Montreal Food Trudge, Part Two: Snowdon Deli, Brasserie T, Laloux, and Beyond


The “medium-fatty” smoked meat at Snowdon Deli is light years different from the smoked meat at Schwartz’s.

I traipsed through the snow in Montreal a couple of weeks ago to bring you yesterday’s food trudge, which included Au Pied de Cochon, La Binerie Mont Royal, and two competing bagel shops, St.-Viateur and Fairmount. Today we pursue more of the city’s iconic eats, illustrating the piece on the Montreal-New York connection that appeared in this week’s print edition of the Voice.

The exterior of Snowdon Deli — located on the west side of Montreal — is engagingly shabby …

Snowdon’s killer fries.

“Dinde fume”: the excellent smoked turkey breast sandwich.


The selection of sausages at the Atwater Market is vast.

Poutine, as served at McDonald’s.

The smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz’s.

The exterior of Schwartz’s, the “Hebrew Charcuterie.”

A pie at Pizzeria Napolitana, near the Jean-Talon market.

The ornate interior of La Croissanterie Figaro, in Mile End.

The fabled almond croissant.


Normand Laprise’s new Brasserie T.

The “Montreal sausage” at Brasserie T is scrumptious and porky.

The local lake pickerel with seasonal vegetables at Laloux.

View of Mile End, Mont-Royal in the background.

Royal Sous-Marin (“Royal Submarine”) specializes in American subs.

Apartment building with Star of David motif, Mile End.

A typical Montreal “casse-croute” (we’d call it a greasy spoon) lists its working-class specialties on the window.