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Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour provided by 'Round Table Tours

Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour

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You'll start at
Place d’Armes
Côte de la Place d’Armes and, St Jacques St, Montreal, QC H2Y 4A4, CanadaWe will be at the bottom of the Monument to de Maisonneuve with black and white bags with orange writing on them. If the weather is really bad, we will meet under the overhang of the Notre-dame basilica.
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    This 4hour tour scratches the veneer and gets beyond Chinatown's facade to taste its best treasures! Visit seven food tasting stops and explore the history of Chinatown and its local characters. After meeting at Place d'armes in Old Montreal, your guide will give a brief overview of the history of Montreal. Then take a short stroll to Chinatown. If there are children in the tour group, you'll make a stop at the water garden at the Chinese Holiday Inn. Head to the largest Chinese grocery store in Chinatown, learn about its history and take time to look around and shop. Afterwards, enjoy a Bahn Mi sandwich and learn how to make this local treat. Next, enjoy a quick bite of szechuan, Dongbei and Hunan food, while tasting some crispy pork, BBQ pork and duck. Then follow your guide to a classic Hong Kong style dimsum. Eat a fortune cookie and learn about the oldest business in Chinatown that makes them! Afterwards, taste Chinese pastries at a Cantonese bakery, try some famous dragon's beard candy and finish off with high quality tea from a Montreal based company with farms in Southern China. You will be very full at the end of this tour. Step into a different world that you may have never found on your own!
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1063 Boul St-Laurent
1063 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
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Departure Point
Côte de la Place d’Armes and, St Jacques St, Montreal, QC H2Y 4A4, Canada
4h 30m
Return Details
1063 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch 12-courses
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • When you go to shops, any purchases you make above and beyond the tour are your responsibility.
  • Your local tour operator will provide ponchos in case of rain but you need to dress appropriately for the weather otherwise.
  • You'll be provided a bottle of water and a juice in the summer as well as a choice of a dessert or bubble tea at the end and tea
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Coastal435414 wrote a review Dec 2019
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My husband and I went on this tour on a very cold December day but we still had a great time. The food was super tasty and Melissa, our guide, was warm, entertaining and full of fun historical facts. Even though we're both from Montreal we nonetheless discovered a lot of new
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Date of experience: December 2019
cristina wrote a review Sep 2019
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Melissa is very knowledgeable and amicable. I liked the variety of places, experiences and flavours that the tour includes, as well as the historical information. Would definitely recommend and would want to do other tours with her as well!
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Turkeysoup44, Owner at Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour
Responded 29 Sep 2019
Thank you so much Cristina! You were wonderful to have on the tour. Your energy is kind, helpful empathetic mixed with great humour and zest for life! All the best in your endeavours!
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Jacbella wrote a review Sep 2019
Blair, Oklahoma28 contributions1 helpful vote
Melissa was very knowledgeable and friendly. She knew all the best places in Chinatown, and all the food was delicious. You will be happy and full at the end of the tour.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Turkeysoup44, Owner at Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour
Responded 17 Sep 2019
Thank you Jackie for sharing your enjoyment of the tour! I hope it brings many more! All the best until next time!
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BlueHorizons1 wrote a review Jul 2019
Burlington, Canada50 contributions48 helpful votes
This tour was filled with wonderful tidbits..of food AND information. We learned a great deal about the history of Montreal as a whole, along with the origins and evolution of Chinatown. Food tastings, and meals were varied and delicious! Everyone was more than satisfied with
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Date of experience: July 2019
Daniel D wrote a review Jun 2019
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Our guide Melissa was the perfect guide for this tour. She knows a lot about food, especially Chinese food. Melissa made every effort to choose the right food according to the taste expressed by the member of our group so everyone could make new and interesting discoveries. We
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Date of experience: June 2019
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A tremendous experience
Our guide Melissa was fabulous. Her knowledge of chocolate and of the city of Montreal was extraordinary. So much
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Treat yourself to the best tour in Montreal
This is my second tour with Melissa of Round Table Tours and I hope to go on many more! She is an outstanding guide
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A Montreal highlight
My daughter and I participated in the afternoon tea tour and we both loved it. We love tea to begin with and the te
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Outstanding Tea Experience! Like no other!
We had an amazing and unbeatable experience with Melissa during our tea tour. This tour is outstanding for people w
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Vicki H
Fun tour with great food!
My husband and I were interested in seeing a different side of Montreal so we signed up for this Jewish food tour.
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Great tour of the food and history of the neighbourhood
We really enjoyed our tour and we were well taken care of. We learned a lot about the food and neighbourhood and so
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Joan J
Delicious introduction to Jewish Montreal
Frances, a native of one of this Jewish neighborhood, took us on a delightful and delicious tour yesterday. We eve
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German
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