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Specialty Shops

Le Zingam

It appears to be run by bike messengers,” was what a friend said of charming, wood-paneled épicerie and greengrocer Le Zingam when it opened by Voltaire in 2014. And lo, indeed it is. But who says bike messengers can’t also have impeccable taste and wallet-friendly politics? Longtime friends from the neighborhood Lelio Stettin and Sonny Lac offer rigorously-selected vegetables, cheeses, meats, eggs, craft beers, organic and natural wines, and tinned preserves – all of opulent quality at quasi-socialist prices. Lac… Read More »Le Zingam

Fine l’Épicerie de Belleville

Address: 30, rue de Belleville, 75020Hours: Open Tuesday-Wednesday 10am-8pm (7pm Sunday). Closed Monday.Telephone: +33 9 81 17 95 88Facebook Founded in 2010 on rue de Tourtille, Cécile Boussarie’s gourmet food and wine shop moved around the corner in 2014 to its current, more prominent rue de Belleville location. Its bold, clean red sign belies the unpolished dowdiness of the shop’s interior, where teas, jams, vinegars, spices, potted meats, conserves, oils, and assorted trinkets line all available surfaces. In the middle… Read More »Fine l’Épicerie de Belleville

Ô Divin Epicerie

Address: 130, rue de Belleville, 75020Hours: Open Monday 4-9pm. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-1:30pm, 4-9pm. Open Sunday 9am-7pm.Telephone: +33 1 43 66 62 63Website / Facebook Naoufel Zaïm earned the loyalty of foodies willing to go the (literal) extra mile with his far-flung former restaurant Ô Divin. That restaurant has since relocated to the 17th, but Belleville locals can still enjoy Zaïm’s winning hospitality, his sharp taste in natural wine, and his instinct for simplicity at Ô Divin Epicerie, his gem-stacked gourmet… Read More »Ô Divin Epicerie

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Pastificio Passerini

Address: 65, rue Traversière, 75012Hours: Open Tuesday & Wednesday 3:30-7:30pm. Open Thursday-Saturday 11am-1pm, 2-7:30pm. Open Sunday 11am-2pm. Closed Monday.Telephone: +33 1 44 74 67 84Website / Facebook We have not yet reviewed this shop, but you can read more about the concept here. You’ll find practical information about location and hours on this page, along with links to other reviews. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments. In Other Words Table à Découvert (2016) “Quant aux recettes,… Read More »Pastificio Passerini

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Maison Plisson

Address: 93, boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003Hours: Open Monday 9:30am-9pm. Open Tuesday-Saturday 8:30am-9pm. Open Sunday 9am-8pm. Telephone: +33 1 71 18 19 09Website / Facebook / Instagram This sprawling 500m² space on the edge of the trendy Northern Marais does double duty. On one side, it’s an upscale market, boasting fresh fruits and vegetables, high quality cheeses, charcuterie, and deli items, as well as a bakery, an excellent selection of wines and a range of luxury local and imported grocery items. On… Read More »Maison Plisson

Terroirs d’Avenir

Address: 3, 6, 7, 8 rue du Nil, 75002Hours: Open Tuesday-Friday 9:30am-2pm and 3:30pm-8pm. Open Saturday 9am-2pm and 3:30-8pm. Open Sunday 10am-2pm. Closed Monday.Telephone: +33 1 85 09 84 49Website / Facebook / Instagram Even if you haven’t been to Terroirs d’Avenir yet, odds are you’ve still tried one of their products. Alexandre Drouard and Samuel Nahon started Terroirs d’Avenir in 2008 to bring exceptional French products from small producers to Paris restaurants, revolutionizing our city’s dining scene along the… Read More »Terroirs d’Avenir

Maison POS

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

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.


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


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.


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.


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


The Maille boutique is a must for any mustard lover.

Comme à Lisbonne

A charming, sliver of a shop, peddling prettily packaged Portuguese products, and pasteis de nata – the classic egg tarts found in Lisbon.

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.

La Librairie Gourmande

A serious bookstore specializing in gastronomy and oenology, stocking not just cookbooks but academic and historical texts as well.

La Maison de la Truffe

Truffles in every form (fresh, preserved, in oils, vinegars, cheeses…) line the shelves of this luxury boutique, in business since 1932.

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.

LMDW Fine Spirits

Stock your bar with boutique rums, obscure gins, and artisan Armagnac from this high-proof shop at Odéon.

Coutume café in Paris


Part of the new wave of cafés, Coutume serves serious coffee drinks along with light & healthy lunch fare.

Rémi Flachard

Collector Rémi Flachard offers a treasure trove of out-of-print and antique cookbooks, plus restaurant and banquet menus from bygone eras. A delight.

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.


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.

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) event

Lafayette Gourmet

Many of the best and most luxurious Paris names are represented at this impressive food hall of the Galeries Lafayette department, where you can also lunch or snack at one of the freestanding kiosks.

La Grande Epicerie

The food hall of department store Le Bon Marché, offering fresh food and fine groceries for chic one-stop shopping.

Our Guide to Paris Specialty Shops

Cookware & Supplies E. Dehillerin G. Detou Japanese Knife Company Mora Generalists (a bit of everything) Fine L’Épicerie de Belleville La Cantine du Quentin La Grande Èpicerie Lafayette Gourmet La Graineterie du Marché Les Papilles Maison Castro Maison Plisson Maison POS Terroirs d’Avenir Epiceries – Spices Epices Roellinger Izraël Le Comptoir Colonial Regional French Products Le Garde Manger Première Pression Provence Terra Corsa Italian Products Cooperative Latte Cisternino La Tête Dans les Olives La Conservatoire de Cédric Casanova Mmmozza Pastificio… Read More »Our Guide to Paris Specialty Shops