Things to do in Montréal in December 2020 – Food and drink

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

Winter comfort food meets harvest season creations in Montréal in December, while the colder weather revs up everyone's appetites. Rediscover Montréal's many restaurants and cafés by getting take-out! And explore the city’s markets to see what’s in season and pick up a Christmas tree or wreath.

Seasonal meals

The change in seasons proves how Montréal's culinary scene is as creative and exciting as ever and as unique as the island city itself – no matter what you’re craving! Wander through the Jean-Talon Market and Atwater Market to find ready-to-eat dishes and all the ingredients to make your own seasonal feasts.

All kinds of Montréal restaurants have boosted their take-out and delivery game this season, adding dishes to their menus and even creating full meals tailor-made for taking home. Explore our guide to the latest in special Montréal take-out and delivery offers from restaurants spanning the city, as well as an extensive and updated list of Montréal restaurants open for take-out and delivery, from Old Montréal favourites to Plateau mainstays to new restaurants. And warm up with take-out hot food for cold days, from the best ramen and pho to South Asian food and fondue. 

Delicious drinks and desserts

Get your caffeine fix in style at Montréal's indie coffee shops. Sip perfectly brewed tea from Montréal tea houses or a cup of the best hot chocolate in the city. Get a pastry to go with it at Montréal's best bakeries and pastry shops and one of the best fresh-baked doughnuts, in the city. Sample the wonderful chocolate creations at the city's best chocolate shops and indulge is a big bag of candy at these fun Montréal candy shops, along with other musts for foodies visiting Montréal.

Mix your own cocktails at home with gin, vodka, rum and more specialty spirits from these Montréal specialty alcohol and spirit makers. Or for the beer lovers, pick up a unique six pack for take out (or even delivery) made by inventive Montréal microbreweries.

Things to do in Montréal in December 2020

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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