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Where to Buy Picnic Food in Gaspésie

Here are some gourmet shops where you can buy all the food items you need for a delicious picnic on the beach featuring local flavours from Gaspésie.

Ma Cabane en Gaspésie
Photo: Ma Cabane en Gaspésie

The Coast: Pastries, cheese, shrimp, gin, beer and mead

In Mont-Joli, you can stock up on prepared dishes, maple products, homemade pastries and many other regional delicacies at Ma Cabane en Gaspésie.

The Aux Bienfaits chocolate shop offers a wide variety of chocolates, pastries and regional cheeses.

Fresh fish and seafood await you at the Poissonnerie de la Mitis (Mont-Joli) and Poissonnerie Chouin’Art (Sainte-Flavie) fish markets: don’t miss this opportunity to try delicious northern shrimp, which are also known as Matane shrimp.

In Baie-des-Sables, the Fromagerie du Littoral cheese factory offers you a variety of cheeses made with milk from their cows. Savour these cheeses with fresh bread from the Boulangerie Toujours Dimanche bakery (Matane), which also offers pastries and other baked goods, prepared dishes and tasty coffees.

There is nothing like a locally made aperitif to liven up your picnic! Stop at the Distillerie Mitis (Mont-Joli) to purchase their gin or at the Vignoble Carpinteri (Saint-Ulric) to buy wine and Italian-style gourmet products. You can also buy delicious craft beers at the La Fabrique microbrewery (Matane) or meads and other fine honey products at Le Vieux-Moulin (Sainte-Flavie).

Couleur Chocolat
Couleur Chocolat, a chocolate economuseum. Photo: Jérôme Landry

Haute-Gaspésie: Smoked salmon, berries, chocolate and beer

The Atkins et Frères smokehouse in Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis offers succulent smoked fish and seafood. In Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Bioculture Lepage gives you the opportunity to pick your own organic berries; you can also buy fresh or frozen fruit on site as well as homemade and local products.

At the Croquez la Gaspésie gourmet shop, you will find a wide variety of unique regional products selected by Chef Yannick Ouellet.

Couleur Chocolat, a chocolate economuseum, offers irresistible chocolate creations and homemade ice cream. Finally, the craft beers made by Microbrasserie Le Malbord will add a festive touch to your picnic!

Microbrasserie Pit Caribou
Microbrasserie Pit Caribou. Photo: Steve Deschênes

Land’s End: Cheese, deli meats, lobster, crab and beer

The Marché des saveurs gaspésiennes (Gaspé) offers a wide variety of local products, including cheeses and deli meats, as well as lunchboxes and pastries made on site.

To stock up on seafood products or prepared dishes made with lobster, crab, shrimp, etc., make a stop at the La Boîte à Fruits de Mer fish market (Percé). The Pit Caribou microbrewery in L’Anse-à-Beaufils (Percé) offer thirst-quenching craft beers.

Fraises de la Ferme Bourdages Tradition.
Strawberries from Ferme Bourdages Tradition. Photo: Gaspésie Gourmande

Chaleur Bay: Strawberries, smoked trout, fresh bread, mead and beer

The Poissonnerie du pêcheur (Bonaventure) and Poissonnerie La Coquille (Caplan) fish markets are great places to stop for fresh and delicious fish and seafood.

Ferme Bourdages Tradition (Saint-Siméon), a strawberry farm that makes wines as well as other delicious products (pies, pâtés, jams, coulis, etc.), offers you lots to choose from, including regional products and pick-your-own.

On Saturdays during the summer, the public market in New Richmond gives you the opportunity to meet many artists, artisans and food producers as you purchase their works and products.

In Cascapédia-Saint-Jules, the Cascapédia Smokehouse offers smoked trout and salmon. In Maria, Hydromel Forest sells mead (honey wine) and several types of honey.

In Carleton-sur-Mer, the Boulangerie-Pâtisserie La Mie véritable bakery offers an appetizing variety of breads, pastries and other baked goods as well as gelato, various local products and delicious espresso. Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur has a minimart that sells the tasty beers brewed on site.

La Vallée de la Framboise.
La Vallée de la Framboise. Photo: Geneviève Gagné

The Valley: Raspberries, chocolate, honey and seafood

In Val-Brillant, you can pick your own berries at the Vallée de la Framboise raspberry farm. You can also buy raspberry wines, mistelles, liqueurs, spreads, jellies, butters, pies and homemade slushies on site.

In Amqui, Auberge Beauséjour sells chocolates, gelato and artisanal crushed-ice drinks, as well as local products from Gaspésie and Québec. Chocolaterie BelJade offers a variety of chocolates made on site as well as an ice cream bar. At Miel Vallée Fleurie, in Saint-Alexandre-des-Lacs, you can purchase honey and a variety of tasty honey products.

As you can see, there are many gourmet shops throughout the region of Gaspésie! Pack a cooler and a large blanket, then find a beach to enjoy a picnic!

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