Tag Archives: specialty shops

La Maison du Miel

This honey specialist behind La Madeleine dates back to 1905.

Practical information

Address: 24 rue Vignon, 75009
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 42 26 70

Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2011) “…des centaines de petits pots de miel de sapin, d’acacia, de lavande, de Corse ou de Provence… En tout, une quarantaine de miels issus des terroirs français et étrangers.”


Practical information

Address: 18 rue Jean-Nicot, 75007
Nearest transport: La Tour Maubourg (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday all day
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 53 59 96 96
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Spanish, small plates
Website   Facebook

Additional Locations

Address: 11 rue Clément Marot, 75008
Nearest transport: Alma – Marceau (9)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday all day
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 47 20 03 13

Address: 64 rue de Seine, 75006
Nearest transport: Mabillon (10)
Hours: Open every day all day
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone01 46 33 49 54

Reviews of interest

These reviews are from the rue Clément Marot location:

Le Fooding (2012) “At this small tasting bar where a few tables are squeezed between the walls lined with wine bottles and the meat in the windows, the said leg of great quality is sliced thin in little pieces, tenderly warmed by a central candle, before melting on the palate, served with crushed tomatoes and bread from Kayser or Poujauran. The other crushed dish, the mashed potatoes with bits of chorizo, is excellent, presented in a small heart-shaped plate that gives a somewhat weird romantic twist to the cocktail-dinner between friends…

These reviews are from the rue Jean-Nicot location:

David Lebovitz (2010) “The ham is sublime and goes great with the other Spanish appetizers they serve at this casual restaurant.”

Le Figaro (2009) “… le plus accueillant des points de chute en début de soirée, avec son long comptoir et ses tables hautes, ses jambons extraordinaires pour lesquels nous sommes nombreux à avoir traversé Paris, son pain de chez Poujauran, ses assiettes de chorizo…”

Chocolate & Zucchini (2005) “It is always cause for elation to discover a new source for superior sandwich indulgence…”

Photo by loran via Flickr

Maison POS

This shop sells organic fruits and vegetables direct from small farms, many of them local.

Practical information

Address: 90 rue de Charonne, 75011
Nearest transport: Charonne (9)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m. (evenings only on Monday); Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Telephone: 01 43 70 83 01

Reviews of interest

Camille Labro (2014) “Toute l’énergie est consacrée à la quête des meilleurs fruits, légumes, herbes, laitages, cochonnaille… à des prix imbattables… Les gens du quartier ne s’y trompent pas, on les retrouve là-bas tous les jours.”

Phyllis Flick via David Lebovitz (2011) “If I lived in the neighborhood, this is where I would shop… Everything in the store is of exceptional quality, is either organic or non-treated, and comes directly from the producer.”

Bruno Verjus (2011) “… les produits présentés étaient exceptionnels … asperges vertes virides à 7.50 €, botte de navet, fraîche comme arrachée au jardin, fromages de chèvres exceptionnels, pain délicieux …”

La Caféothèque

Beans are roasted right before your eyes at this excellent coffee boutique. Take a bag home, or take a seat in the back room and order a drink from the expert barista.

Practical information

Address: 52 rue de la Hôtel de Ville, 75004
Nearest transport: Pont Marie (7)
Hours: Open every day, 9:30am-7:30pm
Telephone: 01 53 01 83 84

Reviews of interest

Lindsey Tramuta-Morel (2013) “Arguably the pioneer of the coffee movement in Paris; an artisanal roaster/coffee shop located a few blocks from Hôtel de Ville. The beans are sourced from all over the world and roasted in front of you.”

David Lebovitz (2011) “I’ve pretty much said everything I could about the “coffee issue” in Paris here*, but one place that’s trying to buck the trend is La Caféothèque, a shop and café that roasts coffee beans from all over the world. It’s also one of the (very) few places in Paris where I’ve seen a person preparing café express (espresso) correctly…”


This professional-grade kitchenware supplier has been around since 1814.

Practical information

Address: 13 rue Montmartre, 75001
Nearest transport: Les Halles (4)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-6:15pm; Saturday, 10am-1pm and 1:45-6:30; closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 45 08 19 24

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2010) “Pastry chefs come from all over the world to visit MORA, which has a great selection of tart and cake molds, whisks and spatulas, and just about everything else. Plus the best selection of chocolate molds in Paris.”

Camille Malmquist (2010) “Mora is also geared toward culinary professionals, but certainly caters more to the pâtissiers and chocolatiers.  The front of the shop displays Staub cookware, silicone molds, glassware, knives, and a selection of serious cookbooks (when I say serious, I mean big and expensive, and textbooks).  Further back is more of that gorgeous Mauviel, as well as a wall lined with frying pans and crèpe pans of all sizes. “


In business since 1880, Verlet roasts and sells single origin coffee beans, house blends, and fine teas, with a salon for on-the-spot drinking upstairs.

Practical information

Address: 256 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001
Nearest transport: Palais Royal (1, 7)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.; closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 60 67 39
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Video by François Simon (2012)

Clotilde Dusoulier (2011) “This century-old coffee shop stocks more than 20 varieties of single-origin beans and house blends, freshly roasted and gloriously aromatic.”

Oliver Strand (2010) “Even the venerable Cafés Verlet ignores a basic rule and keeps roasted beans sitting around in open barrels.”

David Lebovitz (2008) “One of the classic Paris coffeehouses…although connoisseurs from elsewhere might be disappointed.”


In the heart of the colorful rue Faubourg Saint-Denis, this full service traiteur has an excellent cheese department, and boasts an impressive collection of Champagnes, whiskies, and other spirits.

Practical information

Address: 54 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010
Nearest transport: Chateau d’Eau (4)
Hours: Monday 4pm-8:30pm; Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-8:30pm; Sunday 9:30am-1:30pm
Telephone: 01 44 83 96 30

Additional Locations

Address: 59 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010
Nearest transport: Chateau d’Eau (4)
Hours: Monday 4pm-8:30pm; Tuesday-Friday 10am-2pm and 4pm-8:30pm; Saturday 10am-8:30pm; Sunday 10am-1:30pm
Telephone: 01 83 94 83 37

Reviews of interest

Painrisien (2013) “Les conseils à la cave et à la fromagerie sont particulièrement avisés, et il serait bien difficile d’en repartir en ayant fait le mauvais choix. Le personnel de vente connaît ses produits et cette compétence est plus qu’appréciable.”

Camille Malmquist (2010) “… the best part is that the cheeses (and wines…) are good.  The service is friendly, too.”

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2010) “… in addition to stocking a broad range of wines (some, not all, natural) also houses a superb fromagerie/épicerie, and one of the best spirit selections I’ve encountered in Paris. It’s an ambitious place.”

Wine Terroirs (2010) “Located in a diverse neighborhood, out of the tourist beaten path and it embodies the good old professional food shop where you feel a continuity in the quality and service rooted in the early 20th century. You find there the good wines and all the good artisan delicacies to go with…”

Photo by Aaron Ayscough


One of the most recognizable gourmet food brands in the world, with a sprawling shop selling all manner of condiments, chocolates, plus a pâtisserie and café.

Practical information

Address: 24-30 place de la Madeleine, 75008
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8,12,14)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-9pm
Telephone: 01 70 39 38 00
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2014) #5 madeleine in Paris

Dorie Greenspan (2009) “Window-shop along the Faubourg Saint-Honore and finish with a fancifully decorated eclair at Fauchon.”

Camille Malmquist (2008) “They sell all kinds of gourmet products…But the real draw for me is, of course, the pastry…Overall, the caramel éclair is the sort of thing I would declare too sweet but then go on to gulp down the whole thing with ease.  The chocolate, on the other hand, had a filling of bittersweet chocolate pot de crème which was great…definitely not too sweet.”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2008) “I might note here that it is a bit of a pain to purchase things at Fauchon: you get in line to select your stuff, receive a ticket, cross the entire shop to get to the register and pay, and then come back to the original counter with a different ticket that proves you are not a thief, and are thus allowed to collect your goods and get the hell out of here.”

Gilles Verot

Pâtes, terrines, saucisson, jambon… This renowned charcutier has shops in the 6th and 15th.

Practical information

Address: 3 rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint Placide (4)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: 01 45 48 83 32

Additional locations

Address: 7 rue Lecourbe, 75015
Nearest transport: Sèvres-Lecourbe (6)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: 01 47 34 01 03

Boucherie Lamartine par Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec

Star butcher Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec took over this historic shop in the 16th in early 2012.

Practical information

Address: 172 avenue Victor Hugo, 75016
Nearest transport: rue de la Pompe (9)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: 01 47 04 03 28

Le Couteau d’Argent

This butcher shop in Asnieres is where self-proclaimed “meilleure boucher du monde” Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec plies his trade. Call in advance (and save your centimes) if you want his famous, dry-aged côte de boeuf.

Practical information

Address: 4 rue Maurice Bokanowski, 92600 (Asnières-sur-Seine)
Nearest transport: Transilien from Gare Saint-Lazare to Asnières-sur-Seine or Metro Gabriel Péri (13)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; closed Monday
Telephone: 01 47 93 86 37

La Maison du Whisky

Whether you favor whisky or whiskey, LMDW has you covered, with an wide international selection of both, plus almost every other kind of hard stuff.

Practical information

Address: 20 rue d’Anjou, 75008
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14)
Hours: Monday, 9:30am-7pm; Tuesday-Friday, 9:30am-8pm; Saturday, 9:30am-7:30pm; closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 65 03 16

Reviews of Interest

David Lebovitz (2013) “I’ve become a bit of a fan of the shop because in addition to things like vermouth rouge, they also carry those fairly obscure French liqueurs that are back in fashion elsewhere, but are hard to find on their home turf. On each visit, I usually find something that I’d never heard of, and it’s always interesting to wander around the shop and check out the curiosities.”

LMDW Fine Spirits

Stock your bar with boutique rums, obscure gins, and artisan Armagnac from this high-proof shop at Odéon, a branch of La Maison du Whisky.

Practical information

Address: 6 carrefour de l’Odéon, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10:30am-8pm; Thursday-Friday, 10:30am-9pm; Saturday, 10:30am-8pm; closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 46 34 70 20



E. Dehillerin

This legendary copper cookware shop is nearly 200 years old and was once a favorite of Julia Child.

Practical information

Address: 18-20 rue Coquillière, 75001
Nearest transport: Les Halles (4)
Hours: Monday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 36 54 80

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2010) “Brace yourself and step inside. Two stories of cramped aisles packed with cookware and specialty gear. Famous for their gorgeous copper, in the basement, the staff can be overtly eager to help you to buy something, or disinterested. The staff is well-informed, but don’t let them talk you into something expensive just because they recommend it.”

Photo via Edsel L. on Flickr

Première Pression Provence

A user-friendly (and increasingly omnipresent) olive oil shop featuring a range of oils from small producers. Grab a plastic spoon because you can taste just about everything in the shop.

Practical information

Address: 3 rue Antoine Vollon, 75012
Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-2:30pm and 3:30-7:30pm; Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm and 3:30pm-7:30pm; closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: 01 53 33 03 59

Additional locations

Address: 7 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75003
Nearest transport: Hôtel de Ville (1,11)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 44 54 93 71

Address: 9 rue des Martyrs, 75009
Nearest transport: Notre Dame de Lorette (12)
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:30am-2:30pm and 3:30pm-7:30pm; closed Monday
Telephone: 01 48 78 86 51

Address: 15 rue Daguerre, 75014
Nearest transport: Denfert-Rochereau (4, 6, RER B)
Hours: Monday, 2pm-8pm; Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm and 3:30pm-8pm; Sunday, 10am-2pm
Telephone: 01 43 22 66 29

Address: 37 rue de Lévis, 75017
Nearest transport: Villiers (2, 3)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm and 3:30-8pm; Sunday, 10am-2pm
Telephone: 01 40 54 81 63

Address: 8 cours du Commerce Saint André, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
Hours: Monday-Friday, noon-3pm and 3:30pm-8pm; Saturday, noon-10pm; Sunday, noon-8pm
Telephone: 01 43 26 79 72


This narrow shop assaults the senses with aromatic spices and shelves stacked mainly with pan-Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products, plus plenty of hard-to-find global groceries.

Practical information

Address: 30 rue François Miron, 75004
Nearest transport: Saint Paul (1) or Pont Marie (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30am-1pm and 2:30-7pm; closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: 01 42 72 66 23

Thiercelin 1809 Paris

You’ll have to be buzzed into this upper Marais spice shop; the specialty here is saffron, kept under lock and key.

Practical information

Address: 3 rue Dupuis, 75003
Nearest transport: République (3,5,8,9,11)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-7pm; closed Sunday, closed Monday
Telephone: 01 55 78 96 74
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2008) “… a treasure trove of spices and comestibles… There’s all sorts of unusual grains, haricots Tarbais, curiously-flavored vinegars and oils, plus a whole section of jars containing various powders and essences for molecular gastronomists. Downstairs is a wine cellar and ultra-modern demonstration kitchen, and upstairs is a concise collection of cookware.”


Épices Roellinger

Chef Olivier Roellinger’s spice shop is a must for serious cooks. Don’t miss the “cave à vanilles” – the vanilla cellar.

Practical information

Address: 51 rue Sainte-Anne, 75002
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-7pm; closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: 01 42 60 46 88

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2010) “Here you’ll find a page-long list of black peppers, several varieties of fleur de sel, tubes and bottles of aromatic oils, lots of spice blends, as well as twelve grand crus of vanilla beans. But what I made a beeline for were the salted butter caramels. Sold in handy little tins for just €5, these chewy caramels come direct from Brittany, where salted butter caramel is a religion and these live up to the hype.”

La Chambre aux Confitures

Another reason to visit rue des Martyrs: This artisanal jam shop.

Practical information

Address: 9 rue des Martyrs, 75009
Nearest transport: Notre Dame de Lorette (12)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-2:30pm and 3:30pm-7:30pm; Saturday, 10am-7:30pm; Sunday, 10am-2:30pm; closed Monday
Telephone: 06 82 61 47 25

Reviews of interest

Bruno Verjus (2011) “…certaines de ces confitures approchent le sublime de celles de la fée Christine Ferber …”

Figaroscope (2011) “..les pots vendus à prix plus que dodus se déclinent en fonction des saisons (fruits d’automne, agrumes d’hiver…), ou des utilisations, tels ces confits d’oignons, d’échalotes ou de vins (gewurtz, gamay, cidre…) pour accompagner les viandes et le foie gras.”