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Montréal, Canada
Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour

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Overview

Taste your way through Montreal’s historic Jewish neighborhood on this delicious walking food tour. Learn about the area’s vibrant culinary heritage and renowned residents as you follow your guide to authentic local eateries including a smoked meat deli, a kosher bakery and an 80-year-old dining institution. Sample neighborhood staples like cured meats, sweets and Montreal’s best bagels on the tour.
  • Guided food tour of Montreal’s Jewish neighborhood
  • Learn about one of Montreal’s most historic and welcoming neighborhoods
  • Stroll the charming streets while hearing stories about the local restaurants and delis
  • Taste traditional Jewish desserts at a kosher bakery
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Local guide
Five to seven food tastings
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional food and drink
1057 Av. Bernard , 1057 Av. Bernard, Outremont, QC H2V 1V1, Canada

We meet you inside of Lester's Deli. We finish far away from here. Please come in public transit or a taxi. The closest station is Outremont Station

10:00 AM
3919 Rue Clark , 3919 Rue Clark, Montréal, QC H2W 1W5, Canada

There are many cabs and buses around here to get you where you need to go after the tour

Bring your walking shoes and a healthy appetite on this culinary tour of Montreal’s Jewish neighborhood. Make your way to the area in the late morning to meet your local foodie guide, and set off by foot through the charming historic streets. Your first stop is a deli specializing in smoked meats in the district of Outremont, home to a large Hasidic Jewish community. Enjoy a taste of three dishes used in traditional Jewish cooking while your guide gives an overview of Montreal’s culinary makeup.

Continue on to a local kosher bakery to sample sumptuous Jewish desserts, which may include chocolate babka, triangular stuffed hamentashen, nutty rugelach and poppy seed cake. No Jewish food tour would be complete without a visit to a bagel joint, so taste for yourself what some claim to be Montreal’s best bagel at the next stop. 

In between tasting stops, admire the neighbor’s diverse architecture and listen to your guide share tales of famous former residents, such as writer Mordecai Richler.  To get a true feel the neighborhood’s dining scene, pop in to a local restaurant that’s been dishing up authentic Jewish dishes for more than 80 years. 

By the end of the tour, expect to eat five to seven different samples that make up a satisfying meal.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Outremont
We will visit a Jewish Deli and a kosher bakery in this neighbourhood as well as discuss the neighbourhood's history and the history of Montreal's Jewish community and their settlement patterns.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mile-End
We will see two rival bagel shops, a falafel shop and a diner in a league of their own in this neighbourhood, as well as many cultural and historical stops. (Former synagogues, the houses of famous writers, green, alleyways, former city hall and much more! )
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Plateau Mont-Royal
In this neighbourhood we will visit a hip young Jewish bakery as well as a smoked meat establishment. We will see historical Jewish landmarks, a park, the house of a famous Montreal Jew, a synagogue and a former Yiddish theatre, a public bath house, a building that housed Jewish labour organizations, and much more.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We walk 3 kilometres: 1.8 miles
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Round Table Food Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour.

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  • "You won’t leave this tour Hungary for food or knowledge, many nice surprises on the tour." See review

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star-4
Must be fit for this long walk
David_S
, Jul 2022
This is MUCH longer and harder than advertised. The website says 1.8 miles. Someone on our tour had a pedometer and measured it at over 2.5 miles. The website says handicapped accessible - I would hate to have major walking problems or a wheelchair and attempt this tour. Even when you stop to eat most of the time you are standing. Of the four + hours we were on our feet for over 3 1/2 hours. The guide walks way ahead and stops to talk - but does not wait for the back of the group. If you are in the back you either miss the talk or only hear the end. You really need to be fit for this tour and need to keep up with the guide if you want to hear all the commentary. Actually would be a better tour if it were shorter. Guide knows her stuff and much of the food was good.
star-5
Tour guide Melissa was a gem!
brendad
, Apr 2022
Fantastic!!! Melissa- round table tours was very knowledgeable and personable! We tasted and ate so much delicious food. Loved that Melissa knew the individual shop owners. Can’t say enough good stuff about the tour. 4 + hours of fun!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you so much! It was a great tour and so nice to have you. Despite some wind, we also got lucky with the weather and the impromptu guest appearances and stories. I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
star-5
Fantastic tour !
Gary_M
, Mar 2022
This tour was fantastic ! Mélissa was a very knowledgeable and engaged guide who went out of her way to ensure that we all experienced the joys of Jewish cuisine. The chocolate babka from Cheskies has changed my life !
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Haha! That's amazing for the babka. Thank you so much for coming out and reviewing the tour. It was a great tour with a few nice surprises along the way.
star-5
Jewish food tour a nice surprise
Herbert_N
, Aug 2019
I have never written a review before, but I felt that this food tour went beyond food of the area. Melissa not only took us to all the places we had on our list [Leisters to Schwartz’s and all the places in between] but provided a history of the Jewish people in that area. You won’t leave this tour Hungary for food or knowledge, many nice surprises on the tour. Well done Melissa
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thanks so much for sharing!! It was a real pleasure!! All the best until next time!
star-5
An excellent food tour
lolawm
, Aug 2019
We very much enjoyed this food tour. The food stops were delicious. The tour guide was very interesting and informative. It was a very enjoyable tour. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to sample delicious Jewish food and have a wonderful tour of the Jewish aspects of Mile End Montreal
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience!!
star-5
Montreal Must!
Quest03059469326
, Apr 2019
My Mom and I did this tour and enjoyed every minute of it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and super friendly. Food was fantastic. Do not eat before tour! Great way tour other parts of Montreal.
star-5
Amazing
johnfD5415II
, Apr 2019
Our guide Marissa was very well versed on the Jewish history and neighborhood. The food was amazing. The local stops along the way gave us great insight as to the Jewish culture. I can't say enough how great this tour was. Its a must if your in Montreal!Q
star-5
Great job Luis
Marisa_B
, Jul 2018
Luis gave a phenomenal tour in 100+ degree weather. We enjoyed some spots so much (Lester’s and ice cream!) that we went back later in the week!
star-5
Excellent tour. Very good overview...
Naomi A
, Oct 2017
Excellent tour. Very good overview of the history of the ares and lots of good food. Darren was personable and interesting. Wear comfortable shoes and come hungry.
star-5
This is a terrific tour! Mélissa...
jeffallen_1
, Aug 2017
This is a terrific tour! Mélissa was a great guide and she knows her stuff. While the food we sampled ...and sampled ...and sampled was fantastic, the tour also included MUCH more with explorations and discussion of Montreal history, architecture, and demographics. We also had periodic poetry readings and topped it all off with a wonderful tour through historic synagogue! WELL DONE!!!!
star-5
Excellent tour. Daren our tour guide...
Phil K
, Jul 2017
Excellent tour. Daren our tour guide was great. He is very knowledgeable and informative. He made sure the people on our tour with food allergies still got to participate and he found something they could eat. Prepare to learn a lot of information as well as eat a lot of food. You will eat what amounts to two meals and get a delicious desert. You will go to 3 places that have smoke meats. They are all awesome. You will also get one of the best bagels you will ever have.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Darren provided us with an...
Cindy G
, Oct 2016
Darren provided us with an interesting and well rounded tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and was happy to answer any and all questions. Never felt rushed. In tune with the needs of the group. Loved the poetry portion. Great value for amount of food and time!
star-5
What a fun and informative tour...
David S
, Oct 2015
What a fun and informative tour! Darren was an outstanding guy with good humor and good information. The food of course was fabulous.
star-5
A lot of fun. A real lot to eat...
Theodore W
, Jun 2015
A lot of fun. A real lot to eat. Bring your appetite! Very interesting and worthwhile
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
It was a very cold June day, but the...
Olivia Y
, Jun 2015
It was a very cold June day, but the tour was still worth it. We had an amazing guide and the owner made sure things were running smoothly in the background. I'd definitely do another tour.
star-1
Arrived at 10:50am for an 11:00am...
TYLER W B
, Jun 2015
Arrived at 10:50am for an 11:00am tour. Stayed until 11:20am. At the correct meeting point. Tour guide was a no show, so no tour. Also, had wifi trouble when I paid, and was charged twice. I would think the local company would notice two payments for the exact tour under the same name. No contact about it at all.

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