Old Montreal Food Tour


Highlights

  • 5+ tastings, including 3 sit-down restaurants, and 1 brewpub
  • A unique way to experience Old Montreal’s essential sights including Notre Dame Basilica (we do not enter on the tour), the Old Port and St. Paul Street.
  • Taste a unique Portuguese poutine, experience Montreal's classic bagel sandwich, a historic bank... and more!

Why take the Old Montreal Food Tour?

Old Montreal is a one-of-a-kind European-style district. Its historic buildings, narrow streets, and flourishing foodie scene make it a mix of exciting elements to taste and discover. Through public squares, landmarks, and eateries, our Old Montreal Food Tour allows you to experience the culinary scene locals love so much, all while learning about the surrounding network of historic sites. Join our passionate and knowledgeable local guides to uncover some of Montreal’s most enticing bits of history, visual treats, and tasty bites in a unique and interactive way that's enjoyable for visitors and locals alike. We conduct our tours with a sustainable tourism ethos, aiming to disrupt daily life in the community as little as possible while ensuring equitable wages for all of our tour guides. You'll leave with a full heart, mind and of course, a full stomach! 

Tasting Locations

1. Crew Café - A one-of-a-kind experience, we enter one of Montreal's historic banks and enjoy a delicious smoked salmon bagel at Crew Café and co-working space.

2. Cookie Stéfanie - This local gluten-free bakery offers us their personal favourite treat: gluten-free carrot cake.

3. Taberna - This modern Portuguese eatery serves us a Montreal classic with a decadent twist: fries, gravy, Portuguese chicken and choriço.

4. Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises - A brewpub named after Montreal's historic Grey Nuns, where we savour local beer along with smoked duck breast and local sausage.

4. Soupe Soup - Experience a Québécois classic, “pouding chômeur,” and learn how this dessert represents Quebec's culinary culture so well.

What to expect from the Old Montreal Food Tour?

One-of-a-Kind Food Tastings — This 3-hour guided walking tour brings you on a culinary voyage through Montreal’s historic district. We walk through European-style cobblestone streets to five different tasting locations, stopping at historic landmarks. Four of our tasting locations are sit-down restaurants, including one brewpub serving local craft beer. They range from a local gluten-free bakery, to a café serving a classic Montreal bagel topped with salmon. Two traditional Québécois tastings are included along the way while you discover and savour Montreal’s history. In between food tastings, we learn about Montreal’s culture and history, through its old and not-so-old buildings, in a fresh Local Montreal Tour way! 

Historic & Cultural Experience — Walking through the narrow cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, you will have the chance to relax and take in old-world charm, as your guide leads you to the district’s richest historic spots. Old Montreal is an excellent example of the city’s English and French heritage, which we discuss and observe by visiting various important landmarks. Our tour provides you with a unique way of discovering these landmarks, as our local guides share their first-hand experience of these cultures. They will share the stories behind the Old Port, Notre Dame Basilica (we do not enter the church), public squares and more. You’ll even get an idea of how these stories relate to today’s culture. 

HOW MUCH

Adults: $67 CAD + $ 3 CAD ticketing fee and applicable taxes
Children 5 to 13: $40 CAD + $2 CAD ticketing fee and applicable taxes
Children 4 and under (no food included): $17 CAD + $2 CAD ticketing fee and applicable taxes

WHEN

Monday to Saturday, departures are every half an hour from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

WHO

All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

CAPACITY

Maximum 16 people per tour

GROUPS AND PRIVATE TOURS

Available on request and depending upon availability. Please fill out the form on our private tour page.

WEATHER

The tour runs rain or shine, or extreme snow! However, we strongly recommend wearing appropriate clothes for the winter season.

SPECIAL FOOD REQUESTS

The Old Montreal Food Tour is NOT vegan friendly. We offer vegetarian or gluten-free options.

ENOUGH FOOD?

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 tasting is a salmon bagel.

SALES DEADLINE

Tickets must be purchased before 10 AM on the day of the tour you wish to attend. We recommend booking tours in advance as they tend to sell out.

MEETING POINT

We meet at our first tasting location, Crew Collective Café, 360 St-Jacques St., Montreal

PARKING

We do not recommend parking on the street, as the maximum duration is 2 hours, and our tour lasts 3 hours. There are paid parking lots available, such as Vinci Park a 1-minute walk away, at 1082 Beaver Hall Hill, or Safeway Parking a 5-minute walk away, at 1016 De Bleury St.


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