You Should Eat These Things: Montreal

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.

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