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Getting to Montreal:
Airports:
-YUL
Main airport - There is an express bus (#747) that goes direct from the airport to downtown for $10 CAD.

-PBG
Plattsburgh is on the US side and therefore may provide cheaper flight options. About 1 hour drive to Montreal.

-BTV
Burlington is on the US side and therefore may provide cheaper flight options. About 1.5 hour drive to Montreal.

Other transport:
-Heiman's Bus (~ 9 hrs) ~$140 RT
Bus from NYC to Montreal. Leaving every night arriving early morning.

-Amtrak (~ 10.5 hrs from NYC) ~$100-$120 RT
Train is much more comfortable than the bus. Schedule not as convenient, leaves early morning arrives late evening. Wi-Fi and Kosher snacks available.
Amtrak TRs here and here

Hotels:
Downtown:
-W hotel  (SPG)
Beautiful and highly recommended.

-Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
Regal hotel, excellent ambiance.

-Intercontinental/St James's
Gorgeous

-Hyatt
Outdated

Airport:
-Sheraton four points (SPG)
5 minute drive (w/o traffic) from kosher area.

Chabad area:
Quality Hotel - Decarie & Plamondon
Walking distance to entire Chabad area. Has kosher breakfast. Rooms are old and outdated. Not a luxury experience to say the least. Has a kosher restaurant on premises.

-Ruby Foo
About 15 minute walk from Chabad area.

Transportation:
Great Metro system that is pretty easy to follow.

Activities:


Museums:


Amusement parks/Thrill rides/Game Rooms:
-Casino (downtown)

-La Ronde
Six flag style amusement park

Beaches/Water Activities:
Boat ride at Old-port

Winter Activities:
Skiing
-Mt Tremblant resort
Best skiing

-Mont St Sauveur
Good skiing. Less touristy.

-Snow tubing
-Ice Skating
-Ice village
Ile des Nieges

Sports:
Montreal Canadiens (NHL - Hockey)

Alouettes (CFL - Football)

Impact (MLS - Soccer)

Other activities:
Beaver Lake/Mount Royal
Old Montreal
Jazz Festival
Comedy Festival
Old Port
Biodome
-Olympic Stadium & Tower
Some felt this was an underwhelming experience.
-Underground city

Shopping:

Hiking/Nature:
-Botanical Gardens
Beautiful gardens, great for a date on a nice day.

Nearby Cities:
Ottawa (2 hours)
Quebec City (3 hours)
Boston (5 hours)
Toronto (5 hours)
Niagara Falls (7 hours)
NYC (7 hours)

Eateries:

- Google map of all the restaurants and stores on the Montreal Kosher website here (probably missed some, saved to my drive to enable edits, so feel free to update accordingly)

Dairy:
-Pizza Pita - Decarie (@ Plamondon) Great hours (open until 11pm? 4am M"S)
Great food all around. There is something here for everyone. Pizza is good, but the real treats lie elsewhere. Poutine is a must as is the pizza eggroll/wrap. Felafel and veggie burger are some of the best in Western hemisphere. Great salad and ice cream bars as well. Has a drive-through.
514-731-7482,  6415 Decarie Blvd, Que, H3W 3E1 pizzapita.com

-Exception (Breakfast/Lunch) Queen Mary Rd.
Good breakfast menu. A bit pricey, but quality food. Delicious pizza

-Bistro Pizza Bar on Westminster

-District Bagel (Formerly Mount Royal Bagels) 709 Lucerne Rd.
 Authentic wood-oven bagels. Great flavors. Blueberry, cinnamon etc. Now available on Uber Eats

-Pizza Gourmetti on Victoria corner of Bourett

-Kosher Pizza Bar at Cavendish Mall in CSL

-Restaurant Mozart on Queen Mary

-Taty Pizza on Darlington

Sushi:
- Yakimono
Best kosher sushi, hands down. Nice ambiance for Montreal standards. Delicious french fries (order half regular and half sweet potato).
4210 Boulevard Décarie, Montréal, QC H4A 3K3 (514) 484-1515
http://www.yakimono.ca/

- Metsuyan Sushi
2113 Rue Saint Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1P1 (514) 744-2323
http://www.metsuyansushi.com/
Closed

-CHIYOKO Sushi Bar & Steakhouse
2113 Rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1P1
(514) 804-0581
https://www.chiyokosushi.com/

- Metsuyan Sushi Express at Cavendish Mall in CSL
Certified by MK

- Saizen Sushi on Decarie
Certified by MK

- Chanoch's Sushi on Darlington

Meat:
- Ernie & Ellie's (Chinese) Decarie Square Mall
Good Chinese food. They have a tasting menu (all you can eat style) once a week that some recommend.
Certified by MK

- Chops (upscale)
Good steakhouse

- Benny & Fils
4944 Queen Mary Rd, Montreal, QC H3W 1X3
(same owners as Chez Benny that closed)

- City Grill
5055 Queen Mary NEW!
Certified by MK

-Luzzatto At Ramada Plaza Glatt Kosher Fine Italian Cuisine
6445 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, QC H3W 3E1
http://luzzattorestaurant.com/
Certified by CK (A new hechsher)

-The BSTRO / La Renaissance Gourmet
5663-A avenue Royalmount, Mont-Royal, QC H4P 2P9 (Industrial Park)
(514) 731-1862
https://larenaissancegourmet.com
Certified by MK

- CHIYOKO Sushi Bar & Steakhouse
2113 Rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1P1
(514) 804-0581
https://www.chiyokosushi.com/
Certified by MK

-Deli 770
Comfy, kosher deli in a strip mall preparing sandwiches, charcuterie & salads to eat in or take out.
265 Alexis-Nihon Blvd, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 2A4
(514) 748-0770
Certified by Chabad of Montréal

- Jerusalem Express at Cavendish Mall

- Deli Boys (Sorsky's) at Cavendish Mall
Certified by MK

- Chez Benny (American/Israeli) Queen Mary Rd.
Fast food/cafeteria style. Delicious Shawarma.
Closed

- Kimly Kosher at Cavendish Mall Closed

- The Grill (American) Decarie & Plamondon in the Quality Hotel
Decent food, about what you would expect for something called "the grill"
Closed

-Mega Burger on Decarie Closed


Takeout:
- Deli365 (heimish takeout)
365 Bernard

- Oinegs (heimish takeout)
360 st viateur  Montreal, QC H2V4G9
(514) 277-3600

- Adar on Westminster

- Fooderie - Mid-Town (Formally Montreal Kosher) in Wilderton Shopping Center

- One Stop Kosher on Darlington

Bakeries/Others:
- Cheskies
The cheese muffins had an indescribably great flavor. The flaky cheese danish with confectioners sugar and large cheese florets were equally great. You really can’t go wrong with any of the other cheese baked goods.
359 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montréal, QC H2V 4H3
(514) 271-2253

- Westminster gourmet - Cote St. Luc

- Kosher Quality on Victoria corner of Bourret

- Montreal Kosher, three different locations with main branch on Victoria.

- Citi Cachere on Van Horne close to Victoria

- Mount Royal Bagel (Bagels) Jean Talon [See above District Bagel]

- Paradise Kosher in DDO (Bakery, Takeout, Meat - a mini market)

- Sprinklz Now changed to Glidaz under new management
Fun self-serve yogurt. Some Cholov Yisroel and Pareve choices. Charged by weight.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #690 on: November 16, 2018, 02:33:04 AM »
Is chezkys a good option for breakfast tomorrow?
All I need is some good coffee and cake.
Cheskies is a bakery, they have very good cakes especially the cheese products, (yes it’s better than Kleinbkats in Antwerp), & just simple machine coffee, they also make sandwiches, but no sitting place.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #691 on: November 16, 2018, 02:35:36 AM »
Cheskies is a bakery, they have very good cakes especially the cheese products, (yes it’s better than Kleinbkats in Antwerp), & just simple machine coffee, they also make sandwiches, but no sitting place.
will see about that. I happen to think kleinblatt is overrated, but it's definitely very good.

So will pass by for some cheese products and coffee, that works thanks
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #692 on: December 05, 2018, 10:59:52 PM »
I see 2 Yakimono Sushi places. One is the regular original one and the other one is an express booth in a store on Park Ave.

 Wanna stop by on way to airport, is the Express one that same quality as the regular store?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #693 on: December 05, 2018, 11:23:39 PM »
will see about that. I happen to think kleinblatt is overrated, but it's definitely very good.

So will pass by for some cheese products and coffee, that works thanks
Did you happen to try it?
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #694 on: December 06, 2018, 02:06:54 AM »
I see 2 Yakimono Sushi places. One is the regular original one and the other one is an express booth in a store on Park Ave.

 Wanna stop by on way to airport, is the Express one that same quality as the regular store?
No. It’s not like the original BTW Yakimono does deliveries.

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« Reply #695 on: December 27, 2018, 06:36:53 PM »
Updated the wiki, was very outdated ;)
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Anyone knows a Shomer Shabbos home inspector in Montreal area?
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #697 on: February 10, 2019, 02:07:00 PM »
Was in Pizza Gourmetti, food was amazing, all made on the spot and fresh. Prices are reasonable. The wait time wasn't long but it does take some time because all is made in house.

The garlic knots [garlic bread] had nothing to do with garlic but was nevertheless good.
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« Reply #698 on: February 10, 2019, 02:15:06 PM »
Was in Pizza Gourmetti, food was amazing, all made on the spot and fresh. Prices are reasonable. The wait time wasn't long but it does take some time because all is made in house.

The garlic nuts [garlic bread] had nothing to do with garlic but was nevertheless good.
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« Reply #699 on: February 10, 2019, 02:41:11 PM »
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #700 on: February 19, 2019, 10:53:53 PM »
Logistics Q:

AC LAX-YUL landing at 335 PM (rev ticket).
KL YUL-AMS-TLV departing at 650 PM (promo award ticket).
There is an interline agreement between AC and KL so they should be able to check the bags all the way through to TLV, but given the 2 diff airlines and a 13 hr layover in AMS, I'm thinking I may be better off retrieving bags in YUL and rechecking to minimize the chance of them getting lost. Any thoughts? Also I think I will most likely have to recheck in anyways to retrieve boarding passes in YUL. CSRs not giving me a straight answer.

Also, we would like to pick up some food over the layover in case our KSMLs don't make it aboard, also my kid has food allergies so I can't rely on their meals anyways (planning to bring some shelf stable stuff as a backup but I'd rather have fresh food if I can swing it.

We were thinking of getting pizza pita delivered to YUL- it seems like it's pretty close- or if they wont deliver, just getting it Ubered. But then Cheskies looks really good, and it would be perfect for breakfast when we land in AMS since there arent really breakfast places. And I dont want to spend the whole layover shlepping out to the kosher areas (definitely going to Sal Meijer for lunch). But cheskies doesnt really have a menu, and I feel like it would be easier to see what they have there rather than just ordering over the phone.

Would getting an uber at YUL then driving to cheskies and pizza pita then back to YUL be feasible in my time frame, especially if I have to recheck bags? I would uber alone and leave my wife and kid at the airport, it would definitely take too long if I have to start dealing with the carseat. Or just get one uber driver to do both pickups then drive to YUL? Or two separate orders, two separate uber drivers?
We all have global entry/precheck/flying in business so priority boarding, so that should make it quicker to get past security.
But I've only ever transited through Canada, never left the airport so not sure how lunch border patrol etc takes.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #701 on: February 19, 2019, 11:35:23 PM »
Rechecking the bags is unlikely to help. Once the tags are on it they're on it. Should be able to get all boarding passes in LGA but depends on the individual check in agent competency levels.

I don't think you'll have any shortage of time in YUL if you land on time, just wondering why schlep from the airport when the food won't be any fresher than whatever you can pick up in NYC before.

One thing is for sure, there is no good breakfast in Amsterdam
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #702 on: February 19, 2019, 11:38:31 PM »
Rechecking the bags is unlikely to help. Once the tags are on it they're on it. Should be able to get all boarding passes in LGA but depends on the individual check in agent competency levels.

I don't think you'll have any shortage of time in YUL if you land on time, just wondering why schlep from the airport when the food won't be any fresher than whatever you can pick up in NYC before.

One thing is for sure, there is no good breakfast in Amsterdam
LAX, not LGA. So food would be fresher if we order when were there.And I wanted to try new food, heard good things about pizza pita/cheskies.

About the bags, I would just have them tag them to YUL, and then recheck them in YUL tagging to AMS-TLV. Unless we just check them all the way thru.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #703 on: February 20, 2019, 12:40:29 AM »
Logistics Q:

AC LAX-YUL landing at 335 PM (rev ticket).
KL YUL-AMS-TLV departing at 650 PM (promo award ticket).

There is an interline agreement between AC and KL so they should be able to check the bags all the way through to TLV, but given the 2 diff airlines and a 13 hr layover in AMS, I'm thinking I may be better off retrieving bags in YUL and rechecking to minimize the chance of them getting lost. Any thoughts? Also I think I will most likely have to recheck in anyways to retrieve boarding passes in YUL. CSRs not giving me a straight answer.

Also, we would like to pick up some food over the layover in case our KSMLs don't make it aboard, also my kid has food allergies so I can't rely on their meals anyways (planning to bring some shelf stable stuff as a backup but I'd rather have fresh food if I can swing it.

We were thinking of getting pizza pita delivered to YUL- it seems like it's pretty close- or if they wont deliver, just getting it Ubered. But then Cheskies looks really good, and it would be perfect for breakfast when we land in AMS since there arent really breakfast places. And I dont want to spend the whole layover shlepping out to the kosher areas (definitely going to Sal Meijer for lunch). But cheskies doesnt really have a menu, and I feel like it would be easier to see what they have there rather than just ordering over the phone.

Would getting an uber at YUL then driving to cheskies and pizza pita then back to YUL be feasible in my time frame, especially if I have to recheck bags? I would uber alone and leave my wife and kid at the airport, it would definitely take too long if I have to start dealing with the carseat. Or just get one uber driver to do both pickups then drive to YUL? Or two separate orders, two separate uber drivers?
We all have global entry/precheck/flying in business so priority boarding, so that should make it quicker to get past security.
But I've only ever transited through Canada, never left the airport so not sure how lunch border patrol etc takes.

1. Afternoon there’s a lot of traffic going into the city, it will be very tight for you to go alone, rather order ubereat as soon as you land.

2. Either way you have to collect your luggage and go through customs before dropping them off at the connecting belt.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #704 on: February 20, 2019, 09:04:01 AM »
Logistics Q:

AC LAX-YUL landing at 335 PM (rev ticket).
KL YUL-AMS-TLV departing at 650 PM (promo award ticket).
There is an interline agreement between AC and KL so they should be able to check the bags all the way through to TLV, but given the 2 diff airlines and a 13 hr layover in AMS, I'm thinking I may be better off retrieving bags in YUL and rechecking to minimize the chance of them getting lost. Any thoughts? Also I think I will most likely have to recheck in anyways to retrieve boarding passes in YUL. CSRs not giving me a straight answer.

Also, we would like to pick up some food over the layover in case our KSMLs don't make it aboard, also my kid has food allergies so I can't rely on their meals anyways (planning to bring some shelf stable stuff as a backup but I'd rather have fresh food if I can swing it.

We were thinking of getting pizza pita delivered to YUL- it seems like it's pretty close- or if they wont deliver, just getting it Ubered. But then Cheskies looks really good, and it would be perfect for breakfast when we land in AMS since there arent really breakfast places. And I dont want to spend the whole layover shlepping out to the kosher areas (definitely going to Sal Meijer for lunch). But cheskies doesnt really have a menu, and I feel like it would be easier to see what they have there rather than just ordering over the phone.

Would getting an uber at YUL then driving to cheskies and pizza pita then back to YUL be feasible in my time frame, especially if I have to recheck bags? I would uber alone and leave my wife and kid at the airport, it would definitely take too long if I have to start dealing with the carseat. Or just get one uber driver to do both pickups then drive to YUL? Or two separate orders, two separate uber drivers?
We all have global entry/precheck/flying in business so priority boarding, so that should make it quicker to get past security.
But I've only ever transited through Canada, never left the airport so not sure how lunch border patrol etc takes.

Impossible to do- too much traffic in the afternoon. You probably won't even have enough time to go to the kosher bakeries in Dollard des Ormeaux (community close to the airport) to get food. Perhaps have those bakeries uber food to the airport. Cheskies will have to wait until your next visit