Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations

Seeking for savory of ramen taste unknown in Ottawa-land, we traveled 2 hours away to the nearest city to indulge our never-ending appetite for good food.

Unbeknownst to us, driving to Montreal is fast becoming a seasonal road trip destination. We visited last summer and fall respectively. Might as well come back when the white thaws and the new growth emerges to complete the cycle.

The second day of the New Year is a pivotal moment of my life. But of course! It's the first time my newly formed body set its motion, functioning faultlessly in an instant without having to inform thy little self how to do it. It just happens!

From conception to birth, to the first steps and to the first words, it astounds one's reasoning how a small babe develops into an adult. Ah, what am I even saying! Yes, that's it. Life is truly a miracle!

Due to that miracle 33 years ago, we took off to Montreal to celebrate the occasion. In reality, it's simply a ruse to gratify our cauldron of inquisitiveness for new flavors. lol.

If you wonder how Montreal looks like in winter or If you're like us, constantly probing for new tastes igniting enthusiastic conversations, keep on reading...

Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations

Ramen

Why ramen? Because it's cold up here in the north at this time of the year! Aye, the warmth and satisfaction of savoring a mouth-watering bowl of ramen in original flavor! Geez, I'm hungry! Let's get back to business, shall we? Here it is...

  • Kinton Ramen
Hands down our favorite ramen shop in all of Canada. By the way, I'm picky with my ramen. I want a perfect marriage of ingredients in my bowl. The pork must melt on the mouth, noodles thin, garnish fresh, soup smooth. Yes, Kinton Ramen nailed it for us! Ugh, I wish we have one here in Ottawa. Website here.

  • Yokato Yokabai
Here you can choose how your ramen is served. If you want the seafood taste, add seaweed. If you prefer thick noodles, specify it in the order slip. You get the idea! What I like about this restaurant is its efficiency given the number of customers continuously coming in. Website here.

Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations

  • Kazu
Okay, we (the hubby and I) haven't tried this restaurant yet. The plan is to come here in our next outing to the city. This made it on the list because I've read good reviews from them online. And oh, they not only serve ramen noodles, but they also have other items on the menu for variety. Check them out here.

Cafes

  • Café Chat L'Heureux
We came here after having late lunch at Yokato Yokabai. The queue is crazy! We decided to defect from the line and do a walking tour of the area instead. Why? Because we're impatient!

If you're determined to make that order so you could cuddle the adorable cats in the restaurant, come prepared with fully charged handheld devices to cure boredom while waiting. But hey, the issue could be our bad timing! Website here.

  • Le Doggy Café
If you're more into dogs, head to the dog cafe. Dogs with their respective owners come here for coffees and smoothies. If it happens to be a busy day, head to other dog-friendly cafes like the Terrasse St-Ambroise, Brandy’s Canine Café, and Lili & Olli. Here's Le Doggy Café's here.

Bagels

So which one serves the best bagels? It is the one in Montreal or the one in New York? This has been a long stand feud between food enthusiasts.

Okay, I prefer the ones in Montreal. But that's improbable coming from someone who hasn't tried the bagels in either city. How about we start in Montreal since it's only a 2-hour drive from where we were. Here are the best shops:

And here's our walking tour of the city of Montreal in winter.

Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations
Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations
Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations
Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations
Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations
Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations
Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations
Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations
Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations
Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations
Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations
Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations
Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations
Montreal Travel In Winter + Food Recommendations

Everything is clothed in white which shimmers at the strike of the light.
My heart flutters in delight while I saunter the streets I once set my sight.
~ GJC

Have you tried the recommendations listed above? If so, which one is your favorite? If not, yes, I highly recommend you visit them.

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I hope the food recommendations listed above are helpful to your where-to-eat queries during your visit to the city. Montreal is a foodie destination! So yes, many places like these exist for taste-seekers like us, but for now, this list will do.

If you're looking for tips on Things To Do/Places to See in Montreal in a Day, check out my post here. If you're traveling for more than a day, check out my 5 Day Road Trip Itinerary to Quebec + Montreal from Ottawa, Ontario from the link.

Well, you have a wonderful time then! Talk to you soon. ;)