The City of Lights is undoubtedly a fantasy food destination and has a lot to offer for market lovers who are on their first Paris tours. The many food markets of the French capital are both a stamping ground for the finest producers in the country and a source of fresh ingredients also.
Just a few hours after scrolling through the elegant streets of Paris, you will come to the realization that the food markets in the city are actually a part of the quintessential Parisian experience. The smells and sights from these food markets is something you don’t want to miss when you are going on Paris walking tours. Below are some of the finest food markets in the city that you should definitely explore in your Paris tours.
Marché d’Aligre is one of the oldest markets in the city, which survived both the chaotic events of 1871 and 1788. If you are looking for seasonal vegetables and fruits for a cheap price, head right to the top of the street; however, the little bit pricier meat and fish stalls are located near the Beauveau market. You could also check out the miscellaneous collection of books, masks, and more in the main yard.
Marché Bastille is one of the largest markets in the City of Lights and the food stalls at the market sprawl up the famous Boulevard Richard Lenoir more than once every week. The incredibly delicious local cheese, excellent fish, and the free range chicken, makes this market an ultimate destination of every food lover. You can also find several stalls that sell fresh fruits and vegetables. However, if time permits, make sure to check out the stalls that offer bags, jewelry, and African batiks too.
Marché Dejean, which is located at the Goutte d’Or area of the 18th arrondissement, is the ideal place to go for manioc and tilapia. You can even visit the Marché Dejean market just to get a flavor of Paris’s West African community. The cafes, cosmetics parlors, and food stalls in the market are crowded right into the pedestrianized street, which fills it will exotic colors and smells.