This is a must go place whenever you come to Montreal. Put aside a few hours and take the time to walk around the Jean-Talon Market. I've been going here at least once a week since I've been able to drive. This is the largest market in Montreal. Here you'll find a lot of fresh produce, and small specialty food stores. From fresh breads to local cheeses, you'll find it all. There are many caffes here, the best ones being Caffe San Simeon on Dante, and Caffe Italia on St-Laurent. Everything is within walking distance, so you can park your car for a small fee and stop where you like. Little Italy is much better in the spring or summer where you'll get a feel for the vibe of the city. Note that it does get busier the later you go. There are also a few pastry shops for those of you with a sweet tooth. Alati on Dante is a good one. Joe la Croute bread shop is some of the finest. Great freshly baked bread everyday. A small place right accross from the market, you'll find the locals going here instead of the chain Premier Moison (although they do have a good selection as well). Make sure to stop off, even if you're just on a layover.
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