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Plateau & ‘The Main’ Food Tour
RATED 5 on 5 Duration: 2.5 hours and 1.5-km (0.9-mile) walkIncludes: 5 food stops incl. a Schwartz’s smoked meat sandwich and craft ciderCost: Starting at 60 CAD + ticketing fees and taxesTimes: Starts approximately at 11:30 a.m.The Plateau is an ever-popular, vibrant neighbourhood with classic eateries and new, hip places to visit. Discover this exciting neighbourhood with us and taste some of its best food!
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PLATEAU & ‘THE MAIN’ FOOD TOUR?
One-of-a-Kind Food Tasting — On our 2 1/2-hour tour of the famous Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood, we invite you to taste the best of the old and the new. Visit the restaurants that have become beloved Montreal institutions like Schwartz’s Deli with its world-renowned smoked meat and Notre-Dame du Rosaire’s delicious traditional Portuguese natas. We visit the new popular bars and restaurants that have turned into instant Plateau hot spots. We kick off the tour at the newest and hippest bar in the Plateau called Bar Darling. Enjoy a tasty goat cheese salad! We explore this new generation of eateries with our first stop at Épicerie Hao serveing unique steamed buns inspired by small Tokyo counter restaurants. Next, the tour discusses the history behind Jewish food at Café Fletcher. We finish off the tour in the amazing community centre named Santropol Roulant! They prepare and deliver around 100 meals a day by bike to the elderly or people with disabilities. You’ll see their entire installation and beautiful rooftop garden overlooking the Plateau! All food tastings are included in the ticket price. We even throw in a bottle of water to keep you hydrated. For more details on the tasting locations, please see the column on the right.
Historic & Cultural Experience – Plateau Mont-Royal is a beautiful place to stroll through with its colourful buildings and vibrant culture. There’s a piece of history on every street corner. Your knowledgeable tour guide walks you through the history of the Portuguese and Jewish communities that made this neighbourhood what it is today. We walk up lively Saint-Laurent Boulevard, also known as “The Main”, and explore its industrial past. We’ll have a taste of the high-end Asian eateries popping up along Rachel street and even take a peek at legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen’s former house. Take in and learn about the various murals found throughout the area and the local artists who created them. The Plateau Mont-Royal is one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Montreal and home to many of the city’s best cafés, bars, art, and restaurants. Explore this unique area through its delicious food, and let us show you what makes the Plateau tick!
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE PLATEAU & ‘THE MAIN’ FOOD TOUR?
The Plateau Mont-Royal Food Tour is perfect for locals and visitors alike. It’s for anyone who’s interested in history, getting to know Montreal better, and especially those who love good food! We invite all tourists, hardcore foodies, less hardcore foodies, anyone looking to expand their palate, couples, friends, and you! Not only is the Plateau Food Tour a great activity, it’s also a unique gift idea. Perfect for occasions such as: birthdays, team building events, anniversaries, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or simply just getting together with friends to have a tasty time. Whether you’re coming from far away or live down the street, we guarantee that our Plateau tour will be both memorable and fun. Participants walk away happy, with a greater appreciation for Montreal, and, of course, with a full stomach!
**Dietary and Age Restrictions —We are happy to say that we can accommodate vegetarians and those who are gluten-intolerant on the Plateau Food Tour. Unfortunately, given the nature of our food stops, we cannot accommodate vegans. We invite vegans to try our equally exciting Mile End Montreal Food Tour where we can offer vegan dishes. The tour is for those aged 18+ given our stop at Bar Darling where children are not permitted. We invite families with children to try our other food tours, especially our popular Evening Mile End Food Tour which lasts two hours and includes ice cream!
WHY TAKE THE PLATEAU & ‘THE MAIN’ FOOD TOUR?
Plateau Mont-Royal is a world-famous neighbourhood filled with artists, cute cafés, interesting shops, delicious restaurants and a lively nightlife. It’s truly one of the hippest neighbourhoods in North America with a mix of classic institutions and a flourishing scene of new establishments and eateries opening up everywhere. You’ll have the opportunity to meet other wonderful participants from around the world as well as your friendly guide who can offer their own recommendations for things to do in Montreal. It’s the perfect way to spend a day meeting new people, tasting delicious food, and discovering the best of Montreal from a local’s perspective.
READY TO BUY TICKETS?
Ready to join us on the Plateau Mont-Royal 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 the hippest sector of Montreal!
¤ 5 delicious food stops! Includes a bottle of water, historic overview, inside look at the best eateries, a famous Schwartz’s smoked meat sandwich and more!
¤ Enjoy the Plateau’s quintessential foods from new to classic, including a hard craft cider!
¤ See the coolest murals and landmarks, and delve into the Jewish and Portuguese history of this cultural hub!
¤ Visit a wonderful community centre with rooftop garden overlooking the Plateau!
1. Bar Darling
We kick off the tour at the newest and hippest bar in the Plateau. Enjoy a tasty goat cheese salad!
2. Épicerie Hao
Then, we visit a Tokyo-style counter restaurant, part of the growing high-end Chinatown scene on Rachel Street. We’ll try their unique steamed bao bun!
3. Notre-Dame du Rosaire
Next, we savour an authentic Portuguese dessert called nata from a family-run bakery.
4. Museum of Jewish Montreal & Fletcher’s Café
We’ll delve into Montreal’s Jewish culinary history and sample a famous St. Viateur bagel with cream cheese, lemon and onions .
5. Schwartz’s Deli
We grab a smoked meat sandwich at this world-famous deli. Some claim it’s the best smoked meat in the world!
6. Santropol Roulant
We finish off the tour in the amazing community centre where they prepare and deliver by bike around 100 meals per day to the elderly or people with disabilities. You'll see their entire installation and great rooftop garden overlooking the Plateau!
About this tour
HOW MUCH 60 CAD + 9.43 CAD taxes + 3.00 CAD fees = 72.43 CAD
Offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays (from spring until October)
WHO Adults 18+ and all fitness levels
CAPACITY Maximum 14 people per tour.
GROUP AND PRIVATE TOURS Offered on request. Just fill out the form in our private and group tours page.
WEATHER Runs rain, snow or shine, even extreme snowfalls! (40% of the tour takes place indoors). We highly recommend bringing appropriate clothes for the winter season.
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS Please note that the Plateau Food Tour includes vegetarian and gluten-free options but cannot accommodate vegans.
ENOUGH FOOD? If you’re an early bird, we suggest you have a small breakfast before coming. If not, you can also skip breakfast and come directly to the food tour. Our first meal is a steamed bun sandwich!
SALES DEADLINE 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.
MEETING POINT We meet at 4328 St-Laurent Blvd (Bar Darling). Further details will be included in your confirmation email.
PARKING Some parking spots are available on the streets near Épicerie Hao. We recommend public transportation.