Category Archives: Specialty Shops

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Le Bel Ordinaire

We have not yet visited Le Bel Ordinaire, which combines an épicerie (grocery and wine shop) with a wine bar and cave à manger. Scroll down to read some of the early reviews. Practical Information Address: 54 Rue de Paradis, 75010 Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday. Open for lunch

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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

Fine l’Épicerie de Belleville

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,

Ô Divin Epicerie

Naoufel Zaïm earned the loyalty of foodies willing to go the (literal) extra mile with his far-flung former Buttes Chaumont restaurant Ô Divin. That restaurant has closed and converted to table d’hôte service, available only for privatization upon demand. But one can still enjoy Zaïm’s winning

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Mmmozza

Mmmozza has one of the bbbest selections of mozzarella that you’ll find in the city, ranging from tiny bocconcini, to a  baseball-sized burrata stuffed with black truffles, to an enormous braided rope of bufala mozzarella, hacked off by the slice. The skinny sliver of an

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Pastificio Passerini

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.

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Maison Plisson

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

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Boucherie Les Provinces

Practical information Address: 20 rue d’Aligre, 75012 Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8) Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch; Open Thursday & Friday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Reservations not accepted,  but the restaurant can be booked for private parties at night Telephone: 01 43 43 91 64 Average price

Terroirs d’Avenir

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

Bellota-Bellota

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,

Maison POS

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

Le Garde Manger

Visit this lovely Alsatian épicerie at the marché Aligre for specialties like flammenkuchen, bretzels and foie gras, plus regional wines and beers.

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.

Mora

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

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.

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.

Fauchon

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.

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.

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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.

Hugo Desnoyer

Hugo Desnoyer is the meat man for some of the city’s top tables, but he still runs a retail shop, one of the great butcher shops in the city.

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.