Galeries de la Capitale is more than just a shopping mall, it is also an indoor amusement park with, among other things, a roller-coaster, bumper cars, a skating rink and IMAX Le Theatre. Over 250 stores feature a variety of women's, men's and children's clothing, accessories and jewelry. The mall is home to a few Quebec chains, too, like San Francisco, l'Officiel and Simon's, an upscale, trendy department store.
One of the main streets that run through the neighborhood of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Rue Saint-Jean is lined with a fantastic array of boutiques and stores, making it perfect for a shopping-spree in the city. While the street is heavy on fashion boutiques, one can also find gems like Maison Jean-Alfred Moisan, which is one of the oldest grocery stores in North America. The ample restaurants and cafes ensure that you never run out of steam when shopping. The beautiful sights of the old town are an added bonus.
Located at a short distance from downtown Quebec, Place Fleur de Lys is one of the largest malls across the entire city and is certainly a one-stop shop for all your shopping needs. With over two hundred stores within its premises, this shopping center has outlets of brands such as Kamasutra, Urban Planet, Normandin, Ardene, La Senza, Naturalizer, Unic, Pamela, Uniglobe Voyages Lachane and Reitmans, among several others. They have a vast food court as well, where you can catch a break in between all the shopping.
Boîte à Pain is a bakery located in the Saint Roch neighborhood of Quebec City. Their bread is made of local organic ingredients which are of a very high quality. It also has a unique taste and flavor and is long lasting in nature. The bakery also serves sandwiches and pizzas; needless to say, all baked in-house. They also serve expresso, filter coffee, hot chocolate etc and also house special desserts, which makes them a soulful bakery. Check their website for details.
With the freshest produce and delectable food options, this summer market in Sainte-Foy is a sight to behold. Housed in a bright yellow pavilion, this farmers' market offers the season's finest bounty. The market runs from May to October and attracts gourmet food enthusiasts across the town. Besides shopping, you can sample some delectable food preparations at the numerous stalls on site. Regular food-related activities like cooking classes keeps things interesting.
Laurier Québec is one of the largest shopping centers in the city of Quebec and offers a plethora of options for shopping and has a wide range of stores too. One will find stores of brands such as Sears, Angela Jones, Bikini Village, Smart Set, Claire France, Vincent D Amerique, Old Navy and several others. The mall also offers over 30 food options, ensuring that spirits remain high after a day full of shopping.
A supermarket chain, Metro is located in downtown Quebec City. Just like any other mega mart, this one too has everything from a safety pin, to fresh produce of vegetables and meat. Crowded with locals, Metro is the one stop shop, for everyone in the neighborhood.
A chain of supermarkets across Canada, Provigo is like the local store for Quebec citizens to run errands. Located between the neighborhoods of Montcalm and Saint Sacrament, it lies on Boulevard René Lévesque Ouest. A convenience store, it stocks up everything from fresh groceries and bakery products, to daily essentials and household items.
A convenience store, Couche-Tard is located on Avenue de Bourlamaque. The store is a one stop shop for a lot of foodstuffs including chips, sodas, wine, chocolates, sauces, bread etc. Apart from being a store, it is also a great option to have breakfast. Serving some yummy sandwiches and coffees, in a relaxed setting, it proves to be a great hangout place for locals. See their website for more.
A chain of supermarkets, this IGA store is located in the Vanier area of Quebec City. Typical of its kind, it stocks up everything from fresh groceries and seafood to bakery products and microbrewery. Open from 8a to 10p daily, it is frequented mostly by the locals of this neighborhood.
An Italian family runs Épicerie Européenne offering you everything you would expect to find in a grocery store. Come by to pick up exotic spices, special teas, coffees and much more. They also offer special crockery to go along with the products on offer, so you may engage in sipping some tea, the English way! An eclectic range of cold cuts, olives and cheeses apart from pastas and sandwiches are available for those on a road trip.