When it comes to the must-eat food of Montreal, roasted chicken is perhaps the forgotten middle sibling. Poutine and bagels hog the attention, but rotisserie is just as much a culinary cornerstone, ranging from family operations that have been in business for decades to sprawling chains found in every corner of La Belle Province.
Here are some of the best birds found in the city. It’s not all about Québécois and Portuguese options either, as there are equally delicious Congolese, Peruvian, and Caribbean varieties, to name a few. The cooking styles may vary slightly here — some are roasted, some are rotisserie, a couple are grilled, but all are juicy and cooked with fire.