Are you wondering where to buy the best ingredients to create a festive meal that will delight your guests this holiday season? Then, wonder no more, as the Hotel Interlude places the gastronomic spotlight on ethically sourced artisan food products and points you in the direction of the best delicatessens in Paris.
Located in the 11th arrondissement, this épicerie offers fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables sourced directly from producers, without any intermediary, every day of the week. These quality food items, most of which are organic, are displayed at reasonable prices. From watercress, and white asparagus from the Landes, to Sicilian artichokes and courgette flowers, the choice is vast. You’ll also be delighted by the delicatessen, which features a fabulous selection of gourmet treats such as Piedmont hazelnuts, chilli peppers, gluten-free pasta and olive pâté.
Le Bel Ordinaire
Located in the 10th arrondissement, this place is a beguiling combination of eatery, wine bar and grocery, and offers a wide selection of high quality gourmet foods. Between the grilled Chistorra sausages, white lemon cheese, freshly prepared dishes made with the freshest ingredients such as Morteau sausage and couscous, this place is a must. The épicerie also offers pork rillettes and over a hundred more artisan foodstuff treats to guarantee a successful Christmas meal.
Located in the 6th arrondissement, this store opened in 2016 and has become a runaway success. Offering organic and gluten-free products, Edmond offers an extensive range of groceries but there is also a little on-site catering, based on healthy and balanced products such as detox juices. In this high-end épicerie you’ll find fruits and vegetables, cheeses, cold cuts, herbs, pasta and cereals, as well as many other tempting items such as sweet and savoury éclairs.
Lastre Sans Apostrophe
This unique food shop located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris is the pride and joy of Yohan Lastre, who previously worked at the Tour d'Argent as sous-chef. At Lastre Sans Apostrophe, Yohan offers his famous pâté en crûte, which earned him a world champion title in 2012. Here you can choose from a mouth-watering selection of homemade puff pastry terrines, such as foie gras, poultry or fir tree bud alcohol and port wine jelly for a truly original festive treat. This remarkable chef also offers praline pie, his own foie gras and eggs in aspic.
Le Garde-Manger Wagram
In this grocery and eating place located in the heart of the 17th arrondissement of Paris, the products are fresh and seasonal. The cook, a former Ducasse star, offers some excellent dishes, and you can eat on the spot or take away. The dishes are very varied, from linguine with tuna to grilled pork Taggiasca olives. The recipes are inspired by the sun and concocted from fresh ingredients. To complete your gourmet shopping, fill up your shopping bag with delicious cold meats and cheeses.