Marché du Vieux – Quebec products to take home

Posted on August 14th, 2009 by .

Food is the best souvenir you can bring back from your trip to Montreal. I mean, I might be biased, but I honestly think that everyone, including you, will enjoy Quebec goodies more than, say, postcards. Right?

For your one-stop souvenir shopping, plus a little lunch and conversation, I recommend the Marché du Vieux restaurant and boutique in Old Montreal.

This specialty grocery store is stocked with a wide variety of local products (95% of the inventory comes from Quebec). Delicious fruit jams, tea cookies, sauces, and of course maple syrup for your morning pancakes… My favourite is the maple jelly. I use it to sweeten my yogurt.

Next to the boutique is a restaurant area serving up local favourites like bagels with smoked salmon and the best smoked meat in Old Montreal. They’ve also got Italian gelato, great pizzas, sandwiches and salads.

While you’re there, take two minutes to chat with Pierre Morin, the co-owner. As a well-travelled foodie, he loves to talk with tourists and share his passion for Quebec gastronomy. In fact, if you get him on a roll, he might just keep the restaurant open later to make the conversation last!

Marché du Vieux
8 St-Paul East
Marché du Vieux

Hours of operation
Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am to 9 pm

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