3895 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC, H2W 1X9
Tel : 514-842-4813

Official website: http://www.schwartzsdeli.com/

A visit to Montreal isn’t complete without a trip to Schwartz’s Hebrew Delicatessen of Montreal. It exists in the same location where its doors first opened in 1928, on the “Main” a.k.a boulevard St-Laurent, and is recognized as the oldest deli in Canada.

A step inside will take you back in time as not much has changed in décor.  You’ll find patrons sharing dining spaces, elbow to elbow at tables or when sitting on stools at the counter, while being served by employees dressed in classic white diner uniforms.  Lineups are a common scene before meal times any day of the week.  The loyalty of its clients and the word-of-mouth advertising about the quality of the food has kept this place afloat for over 80 years.

A smoked meat sandwich made up of lean or medium cut meat with no preservatives, stacked two inches tall or more, between two slices of rye bread with some mustard slapped on.  Too big to wrap your mouth around and pieces of meat falling with each bite. The best smoked meat in town.

Walk-in and place an order for a fresh smoked meat sandwich and discover for yourself what it’s all about.


  • No preservatives are added to the meat.
  • Photos of celebrities who have visited adorn the walls.
  • An experience that Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, Guy Lafleur and the Rolling Stones have in common.
  • Céline Dion and her husband René Angelil are part owners of the establishment.



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