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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 45 Shopping in Quebec City
Type: Specialty Shops
Description: An old grocery store in operation since 1871.
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North East Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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176 reviews 176 reviews
39 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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Columbus, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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Portland
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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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Ottawa
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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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