A Saturday morning in Montreal - Jean Talon Market & Première Moisson
With only one full day in Montreal, my girlfriends and I intended to make the most out of it. In order to help with our food ventures and of course to see a bunch of places in Montreal within a short span of a day, we figured that buying the one day pass was the best bang for our buck. For $7 each, all of Montreal was accessible complete with the added bonus of the ticket being good for a full 24 hours from the time of purchase! With tickets in hand, we ventured far north on the metro line to our first stop the Jean Talon Market.
|Lots of vendors with food to sample & buy!|
|Yes, you're seeing clearly! |
That entire bucket (smaller ones) of roma tomatoes is $5!!
|Rows upon rows of fresh vegetables & fruits.|
|hot hot peppers!!|
After touring the market for a bit we started getting hungry. With the rain coming down faster, we quickly ducked into a place where a number of people were eating. Since, I hadn't paid attention to where we had gone, I quickly realized that we were in one of Montreal's well known bakeries - La Première Moisson. This is not just any bakery as they had fresh breads, pastries and cakes to buy, charcuterie, sandwiches and salads. They even had a tasting station!
|Charcuterie, meat, pastries and desserts to purchase.|
|Their lunch special that day was your choice of half a sandwich, |
a salad, and a soup or dessert with a hot drink for $11.51.
Pictured above is half a ham & swiss with a side salad.
|I went with the dessert as I had heard so much about it. |
|Another 'salad' option to accompany the sandwich.|