Eat and Drink

On this episode of Good Bites Takeout, host Alex Melki discovers a different shape of Montreal’s pizza presence. For over a decade, Chef Giuseppe Sacchetti has been tweaking his roman style. When the world shut down, he opened up a shop, using only fresh and locally sourced ingredients in his famously square Roman-style pizzas.

Norcina | $19 whole pizza
Zucchini |$17 whole pizza
Fior di Latte | $11 whole pizza 

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If you're wondering what the best restaurants in Canada are, they've now been revealed and the one that got the top honour has even been visited by the prime minister.

Yelp has released Canada's Top 100 Places to Eat in 2021 list, which was made with the help of suggestions from the community.

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On this episode of Good Bites Takeout, host Alex Melki is in the Montreal borough of Verdun - which, coincidentally, has recently been ranked as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world - to try out the city’s latest fried chicken spot: Jack Le Coq.  

Owners Sam Salah and Jaques Gaspo are serving up their own secret recipe (seriously they wouldn't even give us a hint) using chicken locally sourced from Quebec.

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On this episode of Good Bites Takeout, host Alex Melki is in Cote-des-Neiges, Montreal on the hunt for maybe THE most popular food trend of the past year - Birria Tacos. 

Hawaiian/Filipino restaurant Le Petit Vibe is the spot, remixing the mexican dish with a Phillipino twist and serving up a Spicy Chicken Sandwich that’s getting tons of attention from locals. 

Birria tacos kicked off in Mexico, made its way up to LA, took America by storm and now it’s taking over Canada.

Whether it’s cheese pulls on Instagram or ASMR clips on tik tok, people are straight up obsessed. 

The Order:
Birria Tacos | $14
Spicy Chicken Sandwich |$8.50

For more information, check out Le Petit Vibe on Instagram.

On this episode of Good Bites Takeout, host Alex Melki orders in from a new spot in Montreal that specializes in making the most amazing variety of cinnamon buns in the city.

Co-owners and longtime friends Angela Houzouris and Melina Mammas couldn't find the cinnamon buns they craved, so they decided to reinvent them instead. 

From Oreo to Dunkaroos and Red velvet to Carrot Cake, Bun Appétit has 6 unique bun creations to try each sweeter than the last.

The Order:
Box of 6 | $25
Box of 12 | $45

For more information check out Bun Appétit on Instagram.

It’s that special time of year again where you get to indulge in some of the most gratuitous food you can get your hands on - poutine!

On a special Poutine Week episode of Good Bites Takeout, host Alex Melki orders poutine for both dinner and dessert in Montreal. A mountain of cheese in Dirty Dogs gets down and dirty with a mountain of fried chicken, mac & cheese, and tasty poutine.

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One of the most popular food trends of recent years is blending savoury and sweet flavours together. A Canadian company has managed to do just that with a classic Montreal staple. They've created bagel ice cream, and it actually looks pretty good!

Ice cream shop Les Givrés doesn't shy away from unique and interesting flavours and managing to create a bagel-flavoured frozen dessert that actually sounds appetizing is pretty cool (pardon the pun).

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February isn't just the month of love, but also that of chocolate. And the best thing about it is that you don't need a special someone to thoroughly enjoy it. If chocolate is the love of your life, you can't miss this all chocolate festival in Montreal this February

After a two-year absence, the Je t'aime en chocolat festival is returning for its seventh edition.

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Foodies rejoice! Starting in November an all-new dining experience is opening in Montreal. The Time Out Market Montreal is the first of its kind in Canada. This market is the culinary experience you've been waiting for. 

The massive food hall opening in Montreal is 40,000 square feet of top quality eateries with food from some of the best chefs in the city, open dining space and a retail area.

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Whether you are ready for it or not, Christmas season is almost here, and it's almost time to start getting into the holiday spirit. This year, Montreal will be hosting a Christmas-themed bar that is sure to get you into that holiday mood. Offering a variety of Christmas themed drinks, these pop-up bars are something that you don't want to miss! 

From November 25th to December 31st, Miracle and Sippin' Santa will be celebrating the holiday season by opening a variety of Christmas-themed bars across the nation, one of which will be in Montreal. With festive cocktails, vintage Christmas decorations, and 'Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties' these bars will transport you into the perfect drunken wonderland. 

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Eating out in Montreal shouldn't be expensive! This year has been fantastic for foodies on a budget. Recently, there have been tons of delicious new restaurants in Montreal to try that are super cheap!

No matter the time of day, there are plenty of new spots around the city to satisfy your hunger. It's time to decide what you want to eat the next time you're out and about! There are plenty of affordable options to choose from, such as tacos, ramen, grilled chicken, pastries, and vegan-friendly meals too!

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Festival season isn't over yet! We're super excited for the massive taco festival in Montreal happening this weekend. From Aug. 31 to Sep. 2 at Jacques-Cartier Pier, you'll can find tons of food vendors selling mouthwatering tacos and serving margaritas!

At Taco Fest MTL, there will be over 150 types of tacos to try. So get ready to enjoy some tasty food, because some of Montreal's best chefs will be preparing these tacos! You can find everything from authentic Mexican tacos, to new twists on this classic dish like ice cream tacos.

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