Fresh, seasonal and local products offered by hundreds of Quebec artisans and a unique atmosphere. Discover one of Montreal’s oldest public markets nestled in the heart of Little Italy: Jean-Talon Market.
One of the oldest markets in the city is located in a tree-lined residential neighbourhood with retro cafés such as the famous Caffé Italia, Italian pizzerias and grocery stores, Dante’s hardware store and the classes offered by living legend Elena Faita.
Inaugurated in 1933, and named Jean-Talon in 1983 in honour of the first steward of Nouvelle-France, Marché Jean-Talon is an institution. And it is in the heart of Little Italy that this unique place is located, open summer and winter, where an extraordinary atmosphere reigns.
In this place, renowned for its diversification of products, you can find everything! Local and seasonal fruits and vegetables, a variety of plants, fresh fish and quality meat, or a good traditional baguette fresh from the oven. This is what best describes this Montreal market run by Quebec artisans who love to advise customers. It’s hard not to fall in love with the colourful stalls of the producers, so much so that you’ re tempted to purchase all their wares.
His little extra? The Jean-Talon Market has an impressive interior courtyard where you can enjoy delicacies and hot dishes at all times. You will have understood it, everything is made so that one can spend hours there, a pleasure for our eyes and our bellies.
How to get there?
Nothing could be easier. Whether you take the bus or the metro (Jean-Talon station on the orange line), you’ll only have to walk a few meters to get there.
If you’re travelling by car, the Market has 410 spaces in underground and outdoor parking lots.
Please note that during the summer, the Jean-Talon Market is entirely pedestrian: from June to October, the Market’s alleys are closed to cars. This is an opportunity to discover the architecture of the neighbourhood, and to explore Little Italy, which has much to offer.
From Happy Hour to culinary discovery!
The Jean-Talon Market is also an all-season event. The activities organized each year include the famous happy hour to taste all kinds of beverages, but also culinary demonstrations, workshops and gourmet tours.
Little Italy is also an encounter with the living legend Elena Faita, who offers courses
One thing’s for sure, you won’t be leaving empty-handed. So make sure you pack several bags, as they may get quite full.