This is a revisited post for Deli Planet. Click HERE for the original post.
895 De La Gauchetiere
Les Halles de la Gare
Train: Gare Centrale
Bus: STM 36, 61, 74, 75, 107, 168, 178, 420, AMT Terminus Centre-ville
Visit: May 2, 2013
Have you ever had a meal that you know other people would never agree with you about? About 2 years ago, I visited Deli Planet and had a burger that really surprised me. I didn’t go out of my way to tell everyone how good it was because I just knew that others would probably not see it my way. So, out of nowhere and out of a bit of curiosity, I decided to return to Deli Planet to see if there was consistency.
518 Aviation Road
Queensbury, New York
Bus: GGFT 11, 12
Visit: April 8, 2013
The trip to New Jersey/New York has now come full circle. For 4 days in the beginning of April, the experience in those two iconic states has been one that shall never be forgotten. At this point, it was time to make our way back home. It was only fitting that since our trip came full circle, that we made one last stop in the Queensbury area to have one last meal as a group.
This year, I’m introducing a brand new category in the end of year posts. Anyone who reads this blog regularly or follows me on social media will know that I fancy bacon way too much. The point of this post is not just to highlight bacon in its regular use, but in a way that goes above and beyond. Here, you will see the 3 items that best exemplify and most creatively use that element that we all love so much.
Picture this, you’re having the meal of your entire life. The service is at its utmost best, you wouldn’t trade the company for anyone in the world, and the food is firing on all cylinders. What’s the one thing that puts the proverbial cherry on top of the cake? That part of the meal is the dessert. The dessert is meant to put that exclamation point on the evening.
5879 Sherbrooke O.
Bus: STM 105, 162, 420
Visit: November 28, 2012
Ask any carnivore and they’ll tell you that one thing makes the world go round, bacon. There are some people who will go to great lengths to seek out any source of bacon around, regardless of what obstacles are in the way. Luckily, those Montrealers who have a thing for bacon won’t have to look far for a unusual source of bacon. The place in question is unique in its own way and that place is called Briimstone Chocolates & Fudge.
68 de la Gauchetiere Ouest
Metro: Place d’Armes
Bus: STM 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747
Visit: November 25, 2012
If you’re Asian and even if you’re not, there’s a feeling of pride when it comes to a Chinese pastry shop. The amount of people who go gaga over these places is absolutely mind-numbing. The feeling to total support isn’t for nothing, a lot of Chinatown’s pastry shops are definitely worth the hype. The question now is if a relative newcomer to the already loaded scene can pick up on that momentum. For a weird answer to that question, I turned to La Légende.
3600 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Bus: STM 24, 29, 55, 144
Visit: October 25, 2012
As a lot of you know, my search for desserts in the Greater Montreal Area has brought me a lot of chocolate cake. More specifically, chocolate mousse cake has been a great fixation of mine. Well, with that in mind, an impromptu change in plans brought me back to the small franchise named Juliette & Chocolat.
Bus: STM 14, 15, 24, 30, 125, 150, 410, 427, 430, 715, 747
Visit: October 14, 2012
Living in the city of Montreal, we are lucky with the amount of restaurants and dessert places that we have access to. No matter what part of town you happen to call home, there is that one place that makes those delicacies that make us want to sit around for quite a while. In the downtown core, there is such a place, one called La Brioche Lyonnaise.
1662 De Maisonneuve O.
Bus: STM 15, 24, 57, 66, 165, 166, 427, 435
Visit: October 4, 2012
When doing a Great Burger Search, you try to find burgers wherever you can. While finding burgers can be quite the easy task, getting that unique Montreal dining experience can be a whole other story. Angela Pizza in the heart of Downtown Montreal has a burger, but it does have a whole lot more.
21 St-Viateur O.
Bus: STM 46, 55, 80, 160, 435
Visit: September 28, 2012
Last year, I made a big decision that I hoped would lengthen the shelf life of the Burger Search. We all have to admit it, there isn’t an endless amount of beef burgers out there. There are places that specialize in putting other types of burgers on the eating scene. Selections such as bison, veggie patties, and chicken are other types of burgers that you can find in the greater Montreal area. This week, I turned my attention to a burger that’s been getting a lot of hype, a fish burger from the St-Viateur street hole in the wall known as Comptoir 21.
Metro: Rosemont, Beaubien
Bus: STM 13, 18, 25, 30, 31, 160, 161, 197
Visit: September 15, 2012
Montreal’s Saint-Hubert street is home to some of the more memorable moments and burgers in the past 3 years of doing this. While most common citizens come to this area to find that key ingredient for their wedded bliss, I come here to find the next step in a search for burger greatness. Even though it is situated just south of the sheltered portion of the street, La Bétise is another key component in the progression of the Great Burger Search.
60 Fairmount O.
Bus: STM 46, 51, 55, 80, 435, 935
Visit: August 21, 2012
The Mile-End district of Montreal is literally bursting at the seams with places to visit. In the last post on this blog, the latest brunch and burger offering was looked at. With that place in the books, I just couldn’t resist crossing the street and sampling some of the most talked about ice cream on the island of Montreal. That place is called Kem CoBa and they’re one of the top ice cream vendors in this city.
I often get asked if I make my own burgers. Well, the answer to that is still a resounding no. One of these days, it will happen, but for now, I took a teeny, tiny, little step towards doing that. At a BBQ in Mirabel, all the ingredients were collected and we were ready to have burgers and a good time.
2313 Sainte-Catherine O.
Bus: STM 15, 24, 57, 63, 90, 104, 108, 138, 144, 150
Visit: June 28, 2012
My recent visit to Sparta didn’t quite end over there. As some things go these days, this was another impromptu decision made by curious eaters. While we can all list the major players in the ice cream game of Montreal, there is one that may or may not be a contender. Just last year, the Tim Horton’s franchise put forth its first foray in the Montreal area by opening Cold Stone Creamery across this fair island.
Metro: Sherbrooke, Saint-Laurent
Bus: STM 29, 55, 144
Visit: June 27, 2012
I like screaming and I’m sure you like to scream too. But the thing that I know everyone loves is ice cream. Just like screaming can come at any moment, so does ice cream. Much like my impromptu visit to Prato, there was nothing going to stop us from crossing the street to a Montreal Main-stay, Ripples.