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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

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The food tour with tour guide, J, was excellent. It was a great variety of food samplings! It's interesting to hear about the history of the area as well. Beautiful day and a lot of fun! Would highly recommend!

Michelle D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I booked this tour as an activity to do with our bachelorette party during our weekend stay in Montreal and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our stay! Caroline was our tour guide and she was a gem! She was very knowledgeable about the food and the history of Mile End and Montreal in general. On top of that, she was very funny, professional, and sweet. The tour was organized and paced efficiently so that in the end, we were not too stuffed, just perfectly full and satisfied. The food selections were on point and we loved the stop at the Theatre Rialto! This tour comes highly recommended.

Nina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Vera, our guide, was wonderful. She was informative, humorous, and friendly. The foods we sampled were delicious and my kids ages 15 and 12 said it was the highlight of our time in Montreal.

Pamela K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My family enjoyed the tour with Porsche yesterday. She was very knowledgeable of the Mile End area. We had plenty to eat and enjoyed the tour. It was a good way to learn some history and try local cuisine.

Rosemae B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Sebastian was our tour guide and he was terrific. Eminently familiar with the neighbourhood with
all its nuances. Made sure that he had the chance to interact with all on the tour. Treated us to
extra water on a very hot day! Food was really good. No need to bother with lunch. Just great!

Kimberly D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Tour was great! Loved the neighborhood and all the good eats. Worth the money!

Michelle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was SO fun! Sebastian was a great guide, very sweet and knowledgeable about the area. The portions of food offered were generous....I highly recommend this tour!

Perri P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Sebastian,our guide was very knowledgeable. Fabulous food samplings.

Warren C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My son and I went on the tour. Fran was knowledgeable about both the food and the neighbourhood. There was a good selection of restaurants and the food was terrific at each stop. I would recommend this tour highly.

Dianne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide was Sebastian and our group was large. Sebastian did an excellent job, not only explaining all foods but sharing his knowledge of Montreal. He made sure everyone felt included and gave fantastic recommendations when asked. This tour is worth every penny and come hungry. The portions are much larger than most food tours and we covered a lot of ground. A great way to spend a half day for sure.

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