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Where to Get a Sugar Shack Meal Without Leaving Montreal

10 outstanding options for tourtière, oreilles de crisse, and all the maple treats

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Sugar shack (or cabane à sucre) season is here, but it’s going to look very different this year. With several regions of Quebec still in the red zone and the rest under orange alert, few sugar shacks will be able to host hungry hordes to chow down on tourtière (meat pie), cretons (pork-based pâté), oreilles de crisse (literally meaning Christ’s ears but actually pork rinds) eggs, ham, beans, and more, as they would have in the past.

With the season as short as it is (roughly March and April), many sugar shacks are on the brink — a recent study by the association des salles de reception et érablières du Québec (ASEQC) found that 75 percent could close due to the pandemic. As a result, sugar shacks have turned to takeout, many with Ma Cabane à la Maison, a program that delivers the feasts of 70 sugar shacks to pickup points at grocery stores across the province. In some cases, Montreal restaurants have joined in the festivities, with their own maple-heavy menu offering. See below for some of the best sugar shacks meals you can get without having to step foot off the island.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cabane à Sucre Constantin Grégoire

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184 Rang des Continuations, Saint-Esprit
QC J0K 2L0, Canada
(450) 839-2305
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This sugar shack in a gorgeous cabin northeast of the city has been making tasty traditional fare for fifty years. “Aunt Didi is the one who makes the pea soup, and the pickles and condiments are done just like Grandma Claire’s,” as per their listing on the Ma Cabane à la Maison website. Along with boxes for two ($65) and four ($100), they’ve got à la carte options and the descriptions are too amazing to pass up, such as ham braised in maple syrup, red beer, and its own juices; a maple syrup tart “made with love by the queens of pie”; and pork rinds described as “the legendary ones by Matante Didi.”

2. Sucrerie du domaine

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280 Chemin du Domaine des Chutes, Chertsey
QC J0K 3K0, Canada
(450) 882-4851
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This sugar shack in Chertsey has taken its fate into its own hands by offering delivery across Quebec and Ontario through its own website (free for orders over $60 or $10 for less). The menu is filled with classic and intriguingly-gluttonous options (poutine tourtière anyone?) and they offer four-person sugar shack feasts ranging in size and price ($99 to $165).

3. Sucrerie Bonaventure

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15400 Rue Charles, Mirabel
QC J7J 0V9, Canada
(450) 434-7476
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The Ladouceur family had been making syrup for five generations before it opened a sugar shack in 2014. In normal times, they host dancing, karaoke, and a petting zoo, but for now we’ll have to settle for sugar shack boxes delivered to Metros across Montreal via Ma Cabane à la Maison. Traditional meal boxes come for two ($57), four ($102) or eight people ($200), or there’s a deluxe four-person box for the very-hungry ($139). Keep halal? Gluten- and lactose-free? Want brunch instead? This sugar shack has you covered with boxes for each.

4. Cabane à Sucre Au Pied De Cochon

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11382 Rang de la Fresnière, Mirabel
QC J7N 2R9, Canada

As of March 15, Martin Picard’s sugar shack will begin serving takeout boxed meals for two with instructions for how to warm it up at home. The $82 box includes pea soup, buckwheat pancakes, foie gras parfait (naturally), duck baked beans, pork meatballs, and the list goes on. They’ll deliver via their website for a flat $10 fee within Montreal on certain dates, or you can pick up a box at drop points across the province from Gatineau all the way to Rimouski.

5. Cabane à Sucre Bistro La Dent Sucrée

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925 Chemin Fresnière, Saint-Eustache
QC J7R 0G3, Canada
(450) 623-0062
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Eight generations of the Dubeault family have operated this farm in Saint-Eustache, which includes a sugar bush with 5,000 taps. But despite its age, the family has shifted with the times, opening a bistro in 2013 and partnering with Ma Cabane à la Maison to deliver creative takes on sugar shack classics to pick-up points across Montreal. Boxes for two, four and six are available (priced from $99.99 to $284.99) and include irregular options like pumpkin soup, apple beet salad, veal sausage in maple and chipotle, in addition to traditional fare like oreilles de crisse. You’ll also get two craft maple beers and brunch for the next morning to cure your hangover.

6. Restaurant h3

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1020 rue Bleury (temporaire, 2e étage, Montréal
QC H2Z 0B9, Canada
(514) 377-6781
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Chef Jean-Sébastien Giguère, an alum of such Montreal institutions as Toqué! and Au Pied de Cochon, is busy tapping at his 4,000-strong maple grove in Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu. For anyone who can’t make the trek, he’s offering the sugar shack meal from La Cabane du Coureur — including an especially decadent-sounding dish of crêpes fried in duck fat and maple butter — at his new Montreal restaurant h3, located in the downtown Humaniti building. Pick-up available on Fridays and Saturdays.

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7. Caribou Gourmand

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5308 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S1, Canada
(438) 387-6677
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“Bourrer la face” (stuff your face) with takeout from within the city limits at this Mile End restaurant that’s committed itself to all things Québécois. For sugar shack season, get the set menu brunch feast ($49 for two or $90 for four), or pick and choose six à la carte classics like oreilles de crisse, maple sausages, or pork and beans for $26. All meals are available for pickup or delivery via Resto Loco.

8. Perles & Paddock

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403 Rue des Seigneurs, Montréal
QC H3J 1X7, Canada
(514) 931-0004
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This chic Griffintown resto has gracefully adapted to the pandemic sugar shack season by offering a nine-dish take-home feast including split pea soup with veal tongue smoked meat, braised porchetta, smoked black pearl mushrooms, and maple parfait for $70. They also have a $60 vegetarian menu that includes an omelet soufflé and millet tourtière. Pick-up and delivery orders via Chk Plz.

9. Sucrerie de la Montagne

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300 Chemin Saint-Georges, Rigaud
QC J0P 1P0, Canada
(450) 451-0831
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The Faucher family’s gorgeous antique cabins near the town of Rigaud are quiet this year, but they’ve partnered with Ma Cabane à la Maison to deliver to Metro locations in the West Island. Boxes are for four ($120) or eight ($240) and include meatball stew, meat pie, and other classics. For an extra $25, they offer a video show to watch just like if you were at the cabane.

10. Érablière Raymond Meunier & Fils

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325 Rang des Cinquante-Quatre, Richelieu
QC J3L 6R5, Canada
(450) 347-0757
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This Eastern Townships sugar shack’s centennial was disrupted by the pandemic in 2020, but it has returned this year with Ma Cabane à la Maison take-home kits available at Metros on the south shore and Verdun. Kits are available for two ($55), four ($110), and eight ($246) and include most of the traditional sugar shack classics, along with donuts for dessert.

1. Cabane à Sucre Constantin Grégoire

184 Rang des Continuations, Saint-Esprit, QC J0K 2L0, Canada

This sugar shack in a gorgeous cabin northeast of the city has been making tasty traditional fare for fifty years. “Aunt Didi is the one who makes the pea soup, and the pickles and condiments are done just like Grandma Claire’s,” as per their listing on the Ma Cabane à la Maison website. Along with boxes for two ($65) and four ($100), they’ve got à la carte options and the descriptions are too amazing to pass up, such as ham braised in maple syrup, red beer, and its own juices; a maple syrup tart “made with love by the queens of pie”; and pork rinds described as “the legendary ones by Matante Didi.”

184 Rang des Continuations, Saint-Esprit
QC J0K 2L0, Canada

2. Sucrerie du domaine

280 Chemin du Domaine des Chutes, Chertsey, QC J0K 3K0, Canada

This sugar shack in Chertsey has taken its fate into its own hands by offering delivery across Quebec and Ontario through its own website (free for orders over $60 or $10 for less). The menu is filled with classic and intriguingly-gluttonous options (poutine tourtière anyone?) and they offer four-person sugar shack feasts ranging in size and price ($99 to $165).

280 Chemin du Domaine des Chutes, Chertsey
QC J0K 3K0, Canada

3. Sucrerie Bonaventure

15400 Rue Charles, Mirabel, QC J7J 0V9, Canada

The Ladouceur family had been making syrup for five generations before it opened a sugar shack in 2014. In normal times, they host dancing, karaoke, and a petting zoo, but for now we’ll have to settle for sugar shack boxes delivered to Metros across Montreal via Ma Cabane à la Maison. Traditional meal boxes come for two ($57), four ($102) or eight people ($200), or there’s a deluxe four-person box for the very-hungry ($139). Keep halal? Gluten- and lactose-free? Want brunch instead? This sugar shack has you covered with boxes for each.

15400 Rue Charles, Mirabel
QC J7J 0V9, Canada

4. Cabane à Sucre Au Pied De Cochon

11382 Rang de la Fresnière, Mirabel, QC J7N 2R9, Canada

As of March 15, Martin Picard’s sugar shack will begin serving takeout boxed meals for two with instructions for how to warm it up at home. The $82 box includes pea soup, buckwheat pancakes, foie gras parfait (naturally), duck baked beans, pork meatballs, and the list goes on. They’ll deliver via their website for a flat $10 fee within Montreal on certain dates, or you can pick up a box at drop points across the province from Gatineau all the way to Rimouski.

11382 Rang de la Fresnière, Mirabel
QC J7N 2R9, Canada

5. Cabane à Sucre Bistro La Dent Sucrée

925 Chemin Fresnière, Saint-Eustache, QC J7R 0G3, Canada

Eight generations of the Dubeault family have operated this farm in Saint-Eustache, which includes a sugar bush with 5,000 taps. But despite its age, the family has shifted with the times, opening a bistro in 2013 and partnering with Ma Cabane à la Maison to deliver creative takes on sugar shack classics to pick-up points across Montreal. Boxes for two, four and six are available (priced from $99.99 to $284.99) and include irregular options like pumpkin soup, apple beet salad, veal sausage in maple and chipotle, in addition to traditional fare like oreilles de crisse. You’ll also get two craft maple beers and brunch for the next morning to cure your hangover.

925 Chemin Fresnière, Saint-Eustache
QC J7R 0G3, Canada

6. Restaurant h3

1020 rue Bleury (temporaire, 2e étage, Montréal, QC H2Z 0B9, Canada
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Chef Jean-Sébastien Giguère, an alum of such Montreal institutions as Toqué! and Au Pied de Cochon, is busy tapping at his 4,000-strong maple grove in Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu. For anyone who can’t make the trek, he’s offering the sugar shack meal from La Cabane du Coureur — including an especially decadent-sounding dish of crêpes fried in duck fat and maple butter — at his new Montreal restaurant h3, located in the downtown Humaniti building. Pick-up available on Fridays and Saturdays.

1020 rue Bleury (temporaire, 2e étage, Montréal
QC H2Z 0B9, Canada

7. Caribou Gourmand

5308 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1, Canada

“Bourrer la face” (stuff your face) with takeout from within the city limits at this Mile End restaurant that’s committed itself to all things Québécois. For sugar shack season, get the set menu brunch feast ($49 for two or $90 for four), or pick and choose six à la carte classics like oreilles de crisse, maple sausages, or pork and beans for $26. All meals are available for pickup or delivery via Resto Loco.

5308 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S1, Canada

8. Perles & Paddock

403 Rue des Seigneurs, Montréal, QC H3J 1X7, Canada

This chic Griffintown resto has gracefully adapted to the pandemic sugar shack season by offering a nine-dish take-home feast including split pea soup with veal tongue smoked meat, braised porchetta, smoked black pearl mushrooms, and maple parfait for $70. They also have a $60 vegetarian menu that includes an omelet soufflé and millet tourtière. Pick-up and delivery orders via Chk Plz.

403 Rue des Seigneurs, Montréal
QC H3J 1X7, Canada

9. Sucrerie de la Montagne

300 Chemin Saint-Georges, Rigaud, QC J0P 1P0, Canada

The Faucher family’s gorgeous antique cabins near the town of Rigaud are quiet this year, but they’ve partnered with Ma Cabane à la Maison to deliver to Metro locations in the West Island. Boxes are for four ($120) or eight ($240) and include meatball stew, meat pie, and other classics. For an extra $25, they offer a video show to watch just like if you were at the cabane.

300 Chemin Saint-Georges, Rigaud
QC J0P 1P0, Canada

10. Érablière Raymond Meunier & Fils

325 Rang des Cinquante-Quatre, Richelieu, QC J3L 6R5, Canada

This Eastern Townships sugar shack’s centennial was disrupted by the pandemic in 2020, but it has returned this year with Ma Cabane à la Maison take-home kits available at Metros on the south shore and Verdun. Kits are available for two ($55), four ($110), and eight ($246) and include most of the traditional sugar shack classics, along with donuts for dessert.

325 Rang des Cinquante-Quatre, Richelieu
QC J3L 6R5, Canada

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