Food and wine are some of the top pleasures in Paris. Start with croissants and baguettes for breakfast. They are locally made during the night in the many bakeries in town. Visit the typical open-air markets, famous for fresh food including vegetable, fruit, meat and fish. Visit the many amazing cheese, pastry and chocolate stores in town. No frenchman would consider eating great food without a drink. Buy excellent and affordable wine from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire Valley in the many wine stores. Prepare your food yourself if you rent an apartment or enjoy French food in the many restaurants.
The city is famous for great food. All kinds of fresh products are brought overnight to Rungis, the largest fresh product wholesale market in the world, and sold the next day on Paris markets and in grocery stores. They are turned into great meals the same day in the best restaurants in Paris.
We made a selection of the best stores selling great food in the city. Some of these are quite famous. Others are little known. There are many other great food stores in town and the famous bakeries around the corner.
A la Mere de Famille: chocolate, candies since 1761. 33 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris, tel 33 (0)1 47 70 83 69. Web site. Paris map. A la Mere de Famille now has many stores in Paris with the same excellent products.
Tea time is an English tradition that is honored in the City of Lights. Laduree and Mariage Freres are quite famous.
Bakeries and Patisseries (Boulangerie Patisserie) are rightly one of the celebrated pleasures of the city.
Place de la Madeleine concentrates a great number of fine food stores. Locate Madeleine on Paris map.
Patrick Roger chocolate: 3, place de la Madeleine
Maille mustard shop: 6, place de la Madeleine
Caviar Kaspia: 17, place de la Madeleine
Hediard delicatessen: 21, place de la Madeleine
Fauchon delicatessen: 24-26, place de la Madeleine
Lavinia wine store: 3, boulevard de la Madeleine
La Maison du Chocolat: 8, boulevard de la Madeleine
Patrick Roger: trendiest chocolate store in town. Patrick Roger is famous for his chocolate sculptures. High end. 108 boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris. Tel: + 33 (0)1 43 29 38 42. Web site. Map. Picture.