Every time I go by Schwartz’s Deli, there is a lineup! So, I won’t suggest you go there if you’re in a rush, or to take a quick break from shopping in Le Plateau.
However, the queues of people standing outside, even in -30 degree weather, is obviously a testament to this renowned 80 year- old establishment. If you have the time and you love smoked meat, this is an experience not to be missed!
Suggestion: If you don’t want to lineup, try the off-hours: not lunch or dinner, but late afternoon in the week and later at night. Don’t eat it too lean – Yummy!
FYI: They even made a musical about Schwartz’s and it was recently purchased by Céline and René (Yes – that would be Dion and Angélil)!