9 Snack Shacks to Satisfy Your Cravings
If you love fries and soft serve, you’re in luck, because they’re now officially in season.
Québec City is a snack shack mecca. Ask around and you’ll see that people have their favourites and are eager to debate their respective merits, praising the homefries of one or the tasty poutines of another. For the record, here’s our selection of the best snack shacks around Québec City:
- Usine à frites
L’Usine à frites
No trip to Wendake is complete without a stop at L’Usine à frites, a classic snack shack with a carnival air. A quick scan of the comments on their Facebook page should be enough to convince you that their fries are delicious, their servings are plentiful, and the owner, Françoise, is a gem!
The Thivierge Family has been serving its loyal customers a delicious snack shack menu from March to November since 1996. The food is homemade, including their tasty meatloaf, while the potatoes come from Bellechasse, just over on the other side of the river, and are peeled onsite each morning.
- Québec région gourmande
Casse-croûte chez Mag
Duo Steve St-Pierre and Louise Paradis are all smiles as they welcome you to their charming snack shack in Sainte-Famille on Île d’Orléans. Steve, who has 35 years’ experience as a chef, has revamped the traditional menu with local fare such as Île d’Orléans potatoes, wild mushrooms, and lobster. Yum!
Roulotte Gourmande du Quai de la Goéliche
Here you will find a refined snack shack menu with local products and the breeze of the St. Lawrence River. Order your local feast at the gourmet trailer and choose your place on the gorgeous terrace of La Goéliche. You can enjoy your meal in the comfortable dining room if it's cold or raining.
- Le truck de l'Île
Le Truck de l’Île
Still on Île d’Orléans, Bistrot de l’Île has a food truck that’s alternately stationed in the bistro parking lot or on the dock of the Saint-Laurent marina. Their simple, tasty menu is heightened by the incredible view of the St. Lawrence River. Why eat a hamburger anywhere else?
- Shack à patates
Le Shack à patates
In additional to the traditional snack shack menu, Shack à Patates offers a few healthy options like the Santa Fé bowl and the delicious Veggie Burger. It’s steps away from Mont-Sainte-Anne.
This snack shack owes its stellar reputation to the friendly staff, tasty food, generous portions, and famous poutine. Or maybe it’s the fact that they have chow mein on the menu. In all likelihood, it’s the combination of all those fine qualities that have made Chez Micheline a must for anyone passing through Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures.
- Ti-Oui Snack Bar
Ti-Oui Snack Bar
Ti-Oui has been the local hangout in Saint-Raymond for over 45 years and is famous for its chicken. Vegetarians will be pleased to know that the snack shack now serves a veggie burger made with soy protein.
- Casse-croûte du Vieux-Moulin
Casse-croûte du Vieux-Moulin
People in the Pont-Rouge area know that when they’re really hungry, nothing satisfies like the giant plates at Casse-Croûte du Vieux-Moulin, which has nine different kinds of poutine on the menu. For dessert, the ice cream stand has all the frozen treats you could want.