Jean-Talon Market
Jean-Talon Market
4.5
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Bustling with activity all year round since 1933, this charming market in Montreal is a favorite with both locals and travelers. Expect an overflowing selection of local specialties and a cornucopia of fresh produce ranging from exquisite cheeses, sausages, and smoked meats to fresh fruits and vegetables. Don’t leave without purchasing some local jam, cider, and maple products as souvenirs. Beyond just a grocery pit-stop, Jean-Talon Market is also renowned for its gourmet workshops and culinary demonstrations. The markets are open daily and get busier on the weekend. The best way to get to the market is by subway. – Tripadvisor
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Neighbourhood: Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie has one of Canada's most prominent Italian communities, with Little Italy concentrated along the convivial bends of Saint-Lawrence Boulevard. Known for its fantastic bars and authentic Italian fare, the domain includes the Jean-Talon Market, the largest public market in North America. Open year-round, sunny months see fruit and vegetable stalls set up outside the main chalet, while blustery weather draws crowds indoors to meat and cheese sellers, spices and truffles stalls, and for regional delicacies such as rare Charlevoix lamb. While the market dictates what's fresh for local restaurateurs, visitors can please more than their palates, taking in the Renaissance architecture and frescos of Madonna della Difesa, the picturesque Rue Saint-Rominique with its cheerful homes and splendid gardens, or the ornamented thoroughfare of Plaza Saint-Hubert.
How to get there
  • Jean-Talon • 4 min walk
  • De Castelnau • 6 min walk
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  • Sylange
    San Diego, California7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this
    We rode our bicycles from the old port all the way up the hill to this market and it did not disappoint. Lots of food stalls and vegetable and fruit vendors, but go through the fruits and vegetables into the back side to the best bakery you have ever seen in your life. Amazing gourmet sandwiches and salads, bakeries and Brad. We felt like we were in Europe!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Princess279
    East Brunswick, New Jersey854 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything I expected...and then some!
    I absolutely LOVED this market!!! Full disclosure: I'm probably biased, because that's what markets in Europe looked like when I was growing up. The prices are a bit up there, but worth the quality of produce. So much to see and try. Many food and coffee options. Amazing flowers... I made a day trip out of it coming from Jersey and it was totally worth it! I went on a Saturday, so by midday it got very crowded. Less people earlier in a day, but some eateries were not open until 11+am. Plan accordingly and enjoy!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 10, 2023
  • SEIA2DC
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extensive farmer’s market with lots to try
    We added an unplanned stop here in place of doing the hop on-hop off bus tour which was cancelled due to the heavy wildfire smoke engulfing Montreal one of the days we were there. This is a great indoor/outdoor farmers market with 6-8 extensive rows of vendor stalls as well as some permanent brick and mortar shops and restaurants. We enjoyed sampling the local seasonal berries and found a nice boulangerie as well as a fun ice cream and crepe place. The market is on the edge of Little Italy, which we also spent some time exploring. Overall this was well worth the stop and a better, more authentic experience than we would have had on the tour bus. NOTE: we were in Montreal and Quebec City for six days and only one was affected by the smoke, but I’m glad I thought to pack N95 masks just in case, we definitely needed them!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 25, 2023
  • gonnaflynow
    Berkeley, California54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something for every taste
    So much selection! On a weekday there aren't as many stalls as on the weekend but still there's a huge selection of vegetables and fruit as well as the actual storefronts on either side of the open air market. For gourmet cheeses and charcuterie, Fromagerie Hamel is great, if on the expensive side. The organic butcher inside is also good. Good bread at Au Pain Dore. Really, mostly can't go wrong here.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Jason Sun
    Ithaca, New York24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Canadian Fruit Punch
    This market offers a different experience from modern city, it feels calm and relax. It has some cheap products. I ordered a basket of mango that only cost $1 CAD, and two bar of soap $15. For travelers who want to cook on their own instead of dining in the restaurant must come to this place to order fresh veggies and fruits that can't beat other market.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 14, 2023
  • eolbes
    Metro Manila, Philippines5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jean-Talon Market - A bountiful feast for the senses
    We visited Jean-Talon market on a Saturday mid day. It was a feast for the eyes, the nose and the taste buds. We enjoyed getting to see and taste the abundant fresh produce, meats, fruits, fish, and baked goods. Great experience.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Teresa F
    Johnstown, Pennsylvania140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Never saw produce this gorgeous
    This market was fantastic. Gorgeous fruits, vegetables, spices, honey, flowers. Numerous gluten free options. This is a slice of life, good for all of your senses. French is predominantly spoken, moreso than closer to center city, but the merchants are kind people and will try to help you if your French is not great.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • mommasita5
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really fun way to spend an afternoon!
    This was a really fun afternoon! Great value & fun, multi cultural experiences! Highly recommend spending time at the Jean Talon Market! We did this for our last day in Montreal & what a great way to get gifts to being back to family!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • dctravel
    Washington DC, District of Columbia2,323 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World Class Market
    After reading about the market before we visited and after the guide on our Mile End food tour further endorsed it, we visited the market on a Saturday. So many wonderful looking produce items, friendly vendors, and good prepared food throughout. We bought raspberries to eat as a snack, an wonderful beef empanada, and several custard tarts. Everything was flavorful and made for a great lunch!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Mummobear
    Toronto, Canada100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great market food options
    A nice outing to get some great food. We went to the bakery and it is like being in a cafe in France. Prices also very good. I cannot remember the last time I saw a butter croissant for 2.25$ cdn?! We had take out sandwiches to bring to the rogers cup tennis tournament which is about 1 km walk. A nice experience.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
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Larry10803
Pelham, NY200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Loved this market! So many options for fresh fruits, vegetables, prepared food, desserts, even flowers! Open air but covered market with a great variety of vendors. Underground and inexpensive parking is available. Also close to the Italian section if so inclined. Highly recommend!! If you enjoy going to markets do not miss this one.
Written February 17, 2024
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pasowine
Paso Robles, CA5,388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Very crowded at noon on a fall Saturday. This made it lots of fun however. So many different stalls to walk around and see unique things! Enjoyed snacking our way into the afternoon. Most of the sit down places were already overflowing, but just grazing was the way to go. Easy to get to from downtown/old town with the Metro.
Written January 22, 2024
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Yessi
Macon, GA7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
It’s just a farmers market. Just food. No shops. Fruits and vegetables mostly. Expected to have some little shops for souvenirs
Written December 30, 2023
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marcofahmey
Sao Paulo, SP487 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
There are so many varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, cured meats, winery etc. The prices are quite reasonable. I'd go grocery shopping here if I were living in Montreal.
Written November 30, 2023
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Julie O
90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Well worth a visit especially on a rainy day as most of the market is under protective cover. Lots of beautiful food to view and sample. Vivid colors present in the carefully arranged fruits, vegetables and flowers…the Quebec autumnal bountiful harvest fully on display. Amazing aromas of apples and freshly baked bread/pastries. Several meats on display along with a smaller area for seafood…very enticing. Parking in an under the market is a little tight and crowded but very reasonably priced.
Written October 22, 2023
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jpjpjpjpj
288 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a really cool produce market with amazing fruits, vegetables, meats and some ready-made foods.

If I lived here it would be 5 stars, but there wasn't much that related to us as we were staying in a hotel. If you are in vacation rental with kitchen, please go.
Written October 18, 2023
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RoTripper597
Chicago, IL254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Such a fun weekday stop! The neighborhood around the market was great as well. Tons of stalls with fruits, veggies, cheese and meats. Some of the vendors were not open with ready-made food mid-morning fyi. Also- several of the vendors only accepted Canadian dollars (no credit cards) which limited our purchases a bit.
Written October 4, 2023
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Linda S
Long Island, NY11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a huge market, which is really pleasant to walk through. The fresh produce was the best I’ve ever seen displayed. If I lived here, I would like to shop here every day.
Since we are traveling and leaving on a cruise, we did not buy any of the fresh items. But you can stop at several little shops in the area and enjoy lunch. We had a slice of pizza at La casa di Toto, which was pretty good. It was different, in that it was a white pizza with potatoes on it, thick crust.
We spent one hour walking around before we were due at our tour of old town and we parked the car right underneath the market. That was really convenient.
Written September 24, 2023
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Road_to_paradise
Cincinnati, OH135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is the largest market of its kind in North American and boasts an incredible variety of items. The quality of the pastries is on a par with France and Italy and far exceeds anything similar here in the US. If you go, be prepared to be spoiled for life, never able to enjoy sweets in the US without discovering that they are but a pale shadow of the delicate pastries, cheeses, and breads across the border. The shops surrounding the market offer cheeses and other things only available here or in Europe, and the Mexican taco restaurant will change your mind about tacos and Mexican food forever!
Written September 19, 2023
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_tomnguyen001
Austin, TX354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is probably the BEST farmer market we have been in - around the world... We have been in several in the UK, Provence, Rome etc. and this one is way up there. The produce selection is superb as well as all the eateries and boucheries (there are many wonderful looking ones and we wonder how they compete...) We also had wonderful empanadas and bread.... Just Tres Bien!!!
Written September 16, 2023
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