French grocery store in Paris, La Maison Plisson
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Find the best ingredients in Paris

August 25, 2021

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Paris is the European home of the gourmet. The chefs are second to none, the culinary heritage rich, and the produce exceptional. Discover where to shop for the finest ingredients in the city.
French grocery store in the heart of Paris, La Maison Plisson
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La Maison Plisson

One of the finest gourmet shops in Paris, La Maison Plisson was founded by Delphine Plisson, formerly head of marketing at French fashion brands Maje and Sandro. The deli works closely with local food producers, and stocks a carefully curated array of olive oil, sardines, chocolate, wine, cheese, saucisson and more. It first opened on boulevard Beaumarchais and became so popular with les Parisiennes that it opened a café in the Jardin des Tuileries, just steps away from Le Meurice. You’ll also find a lovely selection of home and kitchenware, as well as a boulangerie.

93 boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris

La Grande Épicerie de Paris

Offering incredible diversity and quality, La Grande Épicerie (the gourmand section of Le Bon Marché department store) can be found at rue de Sèvres and rue de Passy, and stocks everything from truffle oil and champagne, to cheese and chocolate, as well as a unique selection of savoury and sweet delights. You’ll find chocolate from Chapon (one of the few chocolate makers in France who roast its own cocoa), macarons from Charaix, teas from Mariage Frères, homemade jams from La Cour d’Orgères, and whole-bean coffee from Vérantis. Seek out the fresh produce and explore wine in the vast cellar with over 3,000 exceptional bottles.

38 rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris

La Grande Epicerie de Paris, a famous grocery shop in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Près
© La Grande Epicerie de Paris
French delicatessen, La Maison Verot
© Maison Verot

Maison Verot

Maison Verot, from renowned master charcutier Gilles Verot, has been offering the best charcuterie in Paris since it first opened in 1930. One of its specialities, pâté en croute, made of layers of pork, duck foie gras and ham, makes the perfect starter. Other delicacies include pastrami, terrines, boudin noir (blood sausage), and saucisse sèche (dried sausage). Products vary with the season and there are plenty of signature dishes to go, from pot au feu and vegetables to shepherd’s pie. You’ll find Maison Verot in the 3rd, 6th and 15th arrondissements as well as in high-end department store, Galeries Lafayette.

38 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris

Beaupassage

Located in the chic 7th arrondissement  (home to the Le Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin and the Eiffel Tower), Beaupassage is an open-air haven of food, shops and art with a splendid terrace, where you’ll find Yannick Alleno’s wine cellar, Thierry Marx’s bakery, Olivier Bellin’s street seafood and Fromagerie Barthélémy – Paris’s most renowned cheesemaker. Beaupassage’s roster also includes Alexandre Polmard’s butcher shop and Pierre Hermé’s pastry shop. Look out for a number of interesting artworks as you shop, including Marc Vellay’s ‘L’Arbre Neuronal’ and Stefan Rinck’s ‘The Mongooses of Beauvais’.

14 boulevard Raspail, 75007 Paris

Beaupassage is a grocery shopping area with a terrasse
© Beaupassage
Typical French market in the heart of Le Marais, Le Marché des Enfants Rouges
©Ville de Paris

Le Marché des Enfants Rouges

The historical Marché des Enfants Rouges dates back to 1615, when it opened under the reign of Louis XIII. Nestled away in the Haut Marais, close to rue de Bretagne, it takes its name from a 16th century orphanage that used to occupy the site (its name translates as ‘The Market of the Red Children’). It has an array of colourful fruit and flower stalls and food from around the world, with its highlights including the Italian deli, the Lebanese stand and the Japanese snack bar. For gourmet sandwiches made by chef Alain Roussel, pass by Alain Miam Miam, and for flavourful, neo-bistro cuisine cooked up by chefs Michael Grosman and Masahide Ikuta, venture into Les Enfants du Marché.

39 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris

All our recommendations are within easy reach of both Le Meurice and Hôtel Plaza Athénée, but if you’d like to explore further try some of the amazing St-Germain-des-Prés restaurants and cafes in St-Germain-des-Prés.

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