There’s a lot of buzz around the Mile-Ex neighborhood in Montreal, which is emerging from its industrial origins toward a trendier reputation—though it still has a bit of mystery about it. Officially called the “Alexandra-Marconi” district, Mile-Ex lies north of Mile End, from Parc Avenue to Clark Street, between Jean-Talon and the train tracks. If you’re looking to explore the foodie scene in Mile-Ex, here are some restaurants to get you started.
The motto of Manitoba in Mile-Ex is manger sauvage, or “eat wild.” This restaurant is tucked away on a side street, making it feel like a local secret. Small and quaint, with simple décor, Manitoba serves dishes that are inspired by, and make use of, elements of Quebec’s wild heritage. You can try rare items such as seal, deer, and boar, in addition to other creative concoctions that range from appetizers to desserts.