Iconic Dishes: Jewish Montreal, The Original Tour!

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Location: Outremont, Mile-End and the Plateau

$95 CAD + tx

Due to government regulations, we are taking the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of infection of COVID-19, we will be prioritizing small private tours at this time. Email us at melissa@roundtablefoodtours.com to make arrangements.

Explore the community behind some of Montreal’s most iconic dishes while learning about their deep roots in Montreal’s growth and history.

  • Learn about delis, diners, bagel factories, class conflict, yiddish poetry and kibitzing.
  • Visit 8 classic Jewish food establishments! This tour is a must for those that enjoy classic Jewish delights and history buffs.
  • This tour runs from March 1st to October 31st.
  • Vegetarians can be accommodated on this tour, but it is not suitable for Gluten-free requirements. This tour is not Kosher.

This tour is a 3km (1.8 mile) guided walking tour.

We recommend taxis or public transportation to and from the tour.

We recommend children 12 yrs or older as the tour is information heavy with a lot of walking.

We will email you all the details once you have booked the tour.

What to Expect

Montreal is known for three iconic foods: poutine, smoked meat, and bagels, the last two of which are Montreal variations of traditional Ashkenazi food. Montreal is home to one of the oldest and largest Jewish community in Canada. The artistic, literary, and culinary achievements of Montreal’s Jewish community are a vital part of the city’s spirit and identity.

This tour will expertly guide your tummy, heart and mind through Montreal’s historic Jewish neighborhoods. You will have the chance to eat delicious traditional Jewish food all the while learning about the story of the community, its institutions and eateries within an intimate group. You will leave full after comparing rival smoked meat and bagels, have a taste of an authentic Israeli falafel, visit a deli that are the only ones who do what they do, punctuated with pastries and ice cream if the temperature is right. Don’t miss the chance to meet the people that run the institutions that have been open for three or four generations. This was the first Jewish Food Tour in Montreal and it is given only by certified Montreal Tour Guides that are mavericks in the subject and the city at large.


Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

The food on the tour is not kosher.

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs, except those that are gluten-free.

We recommend that children be 12 yrs or older as the tour is information heavy and there is a lot of walking.

We walk 3 kilometres or 1.8 miles on this tour. We do it in the sun, the cold, the rain etc. You have to be able to walk this distance comfortably as well as keep up with the group. Since we have a lot to see, the pace can be quick. Please also come dressed appropriately for the weather and wearing comfortable footwear.

We finish 3 kilometers from where we started (1.8 mi). We suggest coming to and from the tour by transit or taxi for this reason.  There is paid parking close to the starting point and free parking if you are lucky. Details will be emailed to you once you book your tour.

We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (family reunions, Birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate, conventions, festivals, parades, grand openings and more).

Please call us at 514-812-2003 to discuss what type of event you would like to have.

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We LOVED this tour. The food was delicious, and we loved the history Melissa gave us about the city. Montreal has such a rich cultural background. We had a wonderful time learning about the area, as well as eating such delicious food. Such a fun day. We highly recommend this tour.

Jessica C - Tripadvisor

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