With Fall right around the corner, the beautiful Montreal weather needs to be enjoyed before the lengthy winter season arrives. With one of Montreal’s many perks being that we’re an epicenter of gastronomic experiences and multicultural cuisines, we also have amazing farmers’ markets with fresh produce. Grab your reusable bag, head to one of these fabulous markets, and support Montreal farmers by grabbing some locally grown goods.
Here are a couple of great Montreal markets you need to try the next time you’re out and about in Montreal.
1. Atwater Market
Located in St-Henri overlooking the Lachine Canal, Atwater Market has been in operation since 1933. Its Art Deco-style architecture makes it one of the most beautiful Montreal buildings. Open year-round, this market is celebrated for its many butcher shops and cheesemongers, and its horticultural producers in the spring. In addition, you can find many pop up restaurants in their open-air food court including Margot bar à jus, Satay Brothers, and Lucille’s during the summer season.
138 avenue Atwater
Montréal (Québec) H4C 2G3
Atwater Market is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
2. Jean-Talon Market
Located in Little Italy, Jean-Talon Market is North America’s largest open-air market, hosting more than 150 vendors ranging from butchers and bakers to even lavender candlestick makers. Here, you can spend hours going through an array of produce, local ice cream, Italian specialities, exotic spices, bakeries, cheese and fish mongers, as well as premium coffee served in funky cafes. A Saturday at Jean-Talon Market is a Saturday well spent!
7070, avenue Henri-Julien
Montréal (Québec) H2S 3S3
Jean-Talon Market is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
3. Lachine Market
Considered the oldest public market in Montreal, the Lachine Market includes gardeners, plant and flower vendors, and food shops. Open year round since 2004, you’ll find some of the best gourmet deli treats in the city, along with delectable pastries, cheeses, and locally grown produce. Visit during the winter season and feel the festive cheer, with Christmas trees lining the outdoor pathway.
1865 Rue Notre-Dame
Montréal, QC H8S 2E9
Lachine Market is open Monday to Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. Maisonneuve Market
Located in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood, this is the perfect market to buy locally-grown food or to make gastronomic discoveries. Try something new this week and explore the different varieties of bread, meat, cheese, spices or vegetables from different gardeners, bakers, cheesemongers, fishmongers and florists that make up this amazing market. Great for all ages, the Maisonneuve Market features a calendar of activities that includes a maple festival, numerous product tastings and even face painting for kids.
4445 Ontario East
Montréal, Québec H1V 3V3
Maisonneuve Market is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday
5. Maisonneuve Market
Located in Cote-des-Neiges, Jean-Brillant Market offers a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, maple syrup and other types of sweets. Open 24 hours a day, this market has been providing people with garden greens, pumpkins, Christmas trees, maple taffy on the snow and homemade Quebec honey since 1980. If you’re ever in need of a midnight snack, make sure to check out Jean-Brillant market.
Corners of rue Jean-Brillant and chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges
Jean-Brillant Market is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from April to November.
At Trylon Montreal, we love exploring our wonderful city and neighbourhoods. Make sure to try these Montreal markets the next time you’re looking for some fresh produce, or just something to do! Check out the rest of our blog to discover more Montreal activities!