3. Mile End Delicatessen

New York City might be known for its delis, but Montreal also has its own smoked meat tradition. While searching for authentic Canadian eats in the city, you used to have to get by with specialty menu items off an otherwise Americanized menu. That all changed with Mile End Delicatessen, located on 97A Hoyt Street in Brooklyn, and 53 Bond Street in Manhattan.

This hybrid Jewish delicatessen and Canadian-style restaurant, which was featured in the Showtime show Billions, is chocked full of the country’s specialties, from smoked meat to poutine to whitefish salad. The founders were inspired by their grandmothers’ traditional recipes, which they “elevated” using high quality ingredients. Stop in here to get your fix, eh?