445 Laurier E.
Bus: STM 14, 27, 30, 46, 47, 51, 427
Visit: January 21, 2013
Sometimes the things you find come from out of nowhere, or even from right under your nose. Located right next to the northern entrance of the Laurier metro station, La Boîte Gourmande is one of those places that you might not think twice about entering, unless you knew what was inside.
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.
Today, the last Saturday before Labour Day, is one of the most prestigious holidays for all people like me. On this planet, there are millions upon millions of people who worship the cured delicacy known as bacon. Bacon has been long associated with breakfast, but as time passed, it has found itself in nearly every facet of eating. To drive that point home, did you know that bacon is a perfect dessert option? Well, after doing some more digging in the GBS archives, I’ve come up with 5 of the most extreme bacon things I’ve put in my stomach over the last 3 years.
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.
1200 McGill College
Bus: AMT Terminus Centre-ville, STM 15, 24, 61, 125, 150, 168, 178, 410, 420, 427, 430, 435, 715, 747, 935
Metro: Peel, McGill, Bonaventure
Train: Gare Centrale
Visit: April 3, 2012
Ben & Jerry’s has played an important part in the last year for me. On this day, I just want to highlight something that they do once every year. On a day in April, Ben & Jerry’s offer a free cone to their customers. Regardless of what kind of weather it is, you’ll find droves of people lining up just for that one scoop of ice cream. For me, it’s been 9 months since I’ve had any chocolate therapy and I wasn’t about to pass this up.
Metro: Beaubien, Rosemont
Bus: STM 13, 18, 25, 30, 31, 160, 161, 197
Visit: March 22, 2012
Lately, in my eating endeavors, there has been one thing that’s been pushing its way in, desserts. It really hasn’t been something that I always was planning on doing, but it forced me to really start broadening my horizons. The island of Montreal has so many restaurants that offer desserts on their menus. Outside of that, there are places that specialize mainly in desserts. If you look even deeper, you’ll come across places that aren’t really restaurants, but bakeries that happen to have seats and tables. This happens to be one of those places.
377 Laurier O.
Bus: STM 46, 51, 80, 129, 435, 935
Visit: March 13, 2012
My search for another place to get decent in Montreal has led me to Juliette & Chocolat. Montreal has quite the competition when it comes to dessert. Whether it be ice cream or chocolate, you have a wide selection of places that can satisfy your sweet tooth. Myself, having just done another chocolate, was still in the frame of mind where I needed that sugary fix. Where better than this place to try something that I’m really starting to enjoy.
2087 Sainte-Catherine O.
Metro: Atwater, Guy-Concordia
Bus: STM 15, 24, 57, 63, 66, 90, 104, 108, 138, 144, 150, 165, 166, 427, 435
Visit: March 10, 2012
Ever since it opened months ago, Cacao 70 has been on my radar. Years ago, I didn’t necessarily go out of my way to go to places that were exclusively based on dessert, or even chocolate. Now, with my horizons expanding, I was more than looking forward to stepping into the chocolate emporium that was Cacao 70.
161 Saint-Paul E.
Metro: Place d’Armes, Champ-de-Mars
Bus: STM 14, 55, 129, 715
Visit: January 26, 2012
Last Thursday night, after our tremendous experience at Vieux-Port Steakhouse, my colleagues and I looked for something to put it over the top. We actually walked down Saint-Paul street towards the west. We went by a number of places that didn’t have exactly what we wanted. We ever took a turn towards the Old Port where IglooFest was still raging on. We walked east on De La Commune, where we made our way up back to Saint-Paul. All that to say that we found ourselves right outside Montreal Poutine. Now, we just had a full course meal and we’re only looking for a place for coffee. When I saw where we were, I had other plans in mind.
Bus: STM 11, 29, 30, 97, 427
Visit: January 17, 2012
The recent evening at Kalalu didn’t end at just that. It was decided that we’d take our unusually tame hijinks to this particular location of Rockaberry. The great part about it was that it was located just steps away from our Caribbean dining destination.
Bus: STL 20, 26
Visit: December 21, 2011
Over the last year, I’ve been doing my best to expand my net as far as different types of cuisine are concerned. I’ve enjoyed all of my recent Greek restaurant visits and look forward to more in the future. Last September, I was attending a retirement party at Restaurant Ellada. On that night, I was introduced to a dessert known as loukoumades. It was around that same exact time where I heard the name Mr. Puffs for the first time.
2313 Sainte-Catherine O.
Bus: STM 15, 24, 57, 63, 90, 104, 108, 138, 144, 150
Visit: October 13, 2011
My recent visit to La Maison Bulgogi had to be capped off with something decent like dessert. Lately, I’ve been taking every chance to try dessert places in Montreal, ranging from ice cream, to pies, and now to cake.
Bus: STL 39, 42, 45, 50, 60, 61, 63, 65, 70, 76
Visit: October 11, 2011
My burger adventure at Jack Astor’s needed to be capped off with something good. Whenever I’m accompanied by my trusted colleague, I leave it up to him to throw down the dessert gauntlet. At first, we were going to go to somewhere I’ve been before, but I pushed for somewhere new. As a blogger who goes to restaurants, you can understand why I would want to go somewhere else.
69 George Street
Bus: OC Transpo Rideau/Mackenzie-King Transitway Station, Societe de Transport de l’Outaouais
Visit: September 21, 2011
For my fourth and most recent visit to Ottawa, I had to cap it off with a dessert stop. During my visit for Burger 103 at Zak’s Diner, I went around and scouted some to the places around Byward Market. I came across the famous Beavertails franchise location. I was very tempted by what I say on that day. My mind, being what it is, instead, went for the Triple Chocolate Blizzard at the nearby Dairy Queen. We all know how that turned out. I left Ottawa in July of 2011 in a pretty good mess. I was determined to not have that again by going to the place I should’ve went to.