Gourmands will want to make a pilgrimage to the north end of Montréal to this market. It’s surrounded on all sides by the buzz and energy of the city, and is full of fresh fruits and vegetables and a host of gourmet shops. Consider a visit to spice shop Olives & Épices, which “Food & Wine” magazine once named one of the best shops in Montréal, citing its ras el hanout, “which contains 24 ingredients, including saffron and three kinds of dried roses.” The market isn’t near any of the sites, restaurants, or ho[tel]s listed in this guidebook, but it's an easy ride on the Métro—just head north to the Jean-Talon stop.