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Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal

  • Montreal food tour of Jean-Talon Market and Mile-Ex
  • Explore with a guide to discover under-the-radar spots
  • Learn how Montreal’s diversity shapes local cuisine
Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal
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Taste your way through Jean-Talon Market and beyond on a Montreal food tour that explores the up-and-coming Mile-Ex neighborhood. You visit six eateries for a fresh, insider look at the Montreal food scene, tasting flavors ranging from Salvadorean to farm-to-table cuisine and learning about Montreal’s vibrant communities along the way.
What to Expect

Meet your guide near Montreal’s biggest market. With your group, step into Jean-Talon’s maze of local produce, maple syrup, and specialty foods. The guide chooses (at least) six stops for tastings, while introducing the diverse traditions of Montreal food.

After exploring Jean-Talon Market, continue through the city streets, pausing for a tasting at a hole-in-the-wall Salvadorian place. Here and throughout the tour, take advantage of the small group format to ask questions about Montreal culture and food, getting tips on where to eat, drink, and explore in the city.

Following the tasting, keep walking through hip Mile-Ex, where startup craft breweries share space with longtime neighborhood favorites.

Finish the tour at the edge of Little Italy, the place where in-the-know locals head for the city's best pasta and Latin American shops.

Reviews (88)
1 - 5 of 41 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The best way to discover Montréal's food scene

We loved this tour! It allowed us to meet and interact with small business owners in and around the Jean-Talon Market and we sampled lots of delicious food along the way. It was informative, relaxing (we never felt rushed) and impeccably organized. I highly recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynn_MTL
Reviewed 28 October 2018
Fun Exploration

“Beyond the Market” is well-named. This is a fun exploration of places a bit off the usual tourist path, along with some time through the Jean Talon Market. Truly off the beaten path was the meeting place and first stop, Los Planes, a liitle Salvadorean...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank visitingaunt
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Heya! Thanks for sharing. We’re always so happy to show our guests a real version of our hoods that are often missed out on. Lesley is a gem, I’ll share this with her. Cheers

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile
Sincere Appreciation

We are extremely please by our tour and guide, Lesley. The restaurants and Farmer’s market were fun and top quality food and drink. We are trying to book for tomorrow for another tour with this company and Lesley. 5 Stars! We appreciate the value of...More

Thank DoorDealer
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hey guys! Thanks for the stars and happy you were able to join our Basilica route the following day. Both cover such different and unique areas. Glad to hear Lesley showed you a good time. Make it back next year for a bike tour. Cheers...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Great tour. Great food. Great guide. Made us love montreal even more. I cannot recommend highly enough

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kenneth j
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hi there! Short and sweet and to the point, love it. Thanks for letting us share our love of Montreal through its great food. Come back for another route next visit :) Cheers!

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Name of tour misleading

I was looking forward to a great day of diverse food explorations. Wrong! The directions to the start location were vague, when I got lost I texted the company for some help and the person who answered was RUDE and blamed me for getting lost...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marcia P
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hi there! Beyond the Market is the tour name, you visit the market and the surrounding areas. There are three tastings and two producers we visit at the Marché Jean-Talon plus free time there. Your review title confuses me. I was happy to help you...More

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2 August 2018|
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Response from KCinNH | Reviewed this property |
I agree that it was probably around 2 miles total. There are many breaks in between and we did not feel tired at all after the tour. Keep in mind that you are about a 10 minute walk from where you started, so there be... More
19 July 2018|
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Response from 459margeh | Reviewed this property |
No wine option was available, but there was fantastic herbal teas.