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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
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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Description: An old grocery store in operation since 1871.

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Amazing grocery store

Was trying to find a cheese and baguette lunch - surprisingly difficult to find in QC. Went here and was able to get a half a baguette and some really nice cheese and I had my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Buckhorn, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Was trying to find a cheese and baguette lunch - surprisingly difficult to find in QC. Went here and was able to get a half a baguette and some really nice cheese and I had my desire! Also you could wander around the store for an hour or two.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

As previous reviewers have said, it's a step back in time but with modern day conveniences like meal takeout, hummous, etc in the cold food cases. Selection of salads, meat loaf, and canard spring-rolls as an example of what one can have at the small cafe in-store. No soy milk for non-dairy latte drinkers, nor do they carry anything so... More 

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Crescent Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

we stopped by this delicious, irresistible epicerie to buy lunch and then came back the next day to buy more for a picnic. Great selection of Quebec made cheeses and terrines and pates, as well as a take out or eat in of anything you buy there (stews, salads). As well they have a well stocked deli. Spices from the... More 

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Milton, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stopped in at this grocery store after passing by one night after it had closed. We were intrigued enough to look it up online and, after doing so, made sure we visited before we left QC. Walking into the store is like stepping back in time - it seemed almost like a movie set. There was a wide variety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

A local merchant told us about this really interesting store. The website touts it's "the oldest grocery store in North America", and that "you will find a wide range of products from all over the world." Loved having a peak back in time. Wish there were more products featuring the store's name. Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Old fashioned store with just all sorts of wonderful foods, beautifully displayed. The store is crowded, but I'm sure it has over 8 million items. Found my hard to find spices there. But lost myself in the fascinating assortments.

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This store has a lot of very unusual items and is a lot of fun We bought dinner sandwiches and salads here twice. The staff is very helpful. We balanced costs by buying take out here and fine restaurants for other meals.

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Minnesota, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you want to look for gourmet souvenirs for yourself or foodie friends or if you're looking to get a picnic meal, I would definitely recommend J.A. Moisan Epicier. Everything from coffee and tea, jams, meats and cheese, to olive oil and prepared foods, this is such an awesome market. It's large and overpacked with amazing finds, which adds to... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

An old epicerie with a sense of history. Near our hotel --- on the part of Saint Jean Street where the locals live, not the touristy end with all the restaurants and sidewalk patios. Beautiful old store, crammed with goodies. Interesting to browse the huge selections of cheese, meat, vinegars, oils, teas, wines, beer. A fun stop outside the old... More 

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Oakville,Ontario Can
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

fabulous find. So glad we were told about it by the concierge at our hotel. Worth the walk to get there. A huge old grocery store full of great local cheese and meats as well as jams, etc. The place is enormous and fun for browsing. We bought fresh fruit which was absolutely delicious along with all the fixings for... More 

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Additional Information about J.A. Moisan Epicerie

Address: Address: 699 Rue Saint Jean, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm

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