13 September 2017

4 Public Markets to Try in Montreal

It is said that if you want to get to know a city, you should visit their markets. This is true.

The market is a place where visitors get a glimpse of the culinary culture of the city firsthand, in which local farmers and artisans sell their freshest goods. Montreal is no different and its markets are some of the best in North America. In fact, Montreal’s markets have been around for generations and the merchants have passed down their expertise.

Atwater Market

138 Atwater Avenue, Montréal, Québec H4C 2H6

The Atwater Market has been around since 1933. Its Art Deco-style places it among the loveliest structures in the city. It is situated near the Lachine Canal, which makes it a great spot for a picnic. Without a doubt you will find high quality, seasonal and fresh products from your producers every day. The Atwater market is open year-round. In the winter, counters are moved indoors to provide comfort and warmth for its visitors.

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Jean-Talon Market

7070 Henri-Julien Avenue, Montréal, Québec H2S 3S3

Located in the heart of Little Italy, Jean-Talon Market has also been up and running since 1933. This market is no secret, as it is one of the largest in North America. It is most known for its abundance of the freshest local fruits and vegetables. In addition, you’ll also find flower stalls, spice shops, butchers, cheese and fish mongers, an ice cream parlor, pastry stores, and an array of specialty shops, cafés and restaurants. Jean-Talon Market is also open year-round.

Source: Province canadienne – blogger

Maisonneuve Market

4445 Ontario East, Montréal, Québec H1V 3V3

One of the oldest markets to exist, the Maisonneuve Market opened during the beginning of the 20th century. After being closed down by the municipality in the 1960s, it reopened its doors in 1980, thanks to the district’s citizens. Ever since, the Maisonneuve Market has been the main place for local fruits, bread, meat, cheese, spices or vegetables. Many activities are also organized around the market for everyone to join in on the fun!


Marché des Éclusiers

400 de la Commune St W, Montreal, QC H3C0N8

Very new to the market scene, Marché des Éclusiers is committed to exhibiting the best items Quebec can bring to the table. The objective of the market is to create a community of producers, merchants and buyers that are aware of their eating habits, their ecological footprint and the advancement of local products. In addition, every Thursday and Saturday, Marché des Éclusiers hosts a farmer’s market, where the restaurants around sell foods fresh from farm to table.