Montreal, Canada

montreal food tour

Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada

Eat It: Drawing on its French heritage, Montreal specializes in classics with a New World twist. Add in ethnic foods, like its famous bagels (try Fairmont Bagel) or smoked meat (don't miss Schwartz's), and you can happily dine for days. Indulge with foie gras at Joe Beef or Au Pied du Cochon. Drop by Marche de la Villette for charcuterie. Graze Jean Talon or Atwater markets. Dig into poutine, the local guilty pleasure made with French fries, cheese curds and gravy. And be on the look-out for all sorts of creations made with maple syrup -- our favorite is a maple version of cotton candy.

Experience It: Fitz & Follwell's "Flavors of the Main" food tour is a fascinating expedition in two parts (book one or both) that travels up St. Lawrence Boulevard through the city's ethnic neighborhoods, with tastes of everything from dragon's beard candy to Portuguese chicken. Montreal Food Tours will take you into Old Montreal for a delicious stroll through history, or to Little Italy, Atwater Market and other destinations. They even offer a food tour by bike.

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