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Spots cannot really get any more local than this one. But as it is truly one of my favorite discoveries I thought it might be worth sharing, in case you’re hungry for a good Italian snack. This incognito place happens to sell the most very delicious Italian food I have discovered as of yet, and nobody seems to know about it.

And perhaps it is precisely the purpose to keep it secret, as – unlike its name suggests – it has no online presence whatsoever: no website, no Facebook page, nothing. This in itself I find utterly charming and typically Italian, which makes me like this place even more. 

I pass by this place whenever I go to the Parc Montsouris. Although it sells mostly ingredients to cook yourself, it is my favorite quick-stop for my favorite mini-meal: a fresh mozzarella roll filled with rucola, dried tomatoes and Parma ham, and mini cannoli, either chocolate or lemon flavored.

As soon as I get out of the shop, I am too impatient to wait all the way back home to start eating. But then I look in my bag and think it would be a waste to eat such good food on the street, so sometimes I end up eating it in the park, which is a good compromise.

The little shop is located in one of the least touristy areas of Paris, but it’s worth a detour if you are visiting Montsouris yourself!

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Details about this spot



117 rue de la Glacière, Paris

Telephone number


Opening Times

Tue - Sat 10:00 - 19:00


Mini cannoli: € 1.50
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)