La bouche pleine is a blogger dedicated to those who have eyes bigger than their bellies and who know how to enjoy excessive gastronomic pleasures. Right here, you’ll find a few of her recommendations. For a full list of her 20 favorite addresses, click here (in French only).
01Did you know that Bombay Mahal opened an express counter on St-Laurent, just a few steps from Pins Avenue? You no longer have to trek across the city to Parc-Extension to satisfy your craving for delicious Indian food. The dishes offered are in line with the recipes from the headquarters on Jean-Talon Street (tested 5 times rather than once) and in terms of fast food, it is irrevocably the best you can find in this part of St-Laurent Boulevard, although Big Japan is not bad for its atmosphere and pork buns. For as little as $7, order a thali. You’ll be not only pleased but satisfied.
02This mythical-Jewish deli was founded in 1928 by brothers Maurice and Reuben Schwartz and has since become a landmark staple thanks to its famous smoked meat sandwiches that have been internationally renowned for years. To be ordered, a ‘medium-fat’ sandwich with ‘half-sour pickle’ and ‘Black Cherry Cola’.
03Opened since last April, the Majestique is the new darling on the Main and it’s making Montrealers’ heart race. Holding the keys to the kingdom is an exciting duo: former executive chef of Toqué, Charles-Antoine Crête, and his partner Richard Holder. For all you night owls, Majestique’s kitchens close at 2am. Decked out in panelled wood, this warm and rustic deli will certainly become a staple of St-Laurent Boulevard. It’s chic, it’s good, and it’s beautiful!
04Despite the entire restaurant measuring no more than two ping-pong tables and its generic snack bar feeling, Patati Patata is actually one of the best snack bars on St-Laurent Boulevard. Fast food classics are reinvented with a touch of elegance and impressive efficiency. For example, mint and feta are added to Mediterranean burgers. The fries are sensational, though the savvy gastronome will replace their portion of fries with a Patatine (a poutine with onions, mushrooms, peppers and olives). A plan to be happy! Once you’re full, have a drink at the fabulous bar next door, Big in Japan Speakeasy, you’ll be surprised.