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Top Choice Food in Île d’Orléans

La Nougaterie Québec

One of our favorite économusées (workshops) to visit on the island, the nougatiers here take egg whites, honey and/or sugar, throw in locally sourced black currants (or maple or cranberries) and, as if by magic prod…
Food & Drinks in Île d’Orléans

Cassis Monna & Filles

Learn all you ever wanted to know about cassis (blackcurrant), also known as gadelle noire in Québécois, and pick up some treats to go, including jam (currant-onion is popular), honey, vinaigrette, mustard, wine and…
Cheese in Île d’Orléans

Les Fromages de l'Île d'Orléans

This fromagerie doesn't just serve and sell you cheese – it serves and sells you cheese in period costume in an ancient stone farmhouse. The range is wide but the emphasis is on three local cheeses: fresh faisselle,…
Chocolate in Île d’Orléans

Chocolaterie de l'Île d'Orléans

Using cocoa beans from Belgium, the chocolatiers above this delightful shop in a 200-year-old house churn out tasty concoctions, including almond bark and flavored truffles. The various assortments come in beautiful…
Food & Drinks in Île d’Orléans

Domaine Steinbach

This store stocks dozens of farm products, including five ciders made using apples from its organic orchard, one with maple syrup. A tasting flight of five ciders costs $4. There is a lovely gîte next door with four…
Drinks in Île d’Orléans

Cidrerie Bilodeau

This place makes 111 different types of cider from apples from its own orchard. You can sample several types before buying a bottle ($10 to $14.50). Don't forget to try the 'ice cider' made from apples frozen on the…