Jean-Talon Market
Jean-Talon Market
4.5
7:00 AM - 5:00 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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  • jahhp
    Los Angeles, California634 contributions
    Cool Market + Shopping!
    We went in October, so the fresh produce was limited, but it's still a cool place to visit. My partner bought a planter that was very cute, so there are other things to buy besides market items. I'm sure in the warmer months, it's the place to be! Hopefully I'll be back sometime in the summertime!
    Visited October 2022
    Written February 10, 2023
  • Sylange
    San Diego, California7 contributions
    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 Jersey850 contributions
    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
    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
    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
  • CharlieinTexas
    Austin, Texas3,911 contributions
    Must See, But Underwhelming …
    I have been to some truly wonderful City Markets … Toronto, St Louis, Barcelona … This market was just okay in my opinion. Lots of produce, some places to eat, but quite pricey in re: seafood options. Good people watching.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Jason Sun
    Ithaca, New York23 contributions
    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
    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
  • Moe_Ipak
    United States375 contributions
    Regular Farmers Market
    It's seriously just a regular farmers market. We have been to better farmers market in the US and Europe. Not sure what the hype is. Lot's of great fresh produce, decent coffee and juice place. If you haven't seen farmers market, it is nice. No AC so it gets HOT in the summer.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Teresa F
    Johnstown, Pennsylvania140 contributions
    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
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marcofahmey
Sao Paulo, SP482 contributions
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
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
283 contributions
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
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, NY10 contributions
Sep. 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
Sep. 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, TX348 contributions
Sep. 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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BReal916
Sacramento, CA34 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
The endless display of produce and flowers at this popular market is a must for our visits to Montreal! There are many samples offered at the Market and restaurants close by. Recommend the maple syrup/butter stand and fresh apple press when you are there.
Written September 6, 2023
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Kane M
Lakewood, CO50 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Solo
Great market. They sell fresh produce, vendors for food, and coffee. I took the metro (Montreal’s subway, in 2023 it was $13 for day pass). The exit is the same name as the market, and a short walk.

Little Italy is Also conveniently located..fun street with lots shops, restaurants, etc.
Written September 3, 2023
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Peter M
Conception Bay South, Canada133 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Friends
This is an amazing market. I wish we had it at home. Fresh local vegetables and meat, baked goods, flowers and cheese that would put a grocery store to shame. There were also unique items like bottles of milk, game meat, and stalls selling international cuisine. It's not touristy, most of the customers were local, but it's definitely interesting, especially if you want to see something unique to Montreal.
Written August 25, 2023
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