Gourmet Stores

Do you dream of premium ingredients and superior foodstuffs? Do you crave spices, covet kitchen gadgets, and yearn for farm-fresh, organic goods? Then bliss awaits at Québec City's best gourmet stores. These culinary havens are a treasure trove of everything you need for incredible meals and impressive entertaining. Plus, they're local, which means the owners and staff tap into neighborhood needs and handle special requests easily. Drooling yet? Then make a beeline to Le Croquembouche, a Québec City mainstay.

La Boîte à Pain


Artisanal bakery with a great selection of organic breads. Pastries, muffins and other sweet treats are excellent here, and you can also get sandwiches and soups to take away for a rejuvenating lunch in the park.

Marché du Vieux-Port


Québec's public market has the freshest produce in town. Vegetables and fruits are regionally grown, and meats come from local farms. Herbs and flowers, cheeses and other local specialties are also available, and there are several vendors...  Read More

Café Resto Chocolaterie de l'Île d'Orléans


Chocolate for everyone! A small chocolate shop and café, this l'Île d'Orléans business is a great stop for lunch or dessert, or just to find gifts for the folks back home. Enjoy a sandwich or salad, and then indulge in a treat: candies,...  Read More

Erico Creative Chocolate Shop and Chocolate Museum


Québec is known for its museums, and this one ranks right at the top of the list. Not only does the Choco-Musée Érico offer some fascinating exhibits on the history of chocolate and the process of making it, but they also offer samples! After...  Read More

Pâtisserie-épicerie fine de Blanchet


In the tradition of the finest European bakeries, De Blanchet uses nothing but natural ingredients in their baked goods – real butter, fresh eggs, cream, real vanilla – and the resulting products are superior because of it. Plain and filled...  Read More

Camellia Sinensis Tea House


Québec's undisputed tea experts. Stop in for a pot of freshly brewed tea and a pastry or slice of cake, and then do a bit of shopping. The selection of teas is truly astounding, hailing from all over the world, and the staff is well educated in...  Read More



Often touted as the first grocery store in North America, JA Moisin has been in business since 1871. The store feels somewhat like a museum, with retro trinkets and endearing kitsch scattered about, but that doesn't detract from the business at...  Read More



The trendy Saint Roch district has several good bakeries, such as Le Croquembouche, an appealing little place owned by a professional baking couple. Named for the French dessert created from a heap of cream-filled profiteroles covered with lacy...  Read More

Vieux Quebec
Mouche à feu


Hold off on buying run-of-the-mill souvenirs at the touristy places until you get a chance to visit this unique little shop, located at Place Royale. Housed in a building that dates back to the 17th century, Mouche a Feu specializes in those...  Read More

La Petite Cabane à sucre


The popular "sugar shack" of Petit Champlain is a great one-stop destination. Where else can you expect to pick up sugary sweets for the folks back home AND enjoy a maple stick, dip ice cream or other tasty dessert of your own? Take your time...  Read More