Gabriel’s favourites in Côte-des-Neiges

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Gabriel Belzile is a writer and social media manager at Tastet. Having lived in Côte-des-Neiges with his mother for several years when he was young, and having attended high school and university there, Gabriel retains a deep attachment to the neighbourhood. So it seemed only natural to ask him to share his favourite addresses with us!

To this day, Gabriel regularly visits Côte-des-Neiges to grab a bite to eat, pay his respects at the Oratoire-Saint-Joseph or simply go for a bike ride.

“I love Côte-des-Neiges. The cultural richness of the neighbourhood is reflected in its culinary offerings, and I’m always making great discoveries!” he explains.

Here are Gabriel’s favourites in Côte-des-Neiges:

Boucherie Et Grillade Farhat – 3513 Av. Swail

“When we were younger, when we were really hungry, we’d spoil ourselves with two sandwiches at Fahrat. Times have changed, I went there recently and one is enough (laughs). I guess we’re getting old! What remains unchanged is the quality of Fahrat’s sandwiches. Beef or chicken kefta, merguez, liver or lamb heart… YUMMY!”

Resto-Bar La Maisonnée – 5385 Av. Gatineau

“Ah… the famous Maisonnée, the neighbourhood student bar. I loved partying there, even standing up on the tables! It’s a must for the university and CEGEP students who abound in Côte-des-Neiges.”

Al Amine – 3549 Av. Lacombe

“Inflation doesn’t seem to exist at Al-Amine. I went back there recently and was shocked by the prices, which haven’t changed in all these years. We enjoy slices of pizza and Manakish sandwiches, among other things. A classic!”

Marché Jean-Brillant – 5307-5351 Chem. de la Côte des Neiges

“This was heaven when we were young and wanted something to eat on-the-go. Located right across from the metro, Marché Jean-Brillant offers a multitude of fruits and vegetables.”

Tuk Tuk Restaurant – 5619A Chem. de la Côte des Neiges

“I really like Tuk Tuk. It’s a very small restaurant serving Cambodian cuisine with Thai influences. Their Green Curry is delicious!”

Some suggested activities

  • Visit Saint Joseph’s Oratory
  • Bike on Mont-Royal
  • Tennis at Martin-Luther-King Park
  • Shopping at Plaza Côte-des-Neiges

Photography by Mikael Lebleu

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