Many of you wrote to us to share the addresses of good poutine around the world. Yes, you can say that poutine has really…conquered the world.

Armenia is on the menu

Richard admitted he was a bit disappointed as they did not mention his son’s restaurant among the world menu selections. So wipe your tears. Justice will be served here and Armenian-born Putiny Yerevan’s name will be written in our columns from now on. Raffi Elliott and Hayk Kazarian, “two Montrealers who have been living in Armenia for several years and are in need of poutine,” have opened an unexpected shop in the small country. In the menu it is specified that the word “poutine” has nothing to do with the head of state, but not only the classics, but also two national delicatessens – pastilma and sujuk – are added to the same base. An Armenian version is also available. If you’re impatient, you can also add “hellishly spicy mayonnaise.”

poutine salsa

Jean, a Quebec resident, calls himself a regular in Colombia’s capital, Bogotá. Around 2014, a surprise awaited him in his small fast food restaurant called “Poutine & Poutine”, apparently popular with students, on a street corner in the historic La Candelaria neighborhood. “I’m told on the ground that this business was founded by Italian immigrants who discovered poutine in Quebec,” a reader reports. Ten years later, the restaurant is still open and serves a variety of locally sourced dishes. “Instead of cheese curds, they use small cubes of cuajada, a local fresh cheese,” Jean explains. He also has jalapeños, corn, olives, chorizo, and ham cubes.

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top of tasmania

The poutine is worth it! About 10 years ago, Michelle and her family met an Australian police officer in Vietnam during a trip around the world. They develop a friendship and end up in Burnie, a town in northern Tasmania where a police officer lives. The latter picked up the Quebecers at the port to take them to Cradle Mountain, a spectacular national park. “After one hike we reached the top and there was a chalet and a restaurant. Our two children had been away from home for 6 months and were overjoyed. We could eat poutine there,» says his mother.

alba matata

Mmyself Martell is indeed an expat living in California, but it was on the tiny island of Aruba in the Netherlands Antilles that he discovered a great place to serve poutine. “I stumbled across it a few years ago when there was a small second kiosk near a large hotel. In fact, it was the best poutine I’ve tasted outside of Canada,” says a reader. According to information obtained, the restaurant was opened in 2016 by two Canadians who were vacationing on the island.

Find everything in Dubai

Vincent and his father grimaced as they passed the facility’s signboard at Dubai’s international airport after returning from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. “This restaurant specializes only in poutine and I had a good laugh seeing this restaurant in a completely different part of the world from a gastronomic point of view,” says the traveler. And he’s not the only one in town offering it. New York Fries, an international chain located in a shopping mall just a stone’s throw from the massive Burj Khalifa tower, is also on the menu and looks very appealing. The company also has operations in Saudi Arabia and Oman.

on the beach in panama

Fernando, a big fan of poutine before the Lord, is writing to us from Playa Farallon, Panama, where he is currently vacationing. That’s because the menu of Nico’s Beach Restaurant, which features Quebec cuisine, caught my eye. “The restaurant serves great poutine as an appetizer. The sauce is very good and much better than other places in Quebec,” he says.

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