Buy French food classics
French gastronomy food classics are everywhere in Paris but you have to know where to find the bests. Today I will tell you how to go to small specialized shops, fromageries, pâtisseries, caves à vin.
Here are our tips on Parisian gastronomy classics and where to buy them. Be prepared to taste some of the best food in Paris!
Buy French gastronomy classics
If you say Fromage in France, an infinite and varied universe of cheeses of a thousand sizes, shapes, ages and tastes will open up.
Entering a fromagerie, a cheese shop, can be confusing at first but the fromagers will let you taste them before buying and will help you in your choice. Note this down: French cheeses are divided into five main types. Semi-hard, hard, soft cheeses, blue cheeses, and creamy cheeses such as goat cheeses. Cheeses are, therefore, an excellent French specialty to give as gifts that will make friends and relatives happy.
- French teas
Tea has been appreciated by the French since the 18th century until it became a daily habit. To start appreciating the art of French tea, visit the Mariage Frères boutique, 35 rue du Bourg Tibourg. After enjoying all the scents, visit the small museum of Mariage Frères and finally take a seat in the tea room! If you are into tea shops, visit the Dammann Frères shop at 15 Place des Vosges, in the Marais.
- Champagne, wines, and spirits
To make an evening special, just add a good bottle of champagne, French wine, or liqueurs such as Armagnac. You won’t find them in supermarkets. In Paris, you will find many caves à vin, where you can taste the wine before buying it. To taste some of the best wines in Paris, go to La Cave des Papilles, 35 Rue Daguerre, arrondissement 14.