Savory Paris: good walks and good tips

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Parisians’ gastronomic habits


Parisians’ gastronomic habits are numerous and varied. To get convinced of this, all you have to do is stroll through these wonderful neighborhood markets located rue Mouffetard, boulevard Richard Lenoir, avenue du President Wilson, etc. Some are covered, such as Marché Saint-Quentin, Marché Saint-Martin or the very fashionable Marché des Enfants Rouges. Others are organic specialists, such as the Brancusi market or the Batignolles market. You can also walk along the streets renowned for their food shops: rue Montorgueil, rue Lepic for example or trust the famous names: Quatrehomme cheesemaker for its expertise and its incredible choice of cheese from all the different regions, Maison Poilâne for its artisan breads, charcutier Gilles Vérot for its pâtés en croûte and terrines. The tradition is essential of course, but there is also constant creativity to renew the tastes and the products which are proposed to amateurs. 

eataly-paris-marais-facade-2-c-thibaut-voisin-2019_byespritdefrance.jpgRecently, true temples of gastronomy have also opened up, making it possible to find the most prestigious products as well as to discover artisanal ones, the result of little-known regional know-how.
The most grandiose one is undoubtedly La Grande Epicerie de Paris, attached to the Bon Marché department store and now deployed as a left bank  establishment as well as a right bank one. In this universe, 30,000 different rare or traditional products, French or from all over the world await you: you will come for truffle crisps, reffined olive oil, and oenology course, a masterclass with a chef or simply to have lunch there. The Galeries Lafayette have also opened a vast Gourmet department where it is possible to find and taste delicious French local products and specialties from the great brandsEataly is another of those great social places where you can buy, eat and discover quality products. Here Italy is in the spotlight and you can of course take cooking classes to learn how to make risotto or fresh stuffed pasta.

But if you prefer a more personalized and intimate approach, why not try Maison Plissonboth a restaurant and a grocery store, which bases its reputation on its collaboration with local producers: a pleasant setting that makes you want to buy everything until late at night… And don't forget Beau Passage, recently opened, which combines the charms of an outdoor walk with those of gastronomic discoveries