- 2.5-hour food tour of Montreal's Little Italy neighborhood
- Explore Jean Talon Market, North America's largest outdoor market
- Sample local delicacies at specialty grocers, popular restaurants and food boutiques
- Taste pemmican (a dried meat), wild meat sausage, cannoli and more!
- Knowledgeable foodie guide
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What You Can Expect
The highlight of your walking tour will be your visit to the world-famous Jean Talon Market. This market is the largest outdoor market in North America, and since 1934, it has been the ideal place to buy fresh local products, remarkable cheeses and meats from regional producers, flowers, gourmet cookbooks and so much more. You will be charmed by the wonderful smells and the vivid colors of the impressive fruit and vegetable stands.
In addition to the Jean Talon Market, you will visit popular restaurants and specialty grocery shops to sample local favorites such as fiddle heads, wild meat sausage, artisan bread, cannoli with coffee and pemmican, a dried meat that natives made.
Along the way, your foodie guide will tell you all about the rich heritage of Italian Canadians and point out historical sites like the Madonna della Defesa (Our Lady of Protection) Church, Dante Park and the St Laurent Boulevard – the heart of Little Italy.
The tour was EXCELLENT. Our guides brought the tour alive by integrating the background history, culture, and economics into the foreground of the food tour. This background gave us an evolutionary perspective on the people, market, and food.
This was a 2 and 1/2 hour food tour taking place in the Montreal Jean Talon market with a bit of little Italy (the Madonna della Defesa (Our Lady of Protection) Church and Dante Park) . Lise our guide who was very nice took us around the market where we started first by tasting some Turkish delight , then some local made bread , after that we went to taste 2 different cheeses (black goat cheese and Charlevoix Hercule cheese) with Spruce beer . Next, we continued exploring and reached a sausage stand that had sausages made of : Bison , Deer , Duck , Boar , etc... We took Bison (excellent) and Boar (not bad). During the walk we were explained the history of the Madonna Della Defesa church and the Dante's Park. Last we reached the International cafe where we had a cannolli and a cappuccino (simply delicious).
Overall very interesting and Lise the guide was a delight.