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J.A. Moisan Epicerie

Address: 699 Rue Saint Jean, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: An old grocery store in operation since 1871.
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: An old grocery store in operation since 1871.

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English first
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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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208 reviews 208 reviews
38 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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North East Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was an interesting store but over priced, especially given that it is outside the walls of the old city. We bought the makings for a picnic but ended up getting our bottle of wine from the SAQ down the block because they didn't have any screw off tops and wouldn't open the corked one for us. They offered to... More 

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Miami Beach
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191 reviews 191 reviews
39 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Once you’ve seen the Old City of Quebec and have to time to venture outside the boundaries of the old city was this delightful, old-fashioned market will surly satisfy. Enormous choices, atmosphere, and super selection of anything you might need, especially in the way of food products. It has a small cafe, bakery, tea and coffee. We greatly enjoyed wandering... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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142 reviews 142 reviews
38 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If I lived in Quebec, I'd be buying my groceries here daily. A fabulous deli, butcher and cheese case as well as fresh fruits and veggies make this seem like your little local grocer. BUT, this is just a portion of an amazing little store with a HUGE selection of gourmet and local foods. Chocolates, maple sugar products, locally made... More 

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Austin, Texas
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130 reviews 130 reviews
53 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What a fun grocery store! We greatly enjoyed wandering through the rows and little side rooms. J.A. Moisan Epicier is one of those great old places with creaky wood floors and a nice feeling of history. We found an interesting variety of salts, herbs and spices...all of which have been fresh and tasty. If you are at all a foodie,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I actually popped by the epicerie across the street and found that to be a bit more interesting, a little like whole foods in the US. There is a huge range of stuff here but a little upmarket! Nice to wander around though.

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