In a city full of incredible restaurants, it can sometimes be surprisingly hard finding a great place to eat. So if you're looking for an insider's opinion, here is a collection of my foodie guides to Montreal, or where you can find the best food in Montreal.
There is something to be said for feeling like a tourist in your own home. Wandering the streets aimlessly, looking for the next shiny bauble, the next place to eat, the next terrasse where you can pass a few hours relaxing with a cold glass of wine.
This sense of curiosity is something that is sorely missing from most of our lives. People spend their time going to their favourite restaurants, ordering their favourite dish, checking things out on Yelp to avoid disappointment. We've become programmed to seek the familiar and avoid risk.
And that's something I try to battle by discovering the best food in Montreal, just by wandering into it.
So I'd like to challenge you: take these lists and make them your own. Set a goal: check out my picks for the 16 best dishes in Montreal in, let's say, 3 months. Then, go to a few other restuarants you've never been to around your favourite places. Don't check out on Yelp; don't set your expectations. Just go there, order what looks good on the menu, and take a chance.
In a city full of incredible restaurants, chances are good you'll find the best food in Montreal.
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