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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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Description: An old grocery store in operation since 1871.

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Found nice imported spice & jam at good price

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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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 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

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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.

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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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