These Montreal Food Counters Have Always Offered Great Takeout
These spots have been letting clients point at what they want and take it away for years Before the pandemic prompted fine dining establishments to flip to takeout provisions this spring, food counters where you could pick up all the trappings needed for an entire meal — at a reasonable cost — in Montreal were in shorter supply. The counters recommended in this guide aren’t restaurant appendages; they’re destinations in their own right (though often snuggled at the back of a grocery store or serving from a shoebox storefront), and they’ve been offering no-fuss fare for years.
Some venues on this list have small dine-in areas that have been reopened. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the official sites of the Quebec government and Montreal’s public health authority (Santé Montréal). Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.