A trip to Montreal - Part 7: Schwartz's delicatessen! | I just want to eat!

Friday, May 17, 2013

A trip to Montreal - Part 7: Schwartz's delicatessen!

Image of Schwartz's delicatessen in Montreal, Canada

On Sunday, after visiting the Fine Arts Museum, we decided to got eat Rue Saint-Laurent. We noticed some delicatessens the last time we walked there and decided to go there to have some good deli sandwiches. We ended up at Schwartz's, located boulevard Saint Laurent.
Image of Schwartz's delicatessen in Montreal, Canada

The place has been opened since 1928 and reminded me of Katz's in many ways, although Schwartz's is much smaller and the staff is courteous...
Image of Schwartz's delicatessen in Montreal, Canada

The place was packed and we had two choices: try to get a table at the restaurant or go to the takeout section. We tried the restaurant and got lucky to be seated right away! We had to share a table with other patrons. Over there, the menu is on the wall only. Interestingly, the menu is small and if you are vegetarian, your choices are limited to fries, slaw and pickles...

Contrary to most of the delis in New York, they do not bring you pickles or slaw: you pay for it! So did we...
Image of pickle at Schwartz's delicatessen in Montreal, Canada

We decided to order two sandwiches:

The salami sandwich:
Image of salami sandwich at Schwartz's delicatessen in Montreal, Canada

The smoked meat sandwich:
Image of pastrami or smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz's delicatessen in Montreal, Canada

Smoked meat is what we call pastrami in the US. You can order it lean, medium (our choice) or fatty. It was very good, tender, with just enough fat in it.
image of pastrami or smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz's delicatessen in Montreal, Canada

The salami sandwich was also delicious with a nice quantity of meat for sure! As people come and sometimes share, they impose a small fee:
image of Schwartz's delicatessen in Montreal, Canada


With her meal, Jodi ordered a black cherry soda.
Image of Black cherry drink at Schwartz's delicatessen in Montreal, Canada

At the end, they gave us our bill and we had to pay at the cashier, cash. So no fear of losing a ticket like at Katz's!
Image of Schwartz's delicatessen in Montreal, Canada

It was good and comforting. The atmosphere definitely reminded us of Katz's, but I thought it was much better. 

Enjoy (I did)!

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