Sunday, December 18, 2016

Paris Market Guide: What to Eat

The many open markets boast some great food choices in Paris. No matter which one you choose to visit, you will find something that caters to your taste buds and budget. Wanna immerse in the culture, discover the “everyday side” of Paris, get to know the locals, do some people-watching and grab delicious budget food? Although not in a usual designated tourist path, put an outdoor market in your itinerary. You won’t be disappointed.  
what to eat in Paris Market

We visited the the Marché Bastille's at Boulevard Richard Lenoir. It is held twice a week. If you are feeling totally lost, wondering where to start, here is a simple guide to help you eat your way through the sprawling food stalls. Let me tell you what is interesting here from a foreigner’s viewpoint (more specifically, a South East Asian girl).  

1. Try some cheese. Especially goat cheese. There are usually free samples abundant. They made desserts out of cheese too using tropical fruits. 

paris market cheese
paris market cheese

2. Shell out fresh oysters, then sip white wine right out of the shell. 

paris market oyster
paris market oyster
paris market scene

3. Eat some Crepes. 

paris market crepe
paris market crepe

4. Buy baguettes, chocolate au pain and croissants.   

paris market bakery

5. Try assorted olives and some pickled fruits or garlic. You might be surprised. 

paris outdoor market

6. Go to the seafood stalls. 

paris market
Market, Boulevard Richard Lenoir

7. Grab some Canelés. 

Bastille Market

8. Get to know some new vegetables and fruits. 

Bastille Market
Bastille Market, Paris

9. Cured salami. Nice to look at but I’ll stay away.

salami, paris, cured sausages

10. Look for ethnic and savory food. I remember seeing a long line for a Paella stall. 

Marché Bastille's
Marché Bastille's

Examples of other outdoor markets:  
Saxe-Bretueil: 7th arrondissement, between Place de Breteil and Avenue de Segur, near Eiffel Tower. 
Marché Raspail: 6th arrondissement, between Boulevard Raspail and Rue de Rennes, near Luxembourg Garden.
Belleville: in the 11th arrondissement, in the heart of Chinatown. 
Les Marché des Enfants Rouge: in the Marais, at 39 Rue de Bretagne, near Square du Temple)
Marché Aligre: in the 12th arrondissement, near Square Armand Trousseau)
and many more. 

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1 comment:

Finja Kemski said...

Nom nom, nom. This looks like a nice stroll around Paris!
xx finja |