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J.A. Moisan Epicier

699 Rue Saint Jean, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #1 of 44 shopping in Quebec City
Type: Specialty Shops
Description: An old grocery store in operation since 1871.
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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Found this shop after reading several reviews and had a great time browsing through their extensive selection of chocolates, teas, condiments and other delicious goods. There's also a small cafe/tea shop inside the store. Great ambiance and good food.

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Scarborough, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Adorable, quaint market. Terrific ambiance and phenomenal selection of anything you might be looking for. Small cafe, small bakery in house as well as tea shop.

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Columbus, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

After reading all the reviews I guess I expected more. That being said, of course it's a fun place to wander around in and respect the history of this shop. Plus the neighborhood is a wonderful addition to see for a tourist instead of just Vieux Québec. It is walking distance and worth the walk.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We needed to stock up on provisions for our stay at an AirBnB apartment. We found the selection delicious with wonderful organic and homemade choices of goods. We stocked up on a pile of goodies and checked out with the friendly teller. We did not find paper towels, toilet paper, or baby foods, but other than that it was great.... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

French culture at it's best, this shop was wonderful. Besides the deli, they carry all these different beers. They have an amazing selection of salts, olive oil, vinegars and anything else exotic you can think of. Besides the beer, we picked up duck fat, which is hard to find in Ottawa.If you want to take home some rabbit or duck... More

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Oldest grocery store in North America- 'nuff said. It is quaint, cute, and sells adorable knick knack things. Cheeses, mustard spreads, jelly/jam, wine/beer, chocolates, maple syrup, etc. Are things a tad bit overpriced?? Yes, but you are walking in a piece of history so buy 1 little thing just to say you did and keep it moving.

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Looking for a unique food item to bring home? This is the place to go...a step back in time with an outstanding selection of many unique items ranging from cheese, to olive oil to chocolate to beer. We must have browsed for over 45 minutes and this place isn’t very large but with so many things to look at you... More

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Durham, North Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This was a great spot for us to grab breakfast while we were in Quebec City for a conference. They had a good selection of fruit and other items to grab for later in the day too. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was perfect for reading the paper in the morning with a cup of tea.

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