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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 #1 of 72 Shopping in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Because they had so much tasty looking food!! We were looking for something to kill time before dinner and so hopped the orange line from downtown to Jean Talon Station. We popped out and were a little confused that there was no market. It turns out it's not right at the station, once you exit you have to walk southwest... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Larger than Atwater Market, Jean Talon reminds me of Borough Market in London (UK). A combination of stalls, with lots of local seasonal produce, but also on an Sunday morning in Autumn full of folks eating brunch and drinking coffee.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

From colorful flowers to gourmet meats and cheeses to fresh pasta and vegetables, Jean-Talon has it all. Prices here are cheaper than the supermarkets in the city and produce far fresher. Even if you've not been tempted into buying any of the fresh produce, the market makes for all kinds of pretty photo opportunities. Wandering around the market also a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Asians can give this a miss as it is no different from our open air vegetable and fruit markets in Asia. It's cleaner, the fruits and vegetables are colourful and better displayed, but that's about it. Do not bother making a trip all the way there for it. But if you are in the vicinity, it's nice to pop by... More

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Veigne, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The market is mainly for fresh fruit, although there are quite a few other products as well. Attractively laid out; produce is extremely well presented and, in several stores, there are small samples to taste. No problem taking photos. There are several small restaurants and food stands so this would be a good place for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

I love the market in Cleveland, so I had to check this place out. I was not disappointed. Everyone I met was very friendly and happy to answer questions. I was able to snap some colorful photos of the produce and plants. The vendors had numerous samples to try. I would recommend going early in the morning to avoid crowds.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This market is awesome! You can easily go there for a free lunch. Most of the vendors have samples of their produce handy, so you get to go around trying everything. The atmosphere is great. There is more than fruit and vegetables there, there are roasted nuts, pastries, meats, you name it. We spent a couple of hours there and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Excellent little market to get a the oddest things. They have a little Mexican resto there. Good spot for lunch. Great FRESH Raw Oysters booth there. Olive Oil store with a great selection and a bakery/creamery in the corner with awesome ice cream. So if you enjoy farmer's market, this is the one not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Not just produce, but charcuterie, spices, specialized meats, mushrooms, flowers, and so much more! Autumn Harvest season is the best!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Jean Talon Market is a delight is every way. The fresh produce is a feast for the eyes and an extraordinary photo op. Take time to sample the fruits as you stroll and explore both the stalls and the surrounding stores and chat with the store and stall operators. They are extremely interesting and knowledgable about the goods they sell.... More

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