Food blogger Sylvie Isabelle gives us a few delicious must try addresses steps away from Alt Hotel Quebec City.
If you explore the Ste-Foy and Sillery areas here are a few of the, more or less, latest gourmet addresses that have people talking. Foodies won’t be able to resist these must eat destinations.
CACAO 70 AT PLACE STE-FOY
It’s a well known fact: it’s not a good idea to start shopping on an empty stomach so stop at Cacao 70 for a chocolate treat! You can even enjoy brunch here on the weekends, it’s a great way to start the day off right. Don’t resist the temptation to replace your morning coffee with hot chocolate: just once won’t hurt!
ON RUE MYRAND : L’GROS LUXE (INCLUDING BRUNCH) AND L’AUTRE CUISINE
Thanks to its proximity to the Université Laval, rue Myrand is the centre of activity for student life. Exuberance is all around and so are low prices. But make no mistake: this food is anything but ordinary. Chez L'Gros Luxe is already a fixture in Montreal, democratizing gastronomy by offering a refined cuisine at affordable prices. You’ll find classics like burgers and fries on the menu, but also reinvented vegetarian dishes and tacos. The same goes when it comes to weekend brunches and the cocktail menu: they use quality ingredients and put creativity in the spotlight. L’autre Cuisine is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year in the Saint-Roch neighbourhood, welcoming guests with its playful decor: relics from the 70s, mismatched furniture and childhood memories create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. It's the perfect spot to enjoy comfort food like shepherd's pie, chili, or a tasty and classic grilled cheese sandwich. L’autre Cuisine will add a touch of folly to your plate.
PIZZÉRIA NAPOLITAINE NO 900
Pizza lovers swear by Neapolitan pizza! Cooked at very high temperatures for 90 seconds, the creations from Pizzéria napolitaine No 900 emphasize the freshness of classic Italian ingredients. Vegetarian pizzas are joined on the menu by meat versions topped with Italian charcuterie, and the dough will absolutely delight pizza lovers!
Open since 1988 on rue Maguire, you certainly can’t call Bagel Maguire a newcomer! After 25 years, this well-loved establishment has moved to new premises, on rue Maguire, bringing a breath of fresh air to the business . The best time to grab a seat is definitely for lunch or brunch to enjoy a delicious fresh bagel, piping hot, made in front of your eyes. With cream cheese, jam or in a sandwich, it hits the spot every single time. Odds are you wont be able to resist taking a bag of them with you when you leave!
(Photo: Woodfield Sillery)