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Mar 1, 2011 03:56 AM

Kosher "Smoked Meat" in Montreal?

I recently read David Sax's book "Save the Deli" which was a good read though I am saddened by so many of what he considers to be the best delis being blatantly treif. I winced when one deli owner described his process of making kashe varnishkes which began by sauteeing the kashe in butter and shmaltz.

But I was intrigued by his descriptions of "smoked meat" in Montreal. Sadly, the most famous smoked meat place, Schwartz's, is not kosher. We are going to be in Montreal for a few days in late June and I was wondering if anyone knew of a kosher deli or restaurant with smoked meat. We will have a car and are willing to drive anywhere within reason in the Montreal metro area; we'll be staying in the Chinatown neighborhood.

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  1. I do not think you will have an issue finding smoked meat - smoked meat in Canada is like corned beef here - check out and search for Montreal.

    BTW Aarons is now selling smokedmeat in the US - I was able to get it here in chicago at the Jewel in Evanston- it was very good

    1. I was there in 2009 (if you search this board for "Montreal" you'll see my series of reviews from that trip), and had a good smoked-meat sandwich at the then-newly-opened Chez Papa Ernie.

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