Montreal, June 11, 2020
– Three kiosks serving up unique specialties and flavours will open at Jean-Talon Market in the next few days. Before, during or after your shopping, taste the best that our region has to offer. More than ever, it’s time to discover the creations of local entrepreneurs, and to take inspiration from them for your home cooking!
“The arrival of these new vendors is very promising for the market’s future. Our team is actively recruiting more producers and vendors to help the market reach its full potential. More projects and partnerships are also in the works,” said Nicolas Fabien-Ouellet, interim executive director of the Corporation de gestion des marchés publics de Montréal.
#JeMangeMtl more than ever at the Market
With over ten restaurateurs on-site, everyone who loves good food will find something satisfying! Members of the public can share their #JeMangeMtl experience on social media after trying:
- “One of Montreal’s best bowls of ramen,” according to the Tastet blog, comes from Yokato Yokabai: no artificial additives and 100% natural ingredients, in an irresistible homemade broth
- The bold and refreshing Latin flavours of the fusion tacos from popup restaurant Mazorca MTL.
- Traditional Indigenous spice blends of Épices du Guerrier, to give a little kick on everything from snacks to barbecues at home
“Jean-Talon Market is a perfect pied-à-terre for us. There are plenty of good reasons for us to set up shop here this summer, including ample foot traffic, proximity to local producers and the market’s important place in Montreal’s history. We’re sure this will be a springboard for us, and that this is just the first of many opportunities to come, despite the exceptional circumstances,” says Benjamin Caron, founder of Mazorca MTL, a pop-up seen regularly at summer events.
The new kiosks complement the Market’s already-extensive ready-to-eat offerings, including Crêperie du Marché’s gluten-free savoury crêpes, chef Jonathan Garnier’s restaurant Gourmand d’ici, the delicious pizzas of Pizzeria C15, sushi and poké bowls from Sushi Shop, the mouth-watering old-fashioned donuts of Beignes d’antan and sandwiches and salads from Première Moisson, Balkani and Marché des saveurs. With more than 80 merchants, the Market is also the perfect place to shop for a great picnic in one of the nearby parks, especially when you take the opportunity to fill your basket with fresh foods and treats from our vendors and artisans.
Rediscover your favourite farmers’ stalls this summer
The opening of the new kiosks is a reminder that markets are always changing, all season long. The great majority of the vendors that Montrealers know and love are returning this year. After the early-season horticultural offerings, fruit and vegetable farmers will arrive in July and August, once they’ve started their harvests.
With its refreshed ready-to-eat offerings, farmers, bakers, fishmongers, butchers, cheesemongers and other merchants, Jean-Talon Market is the essential summer destination for fresh local fare. Regulars and newcomers are welcome to come enjoy the summer with us and get to know our merchants, whose stories are as colourful as their stalls. You’ll find a cornucopia of great local flavours to discover and share with #JeMangeMtl.
About Montréal’s Public Markets
Founded in 1993, the Corporation for the Management of Montréal’s Public Markets is a non-profit organization that manages and develops the major Public Markets in the Montreal area – Jean-Talon, Atwater, Maisonneuve – and some ten Neighborhood and Solidarity Markets. Its goals are to ensure that Montrealers have access to local and fresh products in the heart of their community.