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Set in an art deco-building and in existence since 1933, this market has both indoor and outdoor sections. Aside from fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers, you have your choice of a wide variety of commodities: from specialty shops selling delicious baked goods to butchers and fishmongers. La Fromagerie boasts more than 400 types of cheese from France and Quebec, including a raw goat milk cheddar. The Premiere Moisson bakery is famous for its flaky croissants and game-based pâtés. Even if you have already done your food shopping, it is a great place for people watching.
This 1912 Beaux-Arts building is the crowning achievement of well-known architect Marius Dufresne. It was at one point converted to a community center, but has recently been re-opened as a functioning market. It is easily the finest food shopping to be had in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, drawing gourmets from across the city. Major vendors include a branch of the renowned Première Moisson bakery and a specialty store selling unique Quebec food and wine. Cheese, flowers, deli selections and fresh meats are also on hand.
Located close to downtown, this open-air market has been serving lovers of fresh veggies, fruits, flowers, eggs and even live fowl since 1934. Many of Montreal's restaurant owners drop by on their daily shopping expeditions. Farmers simply drive their trucks up to a series of stalls, and customers can stroll buy checking out the goods. Surrounding Marché Jean-Talon are bakeries, health food stores, cheese shops, a horticultural center, and a host of other stores.
Started in 1865, the Marché de Lachine is one of the oldest public markets in Montreal. It is located at the intersection of rue Notre Dame and 18th Avenue, and starts daily at 7a. Local vendors bring a variety of articles for sale here, allowing one to stock up on groceries, fresh produce and homemade delicacies. If you wish to soak in the local vibe then head to Marché de Lachine in the morning to get a peek into humbler times.