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