Travel Munchies: Montreal (Pt. 2- Specialty)

In this post, I’ll be sharing with you the specialty food that I enjoyed in Montreal! This is the second part of my Montreal munchies series, and in Part 1, I reviewed all the cafes I’ve been to.


Chez Suzette

Chez Suzette is a crepe shop located in the bustling Old Montreal. With that said, they are quite busy especially during breakfast/ lunch hours. We came here after the rush at around 2pm, and the flow of customers didn’t seem to stop. The restaurant is in a 3-story building, with a patio out onto the street.

They sell both savoury and sweet crepes, as well as other appetizers and things like sandwiches, quiches, salads, pasta and fondue.

La Parisienne– $13.99 (4/5)

stuffed with Brie cheese, fresh apples

The crepe was thin, delicate, and totally loaded! I appreciate the generous portion of the fillings, but I wish they were distributed more evenly because it was difficult to eat with giant chunks of apples and pieces completely bare of cheese here and there. Still very tasty though- the tartness of the Granny smith pairs wonderfully with the creamy brie.

Garden Salad– $7.99 (4/5)

The salad consists of a variety of lettuce, red cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots. I forget what exactly was the dressing used here, but it was some sort of tangy vinaigrette. Just a standard salad here, ingredients are pretty fresh.

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{1- Terrible :: 2- Poor :: 3- Average :: 4- Good :: 5- Excellent}

Food: 4/5 | Service: 4/5 | Value: 3/5 | Ambiance: 4/5

Overall: 3.5/5

Creperie Chez Suzette Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Site: http://chezsuzette.ca/


Canadian Maple Delights

Now, Canadian Maple Delights is a chain store in Canada, so it isn’t really a Montreal specialty place.. but after walking around in Old Montreal on a hot summer day like it was, we were seriously overheated and needed to cool off with some frozen desserts! Although there’s a number of icecream shops in this area, this place seemed to be the most popular among tourists.

As the shop name suggests, Canadian Maple Delights is known for their maple syrup products. PT

But they also have tons of gelato and sorbet!

Orange Cranberry Sorbet (4/5)

This flavour is super fruity and refreshing, with just the right amount of sweetness. I also liked that there were bits of cranberries inside.

Maple Leaf Cookie Gelato (2.5/5)

I wanted to try one of their maple flavours so I went for the maple leaf cookie. There were chunks of the actual maple leaf cookies in here! Unfortunately, I thought the combination of the sweet gelato and the sweet cookies was overwhelming..

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{1- Terrible :: 2- Poor :: 3- Average :: 4- Good :: 5- Excellent}

Food: 3.5/5 | Service: 3/5 | Value: 4/5 | Ambiance: 3/5

Overall: 3.5/5

Canadian Maple Delights Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Site: http://www.mapledelights.com/maple-syrup/index.aspx


La Banquise

When you think of Quebec, you think of poutine. La Banquise is one of the most popular places in Montreal to get poutine, so we had to pay them a visit of course. Their shop is located on Rue Rachel. (;

We arrived at around 6pm, and the line was out the door!

Besides their famous poutine, they also have burgers, hotdogs, and more. Vegan friendly options are available as well! 

La Rachel– $8.20 (4/5)

green peppers, mushrooms, onions

The portion is no joke, neither of us could finish our plates and they were regulars! Anyways, the poutine was not disappointing- a mountain of fries doused in fatty gravy and topped with grilled veggies. I do wish the cheese curds were squeakier though.

La Dandan– $8.75 

pepperoni, bacon, onions

***

{1- Terrible :: 2- Poor :: 3- Average :: 4- Good :: 5- Excellent}

Food: 4/5 | Service: 4/5 | Value: 4/5 | Ambiance: 3/5

Overall: 4/5

La Banquise Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Site: http://labanquise.com/en/


Fairmount Bagels

A trip to Montreal wouldn’t be complete without trying Montreal-style bagels. From what I’ve researched, Fairmount and St. Viateur are deemed the best in the city, and as much as I would’ve loved to try both, we had a tight schedule so I only got to try Fairmont.

The shop itself is quite small, but when you’re inside, you’re literally surrounded by bagels! It has no seating, so it’s a grab-and-go kind of place.

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Sesame (5/5)

Cinnamon Raisin (5/5)

“Power” (5/5)

No eggs, 100% organic whole wheat flour, all natural honey, raisins, walnuts, sun flower seeds and sesame seeds

Garlic (4/5)

Poppyseed (4/5)
These bagels were so so so delicious! You can really taste the difference of these, that are baked fresh, versus the generic packaged ones. Since they are hand-rolled, they’re all shaped imperfectly, but they are baked to perfection. Golden exterior, and a dense, chewy inside. Out of all the flavours I tried, I liked the sesame and power bagels the best. While the sesame is simple, it is very fragrant, and the power bagel well, just has a bit of everything! The cinnamon raisin is very cinnamony and not overly sweet. However, the garlic one was slightly bitter, and I found the poppyseed a bit plain.

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{1- Terrible :: 2- Poor :: 3- Average :: 4- Good :: 5- Excellent}

Food: 4.5/5 | Service: 4/5 | Value: 5/5 | Ambiance: N/A

Overall: 4.5/5

Fairmount Bagel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Site: http://www.fairmountbagel.com/


So.. school starts tomorrow! Good luck to my fellow classmates that might be reading this, along with all the other students out there. Let’s make it a great year. (: #ClassOf2k16

<3, Rae

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4 thoughts on “Travel Munchies: Montreal (Pt. 2- Specialty)

  1. I literally went to ALL of the exact same restaurants when I lived in Montreal last summer! I think Chez Suzette was so memorable – and I loved Canadian Maple Delights’s ice cream, of course! Did you visit La Marche Jean-Talon?! 🙂

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    • Haha high five! What flavours did you try? 😀
      And nope.. there’s a couple more places I wanted to go too but my mom’s more so into going on “foodie adventures”, just all the tourist attractions. D: This is exactly why we should go travel together someday!

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    • You’ll probably eat like a quarter of it and be like stuffed. xD There’s a lot of variety here too, I just miss the freshness. I want to go to that bagel shop on Main so bad!

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