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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Where To Eat & Stay In Montreal
Our official thoughts on the Montreal bagel debate, a Japanese daytime cafe, a requisite brisket, and more of our favorite spots in Montreal.
Order the brisket sandwich at Schwartz's Deli in St-Laurent Boulevard.
In Montreal's deeply contentious bagel debate, we choose St-Viateur.
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.
Mokili in Villeray is a perfect place to sit at the counter, enjoy some Ghanian plantains, and chat with the chef.
Pichai is a Thai place in Petite Patrie where you should end your meal with Thai tea tiramisu.