MONTREAL / 6 [SOUK]

Street food vendors are illegal in the city of Montreal [hoping that will change one day] so when there’s a festival, a sidewalk sale or any other special event in the city, we take advantage of the street food available. On the positive side, we really appreciate them when they’re here.

This year at the Just for Laughs festival, we got to enjoy the¬†Food Souk¬†{an Arab word for marketplace} on St Catherine street between St-Urbain and Place des Arts. Though I didn’t (and couldn’t) taste everything on the diverse menus, I did try the lobster roll, pimento feta taco, Indian honey donuts, Myriade’s coffee and some homemade popsicles (not all in one visit, I like to eat but I’m tiny). You can find me on Instagram to see some of my iPhone photos of the food (tomorrow_emily) or click here. The Just for Laughs festival ended last Saturday but I am already looking forward to next year – mostly for the food.

I will be posting some photos of the Just for Laughs shows in the next post.

MONTREAL / 5

Montreal loves any excuse to shut down a street and we Montrealers love walking down the middle of the street without getting hit by a car (though we already jaywalk any chance we get). Two weekends in a row most of the St Laurent Boulevard – aka the Main – was closed for the sidewalk sale and we got to soak in the sun while spending money and eating street food & mango on a stick. Summer in Montreal just can’t be beat.