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Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal
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Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal

By Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours
Recommended by 97% of travellers
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Taste your way through Jean-Talon Market and Little Italy on a Montreal food tour that delves deep into the local food scene. You visit several eateries for a fresh, insider look at the Montreal food scene, tasting flavors ranging from Salvadorean to farm-to-table cuisine and learning about Montreal’s vibrant communities along the way.
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C$99.00
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C$99.00
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 3h
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Highlights
  • Montreal food tour of Jean-Talon Market and Little Italy
  • Explore with a guide to discover under-the-radar spots
  • Learn how Montreal’s diversity shapes local cuisine
  • Includes all tastings for a hearty lunch

  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Jean-Talon Market
  • Entry/Admission - Little Italy
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meet your guide near Montreal’s biggest market. With your group, step into Jean-Talon’s maze of local produce, maple syrup, and specialty foods. The guide chooses seven stops for tastings, while introducing the diverse traditions of Montreal food. After exploring Jean-Talon Market, continue through the city streets, pausing for a tasting at a hole-in-the-wall Salvadorian place. Here and throughout the tour, take advantage of the small group format to ask questions about Montreal culture and food, getting tips on where to eat, drink, and explore in the city. Finish the tour at the edge of Little Italy, the place where in-the-know locals head for the city's best pasta and Latin American shops.

Departure details
  • 531 Rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC H2S 1G5, Canada We meet outside of Los Planes restaurant. We can't wait for latecomers, we ask that you show up 10 minutes before go time.
Return details
  • Park of Little Italy, 6634 Rue Clark, Montréal, QC H2S 3C6, Canada

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 13149P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you have any food restrictions or allergies, you must specify in the Special Requirements box at checkout
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal?
Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal is hosted by Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 13149P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    531 Rue Bélanger
    531 Rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC H2S 1G5, Canada
    We meet outside of Los Planes restaurant. We can't wait for latecomers, we ask that you show up 10 minutes before go time.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Jean-Talon Market
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Little Italy
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Park of Little Italy
    6634 Rue Clark, Montréal, QC H2S 3C6, Canada
    See address & details
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About the operator

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Eileen C
Eileen C
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Delightful bike tour!
Felix was fabulous! He had a incredible knowledge of the history and culture of Montreal. This was our first trip t
Vnessas
Vnessas
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NH foodie enjoys Canada
It was incredible! First time in Canada! As a NH foodie, I cannot say enough great things about Marie! So welcomin
Rochester22
Rochester22
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Wonderful bike tour of Montreal
Chris gave us a great tour of Montreal. The cycling was leisurely with plenty of stops. He introduced us to lesser
R7298XHkb
R7298XHkb
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Thumbs up!
We learned so much! Our guide Pascoal was informative, passionate, and friendly. My husband and I had a wonderful t
M6892VZsamk
M6892VZsamk
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A great tour
We always do a bike tour whenever we visit a new city. We like to get an overview of the city first and then explor
O307EDdeborahc
O307EDdeborahc
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What a great "off the beaten track" tour
What a great tour!! Gabriella was an awesome guide and showed us around the plateau area murals. She told us so man
rubenstein2015
rubenstein2015
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Must Do!
What a delight this was .Our guide, Gabrielle, was soooo lovely and knowledgeable. Highly recommend. 10/10
danielle1944
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Gabriela took us on the most fun and informative tour of Montreal!
This walking tour was worth every penny. Gabriela is a friendly and cheerful native of Montreal who loves her city
RogerBristolUK
RogerBristolUK
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Great tour
Thank you Chris for a great introduction to the city. A really good tour to some interesting places off the beaten
Mark M
Mark M
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Incredible Experience - a highlight in Montreal
An incredible experience. Our tour was actually called the Pink Bike Tour. A true highlight in Montreal. Felix was
T1788CRemmah
T1788CRemmah
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Bike tour is a must do!
This tour was FABULOUS - easily one of the best I’ve done around the world! Felix was a wonderful host to our first
AdventurousD
AdventurousD
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What a great non-touristy way to discover the city while still being a tourist.
We had an amazing time. Great tour (street art, historical, ruelles and more). Our guide, Amélie, was great and we
489kristenh
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Perfect introduction to a diverse and beautiful city!
This was my first visit to Montreal. It is an amazing city. Gabriella (sp?) was fantastic! It was clear that she
juliasA6293MA
juliasA6293MA
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Fun tour with lots of information
The guide was amazing and extremely knowledgeable! I learned so much about the area and the artist and murals. 10/1
bluew509
bluew509
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Vibrant and interesting tour
Gabriella was knowledgeable, personable, and fantastic overall. We appreciated the coffee and snack stops as well
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Robbins G.
1 contribution
Jun. 2022
My husband and I absolutely loved this tour. We sampled food we wouldn't ordinarily have had during our frequent trips to Montreal - fiddleheads, papusas, etc. We learned about the various cultures and history of several neighborhoods and got a newfound appreciation for the Jean-Talon market. Highly recommended and, in fact, we did already recommend this to some local friends who would appreciate the hidden gems.

Now for the true rave ....

Our guide, Amélie (and Rod in training!) were fantastic. We actually miss spending the day with them! They were so bright, friendly, insightful, and gave us a real flavor (pun intended) for Montreal. Personal anecdotes and authenticity blended with sight-seeing and stops sprinkled throughout our tour made for a great way to see, experience, and, yes, taste the city. When we come back, we're going to seek them out for another tour!

Love from NY.
Written June 12, 2022
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spadep
This is so lovely to read, thank you honestly. This food tour was designed to showcase neighborhoods and entrepreneurs often missed and get our guests to see our Montreal. Join us on a bike tour or walking mural tour anytime!
Written July 2, 2022
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Seaside558017
Philadelphia, PA8 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
We had such an amazing experience in January 2020 for the Beyond the Basilica tour! We booked two tours with Spade & Palacio this time around as well.

Danny was absolute fantastic during the Beyond the Market tour. His humor and wit mixed with his knowledge and love for Montreal made our tour unforgettable!

Marie was an amazing tour guide for the Art Mural tour. She really made the murals "come alive" during her descriptions and explanations of each.

Spade & Palacio has perfected the Montreal tour experience!
Written August 10, 2022
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Flyer753796
2 contributions
Rodrigo did a great job of not only bringing the market and the food to life but also imparting other great tidbits about Montreal past and present. He was very engaging and a wealth of information. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the tour!
Written September 26, 2022
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SandyRed
Alta Loma, CA16 contributions
This was a wonderful food tour! Our guide, Marie, was personable, knowledgeable, and made the experience very pleasant and fun. She expertly guided us through the market and infused historical facts and a lot of background information regarding our food stops. The final surprise ending feast was perfect! Thank you Marie!
Written July 1, 2022
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spadep
Marie Pier is the best, hands down. So happy you toured with us and saw this side of our city! Thx for sharing.
Written July 2, 2022
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rosyposy2
London, UK150 contributions
Jun. 2022
Our guide, Danny, was excellent and the tour paced just right. We started with a Salvadorian restaurant where we sampled the pupusas ( new to us - tortilla type stuffed pancake served with kimchi and pickles) before moving on to the market where we were introduced to artisan cheese and charcuterie as well as ice cream . We finished the tour with an informal and al fresco picnic of fried chicken, mac n cheese and coleslaw. The samples had been carefully chosen to reflect the growing demands for artisan food in Montreal and the length was just right. Def highly recommended - I doubt if we would have managed on our won!
Written July 6, 2022
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spadep
Blushing. Love the food tour. Wish we had more guides to offer them more often! Thanks for sharing.
Written July 8, 2022
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emilyjaques
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Friends
Our tour guide Rodrigo was exceptional for the Beyond the Market tour. We really enjoyed the different tastings we did including the ice cream and the final surprise tasting!

We explored a new part of Montreal we may have otherwise not gone to on our quick trip to Montreal. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to explore the markets and learn about the areas of Montreal.
Written October 29, 2022
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Atravelfan
Atlanta231 contributions
Jun. 2022
We enjoyed our tour with Rodrigo this past weekend. From the start at a Salvadoran restaurant to the visits to multiple stalls at the market to a cold brew coffee shop and finally to our down home US Southern -style fired chicken and hush puppies picnic in the park, we had a fun time. Tried foods we hadnt tried before and learned a lot about the area.
Recommended!
Written June 29, 2022
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spadep
Awesome. We’re so happy to have Rod on our team this year. He’s so passionate and a big food lover!
Written July 8, 2022
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Litishia S
10 contributions
This tour is so much more than food! Marie walked us through several neighborhoods giving us history and perspective on where the city is going culturally. All the food samplings in the market were extraordinary. She also left us with several recommendations for food and drink establishments. Marie was delightful, informative, and engaging.
Written October 8, 2021
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spadep
Thanks for sharing, happy you enjoyed the in between the food stops and hope the recommendations list helped. Can’t wait to be running this route at 100% next season!
Written October 9, 2021
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Brad
Iowa City, IA6 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
Our guide, Rodrigo, was great. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and was extremely engaging with all of the guests. The food selected was also very good with a wide variety of types of food. Great experience overall for our group.
Written July 19, 2022
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spadep
Rodrigo is so lovely to have on our team. Thanks for taking the time to respond. Much appreciated!
Written July 29, 2022
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Juan M
2 contributions
Marie was one of the best guides you could want. Punctual, attentive, highly informed and knowledgeable about food and Montreal history. She is like the mayor of the town and knows everything and everyone. She is the reason these tours are worthwhile when traveling. The tour is well planned and the the last stop is a beautiful surprise. I won’t spoil it.
Written July 2, 2022
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spadep
She’s our queen! Thanks for sharing. The beyond the market tour is such a great mix of vendors, foods, stories and less visited hoods. Cheers
Written July 8, 2022
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