1. Lester’s Deli1057 rue Bernard, Montreal
2. D.A.D’s Bagel5732 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal
3. Main Deli Steak House3864 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
4. Aux Vivres4631 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
5. Tri Express1650 rue Laurier E, Montreal
6. La Sala Rossa4848 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
7. Chef On Call2055 Bishop St, Montreal
Just because Schwartz's gets most of the smoked meat attention in Montreal doesn't mean that Lester's shouldn't get its fair share. They offer an extensive menu loaded with tasty options beyond just their smoked meat sammy.
In a town that is known for bagels, these guys can still hang with the heavy hitters not only thanks to their terrific bagels, but they also serve some great Indian food, even if it is random.
Since 1974, Main deli has been smoking meat for hearty sandwiches and cooking up other classic Jewish favorites like matzo ball soup and varenekes.
Even the most meaty of meatatarians have to admit that this vegan resto's meat substitutions can taste better than the real thing, and that's why this makes for one of the best-kept secrets in the city.
The fish here is incredibly fresh and the plates are simultaneously traditional and creative. Most importantly: everything is crazy delicious.
La Sala Rossa might be well known as a concert venue, but what most people don't realize is that their adjacent resto serves some of the best tapas around (especially their fried goat cheese with honey and caramelized onions).
One of a handful of Chef On Call locations, this resto slings zesty and inventive sammies and burgers, like a Dorito-topped Big Chipper burger and their Honey Boo Boo: a chicken breast doused in honey Dijon and cheddar.