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Munchies: 14 places to satisfy your munchies

Last update on June 03, 2021

The time has come- cannabis is finally legal, and the munchies have become rampant. At the end of 2018, Canada became the second country, after Uruguay, to legalize the recreational consumption of weed. Quebecers were eager to take advantage of the new legality of this plant. While hundreds of people queued up in front of the Société du Cannabis du Québec, the Tastet team was thinking about the munchies. Let’s be honest- one of the highlights of the marijuana experience is the insatiable desire for delicious food that follows.

Have you ever wondered why an uncontrollable hunger – the notorious ‘munchies’ – overcomes you after a few puffs? The long and the short of it is that the munchies are a completely natural phenomenon. The feeling of intense hunger and uncontrollable cravings for comfort food are caused by the interaction between cannabinoids, including THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and the appetite receptors in our brain. When cannabis is ingested, these receptors are equally as intoxicated as our minds, making already enticing food even more irresistible.

As smoking a joint is now completely legal, we have brought you a list of the best restaurants in Montreal to satisfy your munchies. Whether it’s for a late night meal or lunch, you will find the right place for you on this list! Dumplings, poutine, hot dogs, sushi, or eggs Benedict-we have it all!

If you’re looking for more suggestions, we recommend you consult our list of beautiful, good and cheap restaurants, or of bars that serve great food!

Enjoy reading and consume responsibly!

Saint Sushi Bar

Located amidst the many BYOBs on Duluth Street this restaurant serves delicious and stylish sushi. With an incredible tasting menu for 25$, you can thank us for putting this establishment on your radar. The ingredients they use are fresh, and their dishes are always inventive and flavourful. We especially love their fun names for the maki rolls, like “Tupac”, “Bob Marley”. (it couldn’t have come at a better time) and “Madonna”. Note that the place does not offer alcoholic beverages, but the atmosphere is still very festive. They also offer the whole menu as a take away option, so you can cure the munchies from the comfort of your own couch! © Photo Alison Slattery — Instagram
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Sammi & Soup Dumpling

Located on Sainte-Catherine Street, Sammi & Soupe Dumpling is one of the city’s best dumpling restaurants- it is even on our list of the best dumplings in Montreal. A highlight of the restaurant is the small window looking into the kitchen, where you can watch how these little delicasies are made. The dumplings served here are the “xiao long bao” type- this means they are cooked by steaming. Serving perfectly cooked dumplings by the dozen, this restaurant is pefect for the munchies! © Photo Frenchcuisse
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Kazu meilleurs restaurant japonais montreal

Kazu

Kazu is a fan-favourite on Sainte-Catherine Street. This popular place is certainly worth the wait- but note that you will likely be waiting regardless of what time of day you visit. This level of popularity is due partly because of the quality of Japanese food served here, all at very reasonable prices. The space is small, comfortable and lively, and the atmosphere is reflective of an authentic Japanese noodle house. We highly recommend the Japanese crepe, dumplings, carpaccio and shrimp burger! © Photo Alison Slattery — Instagram
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Bombay Mahal

Explore the colourful flavours of India with a meal at Bombay Mahal. This restaurant showcases a wide variety of dishes from the region of India that inspires them. We love their vegetarian dishes, chicken  (an excellent butter chicken), lamb, seafood, tandoori, thalis and biryanis. The decor is minimalist, but the food is very tasty. In the heart of Parc-Extension, this BYOB address is really worth a visit. © Photo Alison Slattery — Instagram
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Bistro le Passé Composé

The concept behind this Bistro is to highlight the beauty of French classics, and they are best known for their personal twist on classic brunch. Chef Arnaud Glay is the mastermind behind this tasty, generous and decadent menu. The menu is regularly updated, but of course they keep some favourites in rotation, like the panko French toast and eggs Benedict. We suggest you go earlier than later to avoid the line, but even if there is a line, the wait is worth it. © Photo Alison Slattery — Instagram
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Pho Lien

This restaurant is well loved by the students from Brébeuf, HEC, and UdeM, as well as all those working or visiting the local hospital. Pho Lien is a must-try establishment in Côte-des-Neiges, and it’s known for its amazing soups all over the city! Be patient with the queues, because they do pass surprisingly quickly. Please note that they are closed on Tuesdays to avoid disappointment! © Photo Alison Slattery — Instagram
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Ma Poule Mouillée

Ma Poule Mouillée opened in 2013 on the corner of Rachel and Boyer Street, and it has since become a Portuguese classic in the Plateau Mont-Royal. This isn’t a place you come to sit at for hours, but it’s one of the best if you’re looking for a quite bite to eat or take-out! On the menu, you will find chicken, pork and chorizo sandwiches, their famous and excellent poutine with São Jorge cheese, chicken and grilled chorizo, as well as grilled chicken, squid, octopus, sardine and cod. Note that Ma Poule Mouillée’s poutine is one of the best in town! ©Photo Travelandmunchies
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Greenspot

This institution has been part of the landscape of Saint-Henri since the 40s! In a setting that takes us back in time, this restaurant serves comforting Quebec cuisine, primarily in the form of snacks. Greenspot also serves classic lunches (egg, bacon, potatoes) all day and all week. This establishment immerses its loyal customers in a nostalgic and warm atmosphere, and they have a particularly friendly staff. It should be noted that the restaurant is on our list of the best burgers, fries and hot dogs in town as well as the best places to have a good brunch 7 days a week! © Photo Alison Slattery — Instagram
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Foiegwa

Foiegwa is a small and friendly restaurant in Saint-Henri, where you can taste an inventive Americanization of French classics. In a room of about fifty places, the decor of Foiegwa is both elegant and comfortable. On the menu, there are a few starters: poultry pâté, duck legs, bone marrow, salad Nicoise and snails – main dishes: cheeseburger (extra foie gras available), omelette, parmentier minced meat, mussels, and tartar – and of course some desserts. Note that the decadent kitchen closes at 2 a.m., 7 days a week! © Photo Roberto Barroco
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Adamo Pizzeria

This small pizzeria in Saint-Henri arrived in the neighbourhood not too long ago. There are no seats, so you need to embrace your inner New Yorker and eat your pizza on the go. Adamo is the name of the owner’s son. At Adamo, you can find pizza with cheese, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil and much more. And they are all New York style, i.e. made with a thin, crispy crust, only a little tomato sauce, and a softer dough underneath to accommodate the folding pizza technique. We love them! © Photo Alison Slattery — Instagram
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Chez Tousignant

Chez Tousignant is the Quebec snack bar of Stefano Faita, Michele Forgione and Yann Turcotte. The burgers at this address are among the best in town. The goal of the establishment was to compete with the popular fast food chains by offering an improved version of their diner classics. Walking into Chez Tousignant is like walking into a diner from the 60s. Expect to enjoy a classic burger for $6, or some of the city’s best poutine, fries, hot dogs and ice cream! ©Photo Julie Perreault
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