New food halls in Montréal

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger and the founder behind the blog Will Travel for Food. 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. She is also the founder of the SAISONS intimate dinner series highlighting Québec products and chefs.

This article was updated on January 15, 2020.

Downtown Montréal will soon be the stage for not one, not two, but three new gourmet food halls to cater to its legions of hungry tourists, residents and office workers. Located within blocks of each other, these new halls’ offers will be a cut above your average mall food offerings.

LE CENTRAL - MANGER MONTRÉAL

Where: On the corner of Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Sainte-Catherine Street, downtown Montréal.

When: now open

Some of the participating restaurants: Pintxo, Le Super Qualité, Heirloom, Cantine Emilia, Yannick Fromagerie, The Standard Café, and more.

The Société de Développement Angus is behind this new building located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles, on the corner of two of Montréal’s most iconic streets. It is also the developer behind the Technopôle Angus, home to the excellent Hoogan et Beaufort restaurant. LE CENTRAL - MANGER MONTRÉAL will count 25 restaurants reflecting Montréal’s diverse culinary offer. Indian street food, pizza, Portuguese chicken, a Hawaiian snack bar, seafood from Gaspésie, gourmet donuts, Laotian fare, excellent coffee, a local craft brewery and more.

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Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten

Where: Place Ville Marie, downtown Montréal.

When: January 23, 2020

Participating restaurants: Pizza del Fornaio, Akio, Mirabel Brasserie, Karma, Mon Nan, Omnivore, Tulum, Uniburger, Dirty Greens, Café Veloce, Hà, Patzzi and Chikin

Sid Lee Architecture and A5 Hospitality are transforming Place Ville Marie’s basement into a stunning food hall complete with an enormous glass ceiling open to its Esplanade above and the sky beyond. The glass atrium will be adorned with plants and trees and will have the ambiance of an open-air piazza rather than a basement food court. Nine street food stands, three sit-down restaurants, one biergarten and one café will be calling Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten home. This project is the largest of the three new food halls opening in downtown Montréal with more than 1000 seats available.

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Time Out Market

Where: Eaton Centre, second floor, downtown Montréal.

When: now open

Participating restaurants: Burger T! by Normand Laprise, Le Club Chasse et Pêche Restaurant Bar Salon, Romados, Montréal Plaza Restaurant, Hof Sucrée, Le Red Tiger, Moleskine, Il Miglio, Olive et Gourmando, Foxy, Dalla Rose, Ateliers et Saveurs, Foodchain, Marusan and Grumman '78

Time Out Market Montréal follows in the footsteps of Time Out Markets in Lisbon, Miami, New York, Boston and Chicago. With an opening date slated for late 2019, Time Out Market Montréal combines fine dining cuisine with a fast food hall delivery. Diners will sit at long, communal tables and enjoy the cuisines of 16 of Montréal’s most renowned chefs. Time Out Magazine’s editors and writers handpicked the participating restaurants. The market will also include a demo kitchen, a cooking school, some retail space and more food and drink-centric activities.

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger and the founder behind the blog Will Travel for Food. 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. She is also the founder of the SAISONS intimate dinner series highlighting Québec products and chefs.

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