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COVID-19: 11 Great Options for Take-Out or Delivery in Quebec City

Where to get ramen, poutine, and more during the shutdown

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As is the case across much of the world right now, numerous restaurants and all bars in Quebec City are closed down to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

However, restaurants are allowed to remain open for take-out and delivery service, and some in the provincial capital are doing just that. From ramen to Portuguese chicken, here are a few good bets.

This map is not an exhaustive list of restaurants currently open in Quebec City — it’s best to check different restaurants’ social media pages to find out if they’re open. If your favourite is closed, there are likely still ways to support them: some restaurants sell their own merch (such as t-shirts and tote bags), and most establishments offer gift cards.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. La Souche (multiple locations)

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801 Chemin de la Canardière, Québec
QC G1J 2B8, Canada
(581) 742-1144
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Both the Limoilou and Stoneham locations of this brewpub are open for takeout meals (but no delivery) from 3 to 8 p.m. daily. Expect comforting pub grub: burgers (including a venison option), Halifax donair, poutines, and beer-laced chili. Bonus: you can also get craft beers to go.

2. Chez Gaston

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332 Rue Dorchester, Québec
QC G1K 6A2, Canada
(418) 523-0677
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Load up on some of Quebec City’s best poutines (or other greasy spoon comforts), with this casse-croûte open for take-out across lunch and dinner hours seven days. It’s take-out only; no delivery.

3. Café Smith

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23 Rue Notre-Dame, Québec
QC G1K 4E9, Canada
(581) 742-6777
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While it’s officially a café, Smith has quite the selection of edible options available out of its Limoilou and Belvédère locations. Expect full-sized lasagnes, Shepherd’s pies, quiches, and chicken pot pies — it’s best to order in advance for full-sized meals (which can be delivered, too), but on the spot take-out is available for coffee, pastries, and smaller things.

4. William J. Walter

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165 Rue Saint-Joseph E, Québec
QC G1K 3A8, Canada
(581) 981-2020
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While it’s officially a purveyor of gourmet sausages, this St-Roch shop sits somewhere between a deli counter an épicerie. Expect an excellent array of prepared and ready-to-eat options from smoked meat to sauerkraut, olives, and a tidy selection of craft beers and Quebec wines, if you’re looking to skip the SAQ lines. It’s take-out only; no delivery, and they’re open daily from late morning to early evening.

5. Tora-Ya Ramen

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75 Rue Saint-Joseph E, Québec
QC G1K 3A6, Canada
(418) 780-1903
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Quebec City’s best ramen spot is offering soul-warming noodle soups during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as other small bites like karaage (fried chicken) and gyoza (dumplings). Take-out only (no delivery), from 11:30 a.m. until 7 or 8 p.m. (depending on the day), Monday to Saturday.

6. Pied Bleu

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181 Rue Saint-Vallier O, Québec
QC G1K 1J9, Canada
(418) 914-3554
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This Lyon-style bouchon is offering a substantial menu of rich French fare, which you can order online: think duck cassoulet, tartiflette, an array of pâtés, and tarte tatin for dessert; full menus are available too. You can pick up any day at the restaurant or at Au Roi de Boudin’s stand in the Grand Marché du Québec, or else delivery is available to central neighbourhoods such as Limoilou, Vanier, and Saint-Sauveur. Deliveries further afield are an option if you order a day in advance.

7. Diner Saint-Sauveur

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450 Rue Saint-Vallier O, Québec
QC G1K 1K8, Canada
(581) 741-4090
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This funky diner is open from 5 to 11 p.m. daily, offering delivery (call them or go on Uber Eats) and take-out options — expect comfort food from burgers and poutine to mac and cheese or chicken and waffles.

8. Le Poulet Portugais

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203 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec
QC G1R 1N8, Canada
(418) 204-3300
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As the name suggests, this restaurant is doing char-grilled Portuguese-style chicken slathered in piri-piri sauce with fries on the side, for pick-up or delivery across a sizable chunk of the city. Starting March 31, it’s open for lunch (11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and dinner (5 to 9 p.m.) most days.

9. Le Fin Gourmet

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774 Rue Raoul-Jobin, Québec
QC G1N 1R9, Canada
(418) 682-5849
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Neighbourhood staple Le Fin Gourmet has a solid menu of small and large plates for your enjoyment at home, including a boudin tartine, barley salad, and an array of desserts. Also on offer: private-import wines to take home, and craft brews from Les Grands Bois. Open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with delivery available within a ten-minute radius of the restaurant’s Saint-Sauveur location.

10. Sardines/Buvette Scott

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1 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec
QC G1R 2V1, Canada
(581) 300-9449
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Hip wine bar Buvette Scott is operating in tandem with its Portuguese-influenced younger sibling Sardines to offer take-out options on a daily basis (no delivery). The petite menu includes house-made focaccia, an octopus-bean stew, shrimp bisque, and a lasagne — given the 2 to 6 p.m. opening hours, it’s a heat-up-at-home kind of situation. Call ahead for orders.

11. Gaël Vidricaire Pâtisseries

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200 Rue Crémazie O, Québec
QC G1R 1X9, Canada
(581) 741-3050
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OK, don’t expect to get a full meal from this Montcalm pâtisserie, but you can indulge in some of the capital’s best sweets, with a new menu of tarts, cakes, and other desserts sent out by email each week. Delivery is available within a ten kilometre radius on the same day, if you order by noon.

1. La Souche (multiple locations)

801 Chemin de la Canardière, Québec, QC G1J 2B8, Canada

Both the Limoilou and Stoneham locations of this brewpub are open for takeout meals (but no delivery) from 3 to 8 p.m. daily. Expect comforting pub grub: burgers (including a venison option), Halifax donair, poutines, and beer-laced chili. Bonus: you can also get craft beers to go.

801 Chemin de la Canardière, Québec
QC G1J 2B8, Canada

2. Chez Gaston

332 Rue Dorchester, Québec, QC G1K 6A2, Canada

Load up on some of Quebec City’s best poutines (or other greasy spoon comforts), with this casse-croûte open for take-out across lunch and dinner hours seven days. It’s take-out only; no delivery.

332 Rue Dorchester, Québec
QC G1K 6A2, Canada

3. Café Smith

23 Rue Notre-Dame, Québec, QC G1K 4E9, Canada

While it’s officially a café, Smith has quite the selection of edible options available out of its Limoilou and Belvédère locations. Expect full-sized lasagnes, Shepherd’s pies, quiches, and chicken pot pies — it’s best to order in advance for full-sized meals (which can be delivered, too), but on the spot take-out is available for coffee, pastries, and smaller things.

23 Rue Notre-Dame, Québec
QC G1K 4E9, Canada

4. William J. Walter

165 Rue Saint-Joseph E, Québec, QC G1K 3A8, Canada

While it’s officially a purveyor of gourmet sausages, this St-Roch shop sits somewhere between a deli counter an épicerie. Expect an excellent array of prepared and ready-to-eat options from smoked meat to sauerkraut, olives, and a tidy selection of craft beers and Quebec wines, if you’re looking to skip the SAQ lines. It’s take-out only; no delivery, and they’re open daily from late morning to early evening.

165 Rue Saint-Joseph E, Québec
QC G1K 3A8, Canada

5. Tora-Ya Ramen

75 Rue Saint-Joseph E, Québec, QC G1K 3A6, Canada

Quebec City’s best ramen spot is offering soul-warming noodle soups during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as other small bites like karaage (fried chicken) and gyoza (dumplings). Take-out only (no delivery), from 11:30 a.m. until 7 or 8 p.m. (depending on the day), Monday to Saturday.

75 Rue Saint-Joseph E, Québec
QC G1K 3A6, Canada

6. Pied Bleu

181 Rue Saint-Vallier O, Québec, QC G1K 1J9, Canada

This Lyon-style bouchon is offering a substantial menu of rich French fare, which you can order online: think duck cassoulet, tartiflette, an array of pâtés, and tarte tatin for dessert; full menus are available too. You can pick up any day at the restaurant or at Au Roi de Boudin’s stand in the Grand Marché du Québec, or else delivery is available to central neighbourhoods such as Limoilou, Vanier, and Saint-Sauveur. Deliveries further afield are an option if you order a day in advance.

181 Rue Saint-Vallier O, Québec
QC G1K 1J9, Canada

7. Diner Saint-Sauveur

450 Rue Saint-Vallier O, Québec, QC G1K 1K8, Canada

This funky diner is open from 5 to 11 p.m. daily, offering delivery (call them or go on Uber Eats) and take-out options — expect comfort food from burgers and poutine to mac and cheese or chicken and waffles.

450 Rue Saint-Vallier O, Québec
QC G1K 1K8, Canada

8. Le Poulet Portugais

203 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1N8, Canada

As the name suggests, this restaurant is doing char-grilled Portuguese-style chicken slathered in piri-piri sauce with fries on the side, for pick-up or delivery across a sizable chunk of the city. Starting March 31, it’s open for lunch (11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and dinner (5 to 9 p.m.) most days.

203 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec
QC G1R 1N8, Canada

9. Le Fin Gourmet

774 Rue Raoul-Jobin, Québec, QC G1N 1R9, Canada

Neighbourhood staple Le Fin Gourmet has a solid menu of small and large plates for your enjoyment at home, including a boudin tartine, barley salad, and an array of desserts. Also on offer: private-import wines to take home, and craft brews from Les Grands Bois. Open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with delivery available within a ten-minute radius of the restaurant’s Saint-Sauveur location.

774 Rue Raoul-Jobin, Québec
QC G1N 1R9, Canada

10. Sardines/Buvette Scott

1 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 2V1, Canada

Hip wine bar Buvette Scott is operating in tandem with its Portuguese-influenced younger sibling Sardines to offer take-out options on a daily basis (no delivery). The petite menu includes house-made focaccia, an octopus-bean stew, shrimp bisque, and a lasagne — given the 2 to 6 p.m. opening hours, it’s a heat-up-at-home kind of situation. Call ahead for orders.

1 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec
QC G1R 2V1, Canada

11. Gaël Vidricaire Pâtisseries

200 Rue Crémazie O, Québec, QC G1R 1X9, Canada

OK, don’t expect to get a full meal from this Montcalm pâtisserie, but you can indulge in some of the capital’s best sweets, with a new menu of tarts, cakes, and other desserts sent out by email each week. Delivery is available within a ten kilometre radius on the same day, if you order by noon.

200 Rue Crémazie O, Québec
QC G1R 1X9, Canada

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