Parisian Local Food Market

While in Paris, I wandered into a local weekly food market by chance. It was fantastic and depressing. Why don’t we have these? Local people buying their weekly groceries, it was so relaxed and bountiful. The quality was fantastic and prices very reasonable. If we had one here people would travel miles to it. There were several fruit and veg stalls, a few cheese stalls, fish stalls, a charcuterie, boucherie, really everything you would need. The supermarket nearby was empty, why would you go? And to top it, it was surrounded by lovely food shops, 2 charcuteries, a chocolatiers, a boulangerie, to name but a few. Bring back proper food markets to the UK, I say! There should be one in every town.

Niamh

I like food. I like to make food. Eat food. Photograph food. Write about food. Mainly in London but when I am lucky or organised further afield.

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  1. OMG what glorious pics! And that’s exactly the same thing I always wonder when I go to Paris – why don’t we have a ton of these? Not barrow boys selling tomatoes from Holland & strawberries from God-knows-where, but people selling local produce that they grew and are passionate about. Sure, we have Borough Market but that’s hardly a “normal” market – France seems to have what we would call a gourmet market in every little village!!

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  2. Thanks Jeanne! Totally agree with you. Borough market is gorgeous but by no means a normal market.

    Thanks Alex :-)

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  3. Oh how I love food markets. I hope you didn’t hold yourself back and bought a few portable bits. This makes my itch for an autumn trip to Paris even itchier…

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  4. Hi Annemarie, you can be sure I did although no fresh produce and not as much as I’d like as it was a bit rushed. An autumn trip sounds great, I need an escape from the grey sky.

    Caty, thanks. We really do!

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  5. Me too Maninas! I can’t get them here in London. Well, at this time of year anyway.

    I would imagine that a slice of them would be like a tomato steak.

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