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J.A. Moisan Epicerie

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 699 Rue Saint Jean, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: 4185220685
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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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An old grocery store in operation since 1871.

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What we wanted all along!

If you're not into the shops you find on the more touristy parts of the city, make sure you visit this area and this spot in particular.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

If you're not into the shops you find on the more touristy parts of the city, make sure you visit this area and this spot in particular.

Thank ellewhite7
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Our tour guide pointed this out as the oldest grocery store in Quebec city, and it was worth stopping in. We took a little time to shop here, and could have spent much longer. There’s regular groceries plus a lot of gourmet foods, cheeses, deli meats, treats, etc. It's on the pricey side.

Thank Caanaadaa
Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Grocery or museum? You pick! This fine grocery hold tons of great products from all over the world, spices, fancy culinary items and they also have a section with cheese and meet for a little on-the-spot snack. Whenever we go there we spend a lot of time looking around for new culinary experience ideas and the store is just filled... More 

Thank SHamel67
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

beautiful windows and displays.some truly high end food and meals to go.a fabulous selection of cheeses.the shelves are full of obscure and interesting food stuffs.pricing is consistent with the tourist attraction that it is.

Thank 57chef
San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is the best known Epicerie in Quebec City and worth the walk to visit. It is very well stocked with interesting gourmet items. We bought the ingredients for a delicious picnic lunch.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I went to J.A. Moisan Epicerie on October 12, 2015. It is on rue Saint-Jean, a commercial street where locals do their shopping, as opposed to Petit Champlain near the river, where tourists go first. It is also reviewed as number 14 of things to do in Quebec City. I give one star to it for one reason only: prices.... More 

Thank givemeabrake
Trabuco Canyon, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We walked a long way to see this original grocer and it was just okay; the neighborhood is a bit changeable but probably more authentic than the tourist areas. I did purchase some bulk lavender and it was very crowded with a variety of items. On one side is a small coffee bar and a deli counter. I wouldn't go... More 

Thank Anonymous855
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Touted as the oldest grocery store in North America, you can find meats, produce, vegetables, baked goods, spices. sauces, and more. The highlight for us was the small corner of the store, beside a large picture window to the street, where you could order lunch or have a freshly made dessert with a beverage. We had a nice hot lunch... More 

Thank FLWorldwanderer
Petrolia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Stopped by for the fixing for a picnic on our drive to PEI! Very helpful staff, amazing assortment of foods to choose from and delicious fresh baked bread. The displays are very attractive and shopping here was a lovely experience.

Thank Sue H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Although it was hard to find parking on the main street (I parked on a side street with 1 hr limit), it was worth the trip going to Moisan Epicerie. The store is about 1000 sq feet and carry spices, sauce and jams from Asia and Europe. I was happy to find some marmalade ($5.5) with orange as the main... More 

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