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J.A. Moisan Epicerie

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 699 Rue Saint Jean, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: 4185220685
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An old grocery store in operation since 1871.

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Great suprise just outside of tourist area of old town

We happened upon this store by chance and we're so glad we did. They spoke English in there and were able to help us pick out some amazing cheese. We also picked out some localy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Christy G
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon this store by chance and we're so glad we did. They spoke English in there and were able to help us pick out some amazing cheese. We also picked out some localy made mustard and jam. If you are a foodie don't miss this place!

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Thank Christy G
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got here at noon so that might be why a lot of the selection was gone. But I didnt find there was anything special about this place and the food was EXTREMELY overpriced. Walked in for about 30 seconds and walked back out.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those shops that you feel good about spending your money in. The goods are local and, well, great. Nice selection of drinks, spices, meats, cheeses, and non-GMO fruits and snacks. Create a lunch, and go have a picnic in any of the parks!

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Aurora
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for it is the oldest grocery store in Quebec. It's real old timey. We asked at the meat counter if they could make us a lunch plate of charcuterie and cheeses. The gentleman said yes asked us a few questions about raw milk cheese. Some people have difficulty digesting it. And if we like tureens. We said yes... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we came in , we loved this place located right on Saint Jean street. The soup of the day could not be more home tasty same as the vast offer of products that they have in this special epicerie. The staff is particularly polite and friendly. A sort of an enchanted place ! Don't miss it if... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and authentic- my daughter in law and I enjoyed looking through each section...delighted to see Mrs. Renfroe's salsas from Ft. Worth there!

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Mountain View, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved poking around in the store, checking out all the exotic items on the shelves. Bought some local maple syrup, mushroom powder and tapenade. Would have liked to have picked up some foie gras, but couldn't transport it home safely.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I came in here to have some coffee and to escape momentarily from the cold and rain. I asked if I could order a small platter of cheese, pate and baguette to eat on the premises and this served with grace and great care. Simply presented and delicious, with friendly and courteous service. A vast range of charcuterie, cheeses, salads,... More 

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Peterborough, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Nice old time store. I bought many items here to take back with me to share with my friends. Nice selection of unique food items.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is the oldest extant grocery store in North America. It offers a huge selection of foods and drinks of all kinds. Be advised that the shelves could be better organized. For example, bottled soft drinks are in three or four different places. But in my opinion, that only adds to the considerable charm of the store. Recommended.

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