Montréal's Jean Talon Market


Lit­tle Italy was our last stop in Mon­tréal. I wanted to go back to the famous marché Jean Talon, a farmer’s mar­ket located in this area.

The open air mar­ket is occu­pied by about 300 ven­dors, sell­ing fruits, veg­eta­bles, cheese, meat etc. There are many other food busi­nesses in the area, includ­ing bak­eries, fish and meat stores and restaurants.

On a sunny Sun­day morn­ing, the place was packed with local fam­i­lies shop­ping. I couldn’t help notic­ing how tidy and almost ster­ile was the mar­ket. Com­pared to most food mar­kets we’ve been to in Latin Amer­ica or China, this one was extremely clean… almost too clean!

Yet, the col­or­ful stalls and fresh prod­ucts were worth a visit.

Little Italy's Murale

Lit­tle Italy’s Murale

Crooked Stairs

Crooked Stairs



Selling Tomatoes

Sell­ing Tomatoes

Spicy Peppers

Spicy Pep­pers

Little Chefs

Lit­tle Chefs

Zucchine and Eggplants

Zuc­chine and Eggplants

Bell Peppers

Bell Pep­pers










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  1. I really like farmer’s mar­ket but I haven’t found one near our home yet. Too bad Jean Talon was far from my house back in Montréal.

  2. Your pic­tures are very colour­ful and lively.
    Just wanted to say Hi. Will keep com­ing here now.
    .-= Nisha´s last blog ..The French Connection =-.

  3. Hey Zhu,

    Gor­geous mar­ket!
    I love vis­it­ing mar­kets (any­where in the world)!

    You said that this one was too clean: does it at least smell like food or what? (I detest going to mar­kets where the food’s scent can­not be smelled).

    Thanks for this awe­some visual treat :D!

    Have a great week ahead!

    .-= Max Coutinho´s last blog ..S.O.M: Save Our Men =-.

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