Let the kids run wild with their imagination at this veritable wonderland of toys that spans 2322.6 square meters (25000 square feet). Established in 2004, Benjo is widely considered to be one of the best toy stores in the region, with an exhaustive selection that spans numerous genres and age groups. Going beyond the traditional concept of a toy store, the shop has numerous activities to pique children's curiosity. A ride throughout the store aboard the electric train is a favorite with the children. Besides this, there's a restaurant as well as a crafts corner for the kids to unleash their creativity. Check website for more.
Tea-aficionados shouldn't miss a chance to visit this delightful store, that's practically an institution for the refreshing brew. With an expert team that sources teas from all over the world, with a special emphasis on Asia, Camellia Sinensis offers one of the most diverse tea selections in the city. Drop in to their boutique to discover a mind-blowing array of fine teas from various origins. The knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to find a brew to your liking. In addition to this, the boutique also offers a handsome selection of tea-ware, books as well as tea-related gifts. A little space within the store, with a handful of tables caters to those who wish to enjoy a refreshing cup right then. Beyond the retail factor, Camellia Sinensis also offers tasting sessions, tea workshop and other such events. Check website for more.
Maple goods remain one of Canada's most popular products and there's no better place than La Petite Cabane à Sucre de Québec to check them out in the city. Located in the bustling Quartier Petit Champlain, the boutique offers an astounding range of maple products from maple candies and syrups to maple teas and wines. The shelves of the expansive store remain packed to the hilt, many times brimming over with the diverse array of products on offer. Product tastings are available. Check website for more.
Look no further than La Boutique Artisans Canada for truly unique objects to take back home. Established in 1997, the store specializes in handcrafted arts and crafts from local artisans. Expect beautiful artisan jewellery, accessories, fur products, wood and stone carvings and more. With an ever-changing inventory of products to delight, this is one of the city's favorites when it comes to gifting. Check website for more.
This small antique shop on stands out among the others that surround it on Rue St. Paul, where Quebec’s antique district is located, with a notable collection of folk art, especially paintings. Visitors will find a little bit of everything at the store, from fashion accessories, to lamps, crates, collectibles, furniture, instruments, and toys from bygone eras. The street-level room has the most eye-catching items, but the basement is a great place to find a piece of vintage treasure.
Point d’Exclamation offers a nice collection of clothing, jewelry, and fashion accessories made in the Province of Quebec, and some carefully considered items from international clothing brands. Everything seems to be chosen for the quality of its construction and originality, so the boutique is a great place for treasure hunters. Eccentric and colorful, the boutique has many items for women but also a few for men, some unique items from flea markets, and vintage decorative objects.
Epicerie L Hébert is a small supermarket and grocery store, located in the Saint Sauveur neighborhood of Quebec City. Visited mainly by locals in the area, it stocks up the regular share of vegetables, meat and fruits. Apart from this, there are other small things of daily use that are also available at the store. Call ahead to known their hours of operation.
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 huge farmer's market, Halles du Petit Quartier is located in the Montcalm neighborhood of Quebec city. With shops selling fresh produce of vegetables and fruits, there are also ones selling freshly cut meat and sea food. Apart from the groceries, one can expect to find pharmacies, restaurants and other small shops in the market. A great place for locals to shop, it also remains an attraction among tourists. Drop by on a warm summer afternoon to scan through the market, and relax at one of the restaurants, to have a hearty meal of your favorite cuisine.
Located in the beautiful neighborhood of St-Roch, Le Deux22 is a one-of-a kind shopping store combined with a bar and restaurant. It is owned by four people namely Alex Desbiens, Pierre-Yves Lapointe, Véronique Parent, Patrick Montminy who have a combined experience of more than 30 years in the restaurant business. The place is situated in the former office of Summer festival and Tania Textiles. It houses a lot popular German Birkenstock sandals, backpacks and Herschel and local brands like Roark, Yoga Jeans, Mavi and a few more.
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.
A grocery shop, La Carotte Joyeuse mainly sells organic and fresh produce that is grown locally in the region. Located at Rue Saint-Jean, it is crowded with locals, scurrying through the petite shop, whilst buying their share of groceries. Apart from a store, it also features a bakery, which presents some of the freshest sandwiches and bites. So, after a nice trip of shopping, you can relax here, and order something to satisfy your taste buds.