One thing that hit me while travelling through Quebec is the little convenience stores (called "Dépanneurs"). Every city, to own and village has them, lots of gas stations are also able to sell food, tickets, smokes but also wine, liquor and beer. The dépanneurs acct as the empty bottle returning places as well as the store, were you may find local artisan products like fresh bread, cheese or more.
Not to say, that there are no chain food stores around - even these ones seem to be offering a much larger variety of products as we are use to. We found one, that had a smoker installed on the parking lot and smoked their version of Montreal smoked meat right there ..... and mmmmmh was it good
More about food in Quebec will follow - stay hungry