Here are all the Montreal spots taking part in February's 'La Poutine Week'

Jan 23 2020, 11:59 pm

Hopefully that 2020 diet is working out because the world’s largest poutine festival is about to kick off and you might want to find the stretchiest pants you have.

The eighth edition of La Poutine Week returns to Montreal from February 1 to 7 as a variety of Montreal restaurants will create their own signature poutine-dish, vying to become the city-wide champion, voted by restaurant patrons.

So yes, things are about to get greasy.

Some spots stick to the classic trifecta and others veer off the traditional poutine path.

“La Poutine Week is an interactive food festival where restaurants across the world are carefully selected to create a unique poutine for the event,” reads the event’s website. “Participants engage with the festival by eating original poutines, sharing their experiences on social media, and voting using the La Poutine Week website.”

Emilia (Olya Krasavina/ La Poutine Week)

La Banquise (Olya Krasavina/ La Poutine Week)

This year, organizers are looking for judges to help determine 2020’s tastiest poutine. Judges will get cash, official La Poutine Week swag, and you’ll be able to scarf down a selection of the city’s best poutines.

La Poutine Week is held across Canada and the US — but it’s no secret that Montreal’s poutine comes out on top, just like those cheese curds.

Les Enfants Terribles (Olya Krasavina/ La Poutine Week)

La BĂȘtise Verdun (Olya Krasavina/ La Poutine Week)

This year, La Poutine Week has 55 participating restaurants across Montreal (with over 250 across Quebec and over 400 across Canada).

The tasty festival will be giving back to the community this year by giving one dollar for every poutine sold across Canada to Anorexia and Bulimia Québec (ANEB), an organization that guarantees free, immediate, and specialized help to people with an eating disorder and their loved ones.

Ranging from $7 to $25.95, here are all of this year’s greasy pooters and the restaurants that are dishing them out:

Restaurant Poutine Name Price
Aux Vivres La Poutine SamouraĂŻ $13.5
Bagado Petite Surprise / Little Surprise $7
Banquise Resto La Super Balls $10.76
Baton Rouge (DDO and Decarie) La Volcanique / The Baked Poutine $16
Bistro Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises Poutine de Nonne/ Nun’s Poutine $17
Brasserie des Rapides Le Super Bowl Philly $15.95
Briskets Montréal Ah la boulette! $18
Broue Pub Brouhaha La poutine des fĂȘtes $15.35
Burger Bar Black Sheep $20
Campo Poutine Francesinha $15
Cantine Emilia Poutine daSilva $16.5
Chez DĂ©vi Lamb Karma Poutine $19.95
Deville Dinerbar TBA TBA
Dirty Dogs (Crescent and St-Laurent) Le Mont Mac / The Mountain Poutine $16
Dirty Pizza Le Dirty Mac $13
FĂȘte Ă  CrĂȘpes YUL $12.99
Gaspésie La Gaspésienne $21
Hachoir Roast 48 $17
Hambar La Poutine Ă  Will TBA
Hanzo Izakaya Okinawan Taco Friez $15
Ho Lee Chix Poutine mapo $14
La Belle Tonkinoise Smoked Lumberjack $20
La BĂȘtise (Rosemont and Verdun) Bibimbap poutine and Poutine patĂ© au boeuf braisĂ© $17
La Cage La GuerriÚre $12
La République démocratique du Jambon (RDJ) Poutine Savoyarde $10
LABARAKE Caserne à Manger Poutine Le Bûcheron Fumé / Smoked Lumberjack Poutine TBA
Le Birdbar Aussie Poutine $18
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Guilty Pleasure $10
Le Gras Dur La Snobinarde $25.95
Le TrĂšfle (Hochelaga and Verdun) LaSuperballz $19.75
Les Enfants Terribles (Cantine, Ile des Soeurs, Outremont, Place Ville Marie) La Tex-Mex, La Francaise, La BerbÚre, and La Sauvage $19. $,19,$19. $20
Les RĂŽtisseries Piri Piri La Poutine Portugaise $10.95
Maison Saint-Paul Poutine $32
Mange moi La Chef Bandit $15
Mignon Churros et Nougat MTL La Mignonne $8.75
Mignonette Poutine inversée TBA
Monsieur Resto+Bar Le Outback $19
Ninkasi Simple Malt Poutine Binaire $14
Paulo et Suzanne Philly Bombe Atomique – Édition 40e anniversaire $14
Pascal Le Boucher Ramen Poutine $15
Pintxo Poutine Bravas $7
PoincarĂ© Chinatown Ga’Lactic Galvaude $16
Pub McCarold La Jurassique $18
Queue de castor Poutail $8
Restaurant Kyomi Poutine Poulet aux arachides Teriyaki / Teriyaki Peanut Chicken Poutine $27
Reuben’s Deli Steaks TBA TBA
Roch le coq Poutine Raymon $14
RosĂ©ly’s La RĂ©confortante $23
TABOO Cuisine Rebelle MTL Poutine TÀO $15
Thip-Thip Poutine Bijoux $15

Visit La Poutine Week website for photos and tasty descriptions of every poutine (in Canada, no less).

La Poutine Week Montreal

When: February 1 to 7, 202o
Time: Varying hours per location
Where: Various locations around Montreal