Veggies and Fruits in Marché Jean-Talon in Montreal

I had a week’s worth of meat posts from the Jean-Talon Market in Montreal. It is only fair to show my readers the vibrancy of the colorful fruits and veggies from the same market. On my first trip to Jean-Talon a few years ago, I was so impressed by their fruits and vegetable that I bought a week’s worth of grocery and brought them back to NY. Included in my purchase is a five-pound bag of beets! I stored them in the garage through the winter and ate them. That was how good those veggies looked to me. Below is a sample of this October trip. #Jean-TalonMarket

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This experience took place at

Marché Jean-Talon
7070 Avenue Henri Julien
Montréal, Québec H2S 3S3
Canada

Meat, Meat, and More Meat: Boucherie Al-Khair at Marché Jean-Talon in Montreal

This is part two of Butcher Al-Khair in the Jean-Talon Market in #Montreal. Part one was about teas, spices and cheese and today is all about meat!  My favorite merguez sausage sandwich get the sausage from this butcher.  Let’s examine all the various meat available at this wonderful place.  All the #sausages are made on site and smell fresh.

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We got there around 4pm and the showcase already looked empty. From left to right, there is Merguez made from beef (less spicy); Merguez made from beef (more spicy); lamb Merguez.

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From left to right, chicken shish kabob with fine herbs, citrus and spinach; chicken shish kabob BBQ style with tandoori.

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This one is simple: Italian sausage and chicken sausage.

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From left to right: marinated beef chops; lamb chops; marinated lamb brochette; beef brochette; shawarma.

I wish I lived in Montreal and could shop here frequently.  Highly recommended.

This experience took place at

Boucherie Al-Khair
300, Rue Jean Talon E, Montreal, H2R 1T1
+514-277-3778

Tea, Spice, and Cheese in Marché Jean-Talon in Montreal: Boucherie Al-Khair

I go to Boucherie Al-Khair in Montreal to stock up on the spices: the Ras el hanout, Harissa, and anything that is middle-eastern and I cannot pronounce. I also go to the same butcher shop for my favorite sausage in the world, the merguez. That will be in an upcoming post. I love the authenticity of this shop. The store is always busy, filled with shoppers. I always feel like a kid in the candy store when I go there.

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An assortment of nuts and stable dry goods.

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An assortment of nuts and stable dry goods.

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The harissa, the sardines from Morocco, and other stuff that I have not learned yet. Now I wish I understood Arabic.

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Moroccan mint tea! One of my favorites.

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Cheese – many are unfamiliar and unique to the cuisine.

This experience took place at

Boucherie Al-Khair
300, Rue Jean Talon E
Montreal, H2R 1T1
+514-277-3778

La Boite Huitres, The Oyster Box, at the Marché Jean-Talon in Montreal

La Boite Huitres, The Oyster Box, at the Marché Jean-Talon in Montreal is where we had a box of delicious oysters. Oysters are the candy of the sea and the sensation you get is indescribable.  La Boite Huitres says that each oyster lover has his/her oyster G spot that can only be achieved when he/she meets the right #oyster.

I am still trying to figure out what type of oysters I am in love with. Right now, I am pretty indiscriminate. I like everything from both coasts, most of the time. But I am slowly finding out that I may prefer the salty, the seawater, the taste of the raw and not the creamy, such as the Kumamotos.
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Here is the box of Explorer we had. We sat at the counter in a late October afternoon.  It was cold and the oysters felt even colder. But we were so happy to try these oysters.
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Kusshi from British Columbia is our favorite, clean and a little creamy.
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Kelly Gigas from Ireland was fine, more grown up and stronger in taste.
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Glacier Bay was clean and brought both the sweet and the salty.
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Colville Bay was not terribly memorable, unfortunately.
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Wellfleet oysters were meaty and reminded me of the Vikings.
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Aftermath: We polished off a dozen of oysters in less than 10 mins. Highly recommended!!

This experience took place at

La Boite Huitres, The Oyster Box

Marché Jean-Talon
Montreal, Quebec H2S 2W1
+1 514-277-7575