Offering anything from five-star restaurants to cozy eateries and Parisian-style bistros, Montreal is gaining fans worldwide as a... more » foodie haven. Popular items unique to Montreal include maple syrup used as a condiment on bacon or made into candy or butter. (According to the Quebec Federation of Maple Syrup Producers, more than 70% of the world's maple syrup is produced in the province of Quebec where Montreal is located.)
Baked beans and shepherd’s pie with its combination of meat covered in potatoes and peas are also widely found on Montreal dining menus, as are bagels, thanks to the city’s large Jewish population, smoked meats and poutine – a decadent meal made with fries, gravy and cheese curds.
Montreal’s food scene is also privileged to have access to many locally sourced treats that come from its prize-winning fromageries, artisanal chocolatiers, wineries and apple orchards.
When going on a food tour of Montreal, you can mix and match your experience with a sit-down meal at a prestigious establishment like Restaurant Europea known for its maple-seared foie gras served on a hot stone or a "grab n' go" option such as getting a hot pastry from St-Viateur Bagel and taking it down the street to Le Social Club where you can enjoy an espresso.
Montreal also has two public markets that are brimming with local produce, meats, cheeses and flowers, including the Jean-Talon Market and the Atwater Market, and some non-eating fun such as visiting the Appetite for Cookbooks bookstore. less «