By Baker Apollonia Poilâne
Marché des Enfants Rouges
The oldest covered food market in Paris, dating back to the 1600s. There are stalls selling cheeses, fish, produce and prepared foods.
"In the 3rd district of Paris is a good place for lunch on weekends. The place is crowded with food stands from around the world."
39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
T: +33.(0)18.104.22.168.12 | www.lestaminetdesenfantsrouges.com
Cheese shop run by Marie Quatrehomme, the first woman to win the coveted Meilleur Ouvrier de France title. They have been supplying the best restaurants with top cheeses since 1953. She offers over 200 different cheeses, including hard to find specialties.
"This is a great cheese shop."
62 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris
Groceries / Produce
La Grande Épicerie de Paris
This is the food hall of Le Bon Marché and sells every gourmet specialty item that your heart desires. From chocolates to truffles, teas, jams, seafood and on and on.
"I am very blessed to have La Grande Epicerie near my shop in St. Germain des Prés. This department store has an incredible selection of ingredients and products from around the world."
38 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris
T: +33.(0)22.214.171.124.00 | www.lagrandeepicerie.com
Joël Thiébault has been growing and selling vegetables for 12 years and during that time has been the important and priority of good produce grow in the restaurant industry. Joël is all about fresh, tasty, seasonal vegetables most of which he grows in his own garden.
"They sell amazing vegetables."
Tue & Fri: 7am - 2:30pm
Gros-La-Fontaine Market | Rue Gros & Rue La Fontaine Paris
Wed: 7am - 2:30pm, Sat: 7am - 3pm
Avenue du President Wilson, Rue Debrousse and Place d’Iena, 75016 Paris
Café de Flore
If you're going to while away the afternoon, this legendary Saint-Germain-des-Prés cafe is the right spot. Great for people watching and steeped in history. Sure it's touristy, but it's where Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote and many celebrity highbrow thinkers were drinkers.
"A classic spot for a hot chocolate."
172 Bld Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris
T: +33.(0)126.96.36.199.26 | www.cafedeflore.fr
Sandwiches | La Cuisine de Bar
A casual modern cafe for serving open-faced sandwiches called tartines, made with Poilâne breads. They also serve salads and soups. If you hit the busy hour, expect a line out the door for a table.
"It's next to my shop and I love to come here for open-faced sandwiches."
8 Rue Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris
T: +33.(0)188.8.131.52.69 | www.cuisinedebar.fr
Italian | Le Cherche-Midi
A neighborhood Italian trattoria with fresh pastas and house-made mozzarella.
"Come here for an Italian lunch, also just down the street from our shop."
22 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris
T: +33.(0)184.108.40.206.44 | www.lecherchemidi.fr
Bistro | Au Sauvignon
A wine bar known for their tartines, open-faced sandwiches served on freshly baked Poilâne bread, as well as all kinds of pork products (boudin, pâté, ham, rillettes) and cheeses. The bar opened in the 1950s and still has the original zinc bar.
"On Rue de Sèvres for a glass of wine with sandwiches of my bread with pâtés and cheeses."
80 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris
T: +33.(0)220.127.116.11.02 | ausauvignon.com
Off the Beaten Track | Kitchen Galerie Bis (KGB)
The second restaurant from chef William Ledeuil, just down the street from the original Ze Kitchen Gallerie. It's a combination art gallery and modern restaurant serving Asia fusion food.
"On the Rue des Grands Augustins for fusion food. The chef is French and does an amazing job at integrating Asian flavors to his cuisine."
25 Rue des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris
T: +33.(0)1.46.33.00.85 | kitchengaleriebis.com
Baker Apollonia Poilâne
Owner of the premier Parisian boulangerie and patisserie, Poilâne. Their breads are some of the most sought-after loaves in the world. They make their world famous sourdough bread with stone-ground flour baked in wood-fired ovens.
8 rue du Cherche-Midi, Paris 75006 | T: +33 (0).18.104.22.168.59
49 boulevard de Grenelle, Paris 75015 | T: +33 (0).22.214.171.124.49
38 rue Debelleyme, Paris 75003 | T: +33 (0).126.96.36.199.39
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