Suggested gourmet addresses near UQAM

ou manger près de l'UQAM

Foodie suggestions near UQAM

For the start of the school year, we have prepared a list of restaurants, cafes and bars near the various universities in the city. Montreal, a university city par excellence, is ranked among the best student cities in the world for the quality of its education, but also for its incomparable quality of life.

For this edition, let’s go to the campus of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in the heart of the Latin Quarter. This neighbourhood is very lively all year long with a multitude of events that contribute to the reputation of the richness of the cultural offer in the metropolis. The lively streets near the Berri-UQAM station are also teeming with restaurants, cafes and bars of all kinds to satisfy the appetite of hungry and thirsty students.

In anticipation of long study sessions and generally limited time to prepare homemade meals, Tastet comes to the rescue! No question of dying of hunger while studying; we give you a little help to broaden your horizons beyond the cafeteria and the various fast food kiosks inside the university. Here are a few suggestions for good places to take a little gourmet break or to get a little caffeine kick to give yourself courage throughout the school year.

You’re a student in Montreal, but go to another university? Check out our suggestions for places to eat around the campuses of McGill University, Concordia Loyola, Concordia SGW and UdeM.

Don’t hesitate to send us your suggestions of gourmet addresses, all your contributions are important to us. 

Bar Pamplemousse

Bar Pamplemousse is a friendly bar that offers an interesting selection of craft beers on tap in the Latin Quarter. The establishment is a warm and welcoming place where the local clientele can come and drink a good beer every day of the week. For food, there are affordable Caribbean-influenced dishes that lend themselves well to sharing.

1579 Boulevard Saint-Laurent


The concept of the house is to offer healthy and delicious cuisine, prepared and served quickly. L’Omnivore Saint-Denis offers a menu inspired by Mediterranean cuisine; grilled vegetable or beef sandwiches, plates of homemade salads and grilled meats, there is something for all tastes and palates. Among the specialties of the house are the sandwiches “The Beirut” (beef, hummus, onions, sumac, pickles, cabbage, tahini) and “The Thai” (beef, peanut sauce, homemade relish, cabbage, tahini and cilantro) as well as all the plates composed of delicious homemade salads.

1633 Rue Saint-Denis

Sushi Momo

Sushi Momo is a staple in town for delicious vegan sushi. The menu evolves over time and according to customer demand. Although all the sushi is unique, the Fuji Flambé, the Oma, the 3 Champions and the Sweet Tofu Momo are among the most popular. The high demand for take-out sushi led the owner to open a take-out counter, just a few steps away from the “Komomo” restaurant address. Sushi Momo has an excellent offer for all sushi lovers – vegan or not.

3609 Rue Saint-Denis

Capital Tacos 

This little address on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, nestled in Chinatown, offers some of the best tacos in Montreal in a simple but tasteful decor. We particularly like the Rosarito, Rib eye, and Gringa tacos. Expect to pay about $10 for three small tacos or a quesadilla. The service here is particularly friendly and attentive.

1096 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Restaurant de l’ITHQ

The ITHQ restaurant is a delicious initiative of the Institute to train its students for the professional world while delighting our taste buds with delicate and delicious dishes made with local flavours. The restaurant offers the possibility to enjoy fine dining at affordable prices. An opportunity not to be missed!

3535 Rue Saint-Denis

Mai Xiang Yuan

Mai Xiang Yuan is definitely one of the best dumpling restaurants in Montreal. If you’re looking for a casual, cheap and quick place to grab a bite to eat, Mai Xiang Yuan is a great option in Chinatown. The simple atmosphere of Mai Xiang Yuan perfectly reflects the simple and comforting cuisine served here.

1082 Boulevard Saint-Laurent


Uniburger is an American diner concept that serves some of the best burgers in the city in a casual space. The menu is intentionally simple: a selection of well-executed dishes made with great ingredients. Uniburger offers classic burgers, cheeseburgers or Uniburger burgers (with the house’s famous and delicious sauce), trios (with fries and drink), fries, as well as drinks and extras of all kinds. The house also offers delicious milkshakes made with Bilboquet ice cream. Everything is reasonably priced, especially considering the quality of the products.

2001 Rue Saint-Denis
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