We had a weekend where we wanted smoked meat sandwiches and we ventured to pretty much downtown at a place called Grumans. There wasn’t really parking outside so you do need to find street parking, which isn’t bad on weekends!
Once we got parked, we waited for a bit for a table as this place is quite popular! We knew you could order Jewish food here, so we decided to try their Chicken Matzo Soup to start with. It’s a delicious clear yet flavourful chicken broth with a dumpling! This actually was much more interesting than it looked!
As this was lunch, I wanted something a bit more hearty, with smoked meat. I decided I was going for the Grumans Reuben Sandwich and it was an excellent choice! The sandwich was perfectly toasted rye bread, with generous amount of smoked meat, topped with some sauerkraut and Swiss cheese. The menu does state there’s Russian Dressing on it, and I couldn’t tell what that was!?
My other half loves Shepherds Pies and smoked meat.. and when they came together on the menu – he knew immediately what he wanted! He ordered the Smoked Meat Shepherds Pie, it came in a dish with perfectly piped and roasted mashed potatoes. Inside was packed with Montreal smoked meat, carrots, onions and corn. A very hearty and delicious dish!
The experience here was amazing once we got inside! As mentioned, parking is tricky but it’s well worth the fight and battle! The food is made with so much love and you can see it in the servers eyes when they talk about their food. This is a place to take anyone!
Grumans Catering and Deli
230 – 11 Ave SE,
We were wanting to have some smoked meat sandwiches, and we’ve been meaning to go to Myhre’s Deli and so we made our way over here right at their opening. We were assuming it would be as busy as Galaxie Diner next door, but thankfully it wasn’t as bad at the time we got there!
Once we got in, we thought we had to order at the front. Turns out, if you wanted to dine in, you can actually just sit down and there will be table side service which was convenient! There were a lot of people who did take-out, which would have been amazing too. We really like dining in whenever possible as we believe it tastes best fresh!
I ordered their Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich and I got mine in a special – it was still 7oz of juicy smoked meat! The smoked meat was amazing, and the entire meal was fantastic! It was a great special as it came with a drink as well. The serving size was massive!
The other sandwich we decided to try was their Montreal Classic Sandwich which is like my sandwich with lettuce, onions, tomato and mayo. It was more refreshing than my sandwich, but it was still amazing tasting!
Not knowing how large these sandwiches were, we also ordered a Smoked Meat Poutine and was awesome! It was really large, but the meat was fantastic. Freshly fried french fries topped with their fantastic meat, covered in cheese curds and gravy! There’s really not much that can top this for perfection!
Overall, this place was amazing! The portions sizes are massive and tasted amazing. The meat was tender and juicy and their smoked meat tastes great alone or with other items. We really had a great morning here and will be back for more goodness!
1411 11 St SW
I have always loved diners, and when I heard there was one I haven’t been to before, I knew I had to go there as soon as I can. This is near the beltline, in a residential area – but down this street is historic looking and full of food venues. Once I saw the “diner” sign, I knew I found the place – and I was right!
I sat down and was greeted immediately. I ordered a cup of hot chocolate, and it came in a large mug – which I really liked. It stayed warm for a long time as well, and it was quite tasty.
For the meal, I actually ordered the Galaxie French Toast and it looked delicious. To make it better, it taste even better! It’s a plate with 2 delicious pieces of French Toast with toasted coconut, then topped with grilled banana. This breakfast is really a great treat!
My husband ordered the most delicious breakfast of all! I have never had a better Montreal Smoked Meat Hash yet. This fantastic breakfast has tons of smoked meat mixed with their delicious hashbrown, garlicky mushrooms, sauteed onions, banana peppers and cheese, topped with eggs and toast. I love how this plate of hash has a nice heat (kick) and it’s very memorable.
Overall, this place is a cute little place that does fill up quite quickly. It’s worth the wait if you’re a tad late and they do turn tables really quickly. The food tastes so delicious that you just gobble it up quickly! I will be back here again before some other locations!
1413 11 St SW