Tag Archives: Epicerie

Rue Cler

One of the best gourmet shopping markets (marchés) in Paris is on Rue Cler, the same area Julia Child shopped when she lived in Paris in the early 1950s.  What is interesting about Rue Cler is that many of the same shops Julia favored and frequented are still in operation today.  The added advantage of Rue […]
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Paris Honey

Paris is becoming a new breeding ground of sorts – for honey.  Who says there is a shortage of bees, as in Paris bee populations are growing, and Paris is reputed to be the source of some of the best honey from France.  Bee populations are thriving, at well known places such as Jardin des […]
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With its distinctive red and black label, Hediard (pronounced “e-dee-yar”) is a top place to buy fine coffee, tea, sweets, chocolates, fruits and wine. Established in 1854, what is unique about Hediard is that in each store there is a cart with a beautiful assortment of lush fresh fruits, including bananas, berries, and maybe some […]
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L’Epicerie Fine (Rive Gauche)

Just around the corner from Rue Cler is one of the best small epicerie shops in Paris, where you can buy olive oils, vinegars, teas, coffee, spices, high-quality canned tuna, chocolates and other specialty items.  The owner is very friendly and helpful, as are his staff.  Whenever we want something special (most recently brown sugar, […]
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Lucien Legrand Filles et Fils

Since 1850 this wine store, which also sells sweets, chocolate and gourmet food has been pleasing Parisians with a taste for the best of everything.  It is a great store where children can admire the baskets of chocolate, sucettes (lollipops) and other sweets while mom and dad marvel at the tremendous array of wines, champagne, […]
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Debauve & Gallais (2eme)

Since 1800 Debauve & Gallais has made fine chocolates in Paris, and walking into any Debauve & Gallais stores takes you back into time.  The stores are real gems, with chocolates, coffee, teas and pâté de fruit (little fruit candies that burst with fruit flavor) in perfectly neat rows.  This is the highest-end chocolate in […]
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