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Staff Picks: Essential Lunch Spots During Your Class Trip

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 @ 02:32 PM


If there’s one this we all have in common at Jumpstreet Tours, it’s that we’ve spent a lot of time in the destinations that we offer for school trips.

If there’s another thing that we all have in common, it’s that we love a good lunch!

Here are our must-have lunches to seek out during your class trip. We hope that you find inspiration for your next educational tour with us, or even for your next personal vacation!

Teachers enjoying street food during their Jumpstreet Tours class trip to Europe

"When I'm leading student tours to New York City, I need at least one slice of pizza! I always go to Brooklyn, either to Vinnie's or Roberta's. There's nothing quite like walking around Williamsburg with a slice of wood-stove pizza in hand." - Andreanne, Tour Leader

"When I'm in Montreal, I love walking around Jean Talon Market. You can cover every corner of the globe in one meal: an empanada from Resto le Tartarin, a traditional French platter from Crêperie du Marché, and I always make room for the Turkish baklava at Le Ryad!" - Catherine, Tour Consultant

"It's not in every restaurant that I'd be willing to wait an hour for my meal, but when I have the time during a class trip to Chicago I will happily wait for a deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati's. It's easily the best in the city!" - Joad, Tour Leader Coordinator

"Quebec City is filled with amazing cafés. I particularly like the ones that are hidden on small cobblestone streets. There is one however, which is found on a main street in Old Quebec City, which I can’t help but go to every time I am in town: Café Paillard. It is a wonderful place to grab a fresh sandwich and soup followed by a coffee and pastry for dessert. I could sit there for hours listening to the accordion player, and watch as people come in and out, picking up fresh baguettes." - Livia, Tour Consultant

Café Paillard, photographed during a Jumpstreet Tours class trip to Quebec

"For me, the best pizza in Montreal is Pizzeria Dei Campari in the Latin Quarter. I could spend hours watching them work with their wood-burning oven." - Josée, Tour Coordinator

"Having just spend some time with a student group in Berlin, Germany, I have discovered THE street food that will make even the most stubborn student traveller salivate. Allow me to introduce you to currywurst! Simply put, it's succulent sausage sautéed in a rich curried tomato sauce. Add to that some fries and mayonnaise and your taste buds will love you for life! A must-have while walking through Kollwitzplatz Market." - Alexis, Tour Consultant

“I was a Tour Leader for six years, and I could write an essay about my favourite lunch spots while leading school trips to Quebec and Montreal, but the one lunch that truly stands out is from Plymouth, when I ran a Boston student trip. It’s possible that I’ve had better lobster rolls in my life, but food is as much about circumstance as it is flavor. So the one I had at Wood’s, on the shore of Cape Cod Bay – salt in the air, sun on my face, students all buzzing after their whale-watching activity – will go down as the best ever.” - Michael, Marketing Director

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Montreal, New York City, Boston, Quebec City, Food, Trip-Planning Resources, Germany, Chicago