Everybody know that some of the best mac and cheese in Montreal comes from the dep, and out of a blue box -- but what if we told you that there are restaurants here that make their own, amazing versions of the stuff? And that they add things like bacon, lobster, and smoked meat to it?? Well, you're welcome Montreal, these are the town's eight greatest M&C dishes.
Le Cheese Truck
The masterminds behind Le Cheese have one true passion, and that is, well, cheese. Their all-dressed mac comes topped w/ green peas, bacon, and curdy goodness, and get this: they don’t bake it -- they grill it.
It doesn’t get much better than Beauty’s macaroni au gratin, baked to perfection so that their old-fashioned white-rimmed bowls come out of the oven with a perfectly encrusted layer of baked cheese. A solid entry into the list.
Les Enfants Terribles
One of the best ways to improve mac and cheese is to add more cheese to it, and the fine folks at Les Enfants Terribles understand this. That’s why their mac and cheese comes with not one, not two, but THREE cheeses: cheddar, Gouda, and Parmesan.
SuWu may have launched a rad new menu, but don’t worry, they wouldn’t dream of touching their untouchably awesome mac and cheese grilled cheese. This perennial favorite packs on the starch in the best way possible.
In addition to their “oh-so-delicious” Mac Attack burger, pictured in it’s full glory above, Burger Royal spices up their classic mac and cheese bowl with meaty cheese and bakes it au gratin, which for those of you who don’t know, is French for: "really freaking deliciously".
It shouldn’t surprise you that the geniuses behind the Cheesus Burger (a burger that swaps its bun for two slices of halloumi cheese) have mastered mac and cheese. And at $9.99 a pop on their Wednesday mac and cheese nights, well, some decisions just make themselves.
DIY comfort food meets haute cuisine at Vallier where their mac and cheese offering includes an added touch that makes all the difference: bacon cubes. If you’ve always longed to eat this student budget staple in someplace fancy, it would make the most sense to do it here.
Le Gros Jambon Diner
These guys have definitely upped the city's M&C game, offering their dish with no less than four cheeses and the option to add bacon, duck confit, lobster, ham, and/or smoked meat. Understandably, it's delicious.
1. Beauty's93 Ave du Mont-Royal Ouest, Montréal
2. Les Enfants Terribles1257 Ave Bernard, Montreal
3. SuWu3581 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal
4. Burger Royal3820 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal
5. Diablos BBQ1693-A rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
6. Vallier Restaurant425 McGill, Montreal
7. Le Gros Jambon Diner286 Notre Dame W, Montreal
This is the perfect diner to stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, offering daily specials and classics that have earned them quite the acclaim.
With its full bar, seasonal patio, and fine selection of French-inspired comfort food, this place is anything but Terribles. The sidewalk seating is heated as well, so you don't have to worry about your Enfants freezing while you eat.
Inside SuWu, you'll find comfy antique sofas, pinball machines, and super-awesome drink prices that're all half-price from 5-7p. And if you're hankerin' for some eats, they have a menu loaded with tasty options like their amazing mac n' cheese grilled cheese.
The burgers here are fit for a king and come with fixins' like deep-fried pickles & jalapeños, bananas, and peanut butter. And to wash your grub down, try one of their cereal milkshakes, which come in flavors like Captain Crunch.
Diablos is the perfect spot in Montreal to experience authentic Southern American BBQ, including a very un-traditional burger option that arrives sans bun.
DIY comfort food meets haute cuisine at Vallier, where their mac n’ cheese offering includes an added touch that makes all the difference: bacon cubes. If you’ve always longed to eat this student budget staple in your fanciest threads (a boy can dream), it would make the most sense to don them here.