A smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz’s Deli
Schwartz’s may well be the most famous feature of Montreal’s foodie scene. Line-ups for this iconic deli on Boulevard St Laurent can reach longer than a couple of blocks on any given day, but the wait usually isn’t too long given its no-frills dining experience. The main dish here is a classic smoked-meat sandwich with a side of fries, a pickle and a black cherry soda. Schwartz’s has a retro vibe, and the deli boasts an 80-year-old, celebrity-endorsed history of being a beloved city landmark.