Food in Paris
Food is one of the pleasures of Paris. The croissant and baguette are famous. The grocery stores have products from all over the world. Open-air markets are famous for fresh products. Excellent wine is found everywhere at affordable prices.
Great food in Paris
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 Paris. 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.
La Patisserie des Reves is a famous pastry shop
Best grocery stores in Paris
Fauchon : top grocery store in town. The best French fine food, 24-26, place de la Madeleine 75008, tel 33 (0)1 70 39 38 00. Web site. Paris map.
Grande Epicerie: very large grocery store on Rue de Sevres. 38 rue de Sevres 75007 Paris, tel 33 (0)1 44 39 81 00. Web site. Paris Map.
Pierre Oteiza: basque food store. Good, friendly, affordable. 18 bd St Michel, 75006 Paris, tel 33 (0)1 43 25 59 01. Web site. Paris map.
Nicolas Julhes: mixed ethnic market street. Typical Parisian grocery store. Wine, cheese, charcuterie. 54 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris, tel 33
(0)1 44 83 96 30. Web site. Paris map.
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.
Fauchon is the most famous food store in town
Tea time in Paris
Berthillon: ice creams, 29-31, rue Saint-Louis en l'Isle 75004 Paris, tel 33 (0)1 43 54 31 61. Web site. Paris map.
Laduree: best macarons, tea room, 16, rue Royale 75008 Paris, tel 33 (0)1 42 60 21 79. Web site. Paris map.
Mariage Freres: best teas. 30 rue du Bourg Tibourg, Paris 4e. Tel +33(0)1 42 72 28 11. Web site. Paris map.
Mariage Freres is the largest tea store in town
Best wine stores in Paris
Lavinia: famous wine store. Restaurant with wine at cost price. 3 boulevard de la Madeleine 75001 Paris. tel 33 (0)1 42 97 20 20 Web site. Map.
La Cave: the wine department of Galeries Lafayette has a unique collection of Bordeaux grands crus. 40 boulevard Haussman 75009 Paris. Web site. Map.
Chateaunet: Paris' best kept secret. Fabulous choice. Great advice. You need a car or taxi. 166 avenue Pierre Brossolette 92240 Malakoff, tel 33 (0)1 46 54 31 06. Web site. Map.
La Cave has amazing Bordeaux Grands Crus
Best pastry shops in Paris
Bakeries and Patisseries (Boulangerie Patisserie) are rightly one of the celebrated pleasures of the city.
To taste the best french pastries, bread and croissants, go to Fauchon, Laduree, La Patisserie des reves, Dominique Saibron, Hure, Pain de sucre or to a Kayser bakery.
You can simply go to the Boulangerie Patisserie next door, taste Pain Tradition (picture), Croissants (picture), Eclair au Chocolat (picture), Paris Brest (picture), Macarons (picture).
Taste the famous croissants
Maille store is dedicated to mustard
Gourmet chocolate stores
Patrick Roger: trendiest Paris chocolate store. 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.
Georges Larnicol: close to Patrick Roger. Another trendy chocolate store. High end. 132 boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris. Tel: + 33 (0)1 43 26 39 38. Web site. Map. Picture.
La Bonbonnière: favorite chocolate store. Close to Paris Department Stores. 4 place d'Etienne d'Orves 75009 Paris, tel 33 (0)1 48 74 23 38. Web site. Map. Picture.
Patrick Roger is an amazing chocolate store
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