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Jean-Talon Market

7075 Casgrain Ave | This is not a flea market its a year round fresh produce market, Montreal, Quebec H2S 3A3, Canada
1 514 277 1588
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Ranked #2 of 57 shopping in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Traveler Description: It is a European farm market with a few permanent stands for fully-cooked food or take out. Get there early to avoid the crowds and bring your... more »
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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were here on a Saturday morning and it definitely did not disappoint! It was crowded with lots of people on their morning off, but definitely lots to see. Beautiful produce displays. Lots of cheese counters offering tastes of their wares (my friend tried a raw goat cheese that she said "tasted like I licked a goat.") as well as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Words cannot express how much fun it is to explore the market. We visit here every trip to Montreal. It's the best place to eat lunch. Easy to find crepes, Italian treats. Spend as much or as little as you want. The selection is incredible. Explore the "little Italy" neighborhood close to the market too, and don't miss the Alati-Caserta... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Being from France, I really enjoy a good food market. Living in England, I don't get to see so many nice ones any more. When we visited Montreal last september, I was told to have a look at Jean Talon market and really am not disappointed. I just dream of having the same market next door to my house. The... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

When visiting Montreal you have to stop by the Jean Talon Market to see what they have to offer. My friend showed me so many different spots and I tried all the samples I could without being overwhelmed. I was like a kid in a candy store, the organic apple juice I purchased there was so good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Lots of fresh food and produce, not many places which had hot food for you to enjoy on the spot. This would have been a great place to shop for fruit and veg (they looked fantastic!) had we not been staying in a hotel. The cheese stalls were amazing! Prices were great and we bought some maple syrup, nuts and... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

A trip to Montreal is never complete without a stop at this market. It's a sheer delight to see all the wonderful offerings. Fruits, vegetables, flowers, pastries: all are displayed beautifully and samples abound. We love the middle eastern pastries that are fresh and delectable. Weekends are best but this trip we saw the market midweek. Although not as brimming... More

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White Rock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I love coming to Marché Jean Talon... Especially during the summer, but anytime is great. The market has such a great vibe and great food merchants. There's a great cheese shop, a butcher, etc... I could spend hours there because there's a couple of really nice coffee places and places where you pick up a nice desert. Parking rates are... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Definitely stop by, but it's a better place for locals than for tourists in my opinion. If you go visit, stop for lunch at Pizza Motta a few steps away from Jean-Talon. Now that is worth the distance.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I went to this market based on reviews that it was the largest market in North America and that there were tons of stands where we could get lunch. It's a little out of the way, so I was pretty disappointed when we got there and it was most empty and almost all the vendors were selling vegetables. Basically a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

As a tourist and have been in other farmers markets around the world, this market (marché) wasn't up to expectations. For certain, lots of fruits and vegetables stalls. There are other stalls and many eateries within the Market an on the perimeter of the market. I just didn't find a lot of interest in the market and too much duplication.

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