J.A. Moisan Epicerie

J.A. Moisan Epicerie, Quebec City: Hours, Address, J.A. Moisan Epicerie Reviews: 4.5/5

J.A. Moisan Epicerie
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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An old grocery store in operation since 1871.
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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Jordan L
Washington DC, DC132 contributions
This grocery store has a little bit of everything - premade foods, snacks, maple everything, dried pasta, toiletries, candies. The first night I was in town, I went to grab a few snacks and a quick dinner. Towards the end of my trip, I went back again to buy some souvenirs for friends. If you can't find something in here, I don't know where you'd find it. It's worth going just to see the inside of the store, which I couldn't get over the quaintness without feeling kitschy.
Written January 20, 2020
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northerndecorator
Ontario, Canada6,168 contributions
We enjoy visiting Quebec City very much. There are so many interesting things to see and do. There are countless reasons why we enjoy this city so much. We try and get to JA Moisan at least once when we are in Quebec City. Apparently it is the oldest grocery store in North America. Not only is the store unique, quaint and charming it has the most wonderful food items you just won't find anywhere else. There are many items related to the Quebec region and I noticed they also have Italian cookies and candies and a wealth of other amazing food related items.

If you do visit J A Moisan be sure to have an eye out for their retro cans and candy bars and so forth.

This place will not disappoint. I highly recommend J A Moisan!
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Written February 13, 2010
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HopHopBunny
25 contributions
Couples
I wish we have a store like this back home! We are in Quebec City for the whole week so we went to get food for a little hotel picnic. We came out with 3 different styles of pâté, 2 local cheeses, onion confit, local honey, saucisson, 4 different beers, and bread. The staff were super helpful in explaining the different products, and let us taste the cheeses and pâté. We will go back later this week for food and gifts to take home. Yummy!
Written May 7, 2013
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Frances S
30 contributions
Friends
Sadly, Moisan’s is liquidating and the shelves are getting bare. I don’t know the actual close date but signs are in the windows. It’s too bad this iconic Epicerie is soon to be gone. Beautiful place, years of memories, good luck in the next chapter.
Written February 13, 2020
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243azucenac
Leon, Mexico46 contributions
Family
If you like quality, variety and exotic food, this is the place. We loved the patê and cheese sections. Of course the beer and wine selection is excelent. You must know the first grocer founded.
Written July 26, 2019
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Ashley S
Chicago, IL219 contributions
Couples
The oldest grocery store in North America! Absolutely a must-see!

The store is historically preserved, meaning the interior design is vintage and they sell some novelty items. They have a small bakery with cafe seating. They sell fresh produce, Canadian food staples, as well as imported foods from around the world, especially France.
A great place to buy souvenirs/gifts—they have a table of assorted maple treats from local farms/shops (maple syrup, maple candies, maple chocolates, etc.).
Additionally, you can find French gourmet cheeses, foie gras, unique spices, and even ready-to-eat sandwiches if you’re on-the-go or for a cute picnic.

I guarantee you will enjoy browsing the aisles and will have a hard time not filling up your shopping basket!
Written March 30, 2019
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AudreyB
Philadelphia, PA366 contributions
Family
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 or your daily needs.
Super friendly staff as well!
Written December 25, 2018
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OldDukeDoc
Jacksonville, FL325 contributions
Couples
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. What a hidden treasure!
Written October 9, 2018
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Becky V
Cleveland, OH302 contributions
Solo
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 of old Quebec. It’s at least 1 mile from old Quebec wall. The store has a lot of variety of food and grocery type items. The store contains 3 large rooms. It’s a walk through nostalgia of what grocery stores were like.
Written October 7, 2018
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AmosG43
68 contributions
Family
We walked here from Chateau Frontenac which was kind of a longer walk outside the walled part of the city. It was worth the walking however! This store has lots of unique items you would not find anywhere else. We purchased soaps, jellies, chocolates and spices. The staff is extremely helpful and kind. Please make sure to take the time to look at the old cases and relics from the past. This store is truly a treasure!
Written June 23, 2018
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J.A. Moisan Epicerie is open:
  • Mon - Wed 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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