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Jean-Talon Market, Montreal

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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4.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
Roam the stalls of Jean-Talon Market, a farmers market in the Little Italy district of Quebec's largest city. Named after Jean Talon, the first intendant of New France, the market opened in 1933 and has since become a focal point of the neighborhood. Wander the rows of open air-stalls filled with colorful fruits, vegetables, fresh meat, and seafood. Sample local snacks or baked goods, visit gourmet stores for some artisan cheeses and wine, or get a hot cup of coffee to sample as you explore. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Jean-Talon Market and many more Montreal attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Montreal trip itinerary maker.
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  • Great market for the visit with the whole family - very high quality local products, lunch on site and enjoy the atmosphere of this place alive and colorful! Great pleasure!
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  • I had heard many things about this market and didn't think that it could possibly be true. Having come from New York City and living in the Northeast country for a few months I was ready to be somewha...  read more »
  • Great variety or proprieters from vegetables, fruits, plants, prepared foods, meats, seafood, cheeses, pastries.....on and on. Had a hard time making up my mind where to eat but settled on a Crepe sho...  read more »
  • I always stop by the marché when I visit Montreal. Their fresh produce area is Beautiful! So much variety. Lots of great shops and food stalls with in the market and surrounding area. The huitre, fruits, breads and pastries are super fresh. Must Visit. I can spend the whole day here.
  • There is so many good things to say about the Jean Talon Farmer's Market. It beats out the Atwater Market in so many regards. The shops are decent, there are samples of fresh fruit from many vendors and the prices are on par with what you would find at farmer's markets. You are also supporting local businesses which is definitely a plus in my books. Remember to bring cash, but if not, there are ATMs on premises.
  • WOW what a market! There is so much to enjoy here from tons of beautiful, fresh produce (with lots to sample) to many vendors with prepared foods, frozen foods, and fresh foods, to service vendors preparing fresh-cooked dishes. There's ample parking beneath and around. We got there early and ate a nice breakfast from the crepe vendor who used a good buckwheat batter. Then we ate Italian plums and large apricots (we had to wash them in the restroom, but the public bathrooms were very clean). There was lots of tables for sitting to eat in the cool morning breeze. Then we picked up some incredible saumonsciutto (smoked lox) from a fish monger, lots of cured meats that the vendor house-cured, fresh baguette, tomato--topped focaccia (huge and inexpensive), maple-fruit jam, lots more fruit, and more. We kept nibbling, buying, nibbling, buying. We ended up staying several hours. Then we ate more of what bought for lunch. One of my favorites was a date pastry from the middle eastern stand (I think it was named "Ryad"). Our least favorite was an egg custard tart, it was just so-so.
  • El mercado mas lindo de Montreal, riquisimas frutas y verduras, coloridas, organicas, maravillosas. Buenisimos quesos, embutidos, pescados y helados! A must go!
  • Great fresh produce market! Even my husband, who usually drags his feet shopping, wanted to come back here again. The smells are divine, and lots of vendors offer samples to further entice you. Prices are cheaper than supermarket for fruit and vegetables, not so much for fish, meat and cheese- but the selection still makes it a great place to shop for those latter items. Try to come here in the morning, as we found some fruit produce goes a little off by the end of the day and many vendors hide bad fruit at the bottom of the punnets below nice looking fruit
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