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Macaroons by Pierre Hermé

Paris food stores are a never ending temptation. Start with croissants and baguettes for breakfast. They are locally made during the night in the many bakeries in town. Visit the open-air markets, famous for fresh food including vegetable, fruit, meat and fish. Visit the many 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 good restaurants. Shopping in Paris.

Best food stores in Paris

The city is famous for great food. All kinds of fresh products are brought overnight from all regions of France and Europe to Rungis, the largest fresh product wholesale market in the world, sold the next day in Paris markets and in grocery stores. They are turned into great meals the same day in the best restaurants.

We made a selection of the best stores selling great food in the city. Some are famous gourmet food stores. Others are little known. There are many other great food stores in town. The famous bakeries are aften just around the corner.

La Grande Epicerie
La Grande Epicerie is a large delicatessen store

Paris delicatessen

Grande Epicerie: very large grocery store in Rue de Sevres. 38 rue de Sevres 75007, 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 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, tel 33 (0)1 44 83 96 30. Web siteParis map.

A la Mère de Famille: chocolate, candies since 1761. 33 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009, tel 33 (0)1 47 70 83 69. Web site. Paris map. A la Mere de Famille now has many stores with the same excellent products.

A la Mère de Famille
A la Mère de Famille is the oldest food store in town

Tea rooms

Tea time is an English tradition that is honored in the City of Lights. Laduree and Mariage Freres are quite famous.

Laduree: best macaroons, tea room, 16, rue Royale 75008, tel 33 (0)1 42 60 21 79. Web site. Paris map.

Mariage Freres: best teas. 30 rue du Bourg Tibourg 75004. Tel +33(0)1 42 72 28 11. Web site. Paris map.

Berthillon: ice creams, 29-31, rue Saint-Louis en l'Isle 75004, tel 33 (0)1 43 54 31 61. Web site. Paris map.

Mariage Freres
Mariage Freres is the largest tea store in town

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: 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
La Cave has amazing Bordeaux Grands Crus

Great wine bars in Paris

There are many wine bars in the city. Most restaurants serve excellent wines. We have two favorite wine bars.

O Chateau: famous wine bar. O Chateau was created by Olivier Magny. Central location. Old house. Great choice of wines. Serves food. 68 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris. Web site. Map.
La Cave d'en face: near Montmartre, an out of the beaten track wine bar associated with Au bon Coin restaurant. Very parisian. Great wines. Good food at very affordable prices at lunchtime. 40, rue des Cloys 75018 Paris. Web site. Map.

Vinosfera: in Le Marais, an intimate wine shop with tasting specializing in Italian and Californian wines. Top selection. 11, rue François Miron 75004 Paris. Facebook. Map.

We also recommend to do a wine tour from Paris in a day.

Vinosfera is an intimate wine shop with tasting
Vinosfera is an intimate wine shop with tasting

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 Ladurée, Pain de sucre or to a Kayser store.

You can simply go to the Boulangerie Patisserie next door. Try some of the best local specialities: Pain Tradition, Croissants, Eclair au Chocolat, Paris Brest and Macarons.

Taste the famous croissants
Taste the famous croissants

Stohrer pastry shop

Stohrer, the oldest pastry shop in Paris, was founded in 1730 by King Louis XV's pastry chef, Nicolas Stohrer. It has a sumptuous decor classified as Historic Monuments and is a temple of sweet and savory, where everything is made on site to offer the best of classic French pastry, including Rum babas invented by Nicolas Stohrer.

51 rue Montorgueil
Paris 75002 France

Rum baba by Stohrer
Rum baba by Stohrer

Pierre Hermé macaroons

A café and two croissants in the morning are one of the pleasure of the city. But, pastries these days get very sophisticated and are sold in futuristic shops. Pierre Hermé is world famous for his macaroons, small cakes whose body is formed of two biscuits with almond powder and the heart a scented cream. A sweetness that Pierre Hermé, who began his career at 14 years with Gaston Lenôtre, in 1976, before joining Fauchon a few years later, did not like at first. "I thought it was too sweet," he says. "What made me want to work the macaroon is that there was not much choice, just coffee, chocolate, vanilla. I thought there was really a field of creativity to explore. More information.

Pierre Hermé macaroon
Pierre Hermé macaroons

Best district for fine food in Paris

Place de la Madeleine has good food and wine stores. Hédiard and Fauchon stores, once very famous, have closed down. 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
Lavinia wine store: 3, boulevard de la Madeleine
Pierre Oteiza: 13, rue Vignon
La Maison du Chocolat: 8, boulevard de la Madeleine

Maille store is dedicated to mustard

Gourmet chocolate stores

Patrick Roger: trendiest chocolate store in town. Patrick Roger is famous for his chocolate sculptures. High end. 108 boulevard Saint-Germain 75006. Tel: + 33 (0)1 43 29 38 42. Web site. Map.

Georges Larnicol: close to Patrick Roger. Another trendy chocolate store. High end. 132 boulevard Saint-Germain 75006. Tel: + 33 (0)1 43 26 39 38. Web site. Map.

Foucher: we love their Art Nouveau chocolate boxes. Good chocolates. 134 rue du Bac 75007. Tel: + 33 (0)1 45 44 05 57. Web site. Map.

La Bonbonnière: favorite chocolate store. Close to Paris Department Stores. 4 place d'Etienne d'Orves 75009, tel 33 (0)1 48 74 23 38. Web site. Map.

Patrick Roger
Patrick Roger is an amazing chocolate store
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