5 Montreal Restaurants You Need to Try This Summer!

We hope you’re hungry.

Montreal is a city known for its culinary experiences. With many renowned chefs, diverse environments and sly city ambiances, there’s a new restaurant worth visiting for every day of the summer. In an effort to avoid compiling a list with over 100 restaurants, we’ve decided to pick our top 6 – one for each remaining weekend of the summer. Join us, on this culinary tour of Montreal-based restaurants.

 

Bevo

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A personal favorite, Bevo in Old Montreal is the perfect evening stop. With amazing pizza and Italian-inspired food, gluten free options, and a large (and delicious) drink menu, you won’t regret hitting this spot up.

 

Terasse Nelligan

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This Montreal hot spot knows how to serve a great dish. If you’re into seafood or finger foods, definitely check out Terasse Nelligan in Old Port. To top it off, they have an amazing brunch, make your own mimosa kits (for only $40!), and one of the best views in the city.

 

Augusto Al Gusto
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This Verdun-based latin restaurant is seriously a hidden gem. Augusto Al Gusto not only knows how to serve an unbeatable meal with huge portions, but the ambiance is quiet and charming, making it the perfect place to grab a bite with your special someone. A word to the wise – you’re best to try this place on an empty stomach.

 

Jardin Nelson

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Feeling like a livelier setting? Downtown’s Jardin Nelson has you covered. Dine on this garden-inspire terasse, with live music and one of Montreal’s best Sangrias!

 

Warehouse

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Nothing beats a five dollar meal on Montreal’s lively Crescent Street. Warehouse Montreal is one of the most delicious stops for hungry individuals on a budget. With each meal costing but $5 and a vibrant atmosphere, this spot is sure to house the best deal (and meal) in the city.

 

Accords

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What’s better than a gorgeous environment, and a selection of wines paired with Quebec-sourced dishes? Well, nothing – and Bistro Accords knows that. This scenic bistro is the perfect restaurant to hit any time of the day!

 

 

We’ve worked up an appetite just making this list! Did we miss your favorite Montreal restaurant? Let us know in the comment section below.

10 of Montreal’s Cheapest Eats

Living cheap in Montreal is surprisingly not impossible.

When your bank account has reached the “span $40 for the next week” state, it’s important to know where the cheap food options are in the city. This is why we created a reference list of some of Montreal’s yummiest/cheapest eats, averaging at around $5:

 

Le Warehouse1446 Rue Crescent, Montréal

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Delicious and cheap, what more do we need? With a fixed $5 menu, Warehouse is the place to go for premiere cheap eats, and features many delicious drink options, making it a Montreal after-class favorite!

 

Montreal Pool Room 1217 Boul St-Laurent

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Famous hot dogs, and many other delicious fast-food staples

 

Nilufar1923 Rue Sainte-Catherine

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Many vegetarian bites and $3 pitas; Nilufar’s Middle Eastern food is sure to blow you away while keeping your wallet nice and thick.

Cinko  1641 Rue Saint-Denis

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With a name like Cinko, you know you’ve found that prime $5 menu.

 

Blanche Neige 5735  Cote-Des-Neiges

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Cheap + 24h = just plain awesome.

 

Vua Sandwiches1579 St. Denis & 227 Bernard

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Sushi, sandwiches, and bubble tea – this simple Asian eatery has many low budget options with higher budget tastes!

 

Bagel St Henri -4354 Rue Saint Antoine O

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All sorts of bagels, Benedict, sammies, and more, for under $5!

 

L’entrepot Mount Royal 1019 Mont-Royal

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You must purchase a drink but the menu comes at $4.99 (heart eye emoji).

 

Super Sandwich 1115 Rue Sherbrooke O

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All sorts of deli, all sorts of cheap.

 

La Chilenita 130 Rue Roy E

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Calling all Mexican food lovers! La Chilenita offers a deal of $2.75/Empanada with price breaks on group orders. Bring a few friends, and fill up for hella cheap at La Chilenita!

11 QUICK HEALTHY MEALS

Freshman or not, avoid that 15.

As school quickly approaches, the busy time of running between classes, hammering out assignments, and failing to ignore the pressures of your ever-calling social life, is beginning to fall upon us. Needless to say, being a student and finding the time and money to eat a healthy well-rounded meal can pose as quite the challenge. We decided to come up with a list of 11 healthy, quick, cheap(ish) meals that can be some of your go-to’s while on the go:

 

Tomato Bagel

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Classic, delicious, and ready in under 30 seconds? Sounds like a plan! Try a bagel with tomato and cream cheese, it’s not only fast to prepare but surprisingly satisfying for your busy mornings.

Ingredients: whole wheat bagel, cream cheese, tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste

Get the full recipe here: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/cheese/bagel-cream-cheese-with-tomato/

 

Tomato and Basil Omelette

Tomato Basil Omlette

Calling all Omelette lovers! This one is for you, the Tomato and Basil Omelette will become a new classic.

Ingredients: eggs, cherry tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper to taste

Get the full recipe here: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/eggs-recipes/tomato-and-basil-omelette/

 

Pesto Scrambled Eggs

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Time for a change- the Pesto Scrambled Eggs will fill your body with protein for the day while allowing you to savour a unique twist to a timeless breakfast.

Ingredients: white or brown beans, cherry tomatoes, eggs, pesto, and whole wheat bread, salt and pepper to taste

Get the full recipe here: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/scrambled-eggs-beans-tomato-pesto

Spiced up Breakfast Wrap

Breakfast Wrap

If you’re looking for a new version of a breakfast wrap to try, look no further; the Spiced up Breakfast Wrap will not disappoint.

Ingredients: eggs, whole wheat wrap, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, (optional) chili powder

Get the full recipe here: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a16288/south-border-breakfast-wrap-recipe-ghk0115/

 

Quinoa Greek Salad

Quinoa Greek Salad

Lettuce-less salads have blown up in the past few years, and with their healthy and cheap, yet delicious nature…We understand why! This Quinoa Greek Salad is perfect for any luncher on the go, and can be made even easier (and cheaper) by simply adding your own Greek dressing and seasoning, or you can indulge in the full recipe including olives, feta cheese, and more.

Basic Ingredients: quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, dressing and salt/ pepper to taste

Get the full recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/greek-quinoa-salad/13454/

 

BLAT

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Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? … I already know that answer which would be, well, no one. Since we have come to that consensus, allow me to introduce to you the BLAT- the Bacon Lettuce Tomato Avocado Sandwich, and yes, it is every bit as amazing as it seems.

Ingredients: whole wheat bread, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, – salt, pepper, cheese, mayonnaise, fresh chopped garlic ALL to taste

Get the fully dressed and basic recipe here: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/blats_bacon_lettuce_avocado_tomato_sandwiches.html

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Pumpernickel Bread and Dip

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When you’re craving bread or something heavier to fill your stomach, Spinach dip/red pepper dip/ hummus/whatever dip your heart desires, can be paired with fresh, baked or toasted pumpernickel bread. This bread is significantly healthier than white, whole wheat, and even multigrain bread, and will serve a different set of tastes. Many dips can be bought simply at the grocery store, but for those top chefs, we have included a fresh spinach dip recipe below.

Get the full recipe here: http://www.knorr.ca/recipes/detail/13140/1/classic-spinach-dip

 

Havarti Grilled Cheese

Havarti Grilled Cheese

With base ingredients as simple as bread and Havarti (or your favorite type of cheese), this recipe is perfect for people who love to customize their food- the rest of the sandwich left to be dressed up to your desire. Some suggestions include spinach, pesto, or turkey…Regardless of your choice, this one is self-tailored from head to toe for your personal taste buds!

Ingredients: Havarti, your choice of bread, butter or olive oil

Get various full recipes here: http://www.yummly.com/recipes/grilled-cheese-sandwich-havarti

 

Edamame

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A prime snack for all- Edamame is simple yet delicious, and can take the place of chips, crackers, or other typical carb-loaded snacks, to cure your afternoon munchies.

Ingredients: Green soy beans, salt

Get the full recipe here: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/edamame_nibbles.html

Greek Yogurt Popsicle

Greek Yogurt Popsicle

Once made and frozen, these Popsicle are the perfect summer treat! Greek yogurt Popsicle are not only healthy and refreshing, but also change up a typical summer go-to.

Ingredients: Greek yogurt, fresh fruit of your choice, sweetener of your choice- sugar, honey, etc

Get the full recipe here: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/06/30/3-ingredient-blueberry-yogurt-swirl-popsicles/

 

Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad

Broccoli and Feta Salad

And finally, we leave you with the Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad; a mouthwatering pasta salad hitting many major food groups, catered to keep your energy on high without being too heavy. This is the perfect snack to satisfy you on those hot busy days, and you can even add chicken or another source of protein to beef up your protein intake, thus making the salad heavier.

Ingredients: Broccoli, cooked pasta, feta cheese, dressing and olive and salt and pepper to taste

Get the full recipe here: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-broccoli-feta-pasta-salad-22620

 

Now that you have a mix of cheap and healthy snacks- no excuses! Eat healthy, live happy, and instead spend your money on all of the things that Montreal will tempt you with save your money.