Food itinerary: Saint-Henri

Tommy Dion

Tommy is the founder of the blog and gourmet guide Le Cuisinomane, whose mission is to showcase Québec’s local products and gastronomy. With an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s food scene, his expertise and professionalism make him a trusted source for all the best food spots and experiences in Montréal. In addition to tasting and writing about food, Tommy also creates content for brand, always related to food and gastronomy.

Indulge in Saint-Henri’s cafés, bakeries, restaurants and other gourmet hot spots. Have fun being a tourist in your own city! 

Saint-Henri

Departure point: Place Saint-Henri métro station

Distance: 3 kilometres

Where to stop to enjoy your snack, meal or drink: Parc Sir-George-Cartier

Tacos Victor ou Tacos Frida

4280 Notre-Dame Street West | website
4350 Notre Dame Street West | website

We’re off to Mexico to try some of Victor’s and/or Frida’s tacos. Both restaurants treat their patrons to fresh, authentic and flavourful fare from their native country. At Tacos Victor, order the French fry-stuffed taco, a tribute to his yummy hometown eats. And at Tacos Frida, you’ll love the beef cecina taco, an in-house specialty and family recipe from the Oaxaca region.

What to order: The taco-box from Tacos Victor and the cecina beef taco from Tacos Frida.

Bar à vin Barbara

4450 Notre-Dame Street West | website

Whether you’re craving a sandwich, pastry, fresh pasta or some private imported wine to serve at an intimate soirée, any reason is a good reason to stop off at this chic little wine bar. If you’re not in a hurry, why not take a seat on its outdoor patio and enjoy a well-deserved gourmet break?

What to order: The pistachio latté, casarecce cacio e pepe pasta, miso Caesar salad and the all-dressed focaccia. 

Rustique Pie

4615 Notre-Dame Street West | website

There are so many toothsome tarts to choose from at Rustique Pie, you may have a hard time deciding. Fillings range from Key lime to Québec maple and lemon meringue to strawberry/rhubarb enfolded in a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth butter crust that will leave your dreaming of your grandmother’s kitchen. You can also pick up scrumptious cookies, cakes and other treats that are a feast for the eyes and the belly.  

What to order: Some mini tarts made with in-season fruit.

Dalla Rose 

4609 Notre-Dame Street West | website

It’s hard to say no to a artisanal ice cream that’s been crafted with top-notch seasonal ingredients. At Dalla Rose, you can try classic flavours like chocolate, Tahitian vanilla and salted caramel as well as more creative varieties that include Snickerdoodle, Thai milk tea, black sesame and Québec lavender. Count on a return trip here, because aside from its delectable tried-and-trues, it features delicious new and inspired concoctions with the seasons.

What to order: The chocolate/vanilla soft ice cream swirl or the hazelnut, pistachio, toffee or strawberry sorbet hard ice cream.

Adamo

4629 Notre-Dame Street West | website

Stop by Adamo for a crispy thin slice of New York-style pizza that you’ll devour in no time. Since 2014, this neighbourhood hub has been drawing line-ups of people day and night, who go there for a piping-hot, cheesy slice.

What to order: The cheese, pepperoni and/or the rapini and ricotta pizza.

Léché Desserts

640 De Courcelle Street | website

How can you tell it’s a Léché Desserts doughnut? Well, it has a smaller hole and plumper shape thanks to soft and airy dough, which turns out such irresistible halos that you’ll be mentally noting a return visit. Another plus? Nearly half their doughnuts are vegan.

What to order: The Boston cream, lime and coconut or the cookies and cream.

Riverside Saint-Henri or Terrasse St-Ambroise

5020 Saint-Ambroise Street | website
5080 Saint-Ambroise Street | website

Wrap up your day with a summertime refreshment on either the Riverside or St-Ambroise outdoor terrasse. Both are located along the beautiful banks of the Lachine Canal and both are great places to kick back with a drink.

 

Other restaurant suggestions for take-out or a drink: Loïc, Elena, Tuck Shop.

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To get where you’re going hassle-free, public transportation is the way to go. The STM has special offers on fares and a handy tool to plan your trip quickly and efficiently. You can also download the Transit and Chrono apps for up-to-the minute bus schedules.

Tommy Dion

Tommy is the founder of the blog and gourmet guide Le Cuisinomane, whose mission is to showcase Québec’s local products and gastronomy. With an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s food scene, his expertise and professionalism make him a trusted source for all the best food spots and experiences in Montréal. In addition to tasting and writing about food, Tommy also creates content for brand, always related to food and gastronomy.

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