Whether you’re doing your weekly shopping, looking to impress with a lavish dinner for friends or simply fancy taking a stroll and snapping up some unusual ingredients for a culinary experiment, you will not be disappointed by what these dynamic market sellers have to offer…
Just turn south off rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine onto rue d’Aligre, and let yourself be drawn into the hubbub of one of the largest and most competitively-priced markets in the city. As the days grow shorter, the array of produce is starting to fuel my healthy obsession with Kohlrabi, beetroot and celeriac.
Now as some of you may know, the Marché Beauvau, the covered ‘shrine’ to meats, fish and cheeses was victim to a small fire earlier this year and is sadly still out of action, but a large portion of the shops in the surrounding streets are also dedicated to food and remain open outside of market hours.
Here are a couple of noteworthy eateries to try: La Boucherie des Provinces, a bistro-butcher serving up côte de boeuf, steak tartare (seasoned with plenty or cornichons and chili), lamb chops…and pretty much any meat he is selling, to the delight of the city’s carnivores. For those of you who prefer fish, the fishmonger Paris-Pêche has an oyster bar at the entrance of the market, which also serves sashimi, lobster and seafood platters.
Quality, freshness and happy stomachs guaranteed.