Schwartz’s is a Montreal Landmark and with good reason; the smoked meat is unrivaled anywhere else in the world, yes the world. It’s no surprise that whatever the time of day, the line goes way out the door, sometimes even around the corner – it’s just that good. This Jewish Delicatessen is small in size, and often crammed to the point of driving claustrophobics up the wall, but that’s part of its charm. If you’re lucky grab a table, if not get it to go, never leave the premises without smoked meat in hand.
My usual order is a hearty stack of Medium-Fat, luscious pink, smoked meat sandwiched between two pieces of mustard-slathered rye bread; it’s amazingly good. The smoked brisket is rich in flavor, incredibly moist and kind of melts in your mouth. Simply put, there’s nothing else like it. Make sure to order a side of greasy fries, a sour pickle and a black cherry cola – they totally add to the experience. Seriously, if you think you know smoked meat having never been to Schwartz’s, you don’t know what you’re talking about. NO ONE does smoked meat like they do.
N.B. Cash Only
3895 blvd Saint-Laurent | map