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Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour provided by Museum of Jewish Montreal

Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour

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Overview
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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You'll start at
Rialto Theatre
5723 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4H2, Canada
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  • 1
    Boulangerie Cheskie
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Bagels St-Viateur
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Mile-End
  • 3
    Fairmount Bagel
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Wilensky's Light Lunch Inc
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Plateau Mont-Royal
  • 5
    Hof Kelsten
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Saint Laurent Boulevard
  • 6
    Plateau Mont-Royal
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 7
    Schwartz's Deli - Sandwiches - Steaks
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 8
    Museum of Jewish Montreal
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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You'll end at
Museum of Jewish Montreal
4040 Boul St-Laurent R01, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y8, Canada
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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
Important Information
Departure Point
Rialto Theatre, 5723 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4H2, Canada
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 Boul St-Laurent R01, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y8, Canada
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Food tasting
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • This tour is not certified kosher nor can provide vegan or gluten-free options (vegetarian options and alternatives for non-kosher meat are available)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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BigHabsFan wrote a review Dec. 2019
Montreal, Canada96 contributions6 helpful votes
Fun tour yesterday, yes despite -17c with wind yesterday 7 brave souls and dear Allegra talked, ate (noshed) and walked our way through Mile End neighbourhood, as Allegra explained this little enclave home to a well established large, flourishing Hassidic community. This small
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from museemtljuif, Museum Ambassador at Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour
Responded Jan. 27, 2020
Hi BigHabsFan! Thank you for taking the time to review our Beyond the Bagel food tour. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed it and learned something new about the neighbourhood, despite the freezing cold.
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Ashley Rabinovitch wrote a review Nov. 2019
Duluth, Georgia17 contributions4 helpful votes
Allegra gave my husband and I a fantastic introduction to the Jewish culture right around the corner from our apartment in Montreal. We gained a solid overview of the distinct Jewish people groups who emigrated in waves over the centuries, with stories of individuals woven
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from museemtljuif, Museum Ambassador at Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour
Responded Jan. 27, 2020
Hello Ashley! Thanks for attending our Beyond the Bagel food tour and leaving us a review. We are happy to hear that you liked the stories and the delicious food. We would love to see you at one of our other walking tours!
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kconn88 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Daphne, Alabama40 contributions4 helpful votes
Our guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the area and the history. We were able to sample a wide array of foods. Although it was extremely hot and humid we enjoyed this walking tour and would recommend it to others. We were the only Christians on the tour and
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from museemtljuif, Museum Ambassador at Beyond the Bagel: Montreal Jewish Food Walking Tour
Responded Feb. 8, 2020
Hello! Thank you for joining us on our walking tour. We are very happy that you enjoyed the tour and the food, despite the heat!
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Jane G wrote a review Sep. 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I always try to take Jewish walking tours when I travel, and this one certainly piqued my interest because the food twist was unusual. It was certainly interesting--and nourishing--and it was helpful to get to see the Jewish foodie sights all in one go without having to seek
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Date of experience: September 2019
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enomotoe wrote a review Sep. 2019
Honolulu, United States, North America2 contributions3 helpful votes
Very informative and fun tour with Rachel taking us through the back streets of a Montreal Jewish neighborhood. Prepare to eat a lot of food and learn about Jewish and other immigration to Quebec.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Hello! Thank you for the nice review. We are happy that you were able to join us on the food tour!
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By: Museum of Jewish Montreal
PDR1968
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Making Their Mark - An excellent Tour
Having spent 5 years in Montreal in my early 20s, learning of the history and culture of the neighborhoods I though
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Cynthia F
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Jewish Museum of Montreal - In the Shadow of the Mountain
My husband and I really enjoyed the 90 minute "In the Shadow of the Mountain tour". Our guide Lara was very knowle
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231monag
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Tourists in our own city
We just had a wonderful walking tour with one of the summer students at the Jewish museum. I think her name was Lar
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Tours to ge
I have been on this tour as well as others, and they have all been informative, interesting, and entertaining. The
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DavidHerskovits
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Great Walking Tour
Wonderful tour of the Peretz Shule with a lovely informed guide! Fascinating history. This is a terrific instituti
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Lois S
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A Trip through Jewish History
I am so glad I joined this two-hour tour of the original Jewish sector of Montreal. Although not many Jews still li
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Alana K
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See the Plateau through new eyes
My partner and I went on this tour with our youngest child. The route was stroller friendly and the tour guide was
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Anna W
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rabbis, Writers and Radicals walking tour of old Montreal
The guide was well prepared and knowledgeable. The subject matter was very interesting, a history of Jewish people
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dgindy
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Very interesting tour
Learned a lot about the history of Jews in Montreal. Walked through alleys and saw parts wouldn't of without this
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Wendy C
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Very informative about the once Jewish sector of Montreal
We have enjoyed our trip to Montreal so much more as we have learn the history of this fascinating city. Our guide
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Di2101
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Great walking tour
We went on the tour “Making Their Mark.” It was great. The guide was a McGill graduate student. She was very know
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M1058IHstevet
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A great bit of Montreal History
The history of the Jewish migration to Montreal is a great story. In many respects mirrors the tail of migration to
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drmatt1
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Great tour.
Our very well informed tour guide who was a postgraduate history major from McGill took us on a 2 hour tour from th
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ED311
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Very interesting!
Cassandra did a great job sharing the history of Jewish Montreal. Recommended it to friends planning a visit.
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trips149
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Very interesting and well done.
Really enjoyed the walking tour with Ben. He was very knowledgeable and readily answered questions. Time was perf
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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