The borough of Notre-Dame-de-Grace (commonly known as NDG) is a unique and fascinating neighbourhood located on the island of Montreal. It’s a melting pot of different cultures and languages, creating a beautiful mosaic that represents the city’s vivid dynamism. There’s always something to do in NDG, so we’ve created this handy to guide to help you plan some fun activities for this autumn.
If you’ve never been to NDG before, you need to check out some of the restaurants in the area. This neighbourhood houses some of the best eateries in the city that serve up authentic dishes you can’t get anywhere else.
This cute little café is located on Somerled Avenue that serves the best churros in Montreal. A churro is a Mexican pastry that consists of a deep-fried piece of dough that is dusted with a mix of sugar and cinnamon. These treats are way better than a box of donuts and really satisfy your sweet tooth.
There a literally hundreds of Lebanese restaurants on the island of Montreal, but nothing compares to Azar. This low-key restaurant located on Sherbrooke Street West has the best recipe in town. The chicken is slowly cooked to perfection on a rotisserie, and the potatoes are infused with a melodic mix of garlic and cilantro.
It’s hard to get your hands on some authentic Cajun food in Montreal, which is why La Louisiane has become so popular over the last few years. This charming restaurant is also located on Sherbrooke Street West and is really close to all the action. Be sure to try the Louisiana crab cakes and the smoked ribs if you’re planning on visiting in the near future.
Café de’ Mercanti
This cosy café on Monkland is where the locals go to get a cup of coffee in the morning. Their cappuccinos and pastries are absolutely divine, and there’s no coffee shop in the city that looks as cute as Café de’ Mercanti. The shop opened in 2012 and attempted to emulate the espresso bars found in Italy. Since the opening, residents have been lining up every morning to get a caffeinated drink before their morning drive.
Monkland Village & NDG Park
One of the biggest attractions in NDG is the Monkland Village. As the name suggests, it’s reminiscent of a tiny village and features an array of local restaurants and shops. We recommend taking a casual stroll during the evening hours and dining at one of the restaurants that have an outdoor terrace. Make sure to bring a sweater though, as the temperature can get a little chilly.
On the other end of the spectrum, if you’re a nature lover, you can always check out NDG Park. This area features a lot of greenery in the heart of the urban metropolis and is the perfect place for a brisk stroll during the autumn months since the leaves usually change colour during this period.
NDG has a lot to offer both tourists and residents during the fall. If you’re interested in purchasing a property in the area, check out DevMcGill’s Beaumont project located on Clanranald Avenue in the heart of the borough. It’s currently under construction, so act quickly if you want to buy a beautiful new condo!
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