If you are a food stylist, food blogger, gourmet chef, caffeine junkie or just a keen foodie, you definitely are more worried about your salad being finely chopped than your appearance. To keep up with your food cravings there are these street food fairs, wine tasting events and food festivals in Montreal. For all the foodies who are avid learners; there are cooking workshops, baking workshops, cake making classes in Montreal and a lot more. You can also explore various food truck festivals happening in the Montreal.
Content your taste buds with sumptuous food. Craving for food already? Explore some amazing food events in Montreal.
Contrary to common misbelief, Montreal food isn’t just French. Variety in food comes with the diversity in demographics of the city. French cuisine may have a dominant influence on overall Canadian cuisine, but it’s far from being just that. The local favorite may be Poutine, French fries sloshed in gravy and cheese curds, but we all know French fries did not originate in France. You can find American, Caribbean, Indian, Chinese, Haitian food joints all over the city. With the revival of food truck Montreal, Montreal street food scene is an experience in itself.
These mobile restos are a summer sensation in Montreal offering mind-boggling varieties, but here are a few that you absolutely cannot miss. Le Smoking BBQ is a meat lover's magnet. Their pulled pork paired with the Montreal classic Poutine is just so delicious. They make a mean pork sandwich too, which goes really well with potato salad and homemade sausages or pork ribs. The new Thai sensation on wheels is Le TukTuk. Imagine tasting authentic complex Thai food in Montreal on the streets. Landry & Filles is a hugely popular food truck which serves Montreal’s culinary classics with a slight twist. Their different variety of meatloaf sandwiches are a rage on Montreal streets. And then there is the taco master cruising the streets of Montreal in their fluorescent green trucks - Grumman78. If you are in the city from August to October, you have to spend your first Fridays of each month at Olympic Park to witness the largest food trucks in Montreal.
It is no secret that Canada has a huge Asian presence and among them are the Indians and the Chinese communities. Indian cuisine is loved and revered in Montreal for its flavor-packed spicy dishes. Le Taj has been one of Montreal’s local institutions and has critical acclaim as an Indian food Montreal restaurant. Though they have a lip-smacking a la carte menu, their lunch buffet spread is more popular. Another Indian gem is Darbar, which has been around for decades and is famous for its upscale menu with a wine list and cocktails. A new addition to the list of famous Indian joints is, Le Super Qualite, which specializes in south Indian cuisine with some superb Maharashtrian options. Some more mentionable names are Pushap, Malhi Sweets, Bombay Mahal, Chand Palace, Thali and Rasoi. Though Montreal still has a small Chinese diaspora, Chinese food Montreal is no less popular. Out of different Chinese cuisines, the Cantonese cuisine has caught people’s tongue, here. Restaurant Beijing Montreal is a local favourite along with Restaurant PM, which is more popular among students for their lunch specials and affordable prices. Nouilles de Lan Zhou is not only known for its punchy broths but also their crafty pulled-noodles show.
Other than the First Friday Food Truck festival, Montreal hosts food festivals around the year and more so during spring and summer. If you want to enjoy some upscale table d’hote menus at a ‘chopped up’ prices, LeChop is a must-visit. The biggest downtown restaurants come up with three set price menus, created by their top chefs. A similar festival spanning over a month is Happening Gourmand taken up by nine restaurants in Old Montreal, which offers table d’hote menus of different cuisines at special prices. But world’s largest winter festival, Montreal en Lumiere, takes this city for a spin with their wine pairings and specially created menus by renowned chefs of Montreal. Montreal also hosts a number of annual food festivals during the ‘sugar shack’ season, which is ideal for those with a sweet tooth. A few other festivals you catch on are La Poutine week, the Mac & Cheese festival, Tartare Fest, La Fete du Croissant, Mondial des cidres, celebrating over 300 varieties of Quebec-made ciders and their annual beer festival. All of this must be exciting and to keep your taste buds sharpened, check out AllEvents.in to know more on what’s cooking!
For all the hoggers who are in hunt for appetizing food, we have you covered with some fantastic food and drinks events that satiate your heart.
Find some of the places for Food Festivals In Montreal and food-drink events below: