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9 Things Not to Miss at Québec City’s Grand Marché

Credit: Lorraine Richard Nolin

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Located minutes from the city centre, the Grand Marché is a food lover’s paradise, a place where a hundred or so farmers and artisans serve up quality products made with love. Changing with the seasons and the endless variety they bring, each of these stalls has a special place in my heart and is open the whole year through.

1 Le Pied Bleu

Le Pied Bleu Credit: Allison Van Rassel Zoom

Le Pied Bleu, an offshoot of the Saint-Sauveur restaurant of the same name, is a charcuterie shop that’s been wooing Quebecers one bite at a time. Using a “nose-to-tail” approach, the Pied Bleu team turns out phenomenal dry and cooked pork saucisson, pâté en croûte, European-style terrines, and other premium products, like the boudins that have earned them numerous awards from the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Boudin Tasting, a.k.a. the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Goûte-Boudin, in Mortagne-au-Perche, Normandy.

2 Laiterie Charlevoix

 Laiterie Charlevoix Credit: Philippe Cloutier Zoom

Taste the fertile and abundant Charlevoix terroir with products beloved from coast to coast. Made with the milk of three herds of Canadienne cattle—an endangered breed of heritage dairy cows found only in Québec—Laiterie Charlevoix’s 1608 cheese is a favourite among many of Canada’s most celebrated chefs. Like them, you’re sure to fall in love with the unmistakably rich and creamy flavour of 1608.

3 Ferme Québec-Oies

La ferme Québec-Oies Credit: Natacha Jobin Zoom

Everything that comes out of Ferme Québec-Oies is literally a taste sensation. Specializing in goose foie gras, this farm handles every step of production onsite while their geese roam freely across the verdant fields of Saint‑Tite‑des‑Caps. The result: gourmet products so tasty and refined, they’ll please even the most discerning of palates.

4 SNO Microbrasserie Nordik

SNO Microbrasserie Nordik Credit: Ville de Québec Zoom

With premises both on the ground floor of the Grand Marché and on the second floor, where you get a a fabulous view of Place Jean‑Béliveau, microbrewery SNO boasts an equally fabulous selection of tasty, refreshing beers inspired by our rugged Québec winters, including a signature American pale ale. Brewed with local ingredients such as Innomalt malt and Jarrets Noirs hops, SNO beers are a true taste of Québec. Stop in for a drink before a game or concert at the Videotron Centre or just to enjoy a good local beer.

5 Cerisaie La Belle des bois

 Cerisaie La Belle des bois Credit: Ville de Québec Zoom

La Belle des bois is a cherry farm with a few tricks up its sleeve, like their spiked preserves, made by macerating cherries in liquor under the sun. Amateur mixologists, if you’re looking for a cocktail condiment to wow your guests, this is it. Or, for a gourmet hot dog, pick up a jar of their delicious sauerkraut.

6 Cidrerie et Vergers Pedneault

 Cidrerie et Vergers Pedneault Credit: Société des économusées Zoom

Cidrerie et Vergers Pedneault’s delectable, award‑winning beverages are made from apples and other fruit grown in a more than hundred‑year old orchard on Québec’s famous Isle-aux-Coudres. With the St. Lawrence River on all sides, this fertile environment and its salty sea air impart a unique flavour profile to the fruit, for liquid treats that are simply sublime!

7 Beignes d’antan

Beignes d'antan Credit: Ville de Québec Zoom

Save yourself the trip to Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier: you can pick up those famous potato doughnuts from Délices d’antan at the Grand Marché. What a treat! Whether plain, rolled in cinnamon sugar, or dipped in maple syrup, these little rings of gold are made with unbleached flour and real potatoes from the Lanaudière region, using a family method that’s been passed down through the generations.

8 Accommodation Chalou

Accommodation Chalou Credit: Ville de Québec Zoom

Chalou is a true beer lover’s paradise, no matter the style. With an inventory of over 10,000 cases from around the province, Chalou runs the full gamut, from the smallest brewers to the biggest Québec brands, with all beers in between. Tell them what you’re looking for—they’ll have just the thing.

9 Restaurant Les Arrivages

Restaurant Les Arrivages Credit: Ville de Québec Zoom

With the delicious fare from the Grand Marché’s seasonal and permanent vendors as its sole garden and pantry, the kitchen team at Les Arrivages turns out edible odes to our local terroir. Stop in to experience the season’s gourmet flavours, get inspired by the menu, or simply satisfy a craving.

Getting to the Market

Make your way to the market by car, bike, bus, or free shuttle! If you’re in Old Québec, there’s a shuttle leaving every hour (8 departures daily) from June 14 to October 14. If you’re in a car, you get free parking in the ExpoCité P4 lot for two hours.

Enjoy the market!

Le Grand Marché  
250, boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel, édifice F
Québec, QC G1L 5A7

 

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