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Terroirs d’Avenir

Address: 3, 6, 7, 8 rue du Nil, 75002
Hours: 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 49
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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 way. After building a devoted clientele of chefs (among others: Daniel Rose (Chez la Vieille, La Bourse et la Vie), Braden Perkins (Verjus) and their current neighbor on the Rue de Nil, Grégory Marchand (Frenchie), Alexandre and Samuel opened the Terroirs d’Avenir shops in 2013.

Terroirs d’Avenir is actually made up of five shops in the middle of the Frenchie-plex on Rue du Nil: an épicerie, a fishmonger, a butcher, a cheesemonger, and a abkery. You’ll find a curated selection of the best France has to offer, from French-grown shiitake mushrooms to live lobsters. Prices are slightly higher than your average greengrocer, but the quality is outstanding.  Forget your shopping list at home and come to be inspired by the wonderful and weird products they bring in.

The fishmonger (6, rue du Nil) carries an impressive range of line-caught fish, in addition to oysters, live crabs and lobsters, and some exciting daily arrivals: dog cockles, anyone?

Over at the boucherie (8, rue du Nil), they age their own beef and carry high quality charcuterie and some of France’s finest heritage breeds. Of note, they bring in the Poularde du Patis, which Hugo Desnoyer called The Best Chicken in The World.

The épicerie (7, rue du Nil) carries a wide range of choice seasonal produce, herbs, and greens. There’s a small but sufficient cheese case in the back and they stock a dependable wine and beer selection (not kept cold so plan ahead), in addition to some artisanal vinegars, jams, and rare spices.

Terroirs d’Avenir in Pictures

Additional Locations

Charcuterie-Traiteur and Epicerie-Cheesemonger-Fishmonger
Address: 71 and 84 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011
Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm. Open Sunday 10am-2pm. Closed Monday.
Telephone: +33 1 84 79 88 18

Boulangerie and Epicerie-Cheesemonger-Charcuterie
: 5 and 8 rue Paul Bert, 75011
Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm. Open Sunday 10am-2pm. Closed Monday.
Telephone: +33 1 84 79 88 25

In Other Words

Camille Labro (2014) “… Les trois boutiques de Terroirs d’Avenir sur la rue du Nil, qui proposent des fruits, légumes, poissons et viandes fabuleuses, provenant de petites exploitations et de fermiers à contre-courant de l’agriculture intensive. Là non plus, pas de chichi ni falbalas, pas de chimie, juste du très bon, à très bon prix.”

David Lebovitz (2013): “It’s a bustling, charming little rue with a seafood shop where the fish is purchased directed from the fisherman, an excellent butcher, and a vegetable shop that has bins of things that you rarely see in Paris, from gorgeous (and giant) citrons from Corsica to leafy greens like dinosaur kale, and crates of curious root vegetables…”

Le Monde (2013): “La tranquille petite rue pavée est devenue une destination rêvée pour qui veut manger bon, beau et sain. “

Rachel Khoo (2013) : “The philosophy behind Terroirs d’avenir (both the supplying arm of the business, and also now the retail space) is simple – to source fresh, quality (organic where possible) produce, whilst supporting local French producers (the majority of the produce is sourced from within France). This approach aligns with the principles of the Slow Food Movement, which is an important element of the business.”

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