Can we call agree that we all love pizza? I don’t think I know one person who dislikes pizzas, then again, anyone who doesn’t like pizza, isn’t someone worth knowing. I mean, we’ve got pizzas that satisfies all palates, vegan, gluten free, low carb, high carb, keto, there’s literally no reason to dislike pizza. We all have our go-to pizza spots. Like New York style pizza? Cop a slice at La New Yorkaise or Pizza Toni. More into traditional Neapolitan, Gema, No. 900, Rita has you covered. You can find more here. Those are some of my favourite slices in the city, and this week, I add another to the list, I try GPizzas.
NDG / Westmount
We’ve all watched the Netflix docu-series. We’ve all drooled while pressing our noses right up against the screen while watching the Netflix docu-series. You know, the one about street food? Not that one, the other one! We see more and more how good other countries have it in their offerings and simple, accessible, food or drink sold by hawkers and street vendors, and we can’t help but be just a little bit jealous. From tacos carts in Mexico, street-side schiacciata shops in Florence, noodle stands in Asia, even hot dog carts in New York, we are definitely missing out. A common destination among all street food shows is Seoul’s Gwangjang Market. Over 5000 vendors slinging freshly made noodles, hot bowls of jigae, and fried things on sticks. Did you know you can now get all that here?
I recently discovered a spot that is serving up all (most) of those delicious Korean street foods here in Montreal! This week, I check out Rue des Bistros (Resto Mukja) in THE DEGE.
I’m convinced that Montreal is going through a pizza renaissance. A revival or renewed interest in something; a cultural rebirth if you will. In this case pizza. There was a time when the only pizzas available in Montreal were the classic corner 2-for-1s, American chains, local Italian restaurants and fancy pants pizzas places that sold more attitude than they did pizzas. You know what I’m talking about. The few places that sold Neapolitan pizzas with thin leoparding crust and gave you an extra dose of upturned noses if you would order anything other than a margarita pizza.
In recent years the proliferation of styles of pizzas have grown exponentially. Obviously from traditional spots like, Gema, Fiorellino, No. 900 and Rita to gigantic New York Style slices at La New Yorkaise, Pizza Toni. And now for something different, Fungool Pizza. The newest pizza pop-up serving Detroit Style pan-pizza in NDG.