Located in the Little Italy neighborhood of Montreal, Marché Jean-Talon is one of the oldest public markets in the city as well as one of the largest in North America. Open year-round, you can find everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to flowers, spices, oils, cheese, meat, fish, and artisanal bakery goods. During the peak season of May through October, there are upwards of 300 vendors selling a large selection of regional products from across Quebec.
Marché Jean-Talon, 7070 Henri-Julien Ave, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 937 7754
Across the city, you’ll find another one of Montreal’s world-class markets, located close to the Lachine Canal. Atwater Market has been running since 1933 in a beautiful and distinctive Art Deco-style building that houses a variety of butchers and delicatessens, as well as horticultural vendors and farmers.
Marché Atwater, 138 Atwater Ave, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 937 7754
Hubbards Farmers’ Market, scenically situated in the middle of six acres of woodlands and fields, is where you can enjoy an array of artisanal foods. Visitors will find bagels, organic fair-trade coffee, berries, fresh vegetables and herbs, jams and jellies, spirits, wines, grass-fed beef and other meats, bread and baked goods, all offered by over 40 local vendors. You can also browse for fresh flowers, jewelry, handmade soaps, and other crafts.