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27 Stellar Eats in Saint-Henri

Where to go for burgers,late-night poutine, steamed pork buns, and all the classic pies

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The southwestern neighbourhood of Saint-Henri continues to see a culinary explosion. Most of the neighbourhood’s options are still peppered on the main strip of Notre-Dame West, close by to Place Saint-Henri metro station, but a walk a little farther west can yield equally delicious finds (Bernice, for one). The restaurants here vary from upscale affairs (Tuck Shop, for instance) to faster options (Adamo, Tejano BBQ, etc.) one can carry down to the scenic Lachine Canal with a six-pack, weather permitting. And that’s to say nothing of options for dessert, which with Rustique, Léché, and Dalla Rossa are plenty in the area.

Don’t confuse the boundaries of Saint-Henri with that of Little Burgundy, located east of Atwater Avenue; it’s beyond that point one will find the likes of Joe Beef and Vin Papillon — formidable destinations, but not part of the neighbourhood.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Greenspot

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3041 rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC
(514) 931-6473
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Go-to diner Greenspot has a wide-ranging menu of burgers, poutine, smoked meat and beyond, all available for takeout or delivery. It’s situated in a space with all of its original fixtures, including tabletop jukeboxes which, sadly, no longer work.

2. Nozy

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3568, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC
(438) 386-9797
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Chef Nozomu Takeuchi’s menu is centred on teishoku-style servings, "meal sets" of main dishes like bluefin tuna belly, snow crab or salmon sashimi with rice and soup. Don’t be fooled by the minimalist appearance: The food makes it worth a visit (for takeout).

3. Sumac

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3618 Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC
(514) 935-1444
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Operated by David Bloom and chef Raquel Zagury, Sumac brings next-level Middle Eastern cuisine to Saint-Henri. Diners can delight in their broad menu of shareable plates — pita with hummus or baba ghanoush, salads — and savoury sandwiches like the sabbich, falafel, and chicken shawarma. Pro-tip: Order extra s’rug and pita. Always extra s’rug and pita. Available for takeout or delivery with DoorDash.

4. Restaurant A.A.

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3702, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC
(514) 933-9009

Every neighbourhood has its go-to for late-night greasy eats, and Restaurant A.A. has rightfully earned that moniker. A decades-old establishment that’s impossibly open from 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. every day of the week, A.A. serves some of the best poutine in town; twice-fried taters that are heavy on the cheese and veal bone-based gravy.

5. Satay Brothers

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3721, rue Notre Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC
(514) 933-3507
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Helping to introduce Montrealers to Singaporean food, Satay Brothers has achieved infamy with its steamed pork buns, chicken satays, gado gado bowls, and laksa soup. Run by the restaurant’s brothers, frontman Alex Winnicki and head chef Mat Winnicki, it’s a family affair that’s as endearing as it is popular. Orders for takeout and delivery placed with CHK PLZ.

6. Foiegwa

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3001, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC
(438) 387-4252
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Take the concept of an American diner, add the time-honoured traditions of French cuisine, and that’s Foiegwa. An order placed with the restaurant isn’t complete without their cheeseburger and, what else, but extra foie gras. While bars remain closed, it is also offering at-home cocktail kits conceived by its sibling around the corner, the Atwater Cocktail Club.

7. Le Kioko

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3735 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1P8, Canada
(514) 657-7979
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Well-loved across Saint Henri and beyond for its fresh sushi, sashimi, and poke bowls, this Japanese takeout counter on Notre Dame has made a name for itself for its use of high-quality ingredients and more than fair prices. Vegan and vegetarian options (beyond just avocado rolls) are also available.

8. Maquis Yasolo

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3763 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1P8, Canada
(514) 248-4498
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Created by the same folks behind the Aliments Yasolo grocery store next door, this Afro-Québécois restaurant serves up a handful of tasty African dishes with a touch of North American influence. While it will eventually serve as a sit-down restaurant, Maquis Yasolo is currently focusing on to-go items — like a jerk burger with a side of plantain or yucca fries.

9. Bucky Rooster's

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3981 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1R2, Canada
(514) 903-3981
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Since opening this summer, Bucky Rooster’s has seen some interminable lineups and sold-out nights thanks to the masses seeking perfectly fried chicken by the bucket or in sandwich form. Its banoffee pie has also become a fast favourite. Takeout or delivery available.

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10. H4C par Dany Bolduc

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538 Place Saint-Henri, Montréal
QC H4C 2R9, Canada
(514) 316-7234
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Situated inside a 19th-century post office, H4C is a melting pot of developed figures in Montreal’s culinary landscape, which includes designer-founders Chantal Paradis and Marc-André Vallée with talented chef Dany Bolduc. During lockdown, H4C has been taking orders for bi-weekly fried chicken and fish and chips nights, and offering some of its sauces and other ingredients at Bolduc’s new grocery store.

11. La Luncheonette

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4271 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal
QC H4C 1J7, Canada
(438) 386-0565
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Tucked into an unassuming corner around the street from the Place Saint Henri metro station, La Luncheonette is a casual coffee shop and breakfast spot that currently serves up coffee, homemade croissants, sandwiches, salads, soups, and chili to go. The cozy eatery is also well-known for its jazz brunches, which have been put on hold due to coronavirus restrictions but are worth a visit when they resume.

12. Tacos Frida

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4350 Rue Notre-Dame O
Montreal, QC
(514) 316-3255
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Tacos Frida originally began as a hole in the wall not ten doors down from its current location, where the menu was limited to a short list of tacos made in George Foreman grills for $2 a piece. They’ve since taken on a larger, diner-style space, but while the space has grown, their price point hasn’t. Mull over this taqueria’s menu, but really, just order one of each taco to go.

13. Tacos Victor

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4376 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1R8, Canada
(514) 932-6837
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Part of the mid-2010s St-Henri taco-wave was Victor, where the addition of fries to certain menu items pulls things away from tradition, while giving a nod to local, uh, tastes. But the bases — chorizo, tongue, steak — are still classic, and while the $5-ish tacos may seem expensive, the pile of food is actually a decent deal.

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14. Léché Desserts

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640 rue de Courcelle
Montreal, QC
(514) 303-2200
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Léché is one of relatively few notable doughnut-slingers in town, and quality is tantamount to its operation. The menu ranges from sumptuous options — passionfruit glaze and caramel maple bacon — to the homier comforts of PB&J and Boston creams. Walk in to get one, and just try not to walk out with a box of eight.

15. Lloydie's St-Henri

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4601 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1S5, Canada
(514) 938-3883
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Dating all the way back to the early nineties, Lloydie’s is widely credited as the company to introduce the Jamaican patty to the Quebec market. Since then, the family-run Caribbean food manufacturer has expanded all across Montreal — with its latest opening being on the corner of Notre Dame West and Therien.

16. Dalla Rose

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4609, rue Notre Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC
(514) 846-1555
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Headed by Michael Dalla Libera and Nick Rosati, veterans of the popular Nora Gray located farther east, Dalla Rosa is a simple yet effective ice cream shop. Flavours range from both classic (strawberry, chocolate) to curious (sesame, sunflower seed), coupled with the option of sandwiching scoops between cookies. Come winter, they’ve been known to sling a great bowl of ramen as an interim pop-up.

17. Cordova

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4606 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1S4, Canada
(514) 647-4338
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Cordova’s current offering of takeout coffee, pastries, and sandwiches melds the expertise of its co-owners Anthony Benda (founder of Café Myriade) with Aaron Polsky on the food side. Open daily from 8 a.m. into the afternoon.

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18. Rustique

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4615 Rue Notre Dame O
Montreal, QC
(514) 439-5970
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Modelled after countryside pie stands, Ryan Bloom’s soulful shop sells formidable versions of classic flavours. Their squares, cookies, cakes, and granola earn equal praise as well; a fine place to stop and pick up a snack with a coffee.

19. Arthurs Nosh Bar

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4621 Notre-Dame O
Montreal, QC
(514) 757-5190
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An essential restaurant for modernized Jewish fare, Arthurs is a must-eat for anyone searching for artful takes on the traditional cuisine. Whether it’s for lunch or brunch (but not dinner), the restaurant serves a gamut of options, from matzo soup and latkes to gravlax and chicken schnitzel sandwiches. L'chaim!

20. Adamo

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4629 Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC
(438) 386-1800
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Tourists in Montreal — particularly New Yorkers — are often none too pleased with the city’s pizza. That was one of the driving factors behind Tony Campenelli’s decision to erect this restaurant. A pizzeria serving old-school, thin pies by the slice or the boxful, Adamo sets the bar just a little higher. Takeout only.

21. Tejano BBQ Burrito

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511 Rue De Courcelle
Montreal, QC
(514) 303-3500
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With expansions into other parts of the city not long after opening this principle location, Tejano has been a success. No surprise there; their ginormous burritos laden with Dylan Kier’s quality recipes for meats continue to wow customers duting lockdown.

22. Tuck Shop

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4662, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC
(514) 439-7432
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One of the precursors to the neighbourhood’s burgeoning food scene, Tuck Shop has consistently been a favourite of both visitors and locals over the years. Its takeout menu is dominated by the same sophisticated eats and market cuisine that have fuelled its popularity since the start. Place orders for takeout online.

23. TRAN Cantine Vietnamienne

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4690 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1S6, Canada
(514) 379-4690
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Tran Cantine Vietnamienne may be the only Vietnamese restaurant in the neighbourhood — but it certainly leaves little to be desired. The pho, banh mi sandwiches, and spring rolls are always fresh and flavourful. While you’re at it, be sure to pick up a Vietnamese iced coffee to wash it all down.

24. Loïc

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5001, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC
(514) 439-6806
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Before the pandemic, Loïc, built inside of an old Bank of Montreal building, was a go-to for cool hangs. For now, it continues to sling upscaled burgers (cheese, fired chicken or veggies) for takeout and delivery.

25. Elena

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5090 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1T1, Canada
(514) 379-4883
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Though hailing from two owners of top Italian spot Nora Gray, things are a little more casual at Elena, with a menu centred around pasta, wood-fired pizza, and as of late, hoagies. They make some stellar merch, too.

26. Bernice

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5135 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest o, Montréal
QC H4C 1T4, Canada
(514) 883-8622
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Conceptualized in honour of his late grandmother, chef and owner Jami Liverman aims to create a welcoming environment that both comforts and nourishes the soul — and that’s exactly what he has accomplished with Bernice. The coffee shop and bakery serves up decadent pasties (vegan and gluten-free options included), as well as a variety of specialty coffee drinks to go.

27. Hello 123

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1122 Queen St W, Toronto
ON M6J 1H9, Canada
(416) 532-3555
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Looking for a vegan-friendly fix in St Henri? Toronto transplant Hello 123 is a pretty tasty option for both takeout and dining in (when applicable). The colorful cafe and restaurant serves up everything from breakfast dishes and smoothie bowls to veganized club sandwiches and more.

1. Greenspot

3041 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC

Go-to diner Greenspot has a wide-ranging menu of burgers, poutine, smoked meat and beyond, all available for takeout or delivery. It’s situated in a space with all of its original fixtures, including tabletop jukeboxes which, sadly, no longer work.

3041 rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC

2. Nozy

3568, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC

Chef Nozomu Takeuchi’s menu is centred on teishoku-style servings, "meal sets" of main dishes like bluefin tuna belly, snow crab or salmon sashimi with rice and soup. Don’t be fooled by the minimalist appearance: The food makes it worth a visit (for takeout).

3568, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC

3. Sumac

3618 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC

Operated by David Bloom and chef Raquel Zagury, Sumac brings next-level Middle Eastern cuisine to Saint-Henri. Diners can delight in their broad menu of shareable plates — pita with hummus or baba ghanoush, salads — and savoury sandwiches like the sabbich, falafel, and chicken shawarma. Pro-tip: Order extra s’rug and pita. Always extra s’rug and pita. Available for takeout or delivery with DoorDash.

3618 Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC

4. Restaurant A.A.

3702, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC

Every neighbourhood has its go-to for late-night greasy eats, and Restaurant A.A. has rightfully earned that moniker. A decades-old establishment that’s impossibly open from 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. every day of the week, A.A. serves some of the best poutine in town; twice-fried taters that are heavy on the cheese and veal bone-based gravy.

3702, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC

5. Satay Brothers

3721, rue Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC

Helping to introduce Montrealers to Singaporean food, Satay Brothers has achieved infamy with its steamed pork buns, chicken satays, gado gado bowls, and laksa soup. Run by the restaurant’s brothers, frontman Alex Winnicki and head chef Mat Winnicki, it’s a family affair that’s as endearing as it is popular. Orders for takeout and delivery placed with CHK PLZ.

3721, rue Notre Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC

6. Foiegwa

3001, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC

Take the concept of an American diner, add the time-honoured traditions of French cuisine, and that’s Foiegwa. An order placed with the restaurant isn’t complete without their cheeseburger and, what else, but extra foie gras. While bars remain closed, it is also offering at-home cocktail kits conceived by its sibling around the corner, the Atwater Cocktail Club.

3001, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC

7. Le Kioko

3735 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1P8, Canada

Well-loved across Saint Henri and beyond for its fresh sushi, sashimi, and poke bowls, this Japanese takeout counter on Notre Dame has made a name for itself for its use of high-quality ingredients and more than fair prices. Vegan and vegetarian options (beyond just avocado rolls) are also available.

3735 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1P8, Canada

8. Maquis Yasolo

3763 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1P8, Canada

Created by the same folks behind the Aliments Yasolo grocery store next door, this Afro-Québécois restaurant serves up a handful of tasty African dishes with a touch of North American influence. While it will eventually serve as a sit-down restaurant, Maquis Yasolo is currently focusing on to-go items — like a jerk burger with a side of plantain or yucca fries.

3763 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1P8, Canada

9. Bucky Rooster's

3981 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1R2, Canada
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Since opening this summer, Bucky Rooster’s has seen some interminable lineups and sold-out nights thanks to the masses seeking perfectly fried chicken by the bucket or in sandwich form. Its banoffee pie has also become a fast favourite. Takeout or delivery available.

3981 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1R2, Canada

10. H4C par Dany Bolduc

538 Place Saint-Henri, Montréal, QC H4C 2R9, Canada

Situated inside a 19th-century post office, H4C is a melting pot of developed figures in Montreal’s culinary landscape, which includes designer-founders Chantal Paradis and Marc-André Vallée with talented chef Dany Bolduc. During lockdown, H4C has been taking orders for bi-weekly fried chicken and fish and chips nights, and offering some of its sauces and other ingredients at Bolduc’s new grocery store.

538 Place Saint-Henri, Montréal
QC H4C 2R9, Canada

11. La Luncheonette

4271 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H4C 1J7, Canada

Tucked into an unassuming corner around the street from the Place Saint Henri metro station, La Luncheonette is a casual coffee shop and breakfast spot that currently serves up coffee, homemade croissants, sandwiches, salads, soups, and chili to go. The cozy eatery is also well-known for its jazz brunches, which have been put on hold due to coronavirus restrictions but are worth a visit when they resume.

4271 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal
QC H4C 1J7, Canada

12. Tacos Frida

4350 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC

Tacos Frida originally began as a hole in the wall not ten doors down from its current location, where the menu was limited to a short list of tacos made in George Foreman grills for $2 a piece. They’ve since taken on a larger, diner-style space, but while the space has grown, their price point hasn’t. Mull over this taqueria’s menu, but really, just order one of each taco to go.

4350 Rue Notre-Dame O
Montreal, QC

13. Tacos Victor

4376 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1R8, Canada

Part of the mid-2010s St-Henri taco-wave was Victor, where the addition of fries to certain menu items pulls things away from tradition, while giving a nod to local, uh, tastes. But the bases — chorizo, tongue, steak — are still classic, and while the $5-ish tacos may seem expensive, the pile of food is actually a decent deal.

4376 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1R8, Canada

14. Léché Desserts

640 rue de Courcelle, Montreal, QC

Léché is one of relatively few notable doughnut-slingers in town, and quality is tantamount to its operation. The menu ranges from sumptuous options — passionfruit glaze and caramel maple bacon — to the homier comforts of PB&J and Boston creams. Walk in to get one, and just try not to walk out with a box of eight.

640 rue de Courcelle
Montreal, QC

15. Lloydie's St-Henri

4601 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1S5, Canada

Dating all the way back to the early nineties, Lloydie’s is widely credited as the company to introduce the Jamaican patty to the Quebec market. Since then, the family-run Caribbean food manufacturer has expanded all across Montreal — with its latest opening being on the corner of Notre Dame West and Therien.

4601 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1S5, Canada

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16. Dalla Rose

4609, rue Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC

Headed by Michael Dalla Libera and Nick Rosati, veterans of the popular Nora Gray located farther east, Dalla Rosa is a simple yet effective ice cream shop. Flavours range from both classic (strawberry, chocolate) to curious (sesame, sunflower seed), coupled with the option of sandwiching scoops between cookies. Come winter, they’ve been known to sling a great bowl of ramen as an interim pop-up.

4609, rue Notre Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC

17. Cordova

4606 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1S4, Canada

Cordova’s current offering of takeout coffee, pastries, and sandwiches melds the expertise of its co-owners Anthony Benda (founder of Café Myriade) with Aaron Polsky on the food side. Open daily from 8 a.m. into the afternoon.

4606 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1S4, Canada

18. Rustique

4615 Rue Notre Dame O, Montreal, QC

Modelled after countryside pie stands, Ryan Bloom’s soulful shop sells formidable versions of classic flavours. Their squares, cookies, cakes, and granola earn equal praise as well; a fine place to stop and pick up a snack with a coffee.

4615 Rue Notre Dame O
Montreal, QC

19. Arthurs Nosh Bar

4621 Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC

An essential restaurant for modernized Jewish fare, Arthurs is a must-eat for anyone searching for artful takes on the traditional cuisine. Whether it’s for lunch or brunch (but not dinner), the restaurant serves a gamut of options, from matzo soup and latkes to gravlax and chicken schnitzel sandwiches. L'chaim!

4621 Notre-Dame O
Montreal, QC

20. Adamo

4629 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC

Tourists in Montreal — particularly New Yorkers — are often none too pleased with the city’s pizza. That was one of the driving factors behind Tony Campenelli’s decision to erect this restaurant. A pizzeria serving old-school, thin pies by the slice or the boxful, Adamo sets the bar just a little higher. Takeout only.

4629 Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC

21. Tejano BBQ Burrito

511 Rue De Courcelle, Montreal, QC

With expansions into other parts of the city not long after opening this principle location, Tejano has been a success. No surprise there; their ginormous burritos laden with Dylan Kier’s quality recipes for meats continue to wow customers duting lockdown.

511 Rue De Courcelle
Montreal, QC

22. Tuck Shop

4662, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC

One of the precursors to the neighbourhood’s burgeoning food scene, Tuck Shop has consistently been a favourite of both visitors and locals over the years. Its takeout menu is dominated by the same sophisticated eats and market cuisine that have fuelled its popularity since the start. Place orders for takeout online.

4662, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC

23. TRAN Cantine Vietnamienne

4690 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1S6, Canada

Tran Cantine Vietnamienne may be the only Vietnamese restaurant in the neighbourhood — but it certainly leaves little to be desired. The pho, banh mi sandwiches, and spring rolls are always fresh and flavourful. While you’re at it, be sure to pick up a Vietnamese iced coffee to wash it all down.

4690 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1S6, Canada

24. Loïc

5001, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC

Before the pandemic, Loïc, built inside of an old Bank of Montreal building, was a go-to for cool hangs. For now, it continues to sling upscaled burgers (cheese, fired chicken or veggies) for takeout and delivery.

5001, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC

25. Elena

5090 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1T1, Canada

Though hailing from two owners of top Italian spot Nora Gray, things are a little more casual at Elena, with a menu centred around pasta, wood-fired pizza, and as of late, hoagies. They make some stellar merch, too.

5090 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1T1, Canada

26. Bernice

5135 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest o, Montréal, QC H4C 1T4, Canada

Conceptualized in honour of his late grandmother, chef and owner Jami Liverman aims to create a welcoming environment that both comforts and nourishes the soul — and that’s exactly what he has accomplished with Bernice. The coffee shop and bakery serves up decadent pasties (vegan and gluten-free options included), as well as a variety of specialty coffee drinks to go.

5135 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest o, Montréal
QC H4C 1T4, Canada

27. Hello 123

1122 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H9, Canada

Looking for a vegan-friendly fix in St Henri? Toronto transplant Hello 123 is a pretty tasty option for both takeout and dining in (when applicable). The colorful cafe and restaurant serves up everything from breakfast dishes and smoothie bowls to veganized club sandwiches and more.

1122 Queen St W, Toronto
ON M6J 1H9, Canada

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