When you talk about Jewish food in Montreal, you’re probably going to be talking about history and tradition. There are the delis, bakeries and breakfast spots, some open for 60-plus years, passed down from generation to generations. You've got plenty of options here. Does Schwartz’s, The Main, Snowdon Deli or Lester’s make the best smoked meat sandwich? Are you a Fairmount or St-Viateur person? Cheese or no cheese on a Wilensky’s special?
It’s still an evolving dining scene too, one where you can pick up challah on Fridays at Hof Kelsten, line up for weekend brunch at Arthurs Nosh Bar, or visit the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s Fletchers Espace Culinaire for a gefilte fish sandwich and a walking tour. Beyond the Plateau-Mile End cluster, there’s also traditional Sephardic cuisine to discover in Côte-Saint-Luc at places like Chez Benny and La Marguerite, or in plates of fresh falafel at Sumac in Saint-Henri.
If nothing else, between sandwiches and sides, matzo ball soup and shakshuka, Jewish food is good comfort food — and it seems there’s never been a better time for that.Read More