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Montreal: Personalized Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie

4.5 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: City Unscripted
Private tour

Montreal: Personalized Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie

Activity provider: City Unscripted

From US$ 209.17 per person

Get ready for Canadian classics like wood-fired bagels, smoked meat sandwiches, and squeaky cheese curds piled high on potatoes during this food tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
You will be picked up at any location in Montreal. The local partner will reach out to you beforehand to confirm your requested location. If you are staying in the center of Montreal, the host will meet you at your hotel (please specify the name and address of the hotel).
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Enjoy food from some of Montreal’s most iconic eateries with a local guide
  • Sample Montreal classics like poutine, sesame bagels, and homegrown house brews
  • Walk through Little Italy and discover its café culture and authentic pizzerias
  • Get a sneak peek into how locals like to shop at the renowned Jean-Talon Market
  • Enjoy a private and personalized tour with a host matched to your interests
Full description
In central Montreal, the food scene can get slightly overwhelming — but with a food-obsessed local guide to lead the way, you’ll know exactly where to go for the very best of it. Discover the local specialties of this multicultural melting pot, including handmade and wood-fired bagels rolled in sesame seeds. Start in the youthful Plateau area, known for its casual bars and 24-hour eateries popular with students. Try Canadian classics at one of the favorite spots, then head 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) west to the trendy Mile End neighborhood, a hub of old-school bagel shops and cool cafés. Once there, get your caffeine fix at a coffee shop and a sesame bagel from St-Viateur, an iconic local haunt. Then, continue 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) further west through the Little Italy neighborhood. Pop into an Italian grocery store, if you like, then head to Jean-Talon Market for handcrafted cheeses and chewy crepes. The local partner's handpicked hosts are culinary connoisseurs and history buffs, bakers and bankers, students and seniors. Like the people who travel with them, they have different backgrounds and interests — but they're all so passionate about the place they call home, they choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.
  • A local host
  • 6–8 food tastings suggested by your host
  • 2 drinks (alcoholic or soft drinks)
  • Walking experience (other transportation can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Tips (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This experience will take place rain or shine
  • All bookings are private
  • The local partner's team will communicate with you prior to the experience to confirm the logistics of your booking
  • This experience can be personalized to meet your requests and preferences
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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A great introduction to Montreal

January 7, 2023

It was a walking food tour in Montréal. Our guide didn’t seem to have a plan and didn’t do his research. It was supposed to be 3 hours w 6 to 8 tastings. We walk around for an hour. The first stop was sold out of cronuts (4:30pm). The second stop was not open. We ended up having a very expensive dinner in Chinatown. Food was good but we could have purchased dumplings and noodles without a guide. We had to remind the guide our tour included drinks and then he scrambled around for 20min trying to find an “affordable” drink option. This is way overpriced for what we received. Terrible experience. We had to complete a questionnaire beforehand with our preferences which we asked for local fare off the beaten path, history and culture. We were expecting multiple food tastings from various places since it was a food tour. Advice for travelers, make sure the guide is licensed and had to take a certification course or it is a waste of time and money.

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December 25, 2022

Connie Burcheri was great. She took us for breakfast at a Montreal cafe that was a favorite with Leonard Cohen, and was in the neighborhood were Cohen lived. We then explored neighborhoods in Montreal, visited local stores, the open market in Little Italy, and she drove us back to our hotel. She even made our dinner reservation! She was great.

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September 15, 2022

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