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the oldest grocery store in North America

This is a destination -- not just for the history and distinction but because it's a fun and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great place for unique local items!

We have been here on a couple of our Québec trips and always look forward to exploring the deep... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Ottawa, Canada
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An old grocery store in operation since 1871.
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699 Rue Saint Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1P7, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-522-0685
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a destination -- not just for the history and distinction but because it's a fun and happening place. It's a wonderful little grocery and novelty store to stop by and spend some time looking at the products, new and old. You will find...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

We have been here on a couple of our Québec trips and always look forward to exploring the deep recesses of this epicerie that takes one back in time to the days of general stores run by families, not massive faceless corporations. We usually leave...More

Thank OttawaBri
Reviewed 6 July 2018

My receipt identified the store as " Maison Jean Alfred Moisan," so I posted my review under that name. It is the same shop. After you decide how many grams of Prosciutto for the clerk to slice from the Italian hunk of meat, order twice...More

1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We walked here from Chateau Frontenac which was kind of a longer walk outside the walled part of the city. It was worth the walking however! This store has lots of unique items you would not find anywhere else. We purchased soaps, jellies, chocolates and...More

2  Thank AmosG43
Reviewed 14 June 2018

As well as being a unique grocery store this is also a fantastic bed and breakfast! The rooms were small but comfortable and the breakfast was amazing. The owner was also very friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend.

1  Thank AliceWalker3337
Reviewed 11 June 2018

I could have stayed here forever. So much variety. Spices, herbs, teas, coffee, mustards, olives, candy, chocolate, etc. If you like to cook and like to make or try new things this is your place. I was in the city for 4 days and I...More

1  Thank lem9579
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We stayed on rue Saint-Jean , not too far away from this store and it is charming. It is the oldest continually operating grocery in all of North america. There are original display cases, ceiling and wood work giving it an old world charm second...More

1  Thank jer b
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is a must-stop if you’re in the area! The variety and quality of their products is awesome. They seemed to have something of everything. There were beautiful cheeses, teas, coffees, maple products, spices (including saffron behind the counter), mustards, preserves, meats, crackers, cookies and...More

Thank NieSam
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This epicerie is a must go in Quebec City. We had a very good French-style breakfast while being surrounded by history. The establishment is there sine 1871 and the original style is still well preserved. Besides, the epicerie sells a great variety of good-quality (local...More

1  Thank LasMarta
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed stopping in as we walked thru old Quebec City. This part of town felt more genuine as compared to the area immediately surrounding the Frontenac. Charming from the outside and a gourmet grocer inside. A unique place to visit. We didn't buy anything...More

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Bonjour. I will be returning to Quebec City in two weeks to do a self-tour (walking tour) both within the fortification walls and outside of them. I love the St-Jean-Baptiste quartier -- which is how I stumbled upon your wonderful epicerie: J.A. Moisan. For this coming trip, I would like to spend more time in your store browsing so that I don't feel rushed and leave with only the purchase of a tote bag. I love preserves, wine, cheese and nuts. So ... May I ask your hours during the week, as I will be arriving late at night on a Sunday and then planning to walk distances beginning on Monday morning? I am hoping that your store is open early in case it closes by 6 p.m., at which time I'll be having supper in town or at the hotel (one hotel in la Basse-Ville, the other hotel in l'Haute-Ville). I will be in Quebec City for five full days, so this time I don't want to miss the chance to purchase some delicious foods and wine from your epicerie. And I just might buy another J.A. Moisan tote bag, as I have worn out the one that I purchased in 2015. Thank you for your time, and I am looking forward to reading your reply as well as the responses of past visitors. I think that there is time for me to receive replies before my trip begins. Merci encore. (Or is it "Encore merci.")
30 October 2017|
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Response from Renate S | Reviewed this property |
I am was a visitor as you are but I believe the store is open 830am to 7pm. absolutely wonderful