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Where to Get Takeout in Côte-des-Neiges

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The neighbourhood may not be on the radar of fine dining enthusiasts, but ignore the plethora of dining options in Côte-des-Neiges at your own peril. With an exceptionally diverse population, CDN has a fantastically wide range of culinary options — most of which are also particularly affordable, with the exception of the Hermitage Museum-themed Russian restaurant Ermitage.

Caribbean, Indian, Vietnamese, and Filipino cuisines all get shout-outs on this map, alongside options for Greek grill and gyro (Yia Sou), smoked meat (Snowdon Deli), and Portuguese (Da Silva).

There are three main zones for restaurants in CDN: along Côte-des-Neiges Road, around Snowdon métro on Queen Mary, and Décarie — with a few other options scattered around Victoria Avenue.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Pho Lien

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Across from the Jewish General lies Pho Lien, offering one of the city’s best bowls of pho. The large, hearty portions of soup are the main draw, but the vermicelli noodle dishes and other menu options are impressive supporting actors.

Tuk Tuk

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Representing cuisine found on the border of Thailand and Cambodia, Tuk Tuk does the Thai standards (green curry, pad thai, etc.) well, but the Cambodian-leaning plates such as amok (fish in hot stew with rice) deliver something truly memorable.

This all-vegetarian Indian restaurant is legendary when it comes to cheap eats in Montreal. While most come for the thali platters of rice and curry with fried or baked bread, diners can also take home a pound of Indian sweets for obscenely low prices.

Le Petit Vibe

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The 2019 opening of this Hawaiian-Filipino restaurant made quite a splash. Backed by co-owners Willson Luu and Ryan Oabel (who runs the kitchen), the menu offers tropical fare such as lechon kawali, a pork belly dish served fried or grilled Filipino style and served with rice and salad. The chicken furikake acts as an excellent secondary dish. Fun fact: there is a “mini menu” available, featuring a few of the restaurant’s best sellers, as well as Haupia pies for dessert, in small form.

Caribbean Curry House

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One of the oldest establishments in Montreal’s sturdy Caribbean community serves up a variety of honest and spicy dishes that consistently keeps people coming back for more. Curries wrapped in warm, flaky roti are the staple and are a true bundle of joy. Gluten-free options include curry plates or jerk chicken.

Gibeau Orange Julep

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Detractors might say it only draws a crowd due to its status as a roadside attraction, with a large, orange dome alongside the Decarie, but the Orange Julep is still a reliable casse-croûte, with some of the best poutine in town. Also worth considering: hot dogs, and the diner's eponymous orange drink to wash it all down.

Thanjai

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Billing itself as Montreal's first South Indian restaurant, Thanjai's offerings aren't the same as the mostly North Indian restaurants elsewhere in the city (looking at you, Jean-Talon Street) — dosa (a stuffed rice and lentil crepe) is the specialty, and is served in a 6-foot-long format if requested.

Duc de Lorraine

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As though being an incredibly diverse neighbourhood for restaurants wasn’t enough, CDN is also home to good incarnations of cuisines typically found in Montreal. Duc de Lorraine’s an exceedingly popular French pastry and sandwich shop that claims hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Cuisine De Manille

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The CDN borough features a small concentration of Filipino restaurants, and Cuisine de Manille is a surefire bet, serving the likes of pancit bihon, bopis, and adobos since 2003. Available via DoorDash seven days a week.

Sen Vàng

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Located directly across from the Côte-Sainte-Catherine metro station, Sen Vàng is an excellent bet for Tonkinese soup, chicken and rice (or vermicelli) dishes, and fried spring rolls. During the first wave of the pandemic, the owners pivoted to offer classic banh mi sandwiches for the first time. Closed Wednesdays.

Ermitage

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If the dining room – a replica of St. Petersburg’s famed Hermitage Museum – didn’t make it obvious, Ermitage is significantly pricier than most on this map – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth the cost. Plus, with the recent closure of nearby La Caverne, it’s the best Russian option around.

Snowdon Deli

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The descriptor "institution" might get thrown around flippantly, but this decades-old Jewish deli really is one. Its breakfast menu is comprehensive, but the smoked meat is the big drawcard. Whether or not it's better than tourist magnet Schwartz's is a matter of personal preference, but at Snowdon you won't have to wait in line.

Tropical Paradise

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Jerk chicken and oxtail curry are two of the big specialties at Trinidadian resto Tropical Paradise, alongside more common options like roti, doubles, and patties.

A Korean restaurant known for its cheap takes on classic dishes, Jumak is a steady place to go for all kinds of cup bap, seafood pancakes, and spicy kimchi jigae soups. Particular recommendations are the eggplant dumplings and beef and kimchi bibimbap.

Grillades Portugaises Da Silva

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Portuguese chicken, but without the trip to the Plateau. As is de rigueur at other equivalents around town, a meal here is a quarter-chicken with fries. Plain and simple.

Yia Sou

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A Greek grill house done right. Yia Sou sticks to classics, dishing up grilled meat and seafood, and gyro, with a finesse that draws crowds from CDN and beyond.

Pho Lien

Across from the Jewish General lies Pho Lien, offering one of the city’s best bowls of pho. The large, hearty portions of soup are the main draw, but the vermicelli noodle dishes and other menu options are impressive supporting actors.

Tuk Tuk

Representing cuisine found on the border of Thailand and Cambodia, Tuk Tuk does the Thai standards (green curry, pad thai, etc.) well, but the Cambodian-leaning plates such as amok (fish in hot stew with rice) deliver something truly memorable.

Pushap

This all-vegetarian Indian restaurant is legendary when it comes to cheap eats in Montreal. While most come for the thali platters of rice and curry with fried or baked bread, diners can also take home a pound of Indian sweets for obscenely low prices.

Le Petit Vibe

The 2019 opening of this Hawaiian-Filipino restaurant made quite a splash. Backed by co-owners Willson Luu and Ryan Oabel (who runs the kitchen), the menu offers tropical fare such as lechon kawali, a pork belly dish served fried or grilled Filipino style and served with rice and salad. The chicken furikake acts as an excellent secondary dish. Fun fact: there is a “mini menu” available, featuring a few of the restaurant’s best sellers, as well as Haupia pies for dessert, in small form.

Caribbean Curry House

One of the oldest establishments in Montreal’s sturdy Caribbean community serves up a variety of honest and spicy dishes that consistently keeps people coming back for more. Curries wrapped in warm, flaky roti are the staple and are a true bundle of joy. Gluten-free options include curry plates or jerk chicken.

Gibeau Orange Julep

Detractors might say it only draws a crowd due to its status as a roadside attraction, with a large, orange dome alongside the Decarie, but the Orange Julep is still a reliable casse-croûte, with some of the best poutine in town. Also worth considering: hot dogs, and the diner's eponymous orange drink to wash it all down.

Thanjai

Billing itself as Montreal's first South Indian restaurant, Thanjai's offerings aren't the same as the mostly North Indian restaurants elsewhere in the city (looking at you, Jean-Talon Street) — dosa (a stuffed rice and lentil crepe) is the specialty, and is served in a 6-foot-long format if requested.

Duc de Lorraine

As though being an incredibly diverse neighbourhood for restaurants wasn’t enough, CDN is also home to good incarnations of cuisines typically found in Montreal. Duc de Lorraine’s an exceedingly popular French pastry and sandwich shop that claims hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Cuisine De Manille

The CDN borough features a small concentration of Filipino restaurants, and Cuisine de Manille is a surefire bet, serving the likes of pancit bihon, bopis, and adobos since 2003. Available via DoorDash seven days a week.

Sen Vàng

Located directly across from the Côte-Sainte-Catherine metro station, Sen Vàng is an excellent bet for Tonkinese soup, chicken and rice (or vermicelli) dishes, and fried spring rolls. During the first wave of the pandemic, the owners pivoted to offer classic banh mi sandwiches for the first time. Closed Wednesdays.

Ermitage

If the dining room – a replica of St. Petersburg’s famed Hermitage Museum – didn’t make it obvious, Ermitage is significantly pricier than most on this map – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth the cost. Plus, with the recent closure of nearby La Caverne, it’s the best Russian option around.

Snowdon Deli

The descriptor "institution" might get thrown around flippantly, but this decades-old Jewish deli really is one. Its breakfast menu is comprehensive, but the smoked meat is the big drawcard. Whether or not it's better than tourist magnet Schwartz's is a matter of personal preference, but at Snowdon you won't have to wait in line.

Tropical Paradise

Jerk chicken and oxtail curry are two of the big specialties at Trinidadian resto Tropical Paradise, alongside more common options like roti, doubles, and patties.

Jumak

A Korean restaurant known for its cheap takes on classic dishes, Jumak is a steady place to go for all kinds of cup bap, seafood pancakes, and spicy kimchi jigae soups. Particular recommendations are the eggplant dumplings and beef and kimchi bibimbap.

Grillades Portugaises Da Silva

Portuguese chicken, but without the trip to the Plateau. As is de rigueur at other equivalents around town, a meal here is a quarter-chicken with fries. Plain and simple.

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Yia Sou

A Greek grill house done right. Yia Sou sticks to classics, dishing up grilled meat and seafood, and gyro, with a finesse that draws crowds from CDN and beyond.

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