5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location:Montreal, Canada
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)
Discover the best of Montreal’s food scene on a 3-hour gastronomic tour of Mile End, a historical neighborhood known today for its cafes, pubs and independent restaurants. Follow a local guide to favorite spots like vegan restaurant La Panthère Verte (The Green Panther), St-Viateur Bagel and the Cardinal Tea Room. You'll be surprised at how a dozen food and drink samples quickly add up to a filling lunch! You’ll also learn a bit about Quebec’s culinary history and see attractions like the Rialto Theatre. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 18 people.


  • 3-hour food tour through Montreal’s Mile End neighborhood
  • Explore one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods for food and culture
  • Visit six local restaurants, bakeries, cafes and other shops with a knowledgeable guide
  • Sample vegan falafel, cheese, Greek pie, bagels, chocolate, coffee and more
  • All meat tasted on the tour is local and organic
  • Finish the tour at Café Olimpico, a Montreal institution
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 18 people ensures a personal experience

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What You Can Expect

Mile End Montreal Food Tour

Mile End Montreal Food Tour

Your Montreal food tour takes place in Mile End, an artistic hub and home to such writers, artists and musicians as the members of Arcade Fire. Begin at La Panthère Verte (The Green Panther), a Mile End vegan restaurant on Rue St Viateur known for its falafel, which is your first tasting of the day.

From here, walk with your guide and small group to Boucherie Lawrence, a neighborhood butcher shop that specializes in locally raised meat. Sample some yummy cheeses and charcuterie a selection of pâté, sausages and other cured meats paired with a tasting of craft beer.

Your next stop is Phyllo Bar Melina’s, a cozy snack counter on Park Avenue where you’ll enjoy a bite of savory Greek pastries before walking past Théâtre Rialto (Rialto Theatre), a former cinema that was built in 1924 and was inspired by the Paris Opera House. Then it’s on to St-Viateur Bagel, a local favorite that’s been serving what Montrealers consider the world’s best bagels since 1957. Taste several for yourself and see what you think!

Your final two stops satisfy the dessert lovers and tea loyalists in your group. Sip on a strong cup of black tea as you admire the Cardinal Tea Room's funky decor, and round out your foodie adventure with some of Montreal’s best chocolate at Chocolats Geneviève Grandbois.

Your tour ends at Chocolats Geneviève Grandbois.Total walking distance is approximately 1.5 miles (2.5 km).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Absolutely loved it. Our tour guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and despite the freezing cold weather it was great to learn about the city (it was our first visit to montreal.). We are big foodies, and we liked several spots so much that we returned for more after the tour! Highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was a great trip in a diverse and unusual neighborhood. Our group of 10 made it easy to get around. We started at a vegan restaurant and munched our way along streets and even alleyways. We tasted Montreal bagels that tasted more like pretzels, hand-crafted chocolates, sorbets and other goodies. We even talked with one of the residents of the multi-story walk-up apartments. The woman candidly talked about living in the changing neighborhood and winters with the treacherous outside stairways. This tour encouraged us to take food tours in other cities. The guide did a great job and really 'served' the group.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We had a great time on this tour. Our tour guy Mark was fun and knowledgable about the food and history if the Mile End area. The portion sizes in this tour of 7 restaurants were impressively large and the food was all very good! It was a 3 hour leisurely walk not at all rushed or fast paced.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Marc was an excellent guide and host. We toured a very interesting neighborhood which we wouldn't have visited had it not been for this tour. Our guide provided detailed information about the food and the area. We've been on food tours in other cities and this is rated among the top.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Fantastic tour! The food was exceptional and enough to get you full! Well worth your time and money!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

An excellent food tour to 7 places in Mile End: 6 food stops and the Rialto Theater. The tour guide was amazingly passionate and friendly during the whole time. The tour started at the panthere verte for a felafel tasting (was very good) .The 2nd stop was Boucherie Lawrence where we tasted 3 different charcuteries and 3 cheeses along with a local beer - it was a delight, everything was exquisite .Then we went for the 3rd stop at Kem Coba for a swirl strawberry sorbet and cheese cake ice cream (delicious). After that, we continued our walk towards the famous St Viateur Bagel and had a sesame bagel fresh from the oven (delightful). Our 5th stop was at the Rialto Theater which was a gem to look at. Then we walked a few steps to Phyllo Bar Mélina where we had Greek food tasting – example: Spanakopita (only place that was average). Last, we ended our tour at Chocolats Geneviève Grandbois where we had many delicious chocolate tasting. Overall the tour was extremely enjoyable and highly recommended.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better July 2014

The tour was not what we expected.We thought there would be demo on the foods prepared but there was none.. It was just promoting the store owner on the six places we visited but not to the right crowd since
most of us are tourist and not from Montreal. Walking was okay and the fee was expensive. We were a little
disappointed ..My sister-inlaw said we might be in the wrong place
when we arrived because of the area, but again their purpose is to help and advertise those places.

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