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“A must go to in Montreal”
Review of Jean-Talon Market

Jean-Talon Market
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Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal
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Food Tour of Montreal's Little Italy Including Jean Talon Market
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We went here on a rainy fall day and so glad we did. We took the subway from our hotel and its about a 5 minute walk to the market. Its a bit of an overload to your senses at first, so much to take in from the sounds, the wonderful smells from all the wonderful stands, and visually it is amazing! We spent well over 3 hours walking around and filling our backpacks for a picnic. We bought some wonderful local cheeses that were amazing, loafs of breads, pate', olives, oysters, apples, many cured meats and when we got back to our room we grabbed a bottle of champagne and had a simply amazing picnic. This market is so fun and we plan on going there our first day on our next trip and stock up and eat more food from here.. We also had no problem getting the foods back over the border to the us and had another picnic on our way home.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

I am a foodie and LOVE to go to local markets when I travel. Jean-Talon was perfect! We parked in the underground parking lot (street parking is difficult to decipher, so the extra cost is worth it). There is a nice selection of prepared foods, alongside the produce stands.

There is a little taco place with 3 tacos for $5, which are great! The crepe stand sells gluten and dairy free crepes -- made our GF/DF family sooo happy. We stopped at the charcuterie -- Les Cochons -- and bought some lovely cured meat to snack on and to bring back with us. Next door is the oyster stand -- don't have the name handy. They were great! Asked us what we prefer and make great suggestions. You can buy oysters to take home OR to eat there. Bought lots of raspberries (great prices), plums, and apples. Bought some maple syrup from Le marché des saveurs du Québec.

Overall, we had a great experience, even in spite of drizzle. I wished that I had stopped at the market on our first day, so we could have purchased more produce. The market is very close to Old Montreal and Mont-Royal, so its an easily combined trip (and Mi and Stu, which I reviewed separately).

Thank water0125
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

My wife and I took the Metro and then a short walk to the Jean-Talon Market! A great place to go for fresh produce (fruit, vegetables, etc). There's a permanent fish market that has a friendly and informative staff.

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Wonderful produce brought in by the growers. Quality was outstanding. The displays were artistically done - beautiful. Don't miss the bakeries, spice shop , and honey+maple sellers.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

For a nice diversion, spend a couple of mid-day hours touring the Jean Talon Market. An abundance of colorful and well-displayed fruits and vegetables along with specialty foods such as honey, maple syrup and hot pepper sauces. You'll want to take a lot of pictures. We had lunch at an outside table at the sausage shop across the street from the rear of the market where the sausage sandwiches were well dressed and good tasting. There should be more prepared food offerings at the market because it will stimulate your taste buds. If visiting from the United States, be aware of what can or cannot be brought back across the border as the vendors are not aware of United States laws. You will also get a chance to practice your French here, but the vendors try to get their points across in English when they can.

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