A Montreal Layover for Tony means calling up local friends like Martin Picard to explore the city's hot spots that can't be found in any guidebook. He sees first hand how intrinsic the local environment is to ...Go to Episode
Tony visits the luncheonette for breakfast. "They pretty much invented breakfast around here." Operating since 1942, the restaurant has been run by 3 generations of the same family. Tony has a bagel with smoked salmon, tomato, onion and cream cheese.
93 Ave du Mont-Royal Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2S5
"One of the best examples of the local style (of bagels), St-Viateur’s hand-rolled, wood fire-baked, using the same Eastern European recipe they brought over half a century ago. They’re very, very good."
263 St-Viateur West, Montreal, Quebec H2V 1Y1
Tony Also Recommends: Club Social
A bohemian café, "if you like sitting for hours, listening to Tracy Chapman, this place is for you."
180 St-Viateur St W, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2L3
Tony meets here with chef Jonathan Chung, before heading to the farmers’ market.
388 Victoria Ave, Westmount, Quebec H3Z 2N4
Tony Also Recommends: Bixi Bike
"Pay a small fee (rental fees from free to $6) and go anywhere you like. Bixi Bike has over 400 docking stations around town."
One of 2 main farmers’ markets -- Tony visits Marche Jean-Talon in Little Italy with chef Jonathan Chung. Tony gets excited about unpasteurized raw milk cheese, available for purchase in Montreal, banned in the US since 1949.
7070 Ave Henri Julien, Montreal, Quebec H2R 1T1
"For a larger selection of artisanal cheeses visit La Fromagerie Atwater, which currently sells 850 cheeses."
134, rue Atwater, Montreal, Quebec H4C 2G3