Montreal is known as a foodie’s paradise. With its European charm and diverse cultural mix, Canada’s second-largest city offers a particularly rich array of menu choices for food lovers. For those who prefer to buy organic, this includes a wide variety of vendors that sell fresh, local and certified organic foods. Whether you’re a local who is ready to go organic, or an organic-loving visitor staying in one of Montreal’s beautiful hotels or luxurious short term rentals, this list of markets will help you keep your refrigerator stocked with the natural, nutritious foods you crave.
When the first Marché Tau grocery store opened its doors in 1978, it had the distinction of being the only health food store in Montreal. Marché Tau has since opened a very successful chain of stores throughout the city, offering a large selection of certified organic groceries, natural cosmetics and eco-friendly household products.
This small, hip co-op run by Concordia University students offers organic fruits, vegetables, bulk staples, ready-to-go meals, baked goods and personal care products. This market is non-profit, so when Le Frigo Vert finds itself in the black, they lower their prices.
Known for its very affordable prices, Supermarché PA offers a wide selection of organic fruits and vegetable, meats, poultry and seafood at its three Montreal locations. For a small fee, delivery is available to your home, hotel or furnished apartment for all orders over $30.
Montreal’s only all-organic grocery store, Ecollegey believes that fresh and local don’t have to equal expensive. They work with local Quebec farmers to provide organic fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, poultry and seafood. Ecollegey offers free delivery throughout the Island of Montreal on all grocery orders above $80.
Montreal has several beloved public markets, the most famous being the vast and varied Jean-Talon Market, which was founded in 1933. Located in the heart of Little Italy, this all-season market is teeming with vendors selling a scrumptious variety of organic fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads, maple products and honeys. The lively atmosphere is as enticing as the artisanal goodies.
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