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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

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  • Location:Montreal, Canada
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Mile End Montreal Food Tour

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, 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
  • 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 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). Proceed next to Phyllo Bar Menina’s, an intimate snack shop that focuses on authentic Greek phyllo-dough pies. Then take some time to burn off your calories as you walk to the Théâtre Rialto (Rialto Theatre), a 1920s-era theater modeled on the Paris Opera House.

Make sure to save some room though for the next stop at the iconic St-Viateur Bagel, a store that’s been producing what many consider to be the world’s best bagels since 1957. Prepare to have a taste, and argue about your favorite. To help cleanse your palate, continue next to Chocolates Genevieve Grandbois, for a sampling of their tasty chocolate delights. 

Finish your food crawl at Cáfe Olimpico, a 1970s-era Italian café that exudes a hip vibe, for a coffee to finish your meal.

Customer Reviews

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.

Denys D

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!

Nidale T

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.

Joanne K

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

My first tour of any kind. I loved it. Vera was very interesting and she knows what's she talking about. It was also interesting to hear about how the Mil End came to be what it is today. The food stops were just right, everything was delicious. While searching for this tour, I found out there is also one in my hometown, Québec. I'm looking forward to doing the tour next Spring. Hope to see Vera during my next Montreal Tour.

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