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J.A. Moisan Epicerie

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Address: 699 Rue Saint Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1P7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-522-0685
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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An old grocery store in operation since 1871.

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A working museum

J A Moisan opened his groceteria on rue St Jean in Quebec in 1871. Wonder what it was like? Visit today and you will find it is still operational. Mustard? How about more than... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
Bill & Jean P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

J A Moisan opened his groceteria on rue St Jean in Quebec in 1871. Wonder what it was like? Visit today and you will find it is still operational. Mustard? How about more than 50 varieties. The same applies to spices, cooking oils. Cheeses and tasty treats at the deli

Thank Bill & Jean P
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a fascinating place to visit and shop. A great old grocery with lots of small rooms jammed with foods. Good selection of cheeses and pastries. Pick some up for the room or to enjoy on a bench while touring the city

Thank vjlj
Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Stumbled upon this great store looking for an ATM machine. The store was beautiful with a great selection of food, spirits and much more. Did not know at the time but this store is the oldest operating grocery store in North America. Wish we were staying longer so we could buy some of the cheeses and meats but we were... More 

Thank YandRgirl
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Fascinating store stocked with many unusual as well as local items. Fun to walk around. We did buy a few groceries here- excellent jam

1 Thank Linda E
gilbert, az
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I am glad we took the time to come and visit. I don't know that I was particularly wowed but we did have fun poking around. They did have some fairly good looking meats and cheeses.

Thank memberat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

What an incredible find! Such a cool store that's actually still open for business. They had some great day to day food and some good gifts to take home if you're visiting.

Thank Ekgator
Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 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!

Thank Christy G
Hamilton, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

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.

Thank Aleks S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

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!

2 Thank EshInPennsyltucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 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 

2 Thank Daniel B

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