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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.

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
  • 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 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.

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