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Tour code: 6335FOOD
Take a big bite of Montreal’s thriving culinary scene during this small group, 3-hour food tour of six food vendors in the city’s celebrated Mile End district. This historic area, dotted with pubs, cafes and small restaurants, is the perfect location for a food-focused tour. Enjoy a Montreal-style bagel at St-Viateur Bagel, sample vegan food at La Panthère Verte (The Green Panther) and taste locally-raised meats at Boucherie Lawrence, among others. Along the way you’ll hear about Quebec’s gastronomic history and admire landmarks like the Rialto Theatre. This small-group excursion, limited to just 16 guests, also includes a local guide.

Highlights

  • 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, shops, and an antique theater with a knowledgeable guide
  • Sample vegan falafel, cheese, Greek pie, bagels, chocolate, coffee and more
  • Visit one of Montreal's most prestigious antique venues, the Rialto Theatre
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 16 people ensures a personal experience

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What You Can Expect

Mile End Montreal Food Tour

Mile End Montreal Food Tour

Sample the amazing gastronomic diversity of Montreal during this small-group, 3-hour food tour, limited to just 16 guests. During the course of your visit covering 1.3 miles (2.2km) you’ll sample a range of Quebec’s and Montreal’s food specialties, as well as culinary delights from around the world.

Start your visit in the bohemian enclave of Mile End at 11am where you’ll meet your guide. This hub of creativity has long been home to a wealth of artists, writers and musicians like The Arcade Fire. Head with your guide to the day’s first stop at La Panthère Verte (The Green Panther), a vegan eatery located on Rue St Viateur, famous for its crispy falafel.

Continue the excursion by walking to Cholaterie Geneviève Grandbois, where you will savour a decadent brownie and a hot chocolate. Proceed next to the famous Bagel St-Viateur, a store that’s been producing what many consider to be the world’s best bagels since 1957. Then take some time to burn off your calories as you walk to the Rialto Theatre, a 1920s-era theatre, modelled on the Paris Opera House. Once you have sufficiently digested, you can get excited for some more outstanding bites.

You will savour a Wilensky's "Special" sandwich at the iconic Montreal lunch counter, or if it's a Sunday, you will venture to Boucherie Lawrence, a local butcher shop that focuses on selling locally-raised meats. During your stop you’ll get to sample some delicious cheeses accompanied by charcuterie (selections of sausage, pâte and cured meats).

Next stop is Dhrogheria Fine, a tiny shop dedicated to one single, delicious thing: pasta sauce. Franco, the owner, reproduces his Italian grandmother's recipe and serves it with fresh gnocchi. If it's summer and not raining out, save some room for ice cream! Skip the line at Kem Coba, Mile End's notoriously exquisite ice cream shop. During the colder months and rainy days, you will have the chance to end your tour in delight at Boucherie Lawrence.

Customer Reviews

Tammy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Sebastian was an absolutely fantastic tour guide - knowledgeable, friendly and positive. This tour really immerses you to experience the local food culture in the Mile End neighborhood and the food is plentiful and delicious. Can't recommend this tour highly enough. Thanks again Sebastian!

svetlana.gitman1126

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic experience!

jennifer m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really enjoyed this tour. We were a little hesitant not knowing what to expect. We had a wonderful guide named Vera and she lives in this neighborhood and really loves it. Be sure and go hungry for this tour. The food was delicious and the portions are big! Great neighborhood, very artsy, wonderful food! Highly recommend it!

Patti

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Montreal food tour was lots of fun and highly informative. Terrific tour guide that lead the tour in Mile End area of Montreal. Lots of great good to taste and interesting shops to visit. Highly recommend this tour.

Julia C United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Despite the cold drizzle, the tour was fun and interesting with much good food.

Adam T

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

Barry S USA

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.

Gloria C D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

absolutelyfancy USA

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.

Sandra S

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.

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