Top Choice Food in Québec City

JA Moisan Épicier

Established in 1871, this charming store bills itself as North America's oldest grocery. It's a browser's dream come true, packed with beautifully displayed edibles and kitchen and household items. Many products fal…
Top Choice Food in Québec City

La Fromagère

This wonderful little shop just inside the main entrance of the Vieux-Port market sells an awe-inspiring selection of Québécois cheeses. For a notion of the tremendous variety available here, check out the Québec da…
Toys in Québec City


This toy shop gives a glimpse into what the world would be like if kids ran the show. Even the front door is pint-sized (the adult-sized door for grown-ups is off to the side). There’s a train that goes around the s…
Ceramics in Québec City

Boutique Kettö

Illustrator Julie St-Onge-Drouin started up Kettö after her illustrative designs kept finding their way onto ceramic surfaces. Now at this big, bright and beautifully set-up boutique, they’re on everything from plat…
Art in Québec City

Galerie d'Art Inuit Brousseau et Brousseau

Devoted to Inuit carvings from artists all over arctic Canada, this place is gorgeously set up and elaborately lit, with well-trained staff who knowledgeably answer questions. Carvings range from the small to the la…
Food & Drinks in Québec City

Marché du Vieux-Port

At this heaving local food market, you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables as well as dozens of local specialties, from Île d’Orléans blackcurrant wine to ciders, honeys, cheeses, sausages, chocolates, herbal hand c…
Music in Québec City


In business for over three decades, this independent music store specializes in jazz, world music and performers from Québec and France. It’s a great place to build up your library of Québécois music and learn what’…
Department Store in Québec City


One of the city’s business success stories, Simons was started as a dry-goods store in the 1800s by the son of a Scottish immigrant. By 1952 his descendants had turned the business into a successful clothing store. …
Food & Drinks in Québec City

La Petite Cabane à Sucre du Québec

Maple syrup is a massive industry in Québec, and this touristy little shop sells it in every shape and form: candies, delicacies, ice cream, snacks, syrup-related accessories and, of course, the sweet stuff itself.
Jewelry in Québec City

Joaillerie Jules Perrier

Passion is the inspiration behind this well-known jeweler’s stunning designs, unique earrings, brooches, pendants and more. Still a family business, it’s full of precious stones, making browsing in this elegant loca…