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Mile End Montreal Food Tour
RATED 5 on 5 Duration: 3 hours and a 2.3-km (1.4-mile) walkIncludes: 6 food stops, 1 historic theatre, and the #1 classic St. Viateur bagelCost: Starting at 57 CAD + ticketing fees and taxes for adult tickets (children's prices available)Times: 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and more, Tuesday to Sunday The Mile End is Montreal's top cultural and culinary destination. Its thriving foodie scene and artist community are something to be experienced! Our most popular food tour!
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE MILE END MONTREAL FOOD TOUR?
One-of-a-Kind Food Tasting — On our 3-hour guided tour of the Mile End neighbourhood, we visit six unique tasting locations. Each one ensures that you will enjoy fresh and exciting flavours. We sample a variety of food from the Mile End, including everything from decadent Québécois chocolates to fresh homemade tomato sauce. The food samples included are enough for a hearty and satisfying lunch. Our tasting locations range from an ambitious urban butcher, to the famous St.Viateur bagel, and even to a fully sustainable vegan eatery! All food tastings are included in the ticket price. We even throw in a water bottle to keep you hydrated. For more details on the tasting locations, please see the column to the right.
Historic & Cultural Experience – As you take in the eclectic streets of the Mile End, you’ll get the chance to experience life as a native Montrealer, or should we say a native “Mile Ender.” Our knowledgeable tour guides highlight the fascinating and offbeat history of this rich cultural hub. Our tour presents how the Mile End became home to the most artists per capita in all of North America (seriously). We also discuss the historical and cultural significance of many landmarks found in the bustling sector. The Mile End has become the epitome of Montreal’s multicultural standard, and our tour touches upon the deep history of immigration and settlement embedded in these streets. We can guarantee it will be the most interesting stroll you’ve taken in a while! In addition to this, our enthusiastic local guides share their knowledge, recommendations, and personal anecdotes about how the Mile End became the intriguing neighbourhood it is today!
**Special Food Requests During the Winter Season — The Mile End Food Tour, while encompassing diverse cultures and resulting in a plentiful lunch, is not vegan- or gluten intolerant-friendly during the winter season. We offer reduced ticket prices for those requiring such dietary restrictions, as there is less quantity while maintaining overall delicious quality. We invite those who are gluten intolerant to join our Old Montreal Food Tour, which features a shop specializing in gluten-free foods.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE MILE END MONTREAL FOOD TOUR?
Our Mile End Food Tour is perfect for Montreal natives and tourists alike. This tour is for folks looking to get the inside view of the fastest growing neighbourhood in Montreal. We invite all tourists, hard-core foodies, less hard-core foodies, anyone looking to expand their palate, couples, friends, families and you! Not only is the Mile End food tour a great activity, it is also a unique gift idea. Perfect for occasions such as: birthdays, team-building events, anniversaries, bachelor parties, or simply just getting together with friends to have a tasty time. Whether you’re from distant lands or a local Montrealer, we can guarantee that you will enjoy the local Montreal experience. Our visitors walk away happy, with a greater appreciation for our city, not to mention a full stomach!
WHY TAKE THE MILE END MONTREAL FOOD TOUR?
Mile End is a thriving community of musicians, artists and young entrepreneurs. Our tour allows you to discover exactly what makes this special neighbourhood tick! We show its back alleys, acclaimed shops, and exhilarating culture. In addition to this, you will uncover some of Montreal’s most unique, tasty, and trendy food. Together let’s discover why the Mile End is the fastest-growing neighbourhood in Montreal!
READY TO BUY TICKETS?
Ready to join us on the Mile End 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 takes guests into the historic Rialto Theatre, Lawrence butcher shop which features locally-raised meat, and a few other hidden gems. The Evening Mile End Tour invites guests to experience the neighbourhood’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!
¤ 6+ tastings, sips and bites – includes a bottle of water, cultural stops, vendor demonstrations and much more!
¤ Enjoy Montreal and the Mile End’s quintessential foods, including St. Viateur bagels!
¤ Delight in some treats at Montreal's most popular bakery.
1. La Panthère Verte
We meet at the famous sustainable Green Panther vegan eatery. Our journey starts with what has been voted “Montreal's best falafel”.
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 famous Montreal bagels while arguing whether they truly are “the world's best bagels”.
4. Drogheria Fine
We savour fresh homemade gnocchi with Montreal's best tomato sauce, served by the owner himself!
5. Boucherie Lawrence
A neighbourhood butcher shop offering specialty charcuterie, as well as meat that has been raised locally and humanely.
6. Boulangerie Chez Guillaume
Finish off your tour with some delicious local pastry from one of the city's most beloved bakery.
About this tour
57 CAD for adult tickets +8.98 CAD taxes +3.00 CAD fees = 68.99 CAD . Children (age 5-13): 40 CAD*. Young children with no food (age 0-4): 17 CAD*. 2 CAD ticketing fees per ticket, and there is 14.975% taxes on the total amount.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 12 a.m.
All ages and fitness levels.
Maximum 16 people per tour.
GROUP AND PRIVATE TOURS
Offered on request and depending on availability. Just fill out the form in our private and group tours page.
Runs rain or shine, snow or even extreme snowstorms! (40% of the tour takes place indoors). We highly recommend you bring appropriate clothing for the winter season.
SPECIAL FOOD REQUESTS
Please note that the Mile End Food Tour includes vegan and gluten-free options during the winter season.
If you’re an early bird, we suggest you have a small breakfast before coming. If not, you can also skip your breakfast and come directly to the food tour. Our first dish is a small vegan falafel sandwich.
Tickets must be purchased before 10 a.m. on any given tour date. We recommend booking your tickets in advance as most of the tours tend to sell out.
Avoid driving to Mile End at all costs. Parking is almost impossible to find. If you need to come by car, we recommend that you find parking in another neighbourhood and take public transit.