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Jean Talon Market

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Jean Talon Market

I read about this place on another travel site and wanted to get some feedback on here. I understand you can 'eat' your way through it. Where would be the best place to park near here?

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1. Re: Jean Talon Market

There is a Parking on site, but busy during the week end. You can fin street parking around. There is also a subway station nearby (jean talon).

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2. Re: Jean Talon Market

Eat your way is a bit too much but you will have many bites of tomatoes, cucumbers, melons and other summer bounty foods but don't really count on that to feed you for lunch! But the great thing is that there are so many things that you can also order around, form Québec artisan cheeses to Belgian fries (yes Belgian, not French).

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There are indeed many samples. It probably wont fill you up since it's mostly vegetables and fruit (need protein!). However, many of the stands sell ready-to-eat foods and snacks. William J. Walker, who sells gourmet sausages, can cook them for you and make it into a hot dog.

As for getting there, it's as Platipus says. You can either find parking around in the small streets (but read the parking signs carefully) or park on site ($$). The most hassle-free is to go by Metro.

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4. Re: Jean Talon Market

Yup, if you are already in Mtl and your car parked I would really go by métro, particularly in your case where you don't intend to buy so much grocery around.

The market proper is about 2 blocks by 2 blocks of mostly outddor, under canopies stands but you also have many shops lined on the north and south side. Cheese shops are mostly on the north side, try Fromagerie Hamel, while there is a mix on the south side with some very nice sellers of exotic produces, try visit Chez Louis and also the all Qc products, with a lot of samples Marché des Saveurs.

If you are a real foodie then you should also walk outside of the market, to Saint-Laurent Blvd and visit Milano which is a huge Italian specialty grocery store an, on the way, stop at Quincaillerie Dante for special Italian culinary hardware, like mezzaluna or pasta machine.

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Le Petit Alep is right near the market. Good Syrian food.

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Great pizza at chez motta nearby

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And a fabulous open maple pie pie at Fournée de l'érable, near Ryad and the ATM. Worth more than every penny.

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8. Re: Jean Talon Market

Is the market open during the week? Around noon? Also, how do you get there from the metro station. Thanks!

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Is the market open during the week? Around noon? Also, how do you get there from the metro station. Thanks!

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10. Re: Jean Talon Market

Everyday until 6PM. Jean-Talon metro station, it's two blocks.