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Best food market in Paris

There are food and produce markets across Paris almost every day, but the best ones are are on Wednesday and Saturday mornings on av President Wilson technically in the 16th arrondissement (neighbourhood), but so close to the 7th that everyone from the neighborhood shops there. It’s close to the Eiffel Tower and a must visit for any foodie. I have to thank Olive magazine’s editor for the recommendation to go – thanks Chris! It was our highlight of Paris, without a doubt.

There was a mix of locals and tourists on the Wednesday morning we went. At this market you can buy everything and it all seems super fresh and gorgeously displayed:

  • meat from butchers selling all types including offal and game like guinea fowl, venison and rabbit
  • gorgeous fresh fish and seafood including prawns, clams, scallops and escargot
  • fresh thick gooey cream and milk
  • about 100 different varieties of cheese from blues to oozy bries
  • fruit and vegetables and herbs, including
  • asian vegetables and herbs
  • spices
  • prepared dishes to take home
  • terrines, pates, pies and quiches
  • sweets and pastries
  • salamis and cured meat
  • antipasta offerings – sun dried tomatoes, marinated eggplant and artichokes
  • black, green, marinated, big and little olives and olive oil
  • flowers, so many pretty flowers and pot plants
  • street food including crepes (nutella ones too – my favourite!), baguettes, lebanese kebabs,  roast pork rolls, beef bourguignon, panini, and gorgeous fresh flat bread with ham and melted cheese
  • Plenty of non-food shopping too including jewellery, clothes, bags, wallets, umbrellas, belts, and scarves.

Here’s some photos to show you these fantastic markets.

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quiches, pies, patries, and more

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Room to move at these markets – probably because it was a rainy day

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Salami, pancetta, ham, proscuito, coppa and more

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Gorgeously presented fruit – berries in little baskets ready to go

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Every type of cheese

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Pretty flowers don’t cost the earth at these Parisien markets

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Beautiful soft cheeses

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So many shallots of different types and sizes

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Escargot

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Fish that smelled fresh like the ocean

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Artichokes and fennel, just some of the vegetables on sale

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White asparagus, green asparagus and some chicory behind

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These little skinny salamis were the best, we bought 15 of them

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Just some of the clothes on offer

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A big pan of beef bourguignon – we had to try it. Zorba gave it the thumbs up

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More beautifully displayed fish. The French do markets so well

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These beautiful flowers are almost the colours of the French flag. Almost.

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This was our street food highlight (savoury) – a fresh flat bread (almost a crepe) with melted cheese and ham. Stunning

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More pretty flowers

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Guinea fowl, chicken and duck

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Fruit and vegetable stall

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Cherries galore

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Courgette, or zucchini, for 1.95 euro kg (about A$3)

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Rosy red tomatoes

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Moules, or mussels, yum

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Fresh fish like this makes me want to cook

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Fresh calamari, cut and ready to go

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Savoury and sweet crepes

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Nutella crepe, OMG, this was HEAVEN to eat

We thoroughly loved these markets and really enjoyed eating the street food here, more so than eating at some cafes in Paris.

For other great places to eat in Paris, check out my earlier post here.  To see a review of our favourite restaurant in Paris, Terrior Parisien, click here.

Bon appétit!

FACT FILE

Av. President Wilson Food Markets, every Wednesday and Saturday 7am – 2.30pm
Place Alma, on Av President Wilson, 16th arrondissement (not far from Eiffel Tower)

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