Plateau & ‘The Main’ Food Tour


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 438-600-0501 or click “Buy Tickets” to purchase your tickets online. We look forward to meeting you and showing you around the hippest sector of Montreal!

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