A foodie’s journey in Old Montréal - Tourisme Montréal Blog


A foodie’s journey in Old Montréal

  • When: All seasons
  • What: Gastronomy
  • Where: Old Montréal
Old Montréal has always been the spot to head to for some old world charm. These days, it’s the flourishing food scene that also beckons visitors to this historical neighbourhood. All types of restaurants, cafés, bistros, bakeries, specialty shops, tasty tours and creative cooking classes are what make for a full foodie experience. To help plan your gourmet trip, we’ve created a culinary itinerary that’s sure to whet your appetite!



Le Cartet

Head to Le Cartet to start off the day with breakfast or brunch at one of the long shared tables. This bright and bustling restaurant will put a smile on your face, fresh food in your belly and caffeine in your veins. Shop at their gourmet boutique for unique souvenirs.

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Chez Delmo

When visiting Montréal, fine French fare is a must, and lunch at Chez Delmo, one of the city’s institutions, is highly recommended. Here, seafood and fish swim in delicate sauces and are served with traditional French flair. Also, treat yourself to a fresh plate of oysters!

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Ateliers et Saveurs

For a fun food activity, check out the list of original cooking classes offered at Ateliers et Saveurs. Aside from an incredible kitchen, the venue also has a bar workshop where wine tastings and cocktail classes are a blast. What better way to make new friends?

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Maison Christian Faure

Maison Christian Faure is part pâtisserie, part café, part boutique, and part cooking school (it’s actually the first international institution specializing in teaching French pastry in Canada). Located at the historic Place Royale public square, the Maison occupies a 300-year-old refurbished building fitted with state-of-the-art equipment.

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Accords Wine Bar and Restaurant

Come suppertime, Accords Wine Bar and Restaurant will wow you with its unorthodox food and wine pairings. In this cozy designer bistro, you’ll enjoy creatively reinvented French classics with very unique wine pairings sourced from an incredible cellar of rare wines.

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L’Atelier d’Argentine

End your gourmet getaway with a late night bite at L’Atelier d’Argentine. Nosh on genuine Argentinian cuisine during Buenos Aires Hours (menu for $22.50 after 10:30 p.m.) and practice your Spanish by ordering a traditional Pisco Sour. Sit at the bar for optimum ambiance and a vantage point par excellence.

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A culinary tour of downtown Montréal

The downtown area of Montréal is home to more than just skyscrapers and fast-paced office workers—in fact, there is a plethora of delicious eateries with an impressive culinary diversity waiting to be discovered. Imagine Persian pastries and creative tapas, just…

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A culinary itinerary in the Plateau Mont-Royal

The Plateau Mont-Royal isn’t just a hip, fashionable neighbourhood—it’s also home to a wide array of restaurants, cafés, bakeries and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. One that will be impossible to resist! From the many sunny terraces to the bring-your-own-wine restaurants,…

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Jazz Fest: What to do between concerts

A favourite summertime happening,  the Montréal International Jazz Festival features more than 650 concerts over eleven days and nights, including 370 free outdoor shows in the buzzing Place des Festivals…but even the most ardent audiophiles have to take a break…

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