Written by Michelle Lawee on 16.03.15

You know those days, the ones when you finish work and you’re not in the mood to make anything for dinner? When going out to eat or sifting through those delivery menus doesn’t seem appealing? Or when aimlessly walking or driving through the streets trying to decide where to pick-up from isn’t an option, partly because of winter (and any time of year, really), and partly because you’re not even sure where you can takeout from? While you’re busy fussing about, your hanger is only getting worse which in turn makes you scarf down an entire box of cereal or crackers out of frustration, which is wholly unsatisfying. We know this because we’ve been there. So that’s why we’ve made a list of our favourite spots to get some takeout. And we’ve categorized them just for you.


Kazu (Japanese Izakaya)

Kazu is kind of a local hero. Everything is fresh and full of Japanese flavour. And with their always enormous queue, takeout is the best bet. Hours: Monday, Wednesday to Friday, and Sunday 12:00pm – 3:00pm/5:30pm – 9:30pm; Saturday 5:30pm – 9:30pm.

1862 Rue Ste-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3H 1M1
(514) 937-2333

Photo: Matthew Hung

Phayathai (Thai)

Good Thai is hard to come by, that’s why Phayathai happens to be one of our faves. Authentic flavours and generous portions keep people coming back for more. Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 11:30am – 2:30pm/5:00pm – 10:00pm; weekends 5:00pm – 10:00pm

1235 Rue Guy, Montréal, QC H3H 2K5
(514) 933-9949
107 Avenue Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N6
(514) 272-3456

Payathai Montreal @babystellie

Satay Brothers (Thai, Malaysian)

Satay Brothers brings the heat and flavours that you’d expect from Montreal favourites. Pillowy doesn’t even begin to describe their buns. Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12:00pm – 10:00pm

3721 Notre Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1P8
(514) 933-3507

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Café Saigon (Vietnamese)

Good Vietnamese is hard to come by. So when places like Café Saigon are doing great Vietnamese, we know we’ve found the golden ticket (so to speak). Just what you need to warm up. Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00am – 9:00pm; weekends 4:00pm – 9:30pm

1280 Rue Saint-André, Montréal, QC H2L 3T1
(514) 849-0429

Cafe Saigon Montreal @linuslothi

Qing Hua Dumpling (Chinese, Dim Sum)

Dumplings this light are what dreams are made of. Don’t forget to order Qing Hua’s soup dumplings (just try not to burn your entire mouth when eating. Seriously). Hours: Every day 12:00pm – 10:00pm

1676 Avenue Lincoln, Montréal, QC H3H 2E7
(438) 288-5366
1019 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J4
(514) 903-9887

Qing Hua Dumpling Montreal @citymaven

Omma (Korean)

You can do no wrong when you place your order at Omma. Everything is delicious and has just the right kick. And how can you not smile at the sight of beautiful bibimbap yolk? Hours: Monday – Wednesday 6:00pm – 10:00pm; Thursday – Saturday 6:00pm – 11:00pm; Sunday 5:30pm – 10:00pm

177 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K4
(514) 274-1464

OMMA Montreal (michielauren)

Tri Express (Sushi)

When it comes to ordering sushi, you want to make sure it’s fresh, creative, and tasty. And you definitely will not be eating any bland rolls when you pick up from Tri Express. Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00am – 9:00pm; Thursday and Friday 11:00am – 10:00pm; weekends 4:00pm – 10:00pm

1650 Avenue Laurier E, Montréal, QC H2J 1J2
(514) 528-5641

Tri express Montreal @evelyneem

Junior (Filipino)

Try something new every day, like Junior’s adobo chicken. A tasty and hearty meal, it’s exactly what you want for dinner. And their sauce is addictive (soaks into rice perfectly). Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 5:30pm – 11:00pm; Friday and Saturday 5:30pm- 12:00am

1964 Notre Dame W, Montréal, QC H3J 1M8
(514) 944-8636

Photo: Toddy Flores (@toddyflores)


Tasty Food Pizza

There’s a reason Tasty Food Pizza has been around for decades. Their pizzas are among the best in the city (and now they offer gluten free crust too). And if you buy 3 pizzas via takeout, the 4th one is FREE. Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 10:00pm and Sunday evenings.

6660 Boulevard Décarie, Montréal, QC H3X
(514) 739-1721

Tasty Food Pizza Montreal (michielauren)

F+F Pizza

The best part about 9-inch pizzas is that you really don’t have to share. And we don’t blame you for not wanting to share your F+F Pizza (gluten free available). Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 11:00am – 9:00pm; Thursday – Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm

1298 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1T9
(514) 507-5033

FF Pizza Montreal

GEMA Pizzeria

In the heart of Little Italy, GEMA is obviously serving up some of the best pizzas (and frozen custards) in the city. Custard while you wait, pizza at home. Hours: Lunch: Wednesday – Saturday 12:00pm – 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday – Sunday 5:00pm – 11:00pm

6827 Rue Saint Dominique, Montréal, QC
(514) 419-4448



Sud West BBQ

There’s something about good ol’ BBQ that somehow always hits the spot. Pop in to Sud West for a taste of the south with their chicken, ribs, or pulled pork plates that you can jazz up with southern comforts. Hours: Every day 11:00am – 11:00pm

3401 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H4C 1P3
(514) 904-4444

Sud West Montreal (michielauren)


Romados might be unassuming, but for Portuguese fixes, it’s always a good idea. Literally. Any day of the week. Hours: Monday – Wednesday 11:00am – 8:00pm; Thursday – Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm

115 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2W 1C8
(514) 849-1803

romados Montreal

Chalet Bar-B-Q

Chalet Bar-B-Q is an oldie but a goodie. There’s just something so comforting about getting takeout from a place that hasn’t changed. Ever. Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 11:00am – 10:00pm; Thursday 11:00am – 11:00pm; Friday and Saturday 11:00am – 12:00am

5456 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H4A
(514) 489-7235

Chalet BBQ Montreal

Sparta Rotisserie and Grill

Sparta’s delicious chicken (especially when you order the spicy one) and skinny fries with a side of tzaziki make for the ideal midweek meal. And they give a student discount. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday 4:00pm – 10:45pm; Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 11:30am – 1:45pm/4:00pm – 10:45pm

4024B Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Westmount, QC H3Z 1P2
(514) 907-7970

Sparta Rotisserie and Grill @Ashkantalaee

Blackstrap BBQ

You can pretend you’re down south (and not Verdun) when picking up your in-house smoked BBQ delights from Blackstrap. Because they really know what barbeque is all about. Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 11:00am – 9:00pm; Thursday – Saturday 11:00am – 10:00pm

4436 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1W5
(514) 507-6772


Middle Eastern


Fancy some falafel, chicken shawarma, beef kefta, or some sabich? All you have to decide is which one you want and how you’re going to want it (in a pita or as a plate). Just remember to order Sumac’s fries. Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 11:30am – 9:00pm; Friday 11:30am – 10:00pm; Saturday 3:00pm – 10:00pm

3618 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC H4C 1P5
(514) 935-1444

Sumac Restaurant Montreal7

Trip de Bouffe

Caution: the Trip de Bouffe display counter will make you drool. Authentic Lebanese treats, ripe for the picking and all for your eating pleasure. Hours: Every day 8:00am – 8:30pm

277 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1P6
(438) 381-4388

Trip de Bouffe Montreal1


Whether it’s charcoal grilled meat or a veggie friendly dish you’re after, Omnivore has got your Middle Eastern palate taken care of. They even have fresh juices. Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 10:00pm.

4351 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z8
(514) 303-5757

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Fresh and hot falafel is exactly what you’ll get at Nilufar and you won’t even need more than a fiver (for a combo). We just want to know how many balls they fry up and serve to happy Montrealers daily. Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00am – 9:00pm; Saturday 12:00pm – 5:00pm

1923 Rue Ste-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3H 1M3
(514) 846-1947

Nilufar Montreal


Bombay Mahal

Bold flavours that are both satisfying and will make you sweat is exactly what you’ll get when you pick up the top notch Indian fair from Bombay Mahal. Hours: Every day 11:00am – 10:00pm

1001 Rue Jean-Talon-Ouest, Montréal, QC H3N 1T2
(514) 273-3331

Bombay Mahal Montreal


If you’re after an authentic, bold, and flavourful meal, then ordering from Ganges in NDG is the move for you. Just know, when you ask for spicy, you’ll get spicy. Hours: Sunday and Monday 5:30pm – 10:00pm; Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

6079 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H4A 1Y2
(514) 488-8850

Ganges Restaurant Montreal


Tejano BBQ Burrito

Tejano is here to meet all of the burrito needs of Montrealers near and far. Whether it’s a burrito, salad bowl, or tostada you’re after, the team will have you covered (in guacamole). Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00am – 9:00pm; Thursday – Saturday 11:00am – 10:00pm

511 Rue de Courcelle, Montréal, QC H4C 3C1
(514) 303-3500

Tejano BBQ Burrito Restaurant Montreal10

Latin American

Arepera du Plateau

The corn “pita” that is an arepa is delicious and super satsisfying when packed full of Venezualian delicacies from Arepera du Plateau. Taste summer, whatever season it is. Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00pm – 9:00pm; Thursday – Saturday 12:00pm – 10:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm – 8:00pm

4050 Rue de Bullion, Montréal, QC H2W 2E5
(514) 508-7267

Arepera du Plateau Montreal (food4thought_mtl)



Sometimes the best option is to treat yo’self and have a juicy Uniburger burger with their potato buns, special sauce (oh, that sauce…), and of course fries. Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm – 8:00pm (Cote-des-Neiges location is closed on Sundays)

302 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2X 1H6
(514) 419-6555
5655 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC H3T
(514) 419-6555

Uniburger Montreal 4

Brit & Chips

There’s a reason why fish and chips is staple across the pond: it’s that crunchy, deep-fried deliciousness that Montreal’s Brit and Chips has got down to a science. Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 11:00am – 10:00pm; Thursday – Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm

433 Rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2H1
(514) 840-1001
5536 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC H3T 1Y8
(514) 737-9555


La Banquise

Where there’s a Quebecer, there’s a longing for poutine. And when you’re craving this, why not get a poutine that’s got a little more pizazz like all the offerings at La Banquise? Hours: 24/7

994 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2J 2J3
(514) 525-2415


Le Cheese Casse Croute

If it’s ooey gooey cheesy goodness you’re after, Le Cheese has got you covered. Mac and cheese, grilled cheese, just cheese please. Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 12:00pm – 11:00pm, Friday and Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00am, and Sunday 12:00pm – 10:00pm.

5976 Av de Monkland, Montréal QC H4A 1G8
(514) 487-3316

Le Cheese Restaurant Food Truck Montreal

Lighter Options

Marché 27 Express

Tartare bar, you say? Yes, that’s what they’re doing at Marche 27. All you have to do is decide what combo you want. Decisions, decisions… Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 7:00pm

1241 Phillips Square, Montreal, QC H3B 3H3
(514) 419-8834

Marche 27 Express Montreal

Mandy’s Salad Bar

At Mandy’s you can build your own salad or order one of their delicious concoctions off the menu. Either way, you’ll be satisfied by their leafy goodness. Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday 11:00am – 8:00pm

5033 Rue Sherbrooke O, Westmount, QC H4A 1S8
(514) 227-1640

Mandys Salad Bar Montreal


Aux Vivres

When you take a bite of something and it tastes healthy and delicious, you know you’re on to something. Stop by Aux Vivres for veggie delights of all kinds. Definitely order something with dragon sauce. Hours: Every day 11:00am – 11:00pm

4631 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1R2
(514) 842-3479

Aux Vivres Montreal


ChuChai is doing Thai classics completely vegetarian (some vegan) and completely mouthwatering. The perfect meal for a cozy night in. Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 11:00pm

4088 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M5
(514) 843-4194

Chuchai Montreal

Lola Rosa

Tasteless veggie food is not what you’ll get when you grab some grub from Lola Rosa. They’re cooking up delicious and punchy veggie dishes that you’ll want to eat over and over again. Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:30am – 9:30pm; Friday and Saturday 11:30am – 10:30pm (until 10:00pm on Milton)

4581 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E4
(514) 843-5652
545 Rue Milton, Montréal, QC H2X 1W5
(514) 287-9337

Lola Rosa Montreal

Now, this list is not the “be-all” and “end-all” of Montreal takeout. We are #blessed in this city because of the vast amount of options we have when it comes to feeding ourselves. Do you have a fave that’s not on the list? We want to know. Share it by tagging us in a picture of your takeout on Twitter (@montreall_) and Instagram (@montreall). Happy eating (in your PJs)!

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