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An Asian night market full of street food is taking over Montreal's Chinatown, and admission is free

The Marché Asiatique de Montréal project comes from a collaboration of the street food pop-up market experts at Marché de Nuit and La Pépinière, who brought Montreal to life last summer with installations.

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Starting on the weekend of Thursday, August 12 and lasting for eight weeks until Sunday, October 3, every weekend in Montreal's Chinatown will be home to a new Asian night market that's expected to be filled with all kinds of street food and activations.

A regular event that will happen every Thursday to Sunday, the event will allow vendors—weather permitting—to fill both the main strip of Chinatown and its side streets with food and all kinds of activities. According to the complete list of dates for the event on Facebook, the "majority of the food will be priced at $4 to $8 and "premium dishes" at $9 to $12.

The huge event is organized by Marché de Nuit—the creators of a popular street food festival that's been happening in the city since 2017—and La Pépinière, the organizers who were responsible for pop-up terrasses like (coincidentally) this beachy one in Chinatown last summer and big destinations like Village au Pied-du-Courant.

That means that while the full list of vendors is TBD at the moment, expect a full pan-Asian selection of options that includes Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, and other cuisines. Stay tuned on the event's Facebook listing for updates.

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