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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
Website

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.”

Maison POS by Phyllis Flick

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
Website

Reviews of interest

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 …”

L'Epicerie du Verre Volé via the shop's Facebook page

L’Epicerie du Verre Volé

Perpetually popular cave à manger Verre Volé has added an épicerie to their roster, selling charcuterie, cheese, grocery items and sandwiches.

Practical information

Address: 54 rue de la Folie-Méricourt, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3)
Hours: Monday, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Telephone: 01 48 05 36 55
Website

Reviews of interest

Aaron Ayscough (2012) “Le Verre Volé is, thankfully, quite unlikely to unsettle its sterling reputation: it is an épicerie, selling cheeses, meats, and other artisanal foodstuffs, along with sandwiches….L’Epicerie du Verre Volé will already be a boon to the neighborhood and a great success in my book…”

La Caféothèque Photo Barbra Austin

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
Website

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…”

Mora by Camille Malmquist, croquecamille.wordpress.com

Mora

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
Website

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. “

Cafes Verlet Paris Photo Meg Zimbeck

Verlet

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
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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.”

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Julhès

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
Website

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.”

Aaron Ayscough (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

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Fauchon

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

Reviews of interest

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.”

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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
Website

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

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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
Website

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.”

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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
Website

 

 

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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
Website

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

G. Detou by Meg Zimbeck

G. Detou

G. Detou supplies pastry makers — both professional and amateur — with everything they need, from chocolates and nuts to preserved fruits and special sugars.

Practical information

Address: 58 rue Tiquetonne, 75002
Nearest transport: Etienne Marcel (4)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-6:30pm; closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 33 96 43
Website

Reviews of interest

Food and Wine (2011) “This shop is known for its stock of quality baking ingredients, like chocolates and cocoas, plus a wide range of spices and preserves.”

David Lebovitz (2007) “If G. Detou didn’t exist, I couldn’t live in Paris…This little shop near Les Halles is stocked, literally, floor-to-ceiling with everything a cook or baker could want.”

Premiere Pression Provence via PPP's Facebook page

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
Website

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

Izraël

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

Goumanyat by Meg Zimbeck

Goumanyat

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.”

 

Epices Roellinger via the shop's Facebook page

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
Website

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.”

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Japanese Knife Company

After 16 years in London, where it was hailed as a “shrine to the knife” (The Guardian) offering “the finest selection of culinary blades we have ever come across” (Financial Times) that is “awesome, amazing and the very best available” (The Wall Street Journal), the Japanese Knife Company established its first Paris shop in May 2014. With backing from a team that includes the owners of Au Passage and Bones, its already become a magnet for chefs to browse and buy knives (so far, we’ve spotted chefs from Verjus, Roseval, CheZaline) and for restaurants to get their kitchen and table knives sharpened (Le Servan and Septime, among others). Soon to come: sushi and butchery workshops, chef demonstrations, and other cutting edge (sorry) events.

Practical information

Address: 13 rue de Cotte, 75012
Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12:30-8pm and Mondays by appointment
Telephone: 09 84 44 89 31
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