Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour

Montréal, Canada

From USD 120.07

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Taste your way through Montreal’s historic Jewish neighborhood on this delicious walking food tour. Learn about the area’s vibrant culinary heritage and renowned residents as you follow your guide to authentic local eateries including a smoked meat deli, a kosher bakery and an 80-year-old dining institution. Sample neighborhood staples like cured meats, sweets and Montreal’s best bagels on the tour.
  • Guided food tour of Montreal’s Jewish neighborhood
  • Learn about one of Montreal’s most historic and welcoming neighborhoods
  • Stroll the charming streets while hearing stories about the local restaurants and delis
  • Taste traditional Jewish desserts at a kosher bakery

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Five to seven food tastings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drink

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1057 Av. Bernard
    1057 Av. 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

Start time

10:00 am

End point

  • 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

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.


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
Fantastic!!! Melissa- round table tours was very knowledgeable and personable! We tasted and ate so much delicious food. Loved that Melissa knew the individual shop owners. Can’t say enough good stuff about the tour. 4 + hours of fun!


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Food, food and more food!!!
Susan_B, July 2022
The FOOD!!! Wow it was never ending and we missed two that were closed. Melissa was so knowledgeable and the history that she shared was interesting even though my hubby and I are not Jewish.. don't miss this or any of Melissa's tours, you willnot be disappointed.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you so much Susan! I was so lucky to have you both on not one, but two tours! Both were really intimate groups too which made it extra enjoyable. It was a great day and the weather cooperated. You were both a treat to have and I wish you much more fun on your journeys!
A nosher’s paradise!
Gary_B, July 2022
Culinary history of Montreal included with every bite! Tour guide was full of great stories and lots of energy. Great food…savory, sweet and all delicious.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thanks so much Gary! I saw you in a trance state reliving the tastings. That’s really gratifying! Wishing you both all the best!
Loved everything about...
Denis_T, July 2022
Loved everything about this tour, highly recommend to anyone who loves food, great sights and awesome people. About 2 miles total walking with lots of stops in between to eat and sightsee.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thanks so much Denis for taking the time to review the tour and for coming on it! :) Take care!
Excellent tour glad we were able to participate
Donald_K, July 2022
The tour guide was very informative there was eight in our group it was very pleasant. The four hours went very fast. We will definitely do other tours with this young lady
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you Donald! It was a treat! Thank you for the review! I look forward to my next tour with you!
Great tour!
VickiKatz, July 2022
Fantastic tour with a fantastic guide! Melissa was entertaining, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. The food was delicious and plentiful. Do not eat before this tour!
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you Victoria! You guys were enjoyable to have as guests. I hope Part II of your eating that day was also phenomenal! Take care!
Must be fit for this long walk
David_S, July 2022
This is MUCH longer and harder than advertised. The website says 1.8 miles. Someone on our tour had a pedometer and measured it at over 2.5 miles. The website says handicapped accessible - I would hate to have major walking problems or a wheelchair and attempt this tour. Even when you stop to eat most of the time you are standing. Of the four + hours we were on our feet for over 3 1/2 hours. The guide walks way ahead and stops to talk - but does not wait for the back of the group. If you are in the back you either miss the talk or only hear the end. You really need to be fit for this tour and need to keep up with the guide if you want to hear all the commentary. Actually would be a better tour if it were shorter. Guide knows her stuff and much of the food was good.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you for leaving a review. It is 3.3 kilometres and we have mapped it on Google Maps. That’s 1.8 miles. Maybe just walking to the tour and within the businesses it adds steps. We clearly state the distance and it is a tour that is dense in content and food. To do it all, we have to keep a certain pace. You’re right. It isn’t for everyone and you do have to be able to keep up, walk for 3.3 kilometres. We’re transparent about that. For people with mobility issues, a shorter private version is possibly better or a shorter tour with another company.
Tour guide Melissa was a gem!
brendad, Apr 2022
Fantastic!!! Melissa- round table tours was very knowledgeable and personable! We tasted and ate so much delicious food. Loved that Melissa knew the individual shop owners. Can’t say enough good stuff about the tour. 4 + hours of fun!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you so much! It was a great tour and so nice to have you. Despite some wind, we also got lucky with the weather and the impromptu guest appearances and stories. I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
Fantastic tour !
Gary_M, Mar 2022
This tour was fantastic ! Mélissa was a very knowledgeable and engaged guide who went out of her way to ensure that we all experienced the joys of Jewish cuisine. The chocolate babka from Cheskies has changed my life !
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Haha! That's amazing for the babka. Thank you so much for coming out and reviewing the tour. It was a great tour with a few nice surprises along the way.
Jewish food tour a nice surprise
Herbert_N, Aug 2019
I have never written a review before, but I felt that this food tour went beyond food of the area. Melissa not only took us to all the places we had on our list [Leisters to Schwartz’s and all the places in between] but provided a history of the Jewish people in that area. You won’t leave this tour Hungary for food or knowledge, many nice surprises on the tour. Well done Melissa
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Thanks so much for sharing!! It was a real pleasure!! All the best until next time!
An excellent food tour
lolawm, Aug 2019
We very much enjoyed this food tour. The food stops were delicious. The tour guide was very interesting and informative. It was a very enjoyable tour. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to sample delicious Jewish food and have a wonderful tour of the Jewish aspects of Mile End Montreal
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience!!
Montreal Must!
Quest03059469326, Apr 2019
My Mom and I did this tour and enjoyed every minute of it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and super friendly. Food was fantastic. Do not eat before tour! Great way tour other parts of Montreal.
johnfD5415II, Apr 2019
Our guide Marissa was very well versed on the Jewish history and neighborhood. The food was amazing. The local stops along the way gave us great insight as to the Jewish culture. I can't say enough how great this tour was. Its a must if your in Montreal!Q
Great job Luis
Marisa_B, July 2018
Luis gave a phenomenal tour in 100+ degree weather. We enjoyed some spots so much (Lester’s and ice cream!) that we went back later in the week!
Excellent tour. Very good overview...
Naomi A, Oct 2017
Excellent tour. Very good overview of the history of the ares and lots of good food. Darren was personable and interesting. Wear comfortable shoes and come hungry.
This is a terrific tour! Mélissa...
jeffallen_1, Aug 2017
This is a terrific tour! Mélissa was a great guide and she knows her stuff. While the food we sampled ...and sampled ...and sampled was fantastic, the tour also included MUCH more with explorations and discussion of Montreal history, architecture, and demographics. We also had periodic poetry readings and topped it all off with a wonderful tour through historic synagogue! WELL DONE!!!!
Excellent tour. Daren our tour guide...
Phil K, July 2017
Excellent tour. Daren our tour guide was great. He is very knowledgeable and informative. He made sure the people on our tour with food allergies still got to participate and he found something they could eat. Prepare to learn a lot of information as well as eat a lot of food. You will eat what amounts to two meals and get a delicious desert. You will go to 3 places that have smoke meats. They are all awesome. You will also get one of the best bagels you will ever have.
Darren provided us with an...
Cindy G, Oct 2016
Darren provided us with an interesting and well rounded tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and was happy to answer any and all questions. Never felt rushed. In tune with the needs of the group. Loved the poetry portion. Great value for amount of food and time!
What a fun and informative tour...
David S, Oct 2015
What a fun and informative tour! Darren was an outstanding guy with good humor and good information. The food of course was fabulous.
A lot of fun. A real lot to eat...
Theodore W, June 2015
A lot of fun. A real lot to eat. Bring your appetite! Very interesting and worthwhile
It was a very cold June day, but the...
Olivia Y, June 2015
It was a very cold June day, but the tour was still worth it. We had an amazing guide and the owner made sure things were running smoothly in the background. I'd definitely do another tour.

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