The 100 best shops in Paris – Food shops

The most exciting gourmet food shops in a city devoted to fine dining

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10 places to be tempted

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L'Epicerie Générale

Feeling that Paris was in urgent need of an organic fine food store, Maud, Claude and Lucio decided to open L’Epicerie Générale in February 2011. Apart from the tea, coffee and sugar, all the seasonal produce comes from local, certified organic French producers...

  1. 43 rue de Verneuil, 7e
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Carl Marletti

In patisserie, precision, taste and presentation are key, and Carl Marletti is past master at creating beautiful delicacies for greedy aesthetes. He made his mark at the Grand Hôtel Intercontinental, then opened his own boutique at the end of 2007. His creations (around €5 a piece) are exquisite and brightly coloured, often classic pastries lifted by floral notes – like the ‘Lily Valley’, a violet-scented St. Honoré cake...

  1. 51 Rue Censier, 5e
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Boco

Fans of the fashionable trend for preserving, head straight to Boco. The Ferniot brothers, inspired by their memories of their grandmother’s dishes, had the brilliant idea of capturing the recipes of top chefs in preserving jars and now dishes by Anne-Sophie Pic, Frédéric Bau, Christophe Michalak, Philippe Conticini and more are sitting pretty in glass containers (€4 to €9)...

  1. 5 bis rue du Rocher, 8e
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Causses

This is one of Time Out's 100 best shops in Paris. Click here to see the full list.Causses, SoPi’s (SouthPigalle) new alimentation general extraordinaire, feels like an urban farm shop, offering a winning formula of simple quality, seasonal, produce (fruit ‘n’ veg, hams and cheeses), gourmet preserves and take-away breads, sandwiches and salads.  If you’re into your OJ, there’s a fill your own bottle area next to the orange squeezing machine...

  1. 55 rue Notre-Dame de la Lorette, 9e
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Krisco

Specialising in local French produce, Krisco is full of excellent high-quality vinegars, sweets and charcuterie – but the real draw is the foie gras. A stone’s throw from the Buttes Chaumont park, the deli also has a lovely set picnic menus in summer: a choice of sandwiches, bread, charcuterie, cheese, drinks and apples for one, two, three or four people, perfect for snacking while lounging on the grass...

  1. 21 rue de la Villette, 19e
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Martine Lambert

You’ll be hard-pushed to find thicker, creamier ice cream than at Martine Lambert’s parlour on Rue Cler, where Normandy lait cru (unpasteurised milk) and crème fraîche are used in most of her recipes. Her sorbets are top-notch too: since she opened her first boutique in Deauville in 1975, Lambert has selected the best fruits from around the world to ensure that her flavours are as intense and fruity as possible...

  1. 39 rue Cler, 7e
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Jeanne A

Creamy risottos from Piémont, oils from Beaujolais, chocolates by Pierre Marcolini, olives from M. Casanova and charcuterie from Bobosse and Conquet: the window of Jeanne A is enough to make you drool. It's next to the restaurant Chez Astier and named for its former owner, but has slowly found its own independence since it opened in 2010. All their products are spanking fresh, from Mediterranean neighbourhoods...

  1. 42 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 11e
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L'Epicerie du Père Claude

Père Claude’s three businesses are just a few steps away from each other: the historic restaurant, run by Père Claude himself since 1988, a delicatessen opened in 2009 and a bar, opened in May 2012 – these last two each owned by one of Claude's sons. The deli is top quality, its shelves loaded with carefully-sourced ingredients (rock salt, fine spices), gourmet conserves, sauces and homemade products...

  1. 4 rue du Général de Castelnau, 15e
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Ethicando

Ethicando, moments from the Canal Saint-Martin, mixes quality Italian food and clothing with social justice for victims of the Italian mafia. Many of their food products come from land confiscated from criminals, while bags and t-shirts are guaranteed made by Italian convicts as part of their rehabilitation into society. On the restaurant side, the organic food...

  1. 6 rue de la Grange aux Belles, 10e
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Popelini

Choux à la crème (profiteroles) are the latest fashionable patisserie craze to hit Paris after cookies, macaroons and cupcakes – specifically those cooked by Lauren Koumetz, a former pupil of Christophe Michalak, who opened Popelini (after the Italian creator of choux pastry) in the heart of the Marais in 2011. The sweet little mouthfuls with their creamy centres...

  1. 29 rue Debelleyme, 3e, 75003
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Kasia
Kasia

Great! but why a Polish food photo in a Food Stores in Paris section?