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How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip

When a couple spontaneously decides to go on a road trip and doesn’t have an itinerary, you would expect something fun.  That was also the case for us when we went for a spur-of-the-moment road trip to Montreal.  But you see, we both love to eat and with food coming into the equation, priorities change.  What should have been a tour for most, turned out to be a weekend of food trip for us! 🙂How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip

Trip to Montreal

It was a long drive from Toronto to Montreal.  Each way took us more than 5 hours on the road.  Luckily, I had Spotify Premium so I was able to play some playlists that I was already following.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have a fixed road trip playlist then.  I still had to filter the music which inspired me to make a road trip playlist with songs that Mr. C and I would actually love to listen to.  Check out the road trip playlist I made!

Events in Montreal

Come to think of it, it’s amazing how the events in Montreal aligned for us.  It was Canada Day during that weekend which made things more festive.  It’s also summer and when it’s summer, Canada rejoices!  It celebrates with TONS of food.

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Food Trucks

Food Trucks

Our first stop was the Food Truck Festival held in Esplanade Financiere Sun Life (outside Montreal’s Olympic Stadium).  We got lost a few times but it was all worth it!  The locals were very friendly and helpful.  

There were around 50 food trucks in the event.  It was a heavenly sight for foodies.  We went around the site first before buying anything.  We couldn’t risk getting full for the ones we really liked!

Camion Au Pied de Cochon

Finally, we couldn’t resist one food truck.  The mouthwatering scent of barbeque led us to this food truck.

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Grill Food Trucks Camion Au Pied De Cochon
When I saw the huge grill, I knew I had to eat here!

We ordered a smoked bacon sandwich and a grilled sturgeon sandwich.  Both tasted fantastic.  The fish was grilled nicely and the sauce was refreshing.  The smoked bacon was our favorite.  Of course, it’s BACON!

It had piles of the most delicious bacon we have ever eaten!  It had a strong smoky flavor of bacon and had the reasonable amount of fat.  It was greasy but light.  Although Mr. C likes the usual crispy, almost-burnt kind of bacon, he loved this bacon sandwich to death!  Me?  Oh, I definitely prefer this kind of juicy bacon!!  It gets better, the bacon sandwich includes extra strips of smoked meat!

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Grill Food Trucks Camion Au Pied De Cochon Bacon Sandwich

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Grill Food Trucks Camion Au Pied De Cochon Sturgeon Sandwich

Duck Truck MTL

I couldn’t resist even though we just had the sandwiches.  Duck will always have a space in my tummy!

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Grill Food Trucks Duck Truck MTL

I ordered a Quack and Cheese – a level up of the usual mac and cheese!

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Grill Food Trucks Duck Truck MTL Quack and Cheese
The duck had a sweet BBQ sauce that complimented the light flavor of the mac and cheese.
La Cabane à Crêpes

For dessert, we had crêpes soufflées drizzled with maple syrup.   

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Food Trucks La Cabane à Crêpes crepes soufflees
It reminds me of donuts!
How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Food Trucks La Cabane à Crêpes crepes soufflees
Bonus points for their uber cute food truck!!
Old Port of Montreal

Next on our list was the Old Port of Montreal where colorful food trucks caught our attention.

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Food Trucks Old Port

Lobster Box Homard

We’ve been craving for lobster roll ever since we ate at Luke’s Lobster in NYC (see my post here).  We can’t help but buy one from this little food truck.

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Food Trucks Old Port Lobster Port Homard

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Food Trucks Old Port Lobster Port Homard lobster roll
It temporarily satisfied our lobster roll craving with its chunks of lobster but it still did not match the quality of Luke’s Lobster.
Ribfest
How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Food Trucks Old Port Ribfest
BBQ stands showed off their grills, awards and trophies.

All of the BBQ stands looked promising.  It came to the point where we just had to choose the best sauce.

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Food Trucks Old Port Ribfest
We have 2 winners – Camp 31 and Billy Bones! 🙂
How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Food Trucks Old Port Ribfest Camp 31
Camp 31 – sweet sauce
How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Food Trucks Old Port Ribfest Camp 31
Billy Bones – sweet, peppery sauce
How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Food Trucks Old Port Ribfest
Beef Brisket from Camp 31 – This was the best among the 3 ♥
How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Food Trucks Old Port Ribfest
BBQ Chicken from Camp 31
How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Food Trucks Old Port Ribfest Ribs
Ribs from Billy Bones
Maison Christian Faure

Location: 355 Place Royale

This pastry shop has the prettiest set of desserts we’ve seen so far!

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Desserts Maison Christian Faure

You can ask for their Parisian Pastry Tray and choose.  Choosing wouldn’t be easy though, since all of them look delicious!  Price is around CAD 6 per pastry.

One of each, please! ❤️ #foodie

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Since we couldn’t eat them all, we chose these 3 beauties!

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Desserts Maison Christian Faure

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Desserts Maison Christian Faure
Caramelized Apricot Cobbler
How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Desserts Maison Christian Faure
Topped with a dark chocolate logo, the Caramelized Apricot Cobbler had a moist crust and smooth caramel mousse. It’s surrounded by a speculoos crumble, giving every bite a crunch.
How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Desserts Maison Christian Faure
Creme Brulee with Caramel
How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Desserts Maison Christian Faure
Unlike an ordinary creme brulee, Maison Christian Faure had a delicious caramel filling in the center and a moist crust.
How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Desserts Maison Christian Faure
The flan is the least sweet.  It was very light and creamy.
Icehouse

Location: 51 Rue Roy E

My friend begged us to eat in Icehouse after she watched it from “You Gotta Eat Here.”  She asked us to order their Fried Chicken and Lobster Burrito.

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Ice House

The fried chicken had a thin crispy batter and was drenched in sweet sauce.  Mr. C enjoyed it but I was a little disappointed.  I expected the fried chicken to be very juicy (as described by our friend when she watched the show) but only the leg part was juicy.

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Ice House Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken (Half bucket – CAD 20)

The Lobster Burrito was sooo delicious!  They cooked the salsa with the chunks of lobster.  It was very flavorful!

How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip Ice House Lobster Burrito
Lobster Burrito (CAD 24)

Phew, that was a lot of food!  In between the munching, we did a little bit of exploring of Old Montreal.

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14 thoughts on “How Our Road Trip to Montreal Turned Into a Food Trip

  1. Wow this post left me so hungry! How funny that all those food events happened while you were visiting, such great luck. Everything looked amazing. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. It is, right? It seemed like they planned ahead for us. Thanks for visiting my blog, I’m happy you enjoyed reading it! 🙂

    1. Awesome, thank you!! 🙂 I hope he gets inspired and pushes with the business. People love food trucks!

    1. I enjoy making people hungry. Haha You should check my NYC and San Francisco food posts too!! 🙂

          1. India is such a diverse country that you would find different cuisine at every two steps!! But if you want me round up a few dishes for you then, I would suggest you to try out Masala Dosa, Sambhar and Coconut Chutney from South Indian cuisine, Daal Makhni with clay-oven baked Indian breads from North Indian cuisine, Illish (Herring) Mustard Curry from bengali cuisine and Dhoklas from Gujarati food. 🙂

  2. Wow!! New bucket list item: go to a food truck festival!! Lol those look so yummy and you have the coolest life. I have never taken a spontaneous trip-yet!

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