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Explore the Jean Talon farmers market

Montreal, Canada

Experience hosted by Mayssam

2 hours
Includes food
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

We will explore the Jean Talon Market with stops at some of my favourite stalls and stores where we will do some tastings and have one on one conversations with the vendors about their products. I'll tell you about the market's history and the neighbourhood's history and the Montreal food scene. You'll also be able to buy some edible gifts or produce to cook with while you stay in Montreal. Come hungry! Contact me if you have specific dates in mind and can't make it on any of the already set dates.
Other things to note
Bring a tote bag, your camera, walking shoes.
We will explore the Jean Talon Market with stops at some of my favourite stalls and stores where we will do some tastings and have one on one conversations with the vendors about their products. I'll tell you about the market's history and the neighbourhood's history and the Montreal food scene. You'll also be able to buy some edible gifts or produce to cook with while you stay in Montreal. Come hungry! Contact me if you have specific dates in mi…

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What's included

  • Food
    We may taste anything from local cheeses, fruit and veggies, dessert, ice c...
From $73
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mayssam

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 31 Reviews
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I have been a food and travel writer and blogger for the past 9 years, and I love showcasing my discoveries, especially when they happen to be in my hometown of Montreal. I live 2 blocks from the Jean Talon Market and know it and its vendors really well.
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Where you'll be

The Jean Talon Market is Montreal's largest farmers market and the biggest open air market in North America. On any given day, we may visit a cheese monger, a smoked fish producer, an artisanal bakery, an ice cream parlour, a forager's stand, a chef's stall, and quite a few fruit and vegetable vendors.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

Francis
August 2019
Great experience in a interesting part of Montreal that we would not have been able to explore in the same way by ourselves. Was very accommodating of our dietary restrictions (food allergies and my wife’s pregnancy).
Ann
June 2019
Visiting the Jean Talon Food Market is a great experience. There are many markets to explore. The guide, Mayssam, is a food writer and has good knowledge of the market and took us to her favorite stalls. We also got to sample some of the food. Good to get there early before the market gets crowded.
Visiting the Jean Talon Food Market is a great experience. There are many markets to explore. The guide, Mayssam, is a food writer and has good knowledge of the market and took u…
Chris
June 2019
Mayssam's years of experience of the Jean-Talon market really comes through, her passion and knowledge are inspiring! Tasted some delicious food and drink and left with a bag full of goodies! Highly recommended if you're a foodie, but even if you're not it's still an interesting place to be.
Mayssam's years of experience of the Jean-Talon market really comes through, her passion and knowledge are inspiring! Tasted some delicious food and drink and left with a bag full…
Pauline
May 2019
Super intéressant ! Grâce à cette expérience j’ai découvert plein de chose sur le Canada et sa culture et biensur sur le marché ! 🇫🇷🍷🇨🇦
Janet
April 2019
Time flies when you are having fun. From fresh squeeky cheese , to all sorts of tastings , our time with Mayssam was absolutely wonderful.
Frank
April 2019
Muy conocedora del tema de la comida y del mercado. Muy apasionada por la comida. Se ve que disfruta lo que hace. Muy amable y gentil! Mi única sugerencia es que el tour del mercado per se, fue muy corto, pero entiendo que no estaban todos los vendedores, entonces no había tantos productos por ver, pero lo compensamos con una visita a los negocios aledaños. En general, una excelente experiencia que vale mucho la pena! :)
Muy conocedora del tema de la comida y del mercado. Muy apasionada por la comida. Se ve que disfruta lo que hace. Muy amable y gentil! Mi única sugerencia es que el tour del mercad…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Walking shoes (light strolling around the market)

A tote bag to stock up