Jean Talon Market in Montreal


In the heart of Montreal's Little Italy, you'll find the lively Jean Talon Market. It's a bustling food market which is mostly visited by Montrealers than tourists. Food and the lack of tourists; all the more reason for me to have a little browse.

Jean Talon Market in Montreal

I read somewhere that Jean Talon Market is held in an former bus station. This means that it's outdoors, yet covered, keeping shoppers dry when it rains.

Jean Talon Market in Montreal

I wandered along the aisles listening to the merchants loudly flogging their  produce. It was autumn when I was there, so there were heaps of colourful apples, corn in all kinds of shades and bright orange pumpkins.What it wasn't, was warm so I decided to pop into one of the many cafes that border the market for a hot cup of coffee. 

Jean Talon Market in Montreal

When I sensed some feeling seeping back into my toes and fingers, I continued I went back outside and headed to the foodie part of the market. It reminded me a bit of Borough Market here in London where you can buy all kinds of gourmet foods. There was a specialty chocolate shop, a cheese monger, a butcher selling juicy sausages and artisanal bakers selling freshly baked breads and pastries.

Jean Talon Market in Montreal

It's a great place to spend a few hours, but don't do as I did; make sure you come hungry. As now all I can say is that food looked good. If you want to know what it tastes like, you'll have to go and find out for yourself. 

Comments

  1. This looks really cool - I was recently in Montreal but missed this market entirely - such a shame, as food markets are one of my favourite things to explore. Oh, well...another good reason to return!

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  2. The area around it is quite fun to walk around in as well. Lots of Italian eateries and cafes.

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