Sustaining City: Montreal’s Living Table

Duration: 2 to 5+ hours

Location: Various locations in Montreal


$150 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 Montreal's green initiatives and emerging styles of ultra-unique health-conscious plant-based and local in-season cuisine.

  • An elaborate, upscale and unique eight-course vegan tasting menu.
  • A visit to 2 out of the ordinary urban food production sites.
  • An exploration of Montreal's green alleyways and an overview of the city's green initiatives.
  • Tasting at an extremely unique and 100% organic restaurant!

Only available upon request or for groups.

The Living Table guided tour is done by bike from June to September.

Transportation can be arranged to suit your group: bicycle or hybrid vehicles.

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


What to Expect

 Montreal Green Initiatives

This tour will give you privileged access to green initiatives that are unique in the world in terms of sustainability, health, and urban agriculture. The places visited are nothing like your usual vegan restaurants. You will have the chance to experience the most outstanding places with a mission to make plant-based or small farm food with unique talented chefs in Montreal bringing mastery and finesse.

Visit rooftop farmers while gazing at the beauty of Montreal’s urban landscape. Drop-in on eateries for several light courses that makes a lavish meal. Visit sustainable food production sites doing groundbreaking work in sustainable food, waste upcycling and urban agriculture.

Enjoy the wonderful feeling of being on a bike in Montreal while we cycle through Mont-Royal and talk about the history of the parks, the markets, and the green alleyways.

Locations

The locations visited are always changing and evolving but you can expect to visit two of either a plant-based protein production’s counter at the largest open-air market in North America, a plant-based Thai restaurant, a high-end vegan sushi spot, a restaurant that focuses on local in-season small farms food as well as a high-end vegan pastry shop. You will also have the chance to visit a food production site that varies from plant-based yogurt, kombucha, a tempeh factory, a workshop with a vegan chef, a fermentation expert or even a sustainable food scientist. We will end the visit in a local urban farm that specializes in viniculture, urban mushroom farms, waste upcycling insect farms or even rooftop beehives.

 

Things to Note

This tour is delicious and will blow your mind with all the possibilities that comes from sustainable food. It strides towards a world of health, hope, respect and food security. This is also a long tour. Please let us know if you are vegan and we will omit honey and insect farm stops. We will try to adapt it to you as best as we can while packing it in!


Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We also provide ponchos in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.

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.

You should bring with you a camera and a small bottle of water.

When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses.

During the cooler seasons, it’s important to wear an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves.

If it looks like rain we can provide you with a plastic rain poncho.

Since every tour involves moving to several locations wearing comfortable footwear is highly recommended.

Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

Great fun! My husband and I have never encountered this way of meal preparation before - and we travel a lot! Surprising food! On top of everything, Melissa presents these gems almost too modestly for what they are! Being underway with Melissa was the highlight of our trip to Montreal. A++

Felix and Rita H, Dusseldorf, Germany

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