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Atwater Market

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Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
As featured in Best Food in Montreal
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Address: 138 Atwater Ave, Montreal, Quebec H4C 2G3, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 514-937-7754
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

The market, along the Lachine Canal, offers cheese, local produce, baked...

The market, along the Lachine Canal, offers cheese, local produce, baked goods and meat from different vendors. Buy food there and head to the canal for a picnic.

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this market is very nice, but if you know the Jean Talon market you will see a big difference. Special in the price. The Atwater market is overpriced. I have to say that in spring... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 27, 2015
Zab L
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

this market is very nice, but if you know the Jean Talon market you will see a big difference. Special in the price. The Atwater market is overpriced. I have to say that in spring this is the best market to buy flowers and herbs, but for fruits and veggies, special organic, the better place is the Jean Talon Market.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Friendly vendors. Amazing eats. Pastries to die for. A good afternoon out. Easy to access using public transport.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2015

We had a wonderful visit to the Atwater. All the stall signs are in French. You can buy beautiful cheeses, artisan breads and the freshest meats...including horse meat. We had breakfast which included fabulous coffee and croissants. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the small cafe but it was very busy with locals. Situated at the opposite end from... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

They have gorgeous produce, flowers, and sweet treats. One end inside is occupied by a bakery that has sandwiches, fresh baked breads, and pastries. There are butchers, cheese stands, and a place that sells warm nuts. There a quaint pizzaria that offered all sorts of pizza, fresh pasta, and paninis.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Varieties of food available was amazing! Fruits-vegetables-meats-cheese. Was fun to walk around and if I lived here I would definitely shop here

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

The artisans, butchers and bakers display their produce or products with a flare not found elsewhere including Jean Talon Market. Try some lobster sliders or baked goods and chocolate that is totally divine. We visited 2 weeks ago and the pumpkins and produce were plentiful. Go for a walk around and sample some of the local fare.

Thank Jim K
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Very easy to get to on the subway... The market is in a cozy area of Montreal close to the Lachine canal - a must-see if you are a foodie! We visited in the middle of the summer (heat wave) and greatly appreciated the cool indoor area. I literally could not take my eyes off all sorts of beautiful meats... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

If you only have time to visit 1 market in Montreal, go to Jean Talon. It is much bigger scale and have much more food options. There are fruits, veggies and meat for sale in addition to stalls for food. It was very easy to get to. We took the subway (orange or green line) to the Lionel Groulx stop... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

Fabulous market!!!! Walk around under a covered area. Fresh fruits and veggies along with meat, chocolate, syrup etc. Flowers and pumpkins (Late September visit). We had a delicious Caesar salad and soup for lunch. Really enjoyed it.

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Clawson, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015

I would never gone to this place if it was not on Anthony Bourdain's Layover show. For someone who loves pastries, bread and cheese this is place is totally for them. I entered the place and got a Cornut (Remember the famous croissant - donut?, this was even better as it was custard filled) and exited with a chocolate cake... More 

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Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Once the core of industrialized Montreal, the factories and historic buildings of Le Sud-Ouest have been renovated into homes, museums, and small businesses. The rejuvenated landscape has put its Saint-Henri district in vogue, with cutting-edge galleries and an ever-expanding network of restaurants. Foodies can especially delight in the mom-and-pop shops in Little Burgundy, or at the Atwater Market, where outdoor stalls sell fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat, street vendors have menus of hot fish and wine, and the indoor market offers chocolate, breads, and coffee beans. Dominated by the gentle waters of the Lachine Canal, Le Sud-Ouest is still very much an outdoor town, with a number of pedestrian-only bridges traversing the waters, bike paths along the canal with views of the Leisure Boats, and massive green spaces like Angrignon Park to stop for a picnic, or to play a sport.
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