My 48-hour Montreal food tour

Posted on December 7th, 2009 by .

In November I met up with fellow food blogger, Erin Zimmer, from Serious Eats, who came to Montreal for the weekend to explore the food scene. I took her on my personal foodie tour of Montreal

Since Erin is serious foodie at heart, I created a special tour of Montreal just for her. It’s a 48-hour gourmet tour of the city, which is ideal for any visitors staying for the weekend. If you have a hearty appetite and a strong stomach — Erin tried everything I suggested — then see if you can eat your way through our epicurean itinerary!

Since many of the places I mentioned in the video are definite ‘must-sees’ I have already posted articles about them. Click on the links below for more information.

• Friday evening: Les Cavistes

• Saturday morning: Olive & Gourmando

• Saturday afternoon: Schwartz’s

• Saturday afternoon: St. Viateur Bagels

• Saturday afternoon: Jean Talon Market

• Saturday night: Toqué!

• Sunday brunch: La Cantine

• Sunday afternoon: stroll along Mt. Royal in the Plateau. A slide show from gay life blogger, Daniel Baylis

• Sunday afternoon: Point G

• Sunday evening (it could also be very late on Saturday night or the wee hours of Sunday morning): 24-hour poutine at La Banquise

Click on this link for a Google Map showing the location of all these places.

How about you? What is your favourite ‘must-see’ when you have friends staying for the weekend in Montreal? If you’ve visited Montreal before, what do you recommend?

Erin Zimmer and me on Mont-Royal Street


  1. S Lloyd

    / May 7th

    Excellent list Katerine. I guess mine would need some extra days for Erin. It would go like this:
    -Three tables for fine dining: Toque, XO, La Porte
    -4 choices for Bistro: St-Urbain, La Montée, Bistro Cocagne, Au Pied de Cochon
    -Three choices of varied fares:
    Club Chasse Peche, Raza, Jun I
    -Italian/Greek: Milos, Il Mulino or Primo y Segungo
    -A market: Jean Talon
    -The bagels for sure
    -Shwartz for sure

  2. Hector Henry

    / Oct 9th

    Are all the places of the list still open?

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