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Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour provided by 'Round Table Tours

Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour

Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour
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from RM 424.93 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Jul 2020
A note from Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour
Guides and guests are required to wear masks as well as wash hands upon arrival and departure at each site. Each traveller will be given their own portion of food and they will not take from communal plates. Groups will be limited to 8 or 10 people depending on the tour. Tours can be made private.
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Learn about Montreal's Jewish heritage on this fun-filled food walking tour. Focusing on the Jewish neighborhood, you'll get the chance to taste-test many local favorites, including deli meat, kosher food, and bagels. Listen to stories about food and culture as you wander between generations-old businesses, and enjoy Montreal's pleasant atmosphere along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Come hungry, as five to seven food tastings are included
Best suited to active travelers, as this is a walking tour
Learn about local food and culture from your English-speaking guide
Visit a charming restaurant that's more than 80 years old
What to expect
Bring your walking shoes and a healthy appetite on this culinary tour of Montreal’s Jewish neighborhood. Make your way to the area in the late morning to meet your local foodie guide, and set off by foot through the charming historic streets. Your first stop is a deli specializing in smoked meats in the district of Outremont, home to a large Hasidic Jewish community. Enjoy a taste of three dishes used in traditional Jewish cooking while your guide gives an overview of Montreal’s culinary makeup. Continue on to a local kosher bakery to sample sumptuous Jewish desserts, which may include chocolate babka, triangular stuffed hamentashen, nutty rugelach and poppy seed cake. No Jewish food tour would be complete without a visit to a bagel joint, so taste for yourself what some claim to be Montreal’s best bagel at the next stop.  In between tasting stops, admire the neighbor’s diverse architecture and listen to your guide share tales of famous former residents, such as writer Mordecai Richler.  To get a true feel the neighborhood’s dining scene, pop in to a local restaurant that’s been dishing up authentic Jewish dishes for more than 80 years.  By the end of the tour, expect to eat five to seven different samples that make up a satisfying meal.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6351JEWISH
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Five to seven food tastings • Entry/Admission - Mile-End
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Additional food and drink
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
1057 Avenue Bernard, Outremont, QC H2V 1V1, Canada We meet you inside of Lester's Deli. We finish far away from here. Please come in public transit or a taxi. The closest station is Outremont Station
3919 Rue Clark, Montréal, QC H2W 1W5, Canada There are many cabs and buses around here to get you where you need to go after the tour
Inclusions
Local guide • Five to seven food tastings • Entry/Admission - Mile-End
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Additional food and drink
Departure details
1057 Avenue Bernard, Outremont, QC H2V 1V1, Canada We meet you inside of Lester's Deli. We finish far away from here. Please come in public transit or a taxi. The closest station is Outremont Station
3919 Rue Clark, Montréal, QC H2W 1W5, Canada There are many cabs and buses around here to get you where you need to go after the tour
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
3919 Rue Clark, Montréal, QC H2W 1W5, Canada There are many cabs and buses around here to get you where you need to go after the tour
Additional information
Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
We walk 3 kilometres: 1.8 miles
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1057 Avenue Bernard
    1057 Avenue Bernard, Outremont, QC H2V 1V1, Canada
    We meet you inside of Lester's Deli. We finish far away from here. Please come in public transit or a taxi. The closest station is Outremont Station
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mile-End
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Plateau Mont-Royal
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    3919 Rue Clark
    3919 Rue Clark, Montréal, QC H2W 1W5, Canada
    There are many cabs and buses around here to get you where you need to go after the tour
    See address & details
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Alice C
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Best food tour in Montreal !
Aug 2020 • Friends
Melissa's Jewish food tour shined an intimate lens into Montreal's Jewish roots, cuisine and culture. She was so positive, well-informed and careful to choose the best eats in the city from the big name eateries to the small mom-and-pop shops in the Mile End/Plateau. Highly recommend!
Written 3 August 2020
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Turkeysoup44
Thank you so much for this review! I totally missed it somehow! It was a treat having you out on this tour. Hope to have you out in less crazy times! :)
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Margaret L
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Mrs
Sep 2019 • Couples
Best food tour in Montreal. Our guide Melissa, was amazing. Knowledgeable, professional and so personable. Unlike other food tours where many of the guides seemed less experienced and needed to use guide books for tour details. She knew the history of the Jewish neighborhood and was well acquainted with and welcomed by every eatery owner. Incredible value.
Written 15 September 2019
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Turkeysoup44
Thank you so much for participating, reviewing and highlighting our strengths and what distinguishes us. All of our guides are certified and are paid the salaries that come with it and we never read from a script or a book!!
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Vicki H
Sorrento, Italy10 contributions
Fun tour with great food!
Jul 2019 • Couples
My husband and I were interested in seeing a different side of Montreal so we signed up for this Jewish food tour. Darren, our tour guide, was fantastic. We started at Lester's Deli with the most amazing smoked meat sandwich either of us has ever had. The neighborhoods were interesting, the walking was easy and all the stops were great. We highly recommend this tour!
Written 1 August 2019
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Turkeysoup44
Thank you so much for sharing your experience Vicki and for coming on the tour!! :)
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travelsalot35
Vancouver BC192 contributions
Great tour of the food and history of the neighbourhood
We really enjoyed our tour and we were well taken care of. We learned a lot about the food and neighbourhood and some history of the city. The guide made the tour interactive and multidimensional with poetry, history, culture and photos of the original buildings. We are looking forward to taking another tour.
Written 20 July 2019
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Turkeysoup44
Yay! Thank you! We look forward to it too!
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Joan J
Newhall, CA368 contributions
Delicious introduction to Jewish Montreal
Jun 2019 • Couples
Frances, a native of one of this Jewish neighborhood, took us on a delightful and delicious tour yesterday. We even got to “taste off” the top bagels and the top smoked meats of Montreal. The four hour tour took us through a lovely Hasidic neighborhood where we got to see the residents at work and the kids at play. Frances gave us the inside scoop on all the famous buildings and and shared stories of some of the most famous residents. My husband found that the Special Wolinsky sandwich reminded him of his childhood. Melissa Simard, the owner of Round Table Tours was a delight to work with and helped us for months to obtain the reservations we wanted, Thanks, Melissa!l. We had enough food so that we did not need to have dinner. Some of our favorite dishes were the falafel, the Chocolate Babka, the Wolensky sandwich and the spectacular Montreal bagels that we liked more than the NewYork ones to which we are accustomed.
Written 22 June 2019
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juliewY6354CC
Boston, MA4 contributions
Savory, sweet, and not to be missed!
May 2019 • Friends
What a great tour! From smoked meat to bagels to babka and more, every bite was delicious. The walk was well paced. Melissa was wonderful. She balanced the history of Montreal and Montreal’s Jewish community, photos, and poems, with information on the food and the families who run the restaurants and bakeries. It was more than eating, it was a walk through the history of the neighborhoods. This is a don’t miss experience. It was a highlight of our time in Montreal.
Written 7 May 2019
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Thank you so much Julie! It was a real pleasure to have you ladies and your input as well! :) I had a great time!
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Auntiejenn72
Silver Spring10 contributions
Everything I wanted!
Apr 2019 • Friends
Melissa was wonderful. Full of information and willing to share more than just about the food. Each stop was delicious. I would definitely recommend to people who enjoy history and food!
Written 23 April 2019
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RSB13
1 contribution
What a great way to see and taste Montreal!!
Apr 2019 • Friends
I visited Montreal with my cousin and our 23 year old kids. This tour was enjoyed by all. We visited 8 different restaurants/bakeries. The bagels, smoked meats, and falafel were delicious. The chocolate babka from Cheskie’s was divine! Melissa did a great job bringing the history of Jewish Montreal to life. Don’t miss this tour!!
Written 16 April 2019
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Mark S
19 contributions
Great tour
Mar 2019 • Solo
I grew up in New York in the 50s and 60s so this tour brought back the tastes and smells of my childhood. It was fun getting to be an arbiter in the Montreal vs NY bagel and smoked meat contest....they are both great but different. Melissa was great in sharing historical and cultural information about the neighborhoods.
Written 22 March 2019
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MBDUNLAP
Atlanta, GA58 contributions
Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour!
Mar 2019 • Couples
What an amazing adventure!!! Put on your walking shoes and be prepared to eat! It's the battle of the bagel and smoked meat - and a number of other delicious treats along the way. Melissa was extremely knowledgeable of the neighborhood and the Jewish culture and history - she was delightful! You could tell she is known to many by the hugs and smiles she received from the merchants. We had 7 in our group and they say 12 is the maximum - so it's wonderful small group experience I hope to be back to Montreal to try another of the company's tours!
Written 21 March 2019
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