689 Saint-Jean Street, Quebec City, QC G1R 1P7, Canada
Opened in 1871, J.A. Moisan is the oldest grocery store in North America, and the shop is capable of conjuring nostalgia in all. Located in the charming Saint-Jean neighborhood, a fifteen-minute walk from downtown, the venerable general store is a portal into the past; wood furnishings and decorative antiques date back long before (most of) the goods lining the shelves. Visitors will find products from all over the world, from hard-to-find French biscuits and soft treacle toffee to locally brewed beer and a hodgepodge of delicate teapots. There is also a small prepared foods section and seating area for those who wish to sample their gourmet gatherings.
Written by Emma Pierce