Goods and Services

Bargain Stores

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Sainte-Foy neighbourhood Saint-Roch neighbourhood
  • Les Coffres de Monsieur Vincent 909, boulevard Pie XII 418-657-3206
  • Centre Ozanam 860, rue du Roi 418-522-0880
  • Comptoir de Frédéric 2901, chemin Sainte-Foy 418-651-3993
  • Au Coin du Meuble 253, rue Saint-Joseph Est 418-529-9708
  • Meuble Genina 175, rue Saint-Joseph Est 418-521-1830
  •  Électro-meubles 59, rue Saint-Joseph Est 418-521-1830
Limoilou neighbourhood Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood
  • Village des valeurs 2555, boulevard Montmorency 418-660-5840
  • Le comptoir du livre 726, rue Saint-Jean 418-524-5910
  • Entrepôt du Meuble Gaétan 1095, chemin de la Canardière 418-529-7545
Other stores
  • Aubainerie Place des Quatre-Bourgeois 999, avenue de Bourgogne 418-653-3214

  • Canadian Tire 1170, route de l’Église 418-659-4882 630, boul. Wilfrid-Hamel 418 687-2111

  • Korvette 14000, boul. Henri-Bourassa 418-781-0273
  • Rossy 2-8500, boul. Henri-Bourassa 418-626-0126
  • Boutique du Dollar + Place de la Cité 2600, boul. Laurier 418-653-6905
  • Winners Place des Quatre-Bourgeois 999, rue de Bourgogne 418-654-1186
  • Dollarama

    Place Laurier 2700, boulevard Laurier

    La Pyramide 2360, chemin Sainte-Foy

    Place Fleur de Lys 550, boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel

    Place des Quatre Bourgeois 999, avenue de Bourgogne

    Carrefour Saint-Sacrement 1275, boulevard Charest Ouest

  • Tigre Géant 1254, boul. Louis-XIV 418-624-2124

Bookstores (used books)

Here are places to find used books for sale:

Businesses and business hours

You will find businesses of all sorts in the three large shopping centres located near campus (Place Ste-Foy, Place de la Cité and Laurier Québec). You will also enjoy discovering lovely boutiques on Maguire, Cartier, Saint-Jean, Grande-Allée, Saint-Vallier and Saint-Joseph streets.

Although in-store prices are fixed, prices vary among stores. We advise you to go to several stores and, if possible, talk to someone who has lived here for years to find out which prices are fair and to get familiar with stores in the area.

Most businesses are open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Stores in shopping centres generally open at 9:30 a.m. (10:00 Sunday). The following establishments have longer business hours: supermarkets, small neighbourhood grocery stores, accommodation stores, pharmacies, etc.


Services on the campus

Contrary to practices in other countries, prices in university cafeterias on Québec campuses are the same for everyone. Many students bring their lunch or meal and heat it up in one of the microwaves found in most building’s cafeterias.

To know all the places where to eat on campus, see Mon équilibre UL (only in french).

Are you in financial difficulty? Visit the Facebook page of La Table du Pain for free bread and food.

Grocery stores

The cost of groceries varies considerably from one store to another. A number of stores opt for a chic style but their prices are higher than those at plainer, low-cost stores. Some supermarkets issue discount coupons or have customer loyalty programs. Ask your merchant.

Near campus, you will find the following food services:

  • Provigo, (815, rue Myrand)
  • Métro, (centre commercial Place Ste-Foy)
  • Métro, (Pyramide)
  • Halles de Sainte-Foy, (2500, chemin des Quatre Bourgeois)

However, you can lower your grocery bill if you are willing to travel a little farther by bus. Here are a few addresses for stores with lower prices:

  • Super C, (475, rue Soumande)
  • Maxi, (552, boul. Wilfrid-Hamel, Place Fleur de Lys)
  • Fruiterie 440, (385, rue Soumande)
  • Le Frigo (195, rue Joly)
Supermarkets Specializing in Imported Products
Latino american grocery stores Mediterranean grocery stores
  • Marché Exotique La Fiesta 101, rue Saint-Joseph Est 418-522-4675
  • Épicerie boucherie Assalam 3173, chemin Sainte-Foy 418-686-0777
  • Épicerie Latinos à Québec 2690, chemin Sainte-Foy 581-981-1831
  • Épicerie Internationale Amine 627, boulevard Charest Est 418-522-2828
Asian grocery stores International grocery stores
  • Aliments Toyo 2860, chemin Sainte-Foy 418-657-8838
  • Déli Universel Place de la Cité 2600, boulevard Laurier 418-656-0790
  • Épicerie Lao-Indochine 538, avenue des Oblats 418-524-3955
  • Épicerie Saveur Des Nations 1850, 1re Avenue 418-977-7117
  • La Montagne Dorée 652, rue St-Ignace 418-649-7575
  • Dépanneur Mokolo (marché exotique international) 3062, chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois 418-614-6955
  • Épicerie Indienne Deshi Bazar 34, rue Saint-Joseph Est 418-266-7299
African grocery stores European grocery stores
  • Epiafrica 92, rue Saint-Joseph Ouest 418-529-4488
  • Chez Vladimir 3400, chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois 418-650-0064
  • Épicerie Africa 1101, 8e Avenue 418-522-1384
  • Épicerie Européenne 560, rue Saint-Jean 418-529-4847
  • Épicerie de Chez-Nous 231, avenue Bélanger 418-683-0759
  • Morena Épicerie Traiteur Inc. 1040, avenue Cartier 418-529-3668
Société des alcools du Québec – SAQ (liquor stores)

Liquor, wine, beer and specialty products are sold at Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) outlets. Beer, a smaller selection of wines and some alcoholic beverages can also be found in supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience store. Near campus, you will find the following SAQ outlets:

  • 1305, avenue Maguire
  • 2500, chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois
  • 2828, boulevard Laurier

Mail service

Canada Post offers regular postal service. During the week, mail is delivered to your home. Complete postal services are available at postal counters located in certain stores, accomodation stores and pharmacies. Here are two near campus:

Pharmacie Brunet Place Ste-Foy 418-653-9333 Laurier Québec 418-656-1712

Tips and gratuities

Quebeckers generally leave tips for hairdressers, taxi drivers, gas station attendants, parking valets, waiters/ waitresses, and restaurant meal deliverers. Tips vary depending on the service. For example, the tip in restaurants is usually 15% of the bill.