Montreal Food Tour: Exploring the Marché Jean Talon

Discover North America's largest open-air market with a Québécois food expert
From US$334 privately
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Tour Details
2.5 hours
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Marché Jean Talon
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  • Montreal food tour led by a food writer or chef
  • Sample local culinary specialties
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Tour Description
In what other city do the culinary specialities run the gamut from tire sur la neige (a taffy made by pouring boiling hot maple syrup onto fresh snow) to French fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds? In this Montreal food tour we'll discover one of North America's most distinct food scenes. Focused on the Marché Jean Talon and led by a food writer or chef, we'll dive into the local flavors and ingredients, learning the history and culture of Canada's foodie paradise.

Montreal Food Tour

This exploration of the Marché Jean Talon, North America’s largest open air market, will delve deeply into Quebec's various gastronomic wonders. Here we will admire farm fresh produce, homemade cheeses and sausages, and taste the fabulous fungus of a local mushroom forager.

Stopping at the Marché des Saveurs, which exclusively features products from Québec, our guide will highlight varied maple goods, cider, and cranberry alcohol. Our food foray may also include locally made spices and olive oils, artisanal bread, and maple salmon bites from a fishmonger whose wares come directly from the beautiful Gaspésie Peninsula. 

Take Aways

After our culinary expedition through the Marché Jean Talon, our senses will be intimately acquainted with the tastes and aromas specific to Quebec gastronomy. Fair warning: baggage may smell of smoked meat upon departure.

Note: Please include any dietary restrictions or allergies in your trip notes and our guide will adapt accordingly.

  • Do the tastings included in the tour replace a full meal?
    Yes, the tastings replace a full meal. Clients generally can get up to three savory tastings, one sweet, and a drink.
We understand that some of our valued guests may have mobility concerns, and we want to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience throughout your tour. If there are any accessibility concerns that your tour guide will need to be aware of, please let our team know at the time of booking.
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Fun, informative, and tasty tour with excellent guide.
Very knowledgeable, articulate and approachable. She was very responsive to our questions and requests. Highly recommend her to anyone wishing to get the behind the scenes stories of the merchants and the Jean Talon Market.
A wonderful experience. Jaqueline was the perfect guide for us. She seemed to know everything about the market and showed it all off with joy and enthusiasm. She also answered all of our many questions about Quebec and its history, polititcs, etc. All in all, a fantastic experience.