When I’ve heard people talk about food in Montreal, it’s the same 3 things: smoked meat, poutine, & bagels. Well, the first one is out (vegetarian, y’all!), the second should be out (lactose-intolerant, y’all!), & oddly enough, I’m currently in the process of figuring out if I have a gluten sensitivity.
I know, I’m no food-fun at ALL right now. Good thing I sowed my wild oats with this delicious-ness.
As a transplanted Californian, I had never heard of poutine “pre-Canada”. Now it seems to be my mission to explain it to friends and family in the States. I think this photo will do the talking for me.
Yep. That’s what I thought. & with vegetarian gravy. La Banquise has over 25 different varieties of poutine. Not pictured above but also truly enjoyed was the Mexican version with the addition of guacamole, sour cream, & tomatoes.
Look, we’ve all had bagels before. But Montreal-style bagels are pretty magnificent. We requested whatever was warm out of the oven, made our way to the nearest park with a coffee to go & munched through delicious sesame seed heaven.
& no, there aren’t any photos of the actual bagels. I was too busy eating & all you’re left with is a photo of the sign outside & our empty paper bag.