The Best Places for Food
Oh, are you looking for where to buy Mochi or Macarons? It’s a separate page.
So far I only have:
- Frango Assado (Portuguese Rotisserie Chicken)
- Pasteis de Natas (Portuguese Custard Tarts)
(Portuguese Rotisserie Chicken)
Best place in the world: Portugal, of course!
Although I don’t have a specific place. It’s kind of everywhere.
MONTREAL: ROTISSERIE ROMADOS
115 Rue Rachel E
Montreal, QC H2W 1C8
The chicken here is cheap, filling, delicious and absolutely fresh as can be.
You can even get other Portuguese and Brazilian specialties like feijoada, and if you’re too lazy, you can pick up your pasteis de natas here as well.
Pasteis de natas
(Portuguese Custard Cream Tarts)
I would like to point out that the Chinese Egg Tarts and the Macanese so-called “Portuguese Egg Tarts” have NOTHING on these true originals. You simply cannot compare those two knockoffs to the real thing (like most Chinese knockoffs, I’d wager).
I find the Chinese and Macanese versions disgusting to the point where I took a bite and threw it in the garbage, because it tasted like a sweet omelette in a pasteis the natas pastry shell.
The Macanese versions have an “Egg Yolk” version and a “Egg White” version. I’ll let you come to your own conclusions as to how disgusting each tasted.
Best place in the world: “Pasteis de Belém” in Belém Portugal
Rua Belém 84, 1300
+351 213 637 423
If you can’t make it to Belém Portugal, you can find decent Portuguese tarts in Canada.
TORONTO: SEARA BAKERY
605 Rogers Rd,
North York (Toronto), ON
M6M 1B9, Canada
I find them better (fresher) here than at Nova Era Bakery, which is more of a hit and miss if you don’t get them in a good location that turns over the natas in a timely manner.
TORONTO: NOVA ERA BAKERY (ST. CLAIR BAKERY)
You can always try them, they’re good for a hit and miss (you have to check to see how dry and old they look before buying).
Nova Era (St. Clair West location)
1492 St Clair W
Toronto, ON M6E 1C7
I strongly suggest you avoid the Rogers Rd. location. It was the worst of all the ones I saw.
MONTREAL: BELA VISTA
68 Av Des Pins E
Montréal, QC H2W 1N5
The last time I went to Bela Vista, they weren’t as fresh (as in, not made that day), but still, they had a better taste than the other pasteis de natas. A little lemony-something-or-another.