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Below you’ll find our suggestions for where to pick up food and wine before a picnic along the Seine.



  • Laurent Dubois - Fromager Laurent Dubois is a Meilleur Ouvrier de France.
  • Fromagerie Sanders - A friendly, family-run fromagerie in the covered Marché Saint-Germain.


  • Eric Kayser - Don’t let the multiple locations fool you into thinking that this is some kind of mediocre chain bakery: The breads at Kayser are excellent (ranked #1 on our list of Five Great Baguettes in Paris).


  • Cosi - The sandwiches at this unique shop (it’s not the American sandwich chain) are made with a focaccia-like bread, right from the oven, with fresh fillings and plenty of vegetarian choices. Several salads for takeaway as well. Open every day.


  • Patrick Roger - The clean lines of Roger’s shop show off his bold style and playful displays. Contemporary flavors like lemongrass and Sichuan peppercorn mix with classic pralines, dark ganaches, and caramels. A Meilleur Ouvrier de France.
  • Henri Le Roux - Master chocolatier and “caramelier” Henri Le Roux has just opened up a shop in Paris. Salted butter caramel fans, rejoice.
  • Un Dimanche à Paris - This chocolatier and pâtisserie is run by Pierre Cluizel of the renowned chocolate-making family.
  • Gérard Mulot - This traiteur/pâtisserie/boulangerie offers a visual feast of grand cakes and tarts, tiny and tempting petit-fours, chocolates, savory prepared foods, and baguettes to boot.
  • Ladurée - The grande dame of Paris pâtisseries, and where Macaron Mania began.
  • Pierre Marcolini - Brussels-based Pierre Marcolini is known for his carefully sourced, small estate, single origin tablets, but there’s plenty to please here, from macarons to chocolate-covered marshmallows.


  • La Dernière Goutte - Terroir-driven, estate-bottled, organic and biodynamic wines from small producers, are the specialty at this beloved shop, run by Juan Sanchez. Stop by on Saturdays for informal tastings.
  •  Bacchus et Ariane - You’ll find natural and biodynamic wines from small producers, and a nice selection of grower Champagnes at this wine shop in the covered Marché Saint Germain, where you can also drink on the spot.