This saucy, gooey dish of deliciousness that came from the French-speaking province of Quebec in the 1950s is now one of the best-loved dishes in the country. Who doesn’t love fries covered in rich gravy and melted cheese curds?! To celebrate this, we’ve rounded up the best places for poutine in Quebec, from Montreal to Quebec city…
Best Poutine in Quebec
Popular for their burgers and shakes, the poutine here is also well-known for being one of – if not the – best in the city. Every sauce is made in house and served with smashed Yukon Gold potatoes that are deep-fried and mixed in with large chunks of fresh cheddar cheese. There’s lots of toppings to choose from: favourites include braised beef or forest mushrooms.
This essential Montreal restaurant is famous for its indulgent menu of foie gras dishes, including a pretty legendary foie gras poutine. It’s a rich feast, with duck fat-fried fries, duck fat grave and a generous slab of silky foie gras.
This build-your-own poutinerie is all about one thing and one thing only: droolworthy, irresistible poutine. Create your own with toppings such as Italian sausage or blue cheese, with four different styles of potatoes, from crushed to sweet potato. The Bacon Honey Mac poutine is a standout.
Sure, it’s a tourist hotspot, but coming to Montreal and not trying the famous poutine at La Banquise is a travesty. La Banquise was founded in 1968, is open 24-hours a day and have over 30 different types of poutine. From La T-Rex (ground beef, pepperoni, bacon & hot-dog sausage) to the La Taquise (guacamole, sour cream and tomatoes).
Make your way to downtown Saint-Roch, where this tiny greasy spoon dishes up one of the tastiest poutines in Québec. Chez Gaston’s golden, crispy fries come in a rich beef-flavour sauce that’s super satisfying. Choose a seat at the counter, order a ‘Gaston’ and watch the cooks get to work making your feast.
This casual eatery serves classic poutine in the perfect ratio of cheese: fries: gravy. It’s a local institution in the region, with both locals and visitors flocking here for their hearty, family-style eats. Brown paper bags full of crunchy fries and creamy cheese curds are perfect for eating on the go.
Boasting the claim to be the place where poutine was invented in 1956, Le Roy Jucep is a must-visit for any poutine lover. This old school diner never lets the side down with its original poutines, complete with signature saucy gravy. There’s classic variations as well as other toppings, such as spicy jalapenos.