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Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour
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Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour

By 'Round Table Tours
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Ages 8-99, max of 2 per group
Duration: 4h 30m
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Live guide: German, English, French
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  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch 12-courses
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions


Start:
  • Côte de la Place d’Armes and, Rue Saint-Jacques, Montreal, QC H2Y 1L6, Canada
    We will be at the bottom of the Monument to de Maisonneuve with black and white bags with orange writing on them. If the weather is really bad, we will meet under the overhang of the Notre-dame basilica.
End:
  • 1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6351P5

  • When you go to shops, any purchases you make above and beyond the tour are your responsibility.
  • Your local tour operator will provide ponchos in case of rain but you need to dress appropriately for the weather otherwise.
  • You'll be provided a bottle of water and a juice in the summer as well as a choice of a dessert or bubble tea at the end and tea
  • Most travellers can participate
  • There is a 30 minutes of walking
  • There is also some time outside and in the winter, Montreal weather in winter can be quite cold
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers

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

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  • You'll start at
    Place d’Armes
    Côte de la Place d’Armes and, Rue Saint-Jacques, Montreal, QC H2Y 1L6, Canada
    We will be at the bottom of the Monument to de Maisonneuve with black and white bags with orange writing on them. If the weather is really bad, we will meet under the overhang of the Notre-dame basilica.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Chinatown
    Stop: 4 hours
    This 4hour tour scratches the veneer and gets beyond Chinatown's facade to taste its best treasures! Visit seven food tasting stops and explore the history of Chinatown and its local characters. After meeting at Place d'armes in Old Montreal, your guide will give a brief overview of the history of Montreal. Then take a short stroll to Chinatown. If there are children in the tour group, you'll make a stop at the water garden at the Chinese Holiday Inn. Head to the largest Chinese grocery store in Chinatown, learn about its history and take time to look around and shop. Afterwards, enjoy a Bahn Mi sandwich and learn how to make this local treat. Next, enjoy a quick bite of szechuan, Dongbei and Hunan food, while tasting some crispy pork, BBQ pork and duck. Then follow your guide to a classic Hong Kong style dimsum. Eat a fortune cookie and learn about the oldest business in Chinatown that makes them! Afterwards, taste Chinese pastries at a Cantonese bakery, try some famous dragon's beard candy and finish off with high quality tea from a Montreal based company with farms in Southern China. You will be very full at the end of this tour. Step into a different world that you may have never found on your own!
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  • You'll end at
    1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent
    1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
    See address & details
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  • 'Round Table Tours
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    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Joined in June 2013
  • funstuff3
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small Fantastic Food tour
    Melissa took us on an amazing food tour with our vegetarian grand daughter. The food was spectacular, Melissa’s in depth knowledge of the area made it even better! Many thanks
    Written April 3, 2024
  • Ramossagd
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delicious!
    The food on this tour is plentiful and SO delicious! We had to take some home with us because it was just so much for one day. The first stop, a great deli, was my favorite, but there's a stop for babka later that was a verrrry close second. It's a pretty long tour and I think some of the stopping points could be shortened or cut out, but all of the food was on point. Still thinking about the babka!
    Written October 25, 2023
  • BIGMACjr
    0 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good food, but the guide wasnt interesting.
    The tour guide seemed under-prepared, and distracted and talked about herself more than about the subject matter. The food was very good, but she didn't tie it all together. Overall it was unprofessional.
    Written October 21, 2023
  • ThomasD827
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute must-do in Montreal
    We did this tour with Melissa on Shabbat, also during a street festival on Saint Laurent, but it was really phenomenal. Whether you are Jewish of not, you will learn about a corner of the world, through its food, that is a gem on earth. We visited seven (!) restaurants, and were able to compare bagels and smoked meat with different styles, and also walked through traditional neighborhoods and learned about the history and the changes in Montreal over the past several centuries. Melissa seemed to know everyone we encountered, which also made this more of a friendly feel of a tour. This should be a must when visiting Montreal.
    Written September 4, 2023
  • jeffreywO6437UD
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Jewish Food Tour!
    Best food tour we've taken in any city we've visited. Melissa is incredibly knowledgeable of the cultural history of Montreal. We learned a lot about not just the Jewish history of the city, but current issues as well. She was also super flexible about scheduling and finding a date that worked with our travel plans. Come hungry because there are a lot of stops and the food is excellent!
    Written July 24, 2023
  • WetDogSmell
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great idea!
    What a great idea! Melissa is a terrific guide. Eight stops along the way with some REALLY delicious food!
    Written July 4, 2023
  • hkramer1974
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience!!
    Absolutely must do tour for any foodie coming to Montreal! A great way to “skip the line” and taste 2 or the 3 pillars of Montreal food (bagels and smoked meat!). Great information and great walking tour!!
    Written July 2, 2023
  • 849suet
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A yummy tour!
    Our tour guide was fabulous! She was knowledgeable, pleasant and kept us well fed and moving! My husband and I loved her stories about the restaurants, the communities as well as the food. There was a lot of walking, but a lot of eating, so it was balanced and we would highly recommend it!
    Written July 1, 2023
  • laraw729
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Girls Trip Activity!
    Highly recommend! Melissa was just incredible!! She was professional, knowledgeable, and just really fun! I was there on a girls trip - my friends are Jewish - I am not (just adopted in ☺️) and I found it fascinating! The history and influence of the Jewish culture in Montreal is amazing. Must do for anyone!
    Written April 24, 2023
  • bigmidge1
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So good you'll plotz.
    This was a GREAT tour!!! The guide, Melissa, was great, and the food was FANTASTIC. And there was sooo much food!!! And it was all seriously delicious. My only tip? Don't forget to bring a tip! Melissa was great.
    Written October 29, 2022
  • Kate K
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do!
    We had a fantastic time on this tour. It was appropriate both for those who knew a lot about tea already and those who didn't. She was accommodating to my mom's special needs (mobility impaired). I thought I knew about Japanese tea, but have never experienced anything like the tea service we went to. Highly recommended.
    Written October 14, 2022
  • Kingtrips
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Left full of food and with more insight into Montreal’s history
    A great food tour should fill your belly with great food and your head with a sense of place. This was a great tour! First the belly part- We had an opportunity to sample rivaling smoked meat and bagel shops in a fraction of the time that it would have taken on our own. In addition, we sampled other businesses that were clearly local favorites. Along the way our tour guide shared stories of the history of community often using photos and excerpts from writings of notable people from the community. In short, our tour guide was the real deal. Unlike many tours, the tour was based on a deep knowledge and love for the restaurants and chefs in the area and clear respect for and knowledge of the history of the community. Well done!
    Written September 8, 2022
  • T6698MMpeterc
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and delicious
    I enjoyed walking along the various sites and learning about the histories of the Jewish community, both in general and how it relates to the various restaurants, bakeries, and other locations we went to. The food was also very good, and I want to try out some of the places that we mentioned but were closed that day.
    Written September 6, 2022
  • sheldon n
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food intersects history
    Fabulous food and history tour. Melissa is an excellent guide- thorough and animated. Learned a lot and had delicious food stops along the way. Well paced.
    Written September 6, 2022
  • Barry W
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Tour
    What a wonderful tour. Unfortunately, we had to cancel dinner reservations since we ate so much food. Two delis, two bakeries, a falafel shop, and ending with some ice cream. Melissa was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. Not only did we learn about the history of the places we stopped, n but also a lot about the history of the Jews and other ethnic groups.
    Written September 5, 2022
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Coastal435414
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My husband and I went on this tour on a very cold December day but we still had a great time. The food was super tasty and Melissa, our guide, was warm, entertaining and full of fun historical facts. Even though we're both from Montreal we nonetheless discovered a lot of new places to eat and more about the history of Asian immigration to Montreal.
Written December 4, 2019
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Thank you so much! That was a great day! :) I still remember it! I somehow missed this review! Thank you again! Hope to see you out in regular times. Check-out our new virtual products, where you can do guided tastings and cooking workshops from home with us!
Written January 29, 2021
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cappt
Lake Placid, NY29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a very special day we spent with Melissa. We immediately connected and had a terrific time touring China Town. Melissa is a great host and has a great repertoire with the merchants we visited. We felt welcomed by each of them and it felt like we had friends at each establishment. I love the way that Melissa was able to join our group and break bread with us. She truly enjoys learning about people and is very energetic about sharing her place in Montreal. I would highly recommend her for any tour you may be interested in. We also took the Old Montreal food tour which we enjoyed but the personal nature of Melissa’s tour truly made it special.
Written December 17, 2018
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Bruce C
Plattsburgh, NY8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
The is a wonderful tour, one that will fill your stomach and mind. Our tour guide Mélissa Simard made our experience engaging from start to finish. She was very interested in what kinds of foods we liked and disliked, then really customized all of our tastings/meals. We visited a variety of restaurants, a market, a candy store and bakery. In addition to the amazing food, Mélissa really knows the history of the area and held a real interactive tour where she answered questions with thorough, knowledgeable explanations.

Be hungry for this tour, and be ready to have your eyes opened to the history of a geographically small, but historically significant, neighborhood of Montréal.
Written December 2, 2017
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cristina
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Melissa is very knowledgeable and amicable. I liked the variety of places, experiences and flavours that the tour includes, as well as the historical information.
Would definitely recommend and would want to do other tours with her as well!
Written September 29, 2019
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Thank you so much Cristina! You were wonderful to have on the tour. Your energy is kind, helpful empathetic mixed with great humour and zest for life! All the best in your endeavours!
Written September 30, 2019
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Jacbella
Blair, OK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Melissa was very knowledgeable and friendly. She knew all the best places in Chinatown, and all the food was delicious. You will be happy and full at the end of the tour.
Written September 17, 2019
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Thank you Jackie for sharing your enjoyment of the tour! I hope it brings many more! All the best until next time!
Written September 18, 2019
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BlueHorizons1
Burlington, Canada46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
This tour was filled with wonderful tidbits..of food AND information. We learned a great deal about the history of Montreal as a whole, along with the origins and evolution of Chinatown. Food tastings, and meals were varied and delicious! Everyone was more than satisfied with the wonderful flavours and the amounts we received. Leftovers anyone?

Melissa was extremely knowledgeable and wonderfully personable. We will be talking about our adventure for a long, long time. Thanks again!,
Written July 4, 2019
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Daniel D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Our guide Melissa was the perfect guide for this tour. She knows a lot about food, especially Chinese food. Melissa made every effort to choose the right food according to the taste expressed by the member of our group so everyone could make new and interesting discoveries. We all had a great time and learned a lot! Thank you, Melissa!
Written June 11, 2019
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