This is it: We're ready to party, and you're all invited. On Friday, July 2, Time Out Market Montréal will reopen its doors in the heart of downtown, and it's coming in as hot as the summer season with fresh chefs, cocktails and culture.
Come spend some of your long weekend with us! We've been biding our time since we went into hibernation earlier this year, and now we're ready (and beyond excited) to show you what we've been working on. Keep scrolling to check out the opening lineup and our action-packed schedule of events. Trust us — you don't want to miss a thing.
Tunnel Espresso: Here's where coffee and donuts get taken to a whole new level, combining their direct line on dozens of names from the city's local roasting scene with sinfully good fried biscuit and brioche doughnuts that will blow your socks off.
Casa Kaizen: With its galaxy of Mexican and Japanese flavour combinations, you'll only need one taste of this menu of tacos to convince you that chef Christian Ventura of Sushi Momo fame is Montreal's most innovative plant-based chef, full stop, no arguments.
Le Blossom: Get a taste of the greatest-hits selection from this Village favourite that's taking over our demonstration kitchen, serving up freshly sliced and torched oshizushi, sashimi and maki, loaded-to-burst poke bowls and plates of classic Japanese yatai-style street food.
Campo: Montreal's top ambassadors for Portuguese cuisine, the Ferreira family, are at the helm of this fine-tuned churrascaria delivering juicy bites of piri piri-marinated chicken, piles of poutine and betcha-can't-eat-just-one natas.
Le Taj: Enjoy digging into dish after dish from these veterans of Montreal's Indian fine dining scene, whether it's this city's best recipe for butter chicken, Delhi-style biryani, or a fluffy naan wrapped around chicken hot out of the tandoor.
P'tit Dip: This is your gateway into the experimental flavour play of Aaron Langille’s Mile-Ex restaurant Le Diplomate, where the chef has put together gourmet savory waffles and sweet crêpes that are totally unlike anything you can get your hands on in the city right now.
Who's coming back?
Moleskine: Neapolitan pizza seldom gets better than this, thanks to the Italy-meets-Quebec pies from chef Frédéric St-Aubin and their one-two punch of both traditional and seasonal ingredients on fluffy, leopard-spotted cornicione crust.
Marusan: It's nonstop umami when it comes to stylings of this eatery from restaurateur Hideyuki Imaizumi and chef Tetsuya Shimizu, keeping Montreal on its toes with his bold takes on classic Japanese dishes like bowls of savory ramen and donburi.
Le Red Tiger: This Vietnamese kitchen’s street food-forward menu captures the bona fide flavours and aromatics of its cuisine while adding welcome twists and turns of their own invention.
Paul Toussaint: Whether it's his signature griot, jerk Cornish hen, buttery seafood skewers, or top-tier accras, all the irresistible Caribbean fare from chef Paul Toussaint is back to turn heads and make Montrealers' mouths water.
Burger T!: Quebec's culinary luminary, chef Normand Laprise, is back at the Market and ready to steal the show downtown with his impeccably sourced and crafted burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes — a casse-croûte like no other.
Il Miglio: Plates of freshly-made pasta cooked to order and fresh, seasonal dishes of antipasti are all this inventive Italian eatery needs to wow you once more from this summer onward.
At Time Out Market Montréal, you'll be able to order all of this up via the Time Out Market app (downloadable via App Store or Google Play) for contactless ordering in the food hall, or to pre-order for takeout.
What else you got?
All three of Time Out Market Montréal's bars for wine, beer and mixology are back in action, serving curated lists of bottles to pop the cork on, taps flowing with as many microbrews as there are top-shelf imports and a cocktail list that combines 10 recipes from some of Montreal's best bars. Our soda bar is officially transforming into a mocktail bar, and we've got an inbound special summer cocktail collaboration with the city's top mixologists over at Alambika, too, so stay tuned — and stay thirsty.
In addition to this all-star lineup of chefs, restaurants and bars, Ateliers & Saveurs is firing back up to deliver cooking workshops, mixology classes and wine tastings. On top of that, the buy-local champs at Signé Local are reopening to once again offer their handpicked selection of quality products from Québec artisans and entrepreneurs.
Last but definitely not least, our opening weekend is going to be packed with live jazz and folk music during the day, while DJs take over our airwaves at night. Plus, locals can get up close and personal with a pop-up vernissage featuring the work of local artist Sandrine Ap.
Time Out Market Montréal will be open Monday through Thursday from noon to 8pm (bars open until 9pm), Friday and Saturday from noon to 9pm (bars open until 10pm), and Sunday from noon to 6pm (bars open until 7pm).
Mark your calendars: See you at the Market on Friday, July 2!