Fantastic shop/delicatessen along Jean-Talon market. A modest selection of Quebec beer along with artisan cheeses, salamis, olive oils/vinegar and the like. There’s also the wine and cider area which stocks a decent range of ice ciders. Well worth a look when visiting the market.
Impressive store for people who enjoy interesting, quality food. Nice variety of Quebec cheeses. Cider, ice cider, mead and beer are all available, sometimes chilled. There is also local wine, though the region is less famous for that. Much duck to be found, in a variety of forms. Looks like a solid bet, located at the Marche Jean-Talon.
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Bottle Shop, Cheese and Specialty Meat Level. . . . . . . . . . .High Location. . . . . . . .Semi Sketchy Prices. . . . . . . . . .Low Markup Tap Selection. . . .None Bottle Selection. .Excellent, 200+ Samplers. . . . . . ..Yes, Ice Cider Samples Available Full Pours. . . . . . .No Beer Level. . . . . ..High Food. . . . . . . . . . .Grocery Takeaway Food Level. . . . ..Specialty Cheese and Meat Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Fairly Nice, Some with a ’tude Growlers. . . . . . ..No Noise Level. . . . . Quiet Décor. . . . . . . . . .Wooden, Cozy Good for Kids. . .No Parking. . . . . . . ..Private Free Lot for Jean Talon Market WiFi. . . . . . . . . . .No Cash Only. . . . . .No Recommended. .Yes Comments: This is known as ice cider heaven and it is. Separated into two stores, one has the license to sell liquor, wine, and ice cider. The other has the cheese, meat, and beer. Ice cider section has nearly every Quebec ice cider, probably close to 40-50 including the only account for very rare ice ciders like Philion Gaia and Friga, Domaine Salamandres. In the beer section, they have the whole portfolio of probably a dozen Quebecois breweries including Trou du Diable and Dieu du Ciel. Found La Castor Yakima IPA here easily. Some people on staff were snotty, but others were very nice and helpful. Inside the ice cider section they have a couple of ice ciders you can try for free. Can easily spend $200+ at this store so get ready.
Very nice store when looking for local meads and ciders (maybe 30 of each) not available at the SAQ. 2 min walk from the best cheese store in town (fromagerie hamel). Local microbrews well represented.
This place is ice cider heaven! Jammed onto a narrow street around the Marche Jean-Talon, this is a gem. The beer selection actually wasn’t all that impressive, but the cider selection more than makes up for it. Although I see people commenting on the price of the ice ciders, it’s worth noting that all the cider here is about 10% cheaper than those you find in the SAQ. I could have spent a lot more time and a lot more money in this place than I did... if you’re an ice cider fan, this is the place for you.
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this place before. This store in Marché Jean-Talon (Jean-Talon metro station) has everything you need to host a tasting of fine Québécois products. The micro selection is good, with a few breweries left out, but DDC is there, Brasseurs et Frères, Bièropholie will be there again soon, etc. Then the cider section is one of the best you’ll ever see in the province, with dozens of ice ciders from all over the province, some wines and other artisanal liquors, mostly at reasonable prices. Top that off with a decent selection of regional cheeses (some very hard to find anywhere), some pâtés, sausages, jams, mustards, vinegars, and you have all the ingredients you need for a smashing evening of discovering and rediscovering Québec’s finest artisanal savoir-faire.
Stopped in to pick up "picnic" supplies for Mondial. Got some fantastic cheese, and cold cuts, some bread from a few doors down. Beer selection is decent, with a range of Quebec brews but some notables are missing. (We picked up some 3 Mousquetairs, DDCiel and misc. others). Service was a bit ambivalent but we didn’t really engage them or ask questions either. Pretty good selection of ice ciders as well, I suspect it was better in the past, but there was still plenty to choose from. Definitely a recommended stop. I will return.
A gourmet food market with a decent selection of Quebec craft beers and decent prices. Service was ok but for a better selection head next door to the Grange du Marche (which I’ve heard has closed unfortunately).
Located near a nice farmers market, and some interesting shops - quite a spacious store - clean and well-lit - a large cooler of beer amidst the huge selection of food and liquor - they had a lot of obscure Quebec brews that only have a couple of ratings, but some of the big names were missing (Charlevoux, Bieropholie) - nothing to complain about, though, as the beers you will find will be plenty rare and obscure (though not necessarily good) - I’d say it’s worth going to, even for a tourist.
Located a stone’s throw from the Marche Jean-Talon (which is an amazing market that makes me wish my hotel had a kitchen I could use), this place has the most impressive ice-cider selection around. They’re pricey, but you won’t find them in a lot of other places, and probably not in such selection. The beer selection is on the small side, but has a ton of local bottles, including (as the good local places seem to) a nice DdC representation. Prices on beers are pretty good. Helpful staff.