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“Feast for your eyes”
Review of Jean-Talon Market

Jean-Talon Market
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Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal
Ranked #8 of 393 things to do in Montreal
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Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews
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“Feast for your eyes”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Bustling with activity, the market is a gourmet's delight. September is when the variety of produce available abound. You can feast your eyes on colorful presentations of fruits and vegetables and flowers, taste great cheeses and all of it at great prices.

It's a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Visited September 2012
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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“Loved it”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Although its not more sophisticated than any farmers’ market (which is something you can find in any major city) but I still find it a very nice place to visit. Buy fresh fruits and eat them while you walk.

Visited August 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Great market but watch your wallet”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We had our pocket picked here... apparently not infrequent because many of the seasonal merchants only accept cash. A lost wallet is not just lost cash... all those cards!

But otherwise, an amazing selection of fruits and vegetables, imported oils, vinegars, and spices, even a large selection of wild mushrooms. Lots of free samples at the fruit and veg stands. Courtious vendors.I have a hard time imagining any food item I could not have found here.

Visited August 2012
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“This market compares with any market anywhere in the world”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

What a great place. Everything seems to be available in the market . It is full of interesting wares and very interesting people selling them. aany visit to Montreal should include a visit. Great area to eat lunch or dinner.

Visited August 2012
Thank ericon991
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“A real taste of Montreal. Huge outside market!”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

This market is a sight for your senses. Bustling with activity and energy, the market was a colorful place to see real people of Montreal. Not touristy at all. There are,rows and rows of beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables. Permanent shops align the sides of the market and sell beautiful soaps, spices, and other cooking related items. The smells are marvelous. There are places to grab food, like crepes, and sit on picnic tables to people watch. Everyone is very friendly and happy to talk with you about their crops or produce. Many have little samples of their fruits to taste. I have never seen blueberries like this before-so small and sweet.

Visited August 2012
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