First-time visitors to a city like Time Out Market Montréal : Explore all the food can get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of reviews, and recommendations. When it comes to food options, do you wish at times for a more straightforward answer to “Where should we eat next?”

My boyfriend and I recently had 2 1/2 days to spend in Montréal; a first-time visit for both of us. Although I am a bona fide foodie, he is up to try anything. We knew we were heading to a culinary mecca, but where to even begin? Yes, we wanted poutine, smoked sandwiches, bagels and all the beer Quebec could offer us. However, we also wanted a taste of the city’s vibrant food scene.

Enter Time Out Market Montréal where the city’s best chefs, restaurateurs, drinks and culinary experience are perfectly curated under one roof.

Let’s Talk About the Food

With over 15 different eateries everyone in your family will find something to enjoy. This is not mall cafeteria fair; think tapas, sushi, gourmet sandwiches, Neapolitan-Style pizza, and dishes from around the world. Top chef’s from across the city are not just highlighted here; they also use the space to share alternative concepts to what their main restaurant is doing. And you know what happens when you give a chef the opportunity to have some fun?

Time Out Market Montreal - Drinks

Let’s Talk about the Drinks

Soon to be fully licensed across the full 40,000 foot space you can’t go thirsty here. The wine bar offers many locally sourced vintages and international gems. The cocktail bar features concoctions from ten of the top bars in the city with rotating themes and specials. The beer bar offers up a variety of styles and each month they feature one local brewery to come in to talk about their beer that are pouring that month. Clearly, the care they put into making innovative cocktails extends to their non-alcoholic bar where you will think you are sipping the fully loaded version.

Time Out Market Tunnel Espresso Photo Credit Logan Mackay

Wait, There’s More

Above all, Time Out Market is passionate about food and drink and wants to share it with everyone. So it is no surprise that they also have a cooking school. Located in the heart of downtown in the Centre Eaton de Montréal on bustling Sainte-Catherine Street, it’s not just a destination to rest your feet after a day of shopping. Instead make an adventure out of your visit by attending one of their cooking workshops, mixology classes and wine tastings. Additionally, there is even a kid’s zone with classic games for your little ones to burn off some energy while their parents enjoy an extra sip or two.

If any place can save a relationship from the dreaded “I don’t know, whatever you want” when asked what you want to eat, it’s a concept like Time Out Market Montréal.

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