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La Banquise

Much Ado About Cheese Curds
I'm almost ashamed to admit to you how many times I visited La Banquise during one four-day trip to Montreal. Almost ashamed, but generally very proud to announce that I managed to put away the Classique on five separate occasions. Please don't tell my mother.

A Montreal institution since 1968, La Banquise is open 24 hours a day and is always exceptionally busy, no matter what time you stumble in or waddle out. The menu is extensive, but I can never quite bring myself to shy away from this old standard, the ultimate Canadian comfort food.
In terms of food, Montreal is known for poutine and smoked meat sandwiches. Of course there are plenty of other great food to be had in the city and I was so sad we couldn't snag a table at Au Pied De Cochon. Although we did have a great dinner at a local spot I read about in AFAR. Ok, back to poutine. The place to have poutine is the famous La Banquise. There was a little wait when we went but it wasn't terrible. And when we did dive into our respective plates of poutine it was totally worth it!
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