9. Montreal: Personalized Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie
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.