Ivy Lerner-Frank

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Freelance food and travel writer Ivy Lerner-Frank lived in Beijing, Delhi, Manila, Ottawa, and Hong Kong before coming to her senses and moving back to Montreal. A former diplomat, she’s been obsessed with telling people where to eat what for a long time. When she’s not writing for Eater Montreal, Canada’s 100 Best, or enRoute (among others), in her spare time she likes standing on her head and drinking natural wine, not at the same time.

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MTL Review

Schwartz's Deli

Order the brisket sandwich at Schwartz's Deli in St-Laurent Boulevard.

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MTL Review

St-Viateur Bagel

In Montreal's deeply contentious bagel debate, we choose St-Viateur.

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MTL Review


Moccione is an Italian spot on a quiet street in Villeray.

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MTL Review


The love for local ingredients is palpable at Beba, a Mediterranean restaurant in Verdun that works great for a nicer meal with your significant other or a small group.

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MTL Review


Mokili in Villeray is a perfect place to sit at the counter, enjoy some Ghanian plantains, and chat with the chef.

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MTL Review


Pichai is a Thai place in Petite Patrie where you should end your meal with Thai tea tiramisu.

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Chez Tousignant

Chez Tousignant is a casse-croûte, or traditional Québec snack bar, in Little Italy.