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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

Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour
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About
On this guided walking tour, you'll explore the evolution of of Montreal’s Chinatown, from its pre-Chinatown beginnings to the current mix of people, food and businesses. Learn about the history and impacts of the different waves of immigration and immigration policies, while discovering the food, and stories of local chefs, merchants and colorful characters.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6351P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch 12-courses
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Côte de la Place d’Armes and, Rue Saint-Jacques, Montreal, QC H2Y 1K9, Canada We 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.
  • 1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • There is a 30 minutes of walking
  • There is also some time outside and in the winter, Montreal weather in winter can be quite cold
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch 12-courses
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Côte de la Place d’Armes and, Rue Saint-Jacques, Montreal, QC H2Y 1K9, Canada We 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.
  • 1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • 1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • There is a 30 minutes of walking
  • There is also some time outside and in the winter, Montreal weather in winter can be quite cold
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 14 Oct 2021
A note from Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour
Due to government regulations against Covid-19, we require every participant wears a mask when moving inside of establishments, sanitize their hands upon arriving and departing from each place visited and show the appropriate proof of vaccination and photo ID. Thank you for your collaboration!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Place d’Armes
    Côte de la Place d’Armes and, Rue Saint-Jacques, Montreal, QC H2Y 1K9, Canada
    We 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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    Chinatown
    Stop: 4 hours
    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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  • You'll end at
    1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent
    1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
    See address & details
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tanya g
1 contribution
Unbelievably cool!
I picked this tour to do for my husband’s birthday. We had some friends come in from out of town and I also invited some locals.

Melissa, the tour guide, was amazing. I’m usually not to interested in history but some how, she made it interesting. Her personality, the way she expressed herself and the facts she told us, all easy to understand and enjoy.

We visited hidden supermarkets and learned of some great healing tea places!

The restaurants we went to were delicious and allowed us to try things we wouldn’t normally try.

The food was also abundant and we didn’t feel hungry or like we were missing anything.

Even though this tour was in my “backyard” I learned a lot and would do it again.

We definitely recommend this tour and will do others for sure.
Written 14 November 2021
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Turkeysoup44
It was a pleasure and a great tour for a rainy day in November! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it. I really did too!
Written 15 November 2021
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Careen
2 contributions
Great food, great tour!
Aug 2021
Melissa was very informative and brought great energy to the tour! She provided a good amount of history of the Chinatown area as well as the surrounding area of Montreal, which we really enjoyed! All the food was delicious! There was a good variety of Asian food, starting with Banh Mi and ending with Cantonese pastry! We recommend for anyone looking to eat good food and learn a little more about Montreal!
Written 3 September 2021
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Coastal435414
1 contribution
We had the best time despite freezing cold weather!
Dec 2019
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 places to eat and more about the history of Asian immigration to Montreal.
Written 4 December 2019
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Turkeysoup44
Thank you so much! That was a great day! :) I still remember it! I somehow missed this review! Thank you again! Hope to see you out in regular times. Check-out our new virtual products, where you can do guided tastings and cooking workshops from home with us!
Written 29 January 2021
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cristina
1 contribution
Diversity of flavours
Sep 2019
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!
Written 29 September 2019
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Turkeysoup44
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!
Written 30 September 2019
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Jacbella
Blair, OK28 contributions
Great tour!
Sep 2019
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.
Written 17 September 2019
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Turkeysoup44
Thank you Jackie for sharing your enjoyment of the tour! I hope it brings many more! All the best until next time!
Written 18 September 2019
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BlueHorizons1
Burlington, Canada49 contributions
Satisfied my appetite and my mind
Jul 2019 • Friends
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 the wonderful flavours and the amounts we received. Leftovers anyone?

Melissa was extremely knowledgeable and wonderfully personable. We will be talking about our adventure for a long, long time. Thanks again!,
Written 4 July 2019
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Daniel D
2 contributions
A fantastic afternoon full of surprises with a very nice and knowledgable guide
Jun 2019 • Couples
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 all had a great time and learned a lot! Thank you, Melissa!
Written 11 June 2019
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cappt
Lake Placid, NY29 contributions
Wonderful Tour with lots of food
This was a very special day we spent with Melissa. We immediately connected and had a terrific time touring China Town. Melissa is a great host and has a great repertoire with the merchants we visited. We felt welcomed by each of them and it felt like we had friends at each establishment. I love the way that Melissa was able to join our group and break bread with us. She truly enjoys learning about people and is very energetic about sharing her place in Montreal. I would highly recommend her for any tour you may be interested in. We also took the Old Montreal food tour which we enjoyed but the personal nature of Melissa’s tour truly made it special.
Written 17 December 2018
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Bruce C
Plattsburgh, NY3 contributions
Great Food - Great History
Nov 2017 • Couples
The is a wonderful tour, one that will fill your stomach and mind. Our tour guide Mélissa Simard made our experience engaging from start to finish. She was very interested in what kinds of foods we liked and disliked, then really customized all of our tastings/meals. We visited a variety of restaurants, a market, a candy store and bakery. In addition to the amazing food, Mélissa really knows the history of the area and held a real interactive tour where she answered questions with thorough, knowledgeable explanations.

Be hungry for this tour, and be ready to have your eyes opened to the history of a geographically small, but historically significant, neighborhood of Montréal.
Written 2 December 2017
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