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“The Mother of all Markets”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Jean-Talon Market

Jean-Talon Market
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Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal
Ranked #8 of 394 things to do in Montreal
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“The Mother of all Markets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

I love farmers markets and visit every one I can find. This one is fabulous. Real farmers with a wonderful variety of produce. Fabulous displays. An endless parade of samples generously given with no stinginess. Literally a free meal. All the produce stands are in the center and on the outside are quaint stores and restaurants. I will return every time I am in Montreal.

Visited November 2011
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“Living in Montreal=Food and plus at Marché Jean-Talon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

Living in Montreal, I go each week the whole year to Jean-Talon market...it's The Place!
Best quality, good prices, differents deals for everybody!
My preferences for good food at any time at any day:
La Boucherie du Marché(best butcher), la Poissonerie Atkins(Fish), la Crêperie du Marché( breakfast and lunch amazing crepes), Théorêt family for first quality fruits ans vegetables, Qui Lait Cru(cheese factory) and Première Moisson(bakery)!
Go there and have a guaranteed good to excellent time!

Visited February 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“The best market in montreal, full of fresh produce from local farms, very multicultural”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

Great butchers, organic butcher as well, very good cafes and little places to eat. Lots of great stands to buy your fresh local ingredients.

Visited February 2012
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Montreal
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“Best market in Montreal; a foodie paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

If you have more than a few days in Montreal, thos market is a must see. Gives a good sense of Quebec's passion for food and local ingredients. Highlights include the cheesemongers and the specialty spice vendor.

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Montreal, Canada
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“Get anything you're looking for and more!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

You will find fresh produces, nice breads, cheeses, wines, spices, organic produces, great butchers, Quebec terroir products and anything else you're looking for at this market. I grocery shop there regularly and feel spoiled to be living nearby such a great place. It is great to go and wander around when you have plenty of time.
The only drawback is that it takes a little longer than it would where I to go to a grocery store. Bring a folding shopping cart if you plan on buying lots of food. You can park our car in the outdoor public parking or there's an underground parking. The parking is cheap if you stay for a short period of time but gets expensive if you stay more than 2 hours. In the summer, you can just buy some food on the go, and eat outside while listening to musicians and observing the crowd of people shopping and strolling by.

Visited January 2012
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