5 Delicious Addresses for Grocery Shopping in Paris

When the chore of grocery shopping becomes a devilishly chic art of Parisian living... To fill your basket with beautiful products that make you want to spend hours in the kitchen, we've uncovered gourmet food shops firmly rooted in their time, offering the most delectable products in a cool setting. From the virtuous Champs Libres grocery stores, the innovative Viot fishmonger, the delightful Segar rotisserie with its delicious poultry, the bakery of Michelin-starred chef Mathieu Pacaud, to the brand new chocolatier by William Artigue, we reveal 5 addresses to stock your pantry. Ready, set, go!


Champs Libres

champs libres

The Vibe: When rain and laziness thwart your Sunday morning market visit for fruits and vegetables, the solution is to shop all week at the Champs Libres urban groceries. With four locations in the 11th and 12th arrondissements, they offer products from local producers, mainly from Île-de-France: seasonal fruits and vegetables, dairy products (cheeses, farm yogurts, butter...), sweet and savory grocery items (pasta, granola, mustard...), meat, and even natural and organic wines.

In My Basket: In addition to a wide variety of products, Champs Libres offers a catering section with tasty dishes prepared with Champs Libres' products. The Do It Foodie Team got to try blood oranges, mozzarella, and parmesan crumble (€5), mustard and chive beets (€3.50), and potato and octopus salad (€8.50) as starters. They then indulged in comforting sweet potato gnocchi with red pesto (€10.50). And don't forget the purely addictive desserts: dark chocolate mousse (€3.50) and airy Fontainebleau with vanilla and orange pieces (€3.50).

Extra Tip: Don't miss the weekend brunch at the Champs Libres Voltaire coffee shop. The €27 menu includes a hot drink, fresh fruit juice, a slice of cake (lemon-poppy, chocolate, or carrot), granola with yogurt and seasonal fruits, a fresh bulgur salad with orange, and a raclette and mimolette grilled cheese with confit onion and coleslaw.

Champs Libres, four stores in the 11th and 12th arrondissements. Addresses available online.


Viot Fishmonger

The Vibe: Imagine entering a fishmonger without the strong smell of fish and without ice in the stalls. Impossible, you say? Well, that's the crazy but true concept of the Viot Fishmonger founded by the young couple Arthur and Marie-Victoire Viot. Inaugurated in April 2021 in the chic market of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, this fishmonger keeps fish and seafood in refrigerated display cases without ice: an ecological, odorless, waste-free method that makes fish more appealing. Why? Water harms food preservation and is conducive to the proliferation of bacteria and odors. Like meat and cheese, it's best to keep fish dry.

In My Basket: A selection of fish and seafood exclusively from France, except for shrimp from Madagascar and Ikejime yellowtail from Japan. The couple works with carefully selected fishmongers from Quiberon, Vendée, and Saint-Jean-de-Luz. The flagship product of Viot Fishmonger is matured fish. Similar to meat, the animal is gutted and then stored for at least seven days for farmed trout from the Pyrenees, for example. Depending on the seasons, there are about twenty references (priced by weight), such as gray bream, rockfish, black mullet, sea bass, and turbot. On the shellfish side: sea urchins, cockles, special oysters No. 3 Kys Marine, and fresh almonds patiently await in the refrigerated displays.

Extra Tip: From sea to plate, Marie-Victoire prepares delicious dishes that vary with the daily catch for lunch. Some tables are set up in front of the Viot counter, and soon there will be a terrace when the sunny days return. They tried a melt-in-your-mouth homemade tarama (€12) and a slightly spicy fish soup (€18 for two people), along with a very generous portion of spider crab meat (€35). The cherry on top? The ultra-fresh Pyrenees trout and yellowtail sashimi simply enhanced with olive oil (starting at €15). They also sit down to chat with the founders who love sharing their passion for their profession.

Viot Fishmonger at the Saint-Germain market, 6 rue Lobineau, Paris 6th. Open Tuesday to Friday from 8 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm, and Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm.


Maison Mathieu Pacaud

The Vibe: We need no introduction (or do we?) to Mathieu Pacaud, Michelin-starred chef of venerable establishments like Apicius, Divellec, or Laurent, whose Mediterranean-inspired cuisine reaches peaks of elegance. In the very chic 8th arrondissement (evidently his favorite neighborhood), this Corsican native unveils Maison Mathieu Pacaud, his brand-new bakery-pastry shop also offering delightful dishes for lunch and aperitif, with a small cellar and grocery corner. You can't get any fresher: everything is prepared daily on-site, in the basement for the bakery and on the upper floor for cakes, small dishes, and sandwiches.

In My Basket: If you stop by for lunch to grab your snack (salmon with vierge sauce, duck with orange, ham and cheese pasta €13.50, burrata sandwich €9.50, or banh-mi style sandwich €8.50), take the opportunity to bring home some treats for tea (lemon meringue tart €8, Paris-Brest €8, chocolate entremet €8.50) and bread for home (whole wheat €3, spelt €5, buckwheat with dried fruits and pumpkin seeds €4.20). In the grocery section, discover Lissip syrups (€11.50), Encuentro chocolate bars (€7), Maison Rossi olive oil served in Pacaud's restaurants (€22), and a fine selection of wines, the chef's other passion. For aperitifs, don't miss out on the duck in crust (€19.50), truffle ham croque-monsieur (€15.50), smoked cod roe tarama (€12.50), or spreads (asparagus cream, sardine spread...) and Timon & Sourrieu's parmesan biscuits.

Extra Tip: Pastries and breakfast delights like the traditional chocolate croissant (€2.80), the shareable brioche (€7.65), chouquettes (€3.50 per dozen), and Mathieu Pacaud's signature mini-palmiers, deliciously buttery (€1), to accompany your takeaway latte crème coffee (€4.50).

Maison Mathieu Pacaud, 180 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris 8th. 01 53 76 21 96. Open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 8 pm.


Segar Rotisserie

The Vibe: In a countryside-style setting with terracotta tiles, decorative hens, and antique furniture, this charming rotisserie in the Mouffetard district is the project of the thirty-something friends Elena Aaroz and Victor Seguineau. Here, roast chicken is elevated to an art form, available whole or tucked into sandwich bombs! It's the art of saving time for Sunday lunches when laziness takes over our culinary talents. The star of the place is Landes chicken, raised in a thoughtful farm where the animals roam and peck outdoors for no less than 105 days. Yum: the result is downright juicy...

In My Basket: Count €19.90 per kilo for a chicken seasoned with a secret spice blend, garnished with mustard and Provencal herbs. Accompany your poultry with roasted butternut squash, mushrooms, creamy potatoes, or green beans (starting at €1.40 per 100g) and comforting desserts like tarte tatin, chocolate mousse, or silky rice pudding (starting at €1.80 per 100g). Don't leave without a sandwich (starting at €6.50) with three recipes captured in a custom-made baguette by Maison Morange, a neighboring bakery, featuring a crispy crust and not too much crumb. The Caesar Sandwich ticks all the boxes and takes the number one spot. Inside, a creamy homemade Caesar sauce, ultra-fresh iceberg lettuce, house-roasted shredded chicken, aged 30-month Parmesan, and, for elegance and crunch, crispy chicken skin chips (€8). It's a big yes!

Extra Tip: The lunchtime menu includes a quarter chicken and two side dishes, giving you the feeling of a family lunch between boring meetings (€12.50).

Segar Rotisserie, 111 rue Mouffetard, Paris 5th. 09 87 78 01 21. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 2 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. Closed on Mondays.


William Artigue Chocolatier

The Vibe: A few steps from the Canal Saint-Martin, the large bay window of the new William Artigue Chocolaterie attracts passersby with dozens of chocolates. After honing his skills at Patrick Roger, Jacques Genin, and Arnaud Larher, he opened his own shop on December 10, 2023. Since then, people rush to this modern chocolate shop where the product is king. As soon as you enter, it's an explosion of cocoa smells that fills the shop, from which you can see the workshop where everything is made on-site!

In My Basket: In addition to classic bars with chocolate from Peru, Colombia, or the Dominican Republic (€8), choose from a refined selection of permanent and seasonal chocolate bonbons (€1.50 each, box starting at €25) crafted with references from Nicolas Berger, Valrhona, and A. Morin: ganache, candied fruits, chestnuts, praline, crispy crepe, marzipan. There's something for every taste! Not to mention the fantastic sharing bites - that you keep for yourself - especially the one with walnut praline, chestnut marzipan, and glazed chestnut cream (€15). But the fruit pastes almost steal the spotlight from chocolate at William Artigue's. Soft, light, not too sweet, and intensely fruity, it's hard to eat just one...

Extra Tip: For Easter, William Artigue has prepared an adorable and delicious selection of chocolates. Little otters filled with chocolates will invade the counters by the end of March. Among them: one playing with a small praline chocolate egg, a mother cuddling her little one, and a baby curled up in a ball. We can't wait!

Chocolaterie William Artigue, 30 rue Yves Toudic, Paris 10th. Open Tuesday to Friday from 11 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 7:30 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 6:30 pm.

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