If you’re anything like me, you travel to eat. While I enjoy taking in the sites of a new city as much as anyone else, in many ways I far prefer exploring the tastes. This past weekend, my friends and I made a quick road trip seven hours north of NYC to Montreal, the hip French-Canadian hub for legendary bagels and indulgent plates of poutine (both of which I ate multiple times throughout my two-day visit), nestled on a mountainous island in Quebec. We didn’t go in with much of a game plan, but rather a few food parameters: distinctly Canadian, definitely tasty, and within our recent-college-grad budgetary constrictions. Here are the spots we hit and the carbs we ate — and oh, how many carbs there were. All photos by Gillie Houston for Yahoo Food.