5 iconic dishes of Montreal and where to order themSeptember 29, 2016
Montreal truly is a foodie’s paradise. Below you will find a handy guide to where to order food in Montreal, centered around five of the region’s most iconic dishes.
The humble bagel is frequently voted the most iconic dish in Montreal. Traditional bagels in Montreal are made with a difference, however. They are rolled by hand and honey water is used for blanching them. Try a place such as Bagel St. Henri to find this fine example of food in Montreal.
Poutine is a very famous dish in Quebec. It consists of french fries topped with cheese curds and smothered in gravy. There are plenty of places to grab this type of cuisine in Montreal, with Mâche being a key example.
Shish Taouk is a dish that originated in Persia, however there is a distinctive Canadian-Lebanese version of this dish that is very much an iconic part of cuisine in Montreal. Grab this lemony chicken kebab at any number of places, including restaurants such as Shawarmaz.
When asked what they miss most about Quebec, people from Montreal who live abroad very frequently say ‘good quality smoked meat’. When done Montreal style, smoked meat takes the form of pink kosher deli meat – perfect for adding to sandwiches and, of course, bagels. Montreal is home to plenty of excellent Hebrew delicatessens, including places like the popular Shwartz’s, and these are brilliant places to order some of that smoky meat.
This is a Montreal style hot dog, which is increasingly being served in specialized ‘steamie parlours’. One great way to grab a taste of Montreal is to opt for a ‘dressed Steamie’ which is covered in cabbage, onion, slaw and ketchup. Other options are available, though, including hot dogs served with cheese and bacon. Almost any fast food place will be able to cook you up this dish, including eateries dedicated to hot dogs.
Get ready for a foodie paradise in Montreal
That is just a small taste of the amazing cuisine of Montreal. If you are planning a trip to this region of the world, then why not see if you can try all five of the delicious dishes listed above. Make sure to discover some more culinary favorites of the region whilst you are there as well.