Montreal Tours that let you enjoy the best craft beers or local foods
Local Food Tours that let you enjoy the best craft beers or local foods
Evening Mile End Food Tour [Back in Spring 2019]
RATED 5 on 5 Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes and a 1.3-km (0.7-mile) walkIncludes: 5 food stops incl. a craft beer + the classic St. Viateur bagelCost: Starting at 52 CAD + ticketing fees and taxes for adult tickets (children's prices available)Times: 5 p.m. and moreThe Mile-End neighbourhood comes alive every evening with locals basking in its thriving artistic community and diverse food scene. Jump into an authentic Montreal experience!
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE EVENING MILE END MONTREAL FOOD TOUR?
One-of-a-Kind Food Tasting — On our 2-hour evening tour of the bustling Mile End neighbourhood of Montreal, we visit 5 unique tasting locations. Each food stop introduces guests to new flavours and cooking traditions while your tour guide explains the history behind the eatery. The variety of dishes sampled include decadent local chocolates and a famous Mile End tomato sauce made with the finest Italian tomatoes. Other locations range from a fully sustainable vegan eatery, a famously delicious ice cream parlor, to the classic St. Viateur bagel. All food tastings and gratuities are included in the ticket price. We also throw in a bottle of water to keep you hydrated. For more details on the tasting locations, please see the column on the right.
Historical and Cultural Experience — Around five o’clock when the streets start to come alive, the Mile End becomes a vibrant, magical place. Immerse yourself in the neighbourhood’s culture and enjoy an authentic Fairmount Street urban experience. Your tour guide relays the fascinating history of the area and the stories behind the stores and eateries that make it great. We also discuss the historical and cultural significance of many landmarks found in the sector. Discover the fascinating history of immigrant settlements in the area and how their deep roots still impact this multicultural neighbourhood today. It’s a fun and unique way to experience the Mile End’s distinctive culture! In addition to this, our enthusiastic local guides share their knowledge, recommendations, and personal anecdotes about how the Mile End became the intriguing place it is today!
**Please note that due to some vendors’ seasonal availability, the Evening Mile End tour only runs during the warmer months. Unfortunately, we do not have a gluten-free option on this tour, but we invite those with a gluten intolerance to check out our Old Montreal Food Tour!
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE EVENING MILE END MONTREAL FOOD TOUR?
Our Evening Mile End Food Tour is great for local Montrealers and visitors alike. This tour is for those who want an authentic Mile End experience: to see how the locals live and have fun, all while getting to know the neighbourhood’s history. In addition to enjoying great food, it’s also an opportunity to sample a local and organic craft beer! We invite all hardcore foodies, less hardcore foodies, anyone looking to broaden their palate, couples, friends, families and you! It’s a great activity, but also a unique gift idea to surprise a loved one. It’s perfect for occasions like: birthdays, team building events, anniversaries, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or simply just getting together with friends to spend a fun evening together. Whether you hail from a faraway land or grew up in the area, we can guarantee that you’ll thoroughly enjoy the Local Montreal evening experience. Our visitors walk away inspired, with new conversation topics and a greater appreciation for Montreal–not to mention a full stomach!
WHY TAKE THE EVENING MILE END MONTREAL FOOD TOUR?
At this special time of day, the Mile End becomes an enchanting place to spend a warm summer evening. Be a part of the bustling local scene while you discover the hidden gems, visit the acclaimed shops, and taste the Mile End’s culinary heritage through its one-of-a-kind eateries. Our tour invites you to see what makes this special neighbourhood tick! Together, let’s jump into the heart of this lively area: its food, culture, and history.
READY TO BUY TICKETS?
Ready to join us on the Mile End Evening Food Tour? Great! Call us at 438-600-0501or click “Buy Tickets” to purchase your tickets online. We look forward to meeting you and showing you around our favourite neighbourhood of Montreal.
Where does the tour start?
Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.
→ What is the difference between the evening and day tour in the Mile End?
Both tours are amazing in their own way. We offer both tours to make it easier for guests to fit our food tour into their schedule. The Mile End Food Tour (daytime) is longer and invites guests into the historic Rialto Theatre, Lawrence butcher shop featuring locally raised meat, and a few other hidden gems. The Evening Mile End Tour invites guests to experience the Mile End’s urban evening culture when the streets come alive. This tour is shorter, but still incorporates all the delicious food stops that’ll leave you full and satisfied. We even throw in a craft beer sample to kick off your evening!
→ What are your recommendations for after the tour?
If you enjoyed the craft beer on the tour, we recommend going to the microbreweries Dieu du Ciel or Siboire which are great breweries with a huge variety of craft beer. If you happen to still be hungry after our tour (which never happens!), Lawrence restaurant is a favourite local restaurant offering locally sourced meat and produce. For those who want to go dancing later on, Datcha is a quaint venue with great electronic music.
→ Is the tour family friendly?
Absolutely! This tour is shorter than our other tours, making it easier for children to stay entertained. Children love the variety of food (especially the ice cream), all the fun facts about the Mile End, and the animated tour guide. However, they won’t be sampling the craft beer!
¤ 5 tastings, sips and bites – includes a bottle of water, cultural stops, vendor demonstrations and much more!
¤ Enjoy the Mile End’s unique evening atmosphere and its quintessential foods, including St. Viateur Montreal bagels!
¤ Take part in an authentic Montreal evening experience with excellent food and great company!
1. La Panthère Verte
We start at the famous sustainable Green Panther vegan eatery. Our journey starts with what was voted “Montreal's best falafel” and an all natural and organic craft beer called Lug Tread!
2. Chocolats Geneviève Grandbois
Together we savour Montreal's most lovingly produced chocolate for an epic dessert!
3. St-Viateur Bagel (Est. 1957)
We enjoy our famous Montreal bagel and debate whether it truly is “The World’s Best Bagel”.
4. Drogheria Fine
We savour fresh homemade gnocchi with Montreal's best tomato sauce, served by the owner himself!
5. Kem Coba
Finish off your food tour with some delicious artisanal soft ice cream!
About this tour
52 CAD for adult tickets + 8.24 CAD taxes + 3.00 CAD fees = 63.24 CAD. Children (age 5-13): 40 CAD*. Young children - no food included (age 0-4) : 17 CAD*
*2 CAD ticketing fees per ticket and 14.975% taxes on the total amount.
Fridays and Saturdays at 5 p.m. (in spring and summer)
All ages and fitness levels.
Maximum 16 people per tour.
GROUP AND PRIVATE TOURS
Offered on request. Just fill out the form in our private and group tours page.
Runs rain or shine. We highly recommend bringing an umbrella if it looks like rain!
SPECIAL FOOD REQUESTS
Please note that the Mile End Evening Food Tour does not include vegan or gluten-free options, but can accommodate vegetarians. We invite you to try our Old Montreal Food Tour which include vegan and gluten-free options.
The Mile End Evening Food Tour offers enough food to satisfy a dinnertime appetite! Our first dish is a vegan falafel.
Tickets must be purchased before 3 p.m. on each given tour date. We recommend booking your tickets in advance as most of the tours tend to get sold out.
We meet at 160 St. Viateur St. East. Further details will be included in your confirmation email.
Many parking spots are available on the streets near the Green Panther (starting point).