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! 🙂
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.
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.
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!
Duck Truck MTL
I couldn’t resist even though we just had the sandwiches. Duck will always have a space in my tummy!
I ordered a Quack and Cheese – a level up of the usual mac and cheese!
La Cabane à Crêpes
For dessert, we had crêpes soufflées drizzled with maple syrup.
Old Port of Montreal
Next on our list was the Old Port of Montreal where colorful food trucks caught our attention.
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.
All of the BBQ stands looked promising. It came to the point where we just had to choose the best sauce.
Maison Christian Faure
Location: 355 Place Royale
This pastry shop has the prettiest set of desserts we’ve seen so far!
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.
Since we couldn’t eat them all, we chose these 3 beauties!
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.
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.
The Lobster Burrito was sooo delicious! They cooked the salsa with the chunks of lobster. It was very flavorful!
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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