Specialized Grocery Stores Guide in Paris

Paris is full of specialized grocery stores, and every neighborhood will have cheese shops, butchers, fruit and vegetable markets and epiceries. The best thing is to simply walk around your neighborhood and see which stores have the freshest products, and – often – the longest lines. Nibbling your way through their products to find your favorites is a pleasant introduction to the city. Foreign foods are easily found at the larger grocery stores (particularly Monoprix, Carrefour and Auchan – see ‘Supermarkets’ for listings) but listed below are a few more places where you can obtain special ingredients and foods.

Thanksgiving Grocery and CateringGrocery store and restaurant providing American staples that are hard to come byhttp://www.thanksgivingparis.com20, Rue St. Paul 75004 10:30 am – 7 pm, Sundays 11 am – 6 pmAs the name indicates, they cater and also have some homemade food to go.
The Real McCoySmall American grocery, restaurant and candy storeNone, but they do have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/therealmccoy.paris94 Rue de Grenelle 75007 10 am – 8 pm 7 days per weekLarge selection of American imports; café around the corner at 49 avenue Bosquet 75007
Tang FreresLarge Asian grocery storeNone, but they do have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tangofficiel/timeline48 av d’Ivry 75013 11 am – 7 pmChinese, Thai and Vietnamese food supplies and utensils
La Grande Epicerie (located within Le Bon Marche)International food department38 Rue de Sèvres
01 44 39 81 00
Mon-Sat 8am-8:30 pmA wide variety of imports from several countries.
Galerie Gourmandes (Palais de Congres)International food departmentTheir website is currently under construction, but there is a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GaleriesGourmandes2, Place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 ParisEveryday 9 am-9pm


Quality food offerings.
Galeries Lafayette GourmetInternational food departmenthttp://haussmann.galerieslafayette.com/en/food-shopping-at-lafayette-gourmet35 Bd Haussmann, 75009
01 40 23 52 67
Monday-Saturday 8:30am-9:30pm
Picard SurgelesGrocery stores stock with only frozen food, many foreign disheshttp://www.picard.frVarious locationsCheck specific locationEverything, from berries to beef to pizza, is frozen. Thermal bags are on sale, too. Online shopping possible.
LenotreHigh-end traiteurhttp://www.lenotre.fr; English version availableVarious locationsCheck specific locationFounded in 1920 and still providing exceptional gastronomic delights; They also offer cooking classes.
FauchonHigh-end traiteurhttp://www.fauchon.comVarious locationsCheck specific locationThe most famous and wide-ranging location is 26, place de la Madeleine 75008
Marks & SpencerBritish goodieshttp://www.marksandspencer.frFive locations in ParisChamps Elysees location is open everyday 10am-10pm; check website for other locationsA small selection of British food items.