10 Snack Shacks to Satisfy Your Cravings

Casse-croute Usine à frite
Usine à frite

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 in and around Québec City:


  • 1 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! 

  • 2 Flashbourg

    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.

  • 3 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! 

  • 4 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?

  • 5 Roulotte du COIN

    Located in Sainte-Famille on Île d’Orléans, the Roulotte is known for its locally sourced ingredients, which show up in the condiments and drinks as well as the food. The owner is a black garlic and duck farmer, two ingredients that feature prominently on the menu. One bite and you’ll understand why this snack shack pops up regularly in the press and draws foodies from well outside the region.

  • 6 Le Shack à patates

    In additional to the traditional snack shack menu, Shack à Patates sells homecooked meals to go, including spaghetti sauce, soups, and desserts. It’s steps away from Mont-Sainte-Anne.

  • 7 Chez Micheline

    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.

  • 8 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.

  • 9 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.

  • 10 Roquette

    Roquette, a vintage snack bar, is a creation of the restaurant Rioux and Pettigrew. Completely different from the restaurant owner's usual style, the snack bar is funny with its coloured facade, but its menu remains sought after. Tempura-style fiddleheads or even breaded turkey drumsticks with cornflakes are some of the inventive and appetizing items on the menu. Icy treats with bold flavours such as cucumber and elderberry or miso caramel are also served at the window. In addition, the place is located close to the bike path in the Old Port, which makes it an ideal stop for your next bike ride.

Couple picnic near the Pierre-Dugas-De Mons terrace, in front of a panorama of Old Québec and the St. Lawrence River.
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