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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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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm

An old grocery store in operation since 1871.

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food as art

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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 

1 Thank ThYeung
Cheshire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We enjoyed our walk along rue st Jean up to the epicerie very pleasant with some unique independent shops. Once at the epicerie we had a lovely leisurely coffee with scrumptious cake. We combined this a visit to the observatory further up the road in the same afternoon.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

J.A. Moisan was one of our favorite stores while visiting Quebec City. The store is on St-Jean, just a few blocks outside the city walls. Walk in and you'll find an amazing selection of grocery items, beauty items, meats, cheeses, cookies (try some crêpes dentelle!), oils, vinegars, produce you name it. We bought supplies for while we were visiting, supplementing... More 

2 Thank Bobinku
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great place to learn about the local cooking styles and ingredients. As the area has many visitors, it would be even more interesting if they displayed sample recipes along side the products, and shared their love for good food. We picked up only a few small packs as we were traveling, and wish we could have bought more.

Thank ASh971

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