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“This could be the largest indoor/outdoor market in North America”
Review of Jean-Talon Market

Jean-Talon Market
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US$85.02*
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Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal
Ranked #7 of 418 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

The first place to visit in Montreal is only about 5 minutes (4 blocks) from the Jean-Talon metro stop in Little Italy - The Marche Jean-Talon. It is bordered by 4 city blocks: Rue Jean-Talon, Ave Henri-Julien, Ave Mozart and Ave Casgrain. This outdoor market, surrounded by permanent stores, is best in the warmer months, when flowers, plants, fruits, vegetables and food vendors are most numerous. Other than the selection of boothes specializing in fish, meats, local products, our favorite spots: Premiere Moisson, Sushi Shop and La Fromagerie Hamel. Other food-related shops: a bookstore, gift shop, kitchen store, and Quebecois products store. Whether snacking & sampling as you make your way around the market, or buying food to prepare & enjoy back in your own kitchen, you can't go wrong here. [ we like to stay at the Youth Hostel, where there is a fully-equipped kitchen] Ammenities include: underground parking, clean bathrooms, nearby shops, restaurants and the attractions of Little Italy. We go to the market every visit to Montreal - January or June, it's super.

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Reviewed 24 July 2011

The Jean Talon market is filled with wonderful choices of fruits,vegetables, flowers, pastries and many other treats that one might find at a world class market. In particular, we found our best meal at the fish market Aqua Mare. The fresh fish and chips were so good that after having other fine meals,we decided to return, as this place was the best food we had sampled in Montreal. When we retuned, we arrived near closing time, but Christopher, a gentleman who works there, accommodated us with another wonderful meal after we told him of our return visit, and how much we enjoyed their fresh food. It was a highlight of our vacation. Again, highly recommended!

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Reviewed 8 July 2011

I went there and bought large cans of maple syrup for $6. The other market called at water apperas to be a gourmet(tourist trap) market. The prices at this market were much better than the US markets.

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Reviewed 5 July 2011

Great food, great prices, and yummy banana strawberry chocolate crepes.

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Reviewed 24 April 2011

Even for those who don't have intention to cook (like me), this market is well worth a visit. Besides a wide variety of fresh produce, meat, cheeses and etc, this is a great place to have a meal or snack.

There are several places to sell hearty meals, sandwiches and fries, as well as a cafe and a branch of a bakery chain (Au Pain Dore?).

Here are some of my recommendations:
An outdoor "frites" stand: the seasoning was just perfect. A local recommended me to try "Brit and Chips" located in the downtown, but I reckon the Jean Talon market's frites are much much much better.
Patisserie Wawel: their prune and apricot filled doughnuts are GREAT!!!
Havre aux Glaces: arguably best ice cream in the town. made with fresh and high quality ingredients.
Le Ryad: baklava and other middle eastern delights. Simply fenomenal.

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