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Photograph: Le Blossom | Time Out Market Montréal

15 dishes every Montrealer needs to eat this spring

From one of the best burgers in Canada to the perfect lobster roll, get a taste of some of the best food around at Time Out Market Montréal.

Laura Osborne
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Laura Osborne

As the temperature swings between cool sunny days and sweltering afternoons, Montrealers are craving fresh, lip-smacking dishes, comforting bowls for rainy days and next-level cocktails.

Photograph: Time Out Market Montréal

Home to some of the best chefs and restaurants under one roof in a sprawling 40,000 square-foot space, Time Out Market Montréal is the ultimate downtown spot for your spring food fix.

Photograph: Time Out Market Montréal

Whether you're looking for a glass of crisp chardonnay to pair with your poke bowl, or a refreshing rosé to sip with a spicy tomato sauce, salami, fennel, fior di latte, honey and basil pizza, make sure to visit the Market's new, second wine bar for the perfect pairing.

Dig into the mouthwatering dishes here:

1. Le Blossom

What: Salmon & Tuna poke bowl

The mingling of rice, ponzu sauce, green onion, avocado, cucumber mixed salad, mango, sweet potato, fried wonton, nori, spicy japanese mayonnaise and homemade teriyaki sauce is like spring in a bowl.

Le Blossom
Photograph: Le Blossom | Time Out Market Montréal

2. Marusan

What: Ramen

Light but also invigorating, this broth made with dashi, vegetables and pork, topped with sliced green onions, menma bamboo shoots, fried garlic and roasted chashu pork is the perfect comfort food on a rainy spring day.

Photograph: Marusan | Time Out Market Montréal

3. Le Red Tiger

What: Bánh mì and pho French dip

Get the best of both worlds: An unforgettably refreshing baguette sandwich bursting with vegetable goodness with a beef broth for dipping on the side.

Le Red Tiger
Photograph: Le Red Tiger | Time Out Market Montréal

4. Le Taj

What: Butter chicken

This quintessential chicken dish gets a zesty twist thanks to the katchumbar salad—lemon-doused finely chopped tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs served on a bed of lettuce.

Le Taj
Photograph: Le Taj | Time Out Market Montréal

5. Paul Toussaint

What: Rum and pineapple short ribs

A burst of acidity from the pineapple is just what we're looking for when it comes to these fall-off-the-bone ribs, best served with a side of piquant pikliz.

Paul Toussaint
Photograph: Paul Toussaint | Time Out Market Montréal

6. Chanthy Yen

What: Melon feta salad

This impossibly refreshing salad where melon and feta is dressed with a gin, sesame and ginger vinaigrette has brightness in every forkful. 

Chanthy Yen
Photograph: Chanthy Yen | Time Out Market Montréal

7. Climats

What: Shrimp roll

One bite of the Gaspesie shrimp and herbed mayo piled high on this oversized brioche bun will take you straight to the coast where it was caught. Swap the shrimp out for lobster and you’ve got another dish you’ll want to eat all year long.

Photograph: Climats | Time Out Market Montréal

8. Americas BBQ

What: Grilled Beef Picanha Steak

Nothing perks up perfectly grilled picanha steak than chimichurri: an addictive mix of olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, red pepper flakes, finely chopped green herbs.

Americas BBQ
Photograph: Americas BBQ | Time Out Market Montréal

9. Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine

What: Bacon+Bacon Burger

Pair one of the best burgers in Canada (cue two 100g patties, American cheddar, back bacon, bacon jam, and homemade mustard sauce) with some chili cheese fries (this fries topped with homemade chili, cheddar, cilantro, and sour cream) and you’ve got a fresh take on a classic duo.

Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine
Photograph: Rachel Cheng | Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine

10. Il Miglio

What: Linguini

Nothing bids adieu to winter like this spring-forward pasta, where nordic shrimp mingles with pesto and pistachios.

Il Miglio
Photograph: JF Galipeau | Il Miglio

11. Moleskine

What: Prosciutto pizza

A healthy dose of roquette takes this tomato sauce, prosciutto crudo, fior di latte, red onions and padano pie to another level.

Photograph: Moleskine

12. Campo

What: Caesar salad

Crisp romaine, the best Portuguese grilled chicken in town, São Jorge cheese, chorizo chips, croutons, and house vinaigrette make this a next-level Caesar salad.

Photograph: Campo

13. Ibéricos

What: Brussels sprouts salad

Introducing a salad you won’t want to share thanks to the slightly braised Brussels sprouts, dates, grilled almonds, ham and Manchego cheese.

Photograph: Time Out Market Montréal | Ibéricos

14. Bossa

What: Chicken Parmesan and Rapini

Hot peppers, rapini and basil oil put a fresh spin on this chicken cutlet, mozzarella, tomato sauce, parmesan sandwich-of-our-dreams.

Photograph: Bossa | Time Out Market Montréal

15. Tunnel Espresso

What: Iced matcha latte

This antioxidant-filled green-hued drink on ice is guaranteed to put a spring in your step.

Tunnel Espresso
Photograph: JF Galipeau | Iced Matcha Latte

For more information about Time Out Market Montréal, click here.

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