Hot food for cold days in Montréal

This article was updated on November 26, 2018.

It’s the perfect time of year to be talking comfort food, whether it’s hot and spicy food or just a great big bowl of steaming goodness that will keep us warm while we go about our daily lives in this harsh and frigid weather. Here are some of our favourite hot foods to keep us cozy.

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Indian vindaloo curry at Restaurant Dévi

Vindaloo is one of the spiciest Indian curries on Restaurant Dévi’s menu, but the complex and interesting flavour make it worth the tears and is guaranteed to keep you warm for hours.

Cheese fondue at Restaurant La Raclette

Who doesn’t crave a cheese-laden extravaganza when the temperature plummets? Dive into Restaurant La Raclette’s Swiss cheese fondue or the Swiss and Québec combo raclette, with a side of tartiflette to share, of course!

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South East Asian laksa lemak soup at Satay Brothers

The Satay Brothers have garnered a cult following among Montrealers. Their Saint-Henri restaurant is like no other in Montréal and is a must-visit, especially for their laksa lemak soup, an Indonesian specialty made with coconut milk, with sweet and spicy flavours.

Vietnamese Pho at Pho Tay Ho

Any pho you pick will have a great broth and a generous helping of toppings. Squeeze in some sriracha for an extra kick.

Japanese ramen soup at Thazard

A Japanese restaurant with a French bistro feel, Thazard serves hearty vegetarian or pork laden ramen soups full of delicious broth, chewy noodles and great toppings, which you can enjoy for lunch or dinner.

Mexican pozole at La Tamalera

Traditional Mexican pozole soup is made with maize and a choice of meat and topped with cabbage, radish and other choice vegetables. It’s so hearty that it’s guaranteed to warm you up! Get it at La Tamalera.

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Curry at Pumpui

This Petite-Patrie fuss-free, Thai-inspired curry counter is the perfect remedy to any cold day. A handful of curries and specialty dishes are available every day, but the Thai green curry is one of our favourites. Pumpui is also vegetarian friendly.

Onion soup at Gus

The epic onion soup at this beloved neighbourhood restaurant is made with guajillo pepper, red beer, pork hock, cheddar, ancho powder and avocado and is on the menu only if the Montréal Canadiens season is in full swing. It’s a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs soup that you will be more than happy to dig into when it’s freezing out.

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Bibimbap at Jiep Jiep

Nothing beats a steaming (literally) serving of Korean bibimbap to soothe the cold-weather blues. Jiep Jiep is an Asian counter that leans more towards Korean cuisine with a rotating menu that relies on market and seasonal finds. Their bibimbap is excellent and is served with two small side dishes that change daily.

Manti at Restaurant Su

Chef Fisun Ercan’s Restaurant Su is a great Turkish restaurant where everything is delicious. Manti are delicate Turkish ravioli usually stuffed with beef (but they can also be vegetarian and stuffed with lentils) and served in garlic yogurt with a spicy tomato sauce.

Weekly thali at Le Super Qualité

This colourful Indian snack bar is one of the most adorable restaurants in town. Order the generous thali of the week and tuck into a heaping serving of rice accompanied by a series of wonderfully flavoured and perfectly spiced dishes to nibble on. Le Super Qualité also serves a vegetarian version of the weekly thali.

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha, blogger

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger. She travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery. From Iceland to South Africa, she’s already visited over 30 countries and there’s nothing she enjoys more than wandering around a farmers’ market in a foreign city.

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