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15 Standout Spots for Takeout in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

A taqueria, pizzeria, and French bistros galore

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East-end Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, along with the even more easterly and borderline-industrial Mercier, is a borough too often overlooked as a worthwhile dining destination. But the district is peppered with notable, yet low-key bistros, some local-loved greasy spoons, and a series of newer arrivals. Here you’ll find our picks for the best of the bunch. (Note: Neighbourhood favourites like Resto-Bar Le Pick-Up and Les Affamés have been left off this list as they are currently on hiatus.)

The borders for this neighbourhood guide are decided using mostly municipal boundaries — the railroad near Préfontaine metro station to the west, a jagged line loosely around Sherbrooke in the north, the river to the south and far-flung Georges V to the east.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Maneki Comptoir Asiat'

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3121 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal
QC H1W 1G3, Canada
(514) 523-7778
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Located in a small strip mall on Hochelaga, steps from Préfontaine metro, is three year-old comptoir Maneki. It specializes in North American Chinese dishes — with some worthy general tao — but also delivers on the Thai and Vietnamese front with options like Tom Yum and Pad Thai.

2. Bistro King Creole

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3667 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal
QC H1W 1J2, Canada
(514) 521-7158
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The neighbourhood’s go-to for tender cubes of griot, fritay like plantains and accras, and a hefty plate of Haitian-spiced chicken with macaroni salad and rice. Takeout only

3. Jones Café

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3349 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1P8, Canada
(514) 510-7282
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The owners of this new Ontario street restaurant are the same as that behind Sata Sushi, which previously stood in its place, and the approach remains similarly animal-free, with some sushi still in the mix. New menu additions include grilled cheese, soup, and a palm heart guédille.

4. La Taqueria

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3650 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1R9, Canada
(514) 521-7500
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Carnitas, in this neck of the woods? Believe it: Hochelaga’s only taco spot of note does those and more at the low, low price of $1.75 for each loaded-up tortilla. They are worth the trip.

5. La Boutique Arhoma

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15 Place Valois, Montreal
QC H1W 0A6, Canada
(514) 526-4662
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The larger of Arhoma's two locations (the other being in Centre-Sud), this boutique has been both hailed as having the city's top bread (not to mention the patisserie side of the operation) and criticized as a forbear to East End gentrification.

6. La Pataterie

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3860 Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H1W 1S4, Canada
(514) 523-3202

Having been in its Ontario location for decades, La Pataterie is the go-to greasy spoon for Hochelagians. It's nothing fancy: just really good poutine and vinyl seating as far as the eye can see.

7. Heirloom

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3991 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1T1, Canada
(514) 905-8211
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Before Heirloom’s arrival in Hochelaga, the area didn’t have much going for it in the way of Neapolitan pizza. Not any more, thanks to chef and co-owner Vincent Châtelais’s wood-fired oven goods.

8. L'État Major

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4005 Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H1W 1T1, Canada
(514) 905-8288
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Dominic Laflamme and Vincent Chatelais' L'État Major undoubtedly favours classic French styles and flavours (lobster bisque, foie gras) but isn't afraid to take a risk or two — take the curry, coconut velouté, and pulled pork, smoked gouda poutine.

9. Le Flamant / La Maison Des Pâtes Maison

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4043 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1T3, Canada
(514) 543-4245
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Headed by Pied de Cochon, Le Chien Fumant, and Fantôme alum, Ontario Street restaurant Le Flamant transformed into a pasta house during the pandemic. The restaurant’s layout has been reshuffled so that pasta being hand-pulled can be seen through the restaurant’s large front windows, and a new 2021 window spotlights foie gras agnolotti and hazelnut fettuccini.

10. Hélicoptère

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4255 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1V 1K4, Canada
(514) 543-4255
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Hélicoptère and its around-the-corner café sibling Hélico from pastry chef Mélodie Perez-Mousseau, chef David Ollu, and front-of-house Youri Bussières-Fournel has won headlines with critics’ praise time and time again since opening in 2018. With the owners’ skills built up from their time at Bouillon Bilk, this restaurant offers fresh takes on gastronomy in comforting ways. (Note: Both the café and restaurant are on vacation until February 10.)

11. Hoche Café

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4299 rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H1V 1K4, Canada
(514) 419-7997
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All in all Hoche is an independent cafe, with well-made brews, unpretentious yet tasty viennoiseries, sandwiches, and a daily menu of warm dishes like risotto and lasagna. Popular for those looking for a comfy place to work, too — when that’s permitted.

12. L'Olive Noire

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4271 rue Ontario est, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 504-9484
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Rich, classic Moroccan food abounds at this cosy spot wedged amongst the neighbourhood’s endless French bistros — couscous and tajines are the obvious pick, accompanied by harira soup to start.

13. Bagatelle

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4323 Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H1V 1K5, Canada
(514) 254-3838
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Yes, it's another French bistro, but Bagatelle does a really solid job with French classics like steak-frites, onion soup, escargot, and duck confit — in poutine, grilled cheese, and imperial roll form. Open daily for takeout or delivery with DoorDash.

14. Cabotins

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4821 rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal
QC h1v1z7, Canada
(514) 251-8817
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Before the flurry of bistros more recently descended in Hochelaga, there was Cabotins, known for its wacky interior put together by a former film set designer. It's a little less strictly French than some of others on this list, with options like English-style beef stew, vegan moussaka, and falafels on its new takeout menu.

15. Le Coq de l'Est 2015

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8803, rue Hochelaga, Montreal
QC H1L 2N1, Canada
(438) 385-9455
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Formerly a dive that existed in the, uh, unusual grey area between strip club and restaurant, Vanessa Beeching and Omar Zabuair (formerly of Au Pied de Cochon and Joe Beef, respectively) made it over in 2015. Now they serve up rotisserie chicken, poutine, ribs, and more, but with flavourful Pakistani twists.

1. Maneki Comptoir Asiat'

3121 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal, QC H1W 1G3, Canada

Located in a small strip mall on Hochelaga, steps from Préfontaine metro, is three year-old comptoir Maneki. It specializes in North American Chinese dishes — with some worthy general tao — but also delivers on the Thai and Vietnamese front with options like Tom Yum and Pad Thai.

3121 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal
QC H1W 1G3, Canada

2. Bistro King Creole

3667 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal, QC H1W 1J2, Canada

The neighbourhood’s go-to for tender cubes of griot, fritay like plantains and accras, and a hefty plate of Haitian-spiced chicken with macaroni salad and rice. Takeout only

3667 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal
QC H1W 1J2, Canada

3. Jones Café

3349 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W 1P8, Canada

The owners of this new Ontario street restaurant are the same as that behind Sata Sushi, which previously stood in its place, and the approach remains similarly animal-free, with some sushi still in the mix. New menu additions include grilled cheese, soup, and a palm heart guédille.

3349 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1P8, Canada

4. La Taqueria

3650 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W 1R9, Canada

Carnitas, in this neck of the woods? Believe it: Hochelaga’s only taco spot of note does those and more at the low, low price of $1.75 for each loaded-up tortilla. They are worth the trip.

3650 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1R9, Canada

5. La Boutique Arhoma

15 Place Valois, Montreal, QC H1W 0A6, Canada

The larger of Arhoma's two locations (the other being in Centre-Sud), this boutique has been both hailed as having the city's top bread (not to mention the patisserie side of the operation) and criticized as a forbear to East End gentrification.

15 Place Valois, Montreal
QC H1W 0A6, Canada

6. La Pataterie

3860 Ontario Est, Montreal, QC H1W 1S4, Canada

Having been in its Ontario location for decades, La Pataterie is the go-to greasy spoon for Hochelagians. It's nothing fancy: just really good poutine and vinyl seating as far as the eye can see.

3860 Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H1W 1S4, Canada

7. Heirloom

3991 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W 1T1, Canada

Before Heirloom’s arrival in Hochelaga, the area didn’t have much going for it in the way of Neapolitan pizza. Not any more, thanks to chef and co-owner Vincent Châtelais’s wood-fired oven goods.

3991 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1T1, Canada

8. L'État Major

4005 Ontario Est, Montreal, QC H1W 1T1, Canada

Dominic Laflamme and Vincent Chatelais' L'État Major undoubtedly favours classic French styles and flavours (lobster bisque, foie gras) but isn't afraid to take a risk or two — take the curry, coconut velouté, and pulled pork, smoked gouda poutine.

4005 Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H1W 1T1, Canada

9. Le Flamant / La Maison Des Pâtes Maison

4043 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W 1T3, Canada

Headed by Pied de Cochon, Le Chien Fumant, and Fantôme alum, Ontario Street restaurant Le Flamant transformed into a pasta house during the pandemic. The restaurant’s layout has been reshuffled so that pasta being hand-pulled can be seen through the restaurant’s large front windows, and a new 2021 window spotlights foie gras agnolotti and hazelnut fettuccini.

4043 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1T3, Canada

10. Hélicoptère

4255 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1V 1K4, Canada

Hélicoptère and its around-the-corner café sibling Hélico from pastry chef Mélodie Perez-Mousseau, chef David Ollu, and front-of-house Youri Bussières-Fournel has won headlines with critics’ praise time and time again since opening in 2018. With the owners’ skills built up from their time at Bouillon Bilk, this restaurant offers fresh takes on gastronomy in comforting ways. (Note: Both the café and restaurant are on vacation until February 10.)

4255 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1V 1K4, Canada

11. Hoche Café

4299 rue Ontario Est, Montreal, QC H1V 1K4, Canada

All in all Hoche is an independent cafe, with well-made brews, unpretentious yet tasty viennoiseries, sandwiches, and a daily menu of warm dishes like risotto and lasagna. Popular for those looking for a comfy place to work, too — when that’s permitted.

4299 rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H1V 1K4, Canada

12. L'Olive Noire

4271 rue Ontario est, Montreal, QC, Canada

Rich, classic Moroccan food abounds at this cosy spot wedged amongst the neighbourhood’s endless French bistros — couscous and tajines are the obvious pick, accompanied by harira soup to start.

4271 rue Ontario est, Montreal
QC, Canada

13. Bagatelle

4323 Ontario Est, Montreal, QC H1V 1K5, Canada

Yes, it's another French bistro, but Bagatelle does a really solid job with French classics like steak-frites, onion soup, escargot, and duck confit — in poutine, grilled cheese, and imperial roll form. Open daily for takeout or delivery with DoorDash.

4323 Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H1V 1K5, Canada

14. Cabotins

4821 rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal, QC h1v1z7, Canada

Before the flurry of bistros more recently descended in Hochelaga, there was Cabotins, known for its wacky interior put together by a former film set designer. It's a little less strictly French than some of others on this list, with options like English-style beef stew, vegan moussaka, and falafels on its new takeout menu.

4821 rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal
QC h1v1z7, Canada

15. Le Coq de l'Est 2015

8803, rue Hochelaga, Montreal, QC H1L 2N1, Canada

Formerly a dive that existed in the, uh, unusual grey area between strip club and restaurant, Vanessa Beeching and Omar Zabuair (formerly of Au Pied de Cochon and Joe Beef, respectively) made it over in 2015. Now they serve up rotisserie chicken, poutine, ribs, and more, but with flavourful Pakistani twists.

8803, rue Hochelaga, Montreal
QC H1L 2N1, Canada

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