Where Montreal Restaurant Obsessives Got Their Takeout in 2020
As is tradition at Eater, we close the year by asking a group of food writers, bloggers, and others about town to weigh in on the year in food. Their answers — unedited (except for grammar) and in no particular order — will be revealed in several posts by the time the clock runs out on 2020. Here, they share their regular go-to destinations for takeout and delivery this year.
Joanna Fox, food writer, and associate editor at ELLE Canada: Oh boy, there was so much eating! I live in the Southwest, so most of my haunts were places I could easily go and pick up: Loïc, Elena, Foxy, Sumac, Satay Brothers, Tandoori Delicious (a little Verdun Indian secret), Vin Papillon, Touk, McKiernan’s, Beba, and Nora Gray, plus honourable mentions for J’ai Feng, Vesta and Vin Mon Lapin.
JP Karwacki, Time Out Montreal editor: I’ll try to keep this short: Easy eats came from Wren’s for burgers and poutine, Tejano for burrito(s bowls), griot wraps from Pikliz, Bossa for porchetta sandwiches, Les Crazy Chickens for Korean fried chicken, ramen from Marusan, McKiernan for stacked muffuletta, croquettes from La Croqueteria and Hélicoptère for some of the best breakfast sandwiches and prix fixe menus in town. Fancy nights in involved Les Street Monkeys, Foxy, Mon Lapin, Gentile Pizza Parlour and their seven-cheese truffle honey pizza and an upcoming holiday meal at Beba I’m looking forward to.
Hey, I said I would try.
Iris Gagnon-Paradis, La Presserestaurant reporter: Takeout had a big place in my life in 2020 and I tried a lot of different options. My go-to places were Mitch Deli for a sandwich and great bottle of nature wine on the go, Provisions (either the Plateau or Outremont’s address) for their crazy good burgers, Hélicoptère for more fancy dinners (really good and affordable), Darna Bistroquet for their great Kémia apéro boxes this summer in the park and more recently the Etna apéro kit (what can I say, I love apéro time!)
Alison Slattery, principal photographer, Two Food Photographers: We spent a lot of time outside this summer, and Mandy’s was one of our go-to places to grab salads and head out to the countryside. We also ordered Pizzeria 900, Otto, Mae Sri, Aunt Dai & Banh Mi Express (cause of my obsession with banh mi).
Jason Lee, food blogger, Shut Up and Eat: Dak hing BBQ for Chinese BBQ classics, Nguyen Phi for some of the city’s best pho, as well as the local pizza and shawarma spot.