Situated in the pretty Outremont neighborhood in Montreal for more than 60 years, Lester’s Deli is a staple for great smoke meat. When you walk into this place, time seems to have stood still… in a good way. Almost everything looks like it’s original, the walls are covered with little antiques and laminated newspaper articles. It has remained a very quaint old-style deli where many of the locals flock to for a quick lunch or supper.
Lester’s offers a wide range of menu items such as the iconic smoke meat sandwiches (most popular!), deli club sandwiches, dill pickles, hot dogs, hamburgers along with drinks such as Stewarts Old Fashioned (black cherry, root beer, key lime, orange cream, cream soda) or beer… Top it off with their delicious towering cheese cake and you can’t go wrong!
There’s always a competition in the city as to who has the best smoked meat… Lester’s is one of the top 3 in my books. You won’t be disappointed. While in this areas, I recommend strolling up and down Bernard Avenue and visit the various little boutiques and shops.