Thanksgiving meals to go 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.

Thanksgiving may feel different this year but that’s no reason not to celebrate with a special meal. Some Montréal restaurants are offering their own take on Thanksgiving dinner, from traditional to more creative or high end. Make sure to order yours for pick up or delivery as early as possible. And remember that most of these restaurants also sell wine, in case you’d like to pair your meal with a nice bottle. Happy Thanksgiving!

Impasto

The Little Italy restaurant is serving an Italian-inspired Thanksgiving to-go box for four that includes a fall Caprese salad, porchetta with Brussel sprouts and figs, and apple pie. Email info@impastomtl.com or call 514 508 6508 to order.

Vin Mon Lapin

Whole spiced duck confit, chestnut stuffed apples, mashed potatoes with chip crumble and “Sweet Candy” zucchini pie are on the menu of Vin Mon Lapin, plus a great selection of wine bottles. Order via the website.

Restaurant La Chronique

The fine dining Laurier Avenue restaurant is serving a French-inspired dinner that includes a foie gras mousse, a stuffed turkey roast and caramelized apples with pain d’épices. Order by email at info@lachronique.qc.ca.

Foxy

Foxy’s Thanksgiving menu for two is cooked on its wood-burning oven. The popular Grifintown restaurant is offering items such as turmeric yogurt cauliflower, apple and cheddar soup, whole roast chicken served with Hubbard squash and radicchio salad. Call 514 925 7007 to order.

Café Gentile

Café Gentile’s Ringraziamento (Thanksgiving) package is available for two, four or six people. It’s inspired by a classic Holiday meal with pumpkin soup, roast veggies and turkey breast. Order by calling 514 925 8686 or emailing catering@cafegentile.ca.

Baba Yaga

Eastern-European rooted Baba Yaga stayed true to its inspiration by offering turkey schnitzel and potato perogies as part of its Thanksgiving extravaganza. Order by phone at 514-504-3279.

Pastaga

Chef Martin Juneau and associates have designed a three-course box to go for Thanksgiving. Although not traditional per say, this menu includes Romanesco salad with creamy caper and pickled onion vinaigrette, roasted grain-fed poultry ballotine stuffed with mushrooms and cognac, mashed potatoes with morbier cheese and chef Juneau’s mom’s carrot cake. Order by phone at 438 381 6389 or via their website.

Lucille’s

The classic seafood restaurant is steering away from its usual to cook up a traditional Thanksgiving meal to go for two to six people. Maple-Bourbon roast whole turkey, cheesy mashed potatoes, and pecan pie are on its menu to which you can also add a seafood platter and wine. Order online.

Bar George

Fancy Bar George has created an upscale Thanksgiving feast for you to enjoy with foie gras torchon, roast duck breast and confit duck leg, maitake mushrooms, a cheese course and chocolate mousse for dessert. Order through this website.

Le Chien Fumant

Although not classic, Le Chien Fumant’s generous Thanksgiving meal is sure to please everyone around your table. The menu includes items such as venison tataki, veal shank, and a pumpkin Bavarian cake that sounds divine. Order by phone at 514 524 2444.

La Prunelle

La Prunelle has a very wallet-friendly Thanksgiving meal for two or four people. The menu has whole Cornish chicken roasted with candied lemon and candied garlic, accompanied by a gratin dauphinois with Gré des champs cheese and a dark chocolate and fleur de sel caramel tart for dessert. To order, call 514 849 8403.

Keela

This Village restaurant may have opened during these difficult times, but it has nonetheless garnered a loyal following with its delicious take-out menus. Its classic Thanksgiving dinner for two can be ordered by phone at 514 528 7617 or by sending it a message on Instagram.

Ristorante Beatrice

Thanksgiving at home with Ristorante Beatrice means you just have to reheat the meal prepared fresh for delivery or pick up. Turkey or chicken roast, cranberry sauce, chestnut stuffing and pumpkin pie are available for a traditional meal with a side of nostalgia.

Graziella

Old Montréal’s Italian restaurant Graziella is one of the best in the city. For Thanksgiving, the talented chef has created a box for four people with chicken instead of turkey and some great sides such as maple-glazed Algonquin squash, corn bread, and potato and leek gratin. Order online or by calling 514 876 0116.

Le Mousso

Arguably among one of Montréal’s most creative restaurants, Le Mousso’s Thanksgiving menu stays true to its usual inventive spirit with a meal that steps away from the traditional format but whose flavours still remind us of holiday meals. Order by phone at 438 384 7410.

Jatoba

If you’re craving something completely different and decadent for your Thanksgiving meal, Jatoba is offering a sushi and seafood feast for two paired with a bottle of bubbly. Order online.

Kwizinn

For a Thanksgiving meal that will also remind you of a tropical holiday, head to Haitian restaurant Kwizinn. Its menu includes pineapple chicken, sweet bananas and rum cake. Order via its website.

Brasserie Le Pois Penché

The downtown institution is serving a traditional Thanksgiving feast with a choice of whole turkey or stuffed ballotine and all the trimmings, including sweet potato mousseline, roast root veggies and maple pie. Order by phone at 514 667 5050.

Other options

Fou D’ici

The refined grocery store has a Thanksgiving meal to go that is sure to please everyone around your table. On the menu you’ll find among a multitude of dishes smoked turkey breast stuffed with grilled asparagus, maple spiced sweet potatoes, a jalapeño corn biscuit and a selection of personal pies from apple crumble to classic pumpkin. Order online.

Zoe Ford

If roasted Brussels sprouts with zaatar spices sound good to you then Zoe Ford is the way to go. Caterer extraordinaire, Top Chef Canada participant and Zoe Ford founder, Jo Notkin will prepare (and deliver) your entire Mediterranean-inspired Thanksgiving meal! Order now through her website.

Mise En Place

Chef Danny Smiles’ Mise En Place meal kit company offers restaurant caliber meals that you can cook at home. Its Thanksgiving meal for two (with leftovers) sounds like a classic done right with brined Québec turkey leg, traditional sausage and herb stuffing, roast squash and Brussels sprouts with lardon and apples and white chocolate ganache pumpkin pie. Order via its website.

Tapeo Bar à Tapas and Mesón

Tapeo Bar à Tapas and Mesón are organizing a Thanksgiving Market on Sunday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mesón. The market will feature items such as jams, cakes and sous-vide dishes prepared by chef Marie-Fleur St-Pierre.

Les Weekendeurs

Les Weekendeurs is a new ready-to-cook service that delivers boxes from some of Montréal’s best restaurants. Its Autumn Harvest box is a combination of dishes by several Montréal restaurants and is perfect for a Thanksgiving meal that’s a little different yet festive nonetheless.

Thanksgiving sweet treats

Looking to just order dessert for your Thanksgiving dinner? Rustique has a gorgeous spiced pumpkin cake, Lou is making terrific homemade pumpkin pies and Dalla Rose has Thanksgiving flavoured ice creams and sorbets.

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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