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J.A. Moisan Epicerie

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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Sensory Overload

So much to see, smell and enjoy. If JA Moisan does not have the treat that you are looking for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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Excellent & cute epicerie

What a charming & totally cute épicerie! The oldest in N America i think. Takes you back in time... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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An old grocery store in operation since 1871.
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699 Rue Saint Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1P7, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-522-0685
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see, smell and enjoy. If JA Moisan does not have the treat that you are looking for, perhaps it does not exist. Room after room provides a huge selection of items to tempt your taste buds. We chose a few varieties of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

What a charming & totally cute épicerie! The oldest in N America i think. Takes you back in time & make you travel in so many countries while wandering & getting lost in there. Must visit while in Quebec!!! Great for souvenirs, gifts, food items...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Audreyoz77
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Worthwhile stop if you are a bit of a foodie and want to check out items you don't see in a lot of stores. They do have the usual more high end products and prices for quality are inline, so if you want to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ipionet
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Your mouth starts to water when you walk in. The desserts, cheeses, cured meats, and wines. Our hotel room had a small fridge, and we couldn't resist. There were lots of prepared deli style foods that looked great, but we had no time to try....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Recently been in Quebec. While on a Cisceron Food tour of old Quebec our group walked by it and after the food tour I dropped by. My neice from New Brunswick suggested I stop by. It’s on St Jean Street outside of the enclosed wall...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cluttetcatvincent
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This place is amazing and has all sorts of unique food products - from specialty teas, to unique cheeses and spices. It has it all. I could have easily spent hours in here. Oh, and they have black garlic - which isn't easy to find....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tara S
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Stopped into this shop during a recent Canada trip with family of four, with kids 7 and 11 years of age. The sign at this quaint grocery on Rue St Jean outside of Old Quebec indicates that it was established in 1871, making it the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael L
Reviewed August 23, 2018

They have a reputation for been there a long time one of the oldest grocery in Quebec you can also grab a few things to eat ... so it is nice and very well located

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GinDub
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This is a destination -- not just for the history and distinction but because it's a fun and happening place. It's a wonderful little grocery and novelty store to stop by and spend some time looking at the products, new and old. You will find...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank garygDC
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We have been here on a couple of our Québec trips and always look forward to exploring the deep recesses of this epicerie that takes one back in time to the days of general stores run by families, not massive faceless corporations. We usually leave...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Bonjour. I will be returning to Quebec City in two weeks to do a self-tour (walking tour) both within the fortification walls and outside of them. I love the St-Jean-Baptiste quartier -- which is how I stumbled upon your wonderful epicerie: J.A. Moisan. For this coming trip, I would like to spend more time in your store browsing so that I don't feel rushed and leave with only the purchase of a tote bag. I love preserves, wine, cheese and nuts. So ... May I ask your hours during the week, as I will be arriving late at night on a Sunday and then planning to walk distances beginning on Monday morning? I am hoping that your store is open early in case it closes by 6 p.m., at which time I'll be having supper in town or at the hotel (one hotel in la Basse-Ville, the other hotel in l'Haute-Ville). I will be in Quebec City for five full days, so this time I don't want to miss the chance to purchase some delicious foods and wine from your epicerie. And I just might buy another J.A. Moisan tote bag, as I have worn out the one that I purchased in 2015. Thank you for your time, and I am looking forward to reading your reply as well as the responses of past visitors. I think that there is time for me to receive replies before my trip begins. Merci encore. (Or is it "Encore merci.")
October 30, 2017|
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Response from Renate S | Reviewed this property |
I am was a visitor as you are but I believe the store is open 830am to 7pm. absolutely wonderful