Cultural diversity is one of the many ways in which metropolitan areas thrive. In Montreal, a city with a major culinary scene, you can learn a lot about the culture and its people. As a hub for intersecting ideas, ideologies, languages and customs, this also plays a large role in how a city differentiates itself in the culinary scene.
For any traveler, knowing where to get the best food in any city goes hand-in-hand with how you experience your travels.
While you can find a lot of different types of Asian food in Montreal, one of the specialties is dumplings. Because FlightHub is a strong believer that your cultural experience while traveling should be experienced through the food you eat, and their appetite is as big as their love of travel, they’ve shared with us a list of where to find Montreal’s best dumplings.
Qing Hua Restaurant, Lincoln and Guy, Shaughnessy Village
1676 Ave Lincoln
Montreal, QC H3H 2T5
Don’t be surprised if it takes you a couple of attempts to find this gem. Located on a small and hidden residential street next to one of the largest universities in Canada, Qing Hua Restaurant is a staple in any undergrads diet. This locally run shop has been a Montreal staple for ages, and in that time, they’ve perfected their recipes to serve you some of the best dumplings this city has to offer.
The restaurant shares its real estate with other shops and restaurants. Make your way through the doors and into the basement of the cozy restaurant where you’ll be greeted by Qing Hua’s staff. The unassuming décor is enhanced by the tenderly rolled, and deliciously stuffed dumplings made ready for you by the family matriarch. Grab a beer and relax over these steamy delights.
FlightHub recommends getting around 3 orders of dumplings for 4 people, as the portions are quite filling, and are reasonably priced!
Oh! Dumpling, Rue Clark and De La Gauchetiere, China Town
1050 Rue Clark
Montréal, QC H2Z 1K3
Making your way into the traditional area of Montreal’s China Town, head south on Clark and make a discreet right onto Rue de la Gauchetiere and behold Oh! Dumpling. Relatively new to the Montréal foodie scene, Oh! Dumpling has a variety of different menu options to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
In an area inundated with different restaurants and dumpling options, FlightHub believes that this new restaurant has the potential to becoming one of the go-to places for Montrealers looking to get their dumpling fix. While you’re there, we recommend trying anything with lamb, as it’s the restaurant’s specialty.
Sammi & Soupe Dumplings
1909 Saint-Catherine St O
Montreal, Quebec H3H 2E8
Sammi & Soupe may quickly become your favorite dumpling spot in Montreal. They serve amazing soup dumplings with just the right amount of soup to slurp inside their steamed dumplings.
Favorites like the sweet pork steamed dumplings and the pork & green onion fried dumplings have diners posting delicious pics on Instagram, enticing diners to give them a try. They offer take out and delivery too.
HarBin Dumplings, St Laurent and St Joseph O, Le Plateau
4801 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montreal, QC H2T 1R6
FlightHub can’t help but recommend HarBin Dumplings. Straddling the trendy area of the arrondissement Le Plateau and the Mile End, don’t let the location fool you into thinking this isn’t an authentic dumpling experience. With mouthwatering dumplings to behold, enjoy an array of options that’ll have you content and satisfied before you realize it.
What makes this restaurant stand out is it’s affordability in the area, setting it apart from other establishments and bringing people in droves to the restaurant. With a warm and inviting décor, you’ll definitely enjoy yourself and more at HarBin.
Montreal is a city with a lot of diverse cultures and cuisines. Dumplings is one of our favorites, but there are so many more foods to explore in Montreal.
Check out this guide to Montreal’s culinary scene (it’s written in German so just click the Google Translate button in your browser bar). Have you had the opportunity to try some of the delicious food in Montreal? What’s your favorite?
Where to Stay in Montreal Canada
Looking for the right place to stay in Montreal during your stay? There are two main choices – Old Montreal and Downtown Montreal. They are located really close to each other, so no matter which you choose, it won’t be a hassle getting to and from the other. It really comes down to what type of feel you’re looking for. Both areas have many bars, restaurants, shopping amenities.
Old Montreal Hotels
- Hotel William Gray: Read reviews or check current prices.
- Le Petit Hotel: Read reviews or check current prices.