Top Choice Vintage in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont


This unclassifiable store named after a flea-market neighborhood in Athens calls itself a ‘hybrid curiosity shop/art space,’ but that doesn’t do justice to what illustrator Billy Mavreas sells: 1960s comic books, co…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Quartier Latin & the Village

Camellia Sinensis

Right in front of the Cinéma Quartier Latin, this welcoming tea shop has more than 200 varieties of tea from China, Japan, India and elsewhere in Asia, plus quality teapots, tea accessories, books, and workshops suc…
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 Books in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Drawn & Quarterly

The flagship store of this cult independent comic-book and graphic-novel publisher has become something of a local literary haven. Cool book launches take place here, and the quaint little shop sells all sorts of re…
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…
Food & Drinks in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Le Marché des Saveurs du Québec

Everything here is Québécois, from the food to the handmade soaps to one of the best collections of artisanal local beer, maple products, jams and cheeses in the city. The store was established so local producers co…
Comics in Plateau Mont-Royal

Librairie Planète BD

If you have a thing for comics and graphic novels – particularly French-language ones – this is a must-stop store. The owners have a passion for their beloved medium, and carry titles you'd be hard-pressed to find a…
Music in Downtown

Cheap Thrills

It's easy to lose track of time as you browse through this big selection of used books and music (CDs and some vinyl), both with a mainstream and offbeat bent and sold at bargain prices.
Arts & Crafts in Plateau Mont-Royal


Though tiny in size, Artpop is a real find when it comes to browsing for unique Montréal-themed gift ideas. You'll find graphic T-shirts, bags, pillow cases, iPhone covers and prints with iconic city signage (Farine…
Arts & Crafts in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Au Papier Japonais

You might never guess how many guises Japanese paper can come in until you visit this gorgeous little shop, which stocks more than 800 varieties. Origami kits and art books make great gifts, as do the elegant tea po…