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J.A. Moisan Epicier

699 Rue Saint Jean, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #2 of 44 Shopping in Quebec City
Type: Specialty Shops
Description: An old grocery store in operation since 1871.
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Minnesota, Montana
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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186 reviews 186 reviews
31 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
39 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
52 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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