Tell friends you’ve recently visited Montréal and one will inevitably ask if you made it to the famous Schwartz’s deli. Smoked meat sandwiches here are hand-sliced and come piled high on fresh rye; the plates have a side of fries, sour pickle, and cole slaw. There’s a “fat” choice to make and most folks opt for medium or medium-fat. It’s one of many city landmarks created by a Jewish immigrant, in this case by Reuben Schwartz in 1928, making it Canada’s oldest deli. Tables are communal and space is at a premium so come prepared to rub elbows with strangers. Take-out is an option, as is a midnight snack; Schwartz’s is open till 12:30am during the week, later on weekends.
Chez Schwartz Charcuterie Hébraïque de Montréal
3895 boul. St-Laurent (just north of rue Roy).
Our Rating Neighborhood Plateau Hours Daily 8–10:30am takeout only; Sun–Thurs 10:30am–12:30am; Fri 10:30am–1:30am; Sat 10:30am–2:30am Transportation Métro: Sherbrooke Phone 514/842-4813 Prices Sandwiches and meat plates C$7–C$19. No credit cards. Cuisine Type Deli Web site Chez Schwartz Charcuterie Hébraïque de Montréal
Map3895 boul. St-Laurent Montreal
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