Beyond the popular markets, Jean-Talon, Atwater, or Maisonneuve, Montréal and its surrounding area is full of small and large open markets, which encourage local procurement and who offer a diversity of products. In this period of social distancing, being able to replace chains of grocery stores to visit five other markets under the sun.
In the West of the Island : the Western Market
The Western Market is a treasure to discover or rediscover! Located in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, the huge parking lot is free for all and you can find the largest outdoor market of flowers. For gardening enthusiasts, there you will find also a variety of herbs, fruit and vegetables for sowing. Inside, do your shopping at the Italian pastry or bakery First Harvest, butcher, at the grocery store of fine imported products from Italy Cavallaro and other retailers offering fresh and local products.
11600, boulevard de Salaberry, Dollard-des-Ormeaux – visit the https://marchedelouest.com/fr/
In the East of the Island : the Market Les Halles d’anjou
For those of you who live in the eastern sector of Montreal and who wish to avoid the queues too long at the Jean-Talon market, the Marché les Halles d’anjou is a address that you should note. It is possible to make findings of greedy local merchants, such as the cheese maker of the banner of the grocery store Cavallaro (which is also located to the Western Market), the bakery Italian Pizza Scaglione, coffee shop, Coffee Plantation, specialties from the barbecue at the butcher shop The butchers of the Upper. Also, make a trip to the Small Market of les Halles, located outside, which offers fruits and vegetables, maple products, herbs, flowers, plants and other products from quebec.
7500 boulevard des Galeries d’anjou, Montreal – visit the https://www.hallesdanjou.com/
On the South Shore : the Halles Saint-Jean
For residents of the South Shore, head to les Halles St-Jean for a market that has nothing to envy to the other. In fact, if you live in the area, it is worth to make a detour, because it strongly encourages the local products of the region of Haut-Richelieu. And who says quebec products, said buying local boosts the economy! This gourmet destination presents different dealers on site : the fruiterie Avenue of the vegetable Garden, the dairy cheese in our home, the artisan chocolate factory Thirteen Chocolates, the shop of natural products in the shopping Cart and other Health.
145, boulevard Saint-Joseph, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu – visit the https://leshalles.ca
On the Shelf : a Farmer’s Market
Thursdays and Sundays only settles during the good weather the Farmer’s Market on the Plateau Mont-Royal, at the Laurier metro station. Passers-by can purchase Quebec products, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and pastries, cheese, flowers, maple syrup and honey, and even meat from various producers in quebec. This open-air market in the heart of the Plateau we really give the impression of being elsewhere than in the city.
At the Station Laurier, Montreal – visit the https://marchefermier.ca
In the South-West of the Island : the Market of Lachine
For its attractive countryside in the vicinity of the bike path and for its history, the Market of Lachine is a must-see market area. Qualified of the oldest public market in Montreal, the place offers fresh, seasonal produce from various growers here, during the summer season. In addition, to the interior, visit the Market Station Angus, as well as Gaufrabec, to enjoy the delicious waffles.
1865 Rue Notre Dame, Lachine, visit the https://www.marchespublics-mtl.com/