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Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour

By Museum of Jewish Montreal
Montreal has a long and unique Jewish heritage, and you'll learn all about this on this food-focused walking tour. Explore trendy neighborhoods full of history, like Mile End and the Plateau, seeking out delicacies like smoked meat and bagels. When you eat at a restaurant you only taste the food, but on this tour you'll learn about its place in local culture, too.
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:3h 30m
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Ticket type:Mobile
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Highlights
  • Vegetarian options are available, although this isn't a certified-kosher tour
  • Best suited to active travelers as walking is involved
  • Tour some of Montreal's most important neighborhoods while tasting some delicious food
  • Food tastings and bottled water are included

  • Local guide
  • Food tasting
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • Rialto Theatre, 5723 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4H2, Canada
Return details
  • Schwartz's Deli, 3895 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1X9, Canada

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14992P1

  • This tour is not certified kosher nor can provide vegan or gluten-free options (vegetarian options and alternatives for non-kosher meat are available)
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is not entirely wheelchair accessible; some visited food establishments have steps. However, we are happy to provide accommodation for all levels of mobility to the best of our ability.
  • 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 12 travellers

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

A note from Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour
  • The size of walking tour groups will be limited to 20 people. Anyone who feels unwell or has cold or flu-like symptoms will not attend the tour and will be allowed to reschedule their tour for tickets purchased.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

What time does Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour start?
Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour will start at 11:00 AM. Discover and book Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
How much is Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour?
Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour price starts from C$110.74. Discover and book Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour cancellation policy?
Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour 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 Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour?
Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour is hosted by Museum of Jewish Montreal. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Museum of Jewish Montreal on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour 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: 14992P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rialto Theatre
    5723 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4H2, Canada
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mile-End
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Plateau Mont-Royal
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Schwartz's Deli
    3895 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1X9, Canada
    See address & details
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About the operator

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Thomas V
Thomas V
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Historic Tour
We had a great time on this walking tour conducted by a very enthusiastic university student. She had great materi
paulabsimon
paulabsimon
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Fabulous food and history tour!
Avery gave us so much. A real sense of Jewish life, so many historical facts and SO much food. It was a fantastic 4
Steven P
Steven P
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Very Enjoyable
Our guide, Romy, was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. This made the tour both informative and entertaining. W
Explore773433
Explore773433
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Romy 👏👏👏👏👏👏
Romy was a treasure Very charismatic and knowledgeable Kept the whole group hanging on her every word Answering qu
LloydF1952
LloydF1952
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Fun Walking Tour on a Thursday Afternoon in Montreal
Learning the history of the Jews in Montreal was a throwback in time. Growing up in New York City, there are many s
TravellinOn275
TravellinOn275
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Highly recommend!
Wonderful time walking around the beautiful and charming Plateau neighborhood, down alleyways and through streets w
Quest46606
Quest46606
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Great info about Montreal history
Avery did a super job of pointing out historical spots and providing just the right amount of detail to keep things
EdnaL782
EdnaL782
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Excellent walking tour
What an excellent experience! Avery was our guide. She was so well informed, patient, flexible, and entertaining to
Y4406HWdavek
Y4406HWdavek
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A good introduction to early Jewish life around St Laurent
A good introduction to early Jewish life around St Laurent. The residential areas are lovely for walking and we pic
swfeingold
swfeingold
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Worthwhile
Very interesting and informative. Could be improved by touching on differences between immigrant experiences in Ca
G4572YTstephanes
G4572YTstephanes
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Compelling tour with knowledgeable guide
Compelling walking tour of Montreal's first Jewish neighborhood. Knowledgeable and insightful tour guide. Thanks Ro
Nomad624668
Nomad624668
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Disappointed
We arrived approximately 10 minutes early at the appointed location but our tour guide never showed up.
160fredricp
160fredricp
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Wonderful experience
Very knowledgeable guide. Well organized. Learned a lot and had fun. Highly recommended even if you are from Montre
juditharato
juditharato
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Excellent guide and worthwhile learning experience
A well worthwhile learning experience of the history, culture, influences, challenges and accomplishments of the Mo
Gary B
Gary B
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TERRIFIC Writers rabbis and radicals tour
Hanna was knowledgeable, organized and full of entertaining stories. The photos and text in the binder were an exce
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Linda G
13 contributions
Oct. 2022
Loved this tour! As always we met great people and enjoyed the food at all of the stops. There were also plenty of stops on the tour that didn't involve eating but really helped us get a feel for Jewish culture in Montreal.
Written November 14, 2022
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Sharilyn W
1 contribution
Oct. 2022
Very informative and tour guide was great, but it too long and there was too much information that felt hard to retain. Food was tasty though not much variety. My husband and I left early - after about 2 hours.
Written October 20, 2022
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museemtljuif
Dear Sharily, Thanks so much for this review! We are surprised to see that you were disappointed by th variety considering that there are at least smoked meat sandwiches, pickles and different kinds of pastries provided to our guests during the tour. We are glad to read that you enjoyed our guide and overall our food tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written October 24, 2022
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Scott K.
New York City, NY1 contribution
Oct. 2022
My family and I had a great experience on this wonderful tour. We highly recommend it. Our tour guide Avery was outstanding! We were pleasantly surprised by the quantity of food we were given and we each have our own favorites (Babka, the Wilensky special, and the Schwartz's meal). This tour was the highlight of our 3.5-day trip to Montreal!
Written October 16, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We are glad to read that you had a great time on our walking tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written October 24, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jen P
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Aug. 2022
This was a fantastic tour of a different neighborhood in Montreal that we haven't experienced. And we got to taste some delicious food along the way! Rachel, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and personable. I was glad that I had seen in other reviews that we didn't go inside most of the restaurants so my expectations we tempered ahead of time. The bagels were SOOOO good (fresh out of the oven) and we got so much food along the way. Of course the highlight was the last stop at Schwartz's for a half sandwich of smoked meat and a pickle. The perfect way to try so many different items while learning about the history of the neighborhood along the way.
Written September 6, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We are glad to read that you had a great time on our walking tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written September 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vicky P
Toronto2 contributions
Aug. 2022
I would highly recommend this tour! Our guide (Avery) was very friendly and knowledgable. We learned a lot about Montreal's history, and tasted many delicious foods. I was surprised by how MUCH food we were given. I was expecting a small sample at each stop, but at each place we had a full bagel/sandwich/baked good. There were baggies available to take what we couldn't eat. This worked out very well because we were driving home from Montreal after the tour, and we had enough snacks leftover for the car ride that we didn't need to stop for dinner! It was a really great way to try Montreal specialties, without having to wait in long lines at each stop. Also a great way to see the Mile End area and learn about the neighbourhood's past.

Note that the tour is 3.5 hours long. Because we were leaving right after, we drove to the area, but were unable to find parking for more than 2 hours, and had to move the car halfway through the tour. I would recommend walking or taking transit to the starting point of this tour (lesson learned!).
Written August 8, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We'll let our guide know that you had a great time on our Beyond the Bagel food tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written August 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jamie G
Detroit, MI2 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Solo
This tour is an absolute must for any first time foodie visitor to Montreal. I would’ve never been able to hit so many spots on my own. Avery was a fabulous guide who clearly cares about the guests on her tour and is passionate about the roots of Jewish food in Montreal.
Written July 24, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We'll let our guide know that you had a great time on our Beyond the Bagel food tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written July 25, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Yana
San Francisco, CA14 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
Took the tour in July, 2022. The guide was excellent, but your experience was poor. We didn’t go inside a single restaurant. Instead, we had to eat standing in alleys or benches on the street. Experience was poor and we felt like second class as we were told that restaurants/cafes didn’t have space for our group. If you are looking for a Jewish food tour, I wouldn’t recommend this.
Written July 18, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thank you so much for your feedback! It is a real pleasure to have insights from our guests as we always want to improve and enhance our offer and experience! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our guide as well as the historical and cultural aspects of the Montreal Jewish community and neighbourhood that they provided! Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written July 19, 2022
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YYConthego
3 contributions
Jul. 2022
Our family really enjoyed the Beyond the Bagel Tour. Layla was an excellent guide with amazing knowledge about Jewish history, food, and culture. The tour was 3.5 hours long so wear good walking shoes. Also, bring your appetite because we got full sized portions of items to try, not just bite sized samples. Highly recommended!
Written July 17, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We'll let our guide know that you had a great time on our Beyond the Bagel food tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written July 18, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tim C
1 contribution
Jul. 2022 • Couples
My wife and I had an amazing time on the tour. Rachel was such an outstanding guide and taught us a lot about the Jewish history in Montreal. Thank you so much for the great food, great history and great company.
Written July 15, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We'll let our guide know that you had a great time on our Beyond the Bagel food tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written July 18, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

pika c
1 contribution
Jul. 2022 • Couples
The tour was excellent and our guide, Layla, was very well versed and informative. Great food. Smoked meat was a highlight so save room for it!
Written July 12, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We'll let our guide know that you had a great time on our Beyond the Bagel food tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written July 14, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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