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Schwartz’s Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen


I was in Montreal for a recording session this weekend and went to Schwartz’s Deli late on Friday night.

I ordered a pickle, French fries, a fatty Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich and a black cherry soda. Here are some photos:

Schwartz’s Take Out
Pickle & French Fries
Charcuterie Hebraique de Montréal Inc.
Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich
Front Window at Schwartz’s
Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich
Smoked Turkey at Schwartz’s
Montreal Smoked Meat at Schwartz’s

After hearing a lot of hype about how great Schwartz’s is, my first impression was not a very good one – I was surprised at how dirty and run down the place was. Sure, they get a lot of traffic and it’s hard to keep floors clean in the winter, plus they’ve been open for more than eighty years and have a long history, I get it. But still, I’ve walked out of Chinese restaurants for not being clean, and Schwartz’s was way past my threshold of what I consider acceptable…

Nevertheless, the Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich (fatty) was really good and the service was pleasant and efficient.

Overall Rating: 3½ stars

Schwartz’s Deli
3895 Saint-Laurent Boulevard
Montreal, QC
+1 (514) 842-4813

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