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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 41 shopping in Quebec City
Type: Specialty Shops
Description: An old grocery store in operation since 1871.
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English first
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
17 reviews 17 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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Holland, Michigan
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141 reviews 141 reviews
71 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

130+ year old store with unique products from around the world. Interesting to look around but it didn't have the old fashion look I expected. Fresh cheese, meat, and lunch options were fantastic.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I wish we have a store like this back home! We are in Quebec City for the whole week so we went to get food for a little hotel picnic. We came out with 3 different styles of pâté, 2 local cheeses, onion confit, local honey, saucisson, 4 different beers, and bread. The staff were super helpful in explaining the... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We had read about this store prior to our trip, and were delighted upon arriving! It is a well-organized, old-fashioned store which sells all sorts of delectable temptations. The wooden shelves are charming, as is the service. To make things even better, there is a deli/cafe on one side which offers a great place to sit, relax, eat and drink.... More

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

It was a good idea to drop by ;> We went there to check out Erico, the chocolate museum then we walked back and forth to find a nice cafe to take a rest. We really wanna have coffee and cake but I didn't want to go to Starbucks, second cup or Tim Horton anymore!! Most of the cafe were... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Just one advice, skip the touristic part of the store (the one one the left) and go directly to the true grocery part. Let smell flavour of cheese and other meat from the butcher store ! Walk around the rows full of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, beers, syrups (the only place in Canada I've found fruits syrup !!). and plenty... More

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