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On Jean Talon street, close to Saint-Denis street, stands the famous Jean-Talon Market. And when it takes place outside, the market is even considered as one of the largest in North America.
Put a smile on your face
All year long, while walking through the aisles of Jean-Talon Market, you’ll find only people smiling! The smiles of customers, who go from a stall to another, buying delicious local products. And the smiles of the merchants too, who make you taste seasonal fruits or give you advices to cook your evening meal.
Whether you’re here to buy your monthly provisions or not, the walk is always nice. Especially when summer comes and you lose your way through the outside walkways, colored by Quebec strawberries and blueberries. The Jean-Talon Market is a wonderful and joyful commercial hub. And for sure, in a few minutes only, you’ll forgot the supermarkets and their soulless atmosphere.
Fill you shopping cart for about twenty dollars
At Jean-Talon Market, even if you only have about twenty dollars in your pocket, you can buy a bunch of delicious fruits and vegetables! Of course, for economic and environmental reasons, we give you the advice to buy seasonal fruits and vegetables from Quebec. And to recognize a Quebec product, that is really simple : you just have to follow the signs...
- A blue «Fleur de Lys» = Quebec product. ,
- A red maple leaf = Canadian product,
- A small plane = imported product.
Around Jean-Talon Market
The market is located in a really nice neighborhood of Montreal, exceptional by its liveliness and its multiculturalism. On a sunny summer day, have a walk to the Jean-Talon Market or even better, go by bike: Bixi stations are even available for whose who don’t have their own bikes.
Our advice:Go to the market on a late morning and then, stay around to have a quick lunch. Here are 2 nice places that we recommend, if you are willing to discover new tastes without spending a lot!
Less than $30 (for 2):
Go eat mexican food at «El Rey Del Taco» where you can find the classic - and tasty - tacos, buritos, guacamole... Nothing fancy but a great way to pleasure your senses with excellent comfort food !
Adress: 232 Jean Talon Street East, corner Gaspé.
Less than $10 (for 2):
Have a Vietnamese sandwich at «Hung Phat market» on the rue Saint-Denis. Do not expect a restaurant (it’s more like a take-away with a couple of tables) but the warm and friendly atmosphere is really nice! And most of all, the sandwiches are delicious. This is, without any doubt, one of the best places in Montreal to enjoy a Vietnamese sandwich.
Adress: 7099 rue Saint-Denis, near the corner of Jean Talon Street