Smoked Meat

Another Montreal specialty is smoked meat [viande fumée]. It is beef that has been spiced and smoked. It is similar to a deli meat in New York called pastrami. It originates from the Jewish immigrants who came to Montreal around a hundred years ago. Tourists in the city often want to have a Montreal smoked meat sandwich when they are here.

It is usually served warm and sliced in a thick sandwich on rye bread and with mustard. People line up at famous smoked meat restaurants like Schwartz’s (in the Plateau neighbourhood at 3895 Saint Laurent Boulevard, Bus 55 from Metro Saint Laurent) or Dunn’s (downtown at 1259 Metcalfe, Metro Peel).

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