Pointe-Saint-Charles: Our take-out suggestions

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Pointe-Saint-Charles has long been one of Montreal’s unloved neighbourhoods, one that was more often than not forgotten. Its industrial past, which is still felt today, didn’t help in making it a very attractive place to be. It was here that many French-speaking workers and Irish immigrants once settled, and the neighbourhood was far from rich.

Like many other parts of Montreal, Pointe-Sainte-Charles has, for better or for worse, undergone rapid gentrification since the early 2000s. Slowly but surely, the face of the neighbourhood is changing. More and more businesses are choosing to set up shop in this area of the city, which is only growing in popularity. Although the gastronomic offering is not yet at its peak, new addresses are popping up all the time.

While the list of gourmet addresses is not as extensive as those in adjacent neighbourhoods, it is not to be underestimated. Some of our favourite restaurants are located here, places not to be missed when you are passing through or if you live in the neighbourhood and are feeling peckish.

For other suggestions, check out the general list of open restaurants that offer a take-out menu. If you’re craving a particular dish (burger, dumplings, sushi, pizza…), we recommend consulting our other lists of good take-out places, specifically designed to give you ideas in the particular context of the pandemic. It’s always great to discover your neighbourhood and the best it has to offer.

Café Cantina

Comfort food, Mexican cuisine – $, $$. Café Cantina is one of Pointe-Saint-Charles’ favourite addresses for Mexican cuisine, and has been since it opened in 2010. The first restaurant to introduce California-style Mexican cuisine to the neighbourhood, Café Cantina has quickly become a landmark for lunch and dinner in the community.

1880 Rue Centre

Le Petit Sao

Asian cuisine, Vietnamese cuisine – $, $$. Petit Sao PSC offers delicious and fast Vietnamese cuisine in a colourful space.

1870 Rue Centre

Paul Patates

Fast food, comfort food – $ Paul Patates is a typical Quebecois “casse-croûte” where you can enjoy steamed hot dogs, delicious fries and an excellent poutine!

760 Rue Charlevoix

Fugazzi Pizza

Comfort food, pizzeria – $$ This trendy address offers a very good pizzeria menu in an eclectic space with a festive atmosphere. Apart from their pizzas, they also offer classic North American pizzeria dishes such as homemade mozzarella sticks and a deluxe Caesar salad. which are both favourites of ours. Open for take out and delivery 7 days a week.

1886 Rue Centre

Lecavalier Petrone

Chocolate, dessert – $$$ (Back on January 13th). Lecavalier Petrone is the brainchild of two talented young women in cooking, pastry and especially chocolate: Chloé Migneault-Lecavalier and Loïse Desjardins-Petrone. Together, they create high-end chocolates that are as beautiful to look at as they are delicious to eat – one of the best chocolate shops in town.

2423 Rue Centre
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Photography by  Alison Slattery

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