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Diners flock to this rock-solid Polish restaurant in the heart of Old Montreal, drawn in by the warmth and comfort offered by its casual ambiance and lip-smacking food. Indeed, this is a culinary sanctuary, evidenced by pews from an old chapel and refectory tables from a convent. Dishes include all the hearty standards from a traditional Polish kitchen. Some popular choices include the Pierogi - dumplings stuffed with meat, cheese and potatoes, or cabbage and mushrooms, Flaki - traditional Polish soup with beef stripes, and the roasted wild boar. Comfort food at its very best, Café Stash will nourish your body and soothe your soul of the everyday burdens of life.
If, sitting in Montreal, you fancy a super fast stop to Asia & back, Vua Sandwichs is the place for you. Within a span of half an hour you will get a feel of traditional Asian cuisine, ranging from sushi to banh mi. This joint is an attempt to replace typical American fast food with something more wholesome, in the form classic Pan-Asian fare. This restaurant is much favored by students, who can grab a quick bite to eat by themselves or with friends. There are also some great drinks like smoothies & bubble tea to be had at this very affordable restaurant.
The name Five Guys Burgers and Fries conjures up the image of a youthful and casual eatery before the mind's eye, and not surprisingly this imagined picture is quite true to reality. Red and white chequers and sacks of potatoes characterize the dining area; a casual setting where friends meet to share laughter and cheer over a succulent meal of burgers and hot dogs. The staff at Five Guys are friendly and prompt, greeting guests with a cheerful smile and genuine warmth. Sketch a funny cartoon or leave a message of the dart board as you munch on the roasted peanuts and wait for your meal to be prepared. The menu is composed of a modest selection of traditional American burgers topped with cheese, jalapeno peppers, grilled onions and bacon, hot dogs, vegetarian sandwiches and a side of fries. Simple, delicious, and fuss-free, a meal at Five Guys is one you are sure repeat.
This is a favorite pizza joint among students, and does a booming delivery business to nearby McGill University. A medium all-dressed pizza will cost you around CAD12. The homey diner has also expanded into breakfast, lunch and dinner service, offering daily specials between CAD6 and CAD10. It is probably most famous for its 'godlike' potatoes, which come with any number of breakfast specials.
Tejano Bbq Burrito brings about an amalgamation of two favorites, Mexican food and BBQ and their exciting burritos are always well received by locals and tourists alike. Choose your base then go on and select the hot ingredients, try the Spanish rice if you are looking for a veggies treat but indulge in the spiced pulled pork if you are a meat lover. Any Mexican dish is incomplete without some salsa and guacamole, so go on and add a generous amount of those. Grab a seat nearby and dig into your fantastic creation.
Head to Creperie Du Marche to enjoy a hearty breakfast of savory and sweet, gluten-free crepes. A popular establishment attracting locals and tourists alike, this creperie incorporates locally-sourced, fresh ingredients in all of their creations. Try the salmon crepe if you are a seafood fan or go for the vegetables laden crepe that comes with eggs and cheese if you want to enjoy something light. Those who wish to satiate their sweet tooth, the Banana Choc Crepe is simply an apt option. These crepes are quite huge thus giving you value for money.
Café Bistro L'Enchanteur is a laid-back bistro serving comfort food in an exotic atmosphere. The menu changes every week, but the freshness of the ingredients is always consistent, due in part to the restaurant's close proximity to the Jean-Talon Market. Affordable and unpretentious, it features a beautiful covered terrace that benefits from a cool shade, a refreshing spot in the summer to enjoy their homemade red or white sangria.
Chaud Dogs is a favorite food truck in Montreal that serves amazing hot dogs since 2015. The eight-inched, home-mad sausages are made of freshly procured beef and pork. The toppings and dressings on them are according to the seasonal availability of vegetables. With every order, each and every hot dog is made with fresh ingredients, right in front of you. They have less options of food items but has the best combination of sauces and flavors that will make you fall in love. Look out for the pale-yellow colored truck on the streets of the city.