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Food :  meals, shopes, markets, restaurants

Breakfast and tâble d'Hôtes at key2paris

  •  Welcoming Breakfast  is organic, homemade and seasonal, cooked with high end ingredients.
  •  It’s a full English style breakfast with French goodies : breads, butter and jams, cake, cereals, dairy, protein, , fruits , juice and hot drink.
  •  Table d’hôtes : if you stay long enough, it is possible  to book for a friendly dinner with your host.
  • All menus are designed according to what is available on the market, to your special needs. I can design special menus to meet your diets and likes : Gluten free, LCHF or Keto, Vegetarian or Vegan, no pork, no seafood
  •  slow good with white table cloth services, a real 3 or 5-course meal “à la Française” elegantly decorated and authentic French recipes (sometimes with a twist) or fast good, : a quality hamper to enjoy on a nice wooden board

 

 

This "Place to stay" is : 

  • 1mn-walk from rue Montorgueil and its colorful  food shops, cafés and restaurants (from French, Italian to Cambodian and Thai, even Canadian  Poutines and more)
  • famous oldest pastry shop "Stohrer"
  • one of the oldest coffee shop in Paris (Rocher de Cancale) ...
  •  Gourmet street rue du Nil providing high end quality ingredients at 4 shops Terroir d'Avenir and the well known Frenchie ( Restaurant, Bar, To go, wine store)
  •  Markets (with organic vegetables stands) rue Montmartre and Place de la Bourse
  • 3 mn walk from the former Paris wholesale covered market "Les Halles" (now gardens with shopping mall underneath), professional cooking utensils shops, cookbook store, Specialized grocery stores.

 

Markets

  • rue Montmartre on Thursday PM and Sunday AM

 

  • Bourse : Tuesday PM and Friday PM

Convenient stores and organic stores

  • Closest one :   on rue Montmartre,  Coccinelle
  • Super U on rue Montorgueil (2 shops)
  • organic Naturalia on rue Montorgueil and Rue Réaumur
  • organic BioC'Bon on rue Réaumur

All your food, utensils, and cookbooks

 

  • From bakeries, cheese mongers, butchers, fishmongers, wines, produce. I'll tell you which ones I recommend and the few to avoid

 

  • cookbook store Librairie Gourmande

 

  • Professional utensils : E.Dehillerin, Mora, Simon

 

  • Professional groceries G. Detou

 

  • and many other selected addresses

 

Sweet addresses

to indulge ...

  • Country style bakery on rue du Nil
  • or look further away from rue d'Argout  for a VERY special place such as A l’Etoile d’Or
    30, rue Pierre Fontaine (9th) where you can discover Denise Acabo,  and her famous hairdo and her even most famous, chocolates, candies, caramels... The best in each category...

 

Restaurants coffee shops, and caterers

There are so many to choose from. Different styles, different budgets, some new ones, some that disappeared  from my list because the welcome "accueil" was not up to my standards or because a better one opened nearby, the chef changed.

The "foodscape" is constantly evoluting.

 

This is a sample of my list...

I have a whole folder sorted by area or theme  at your disposal and that we can discuss  upon arrival.

I can also make bookings for you.

 

 Within Montorgueil block

 

  •  58 rue d'Argout excellent coffee, and one of the best carrot cakes in Paris, friendly atmopshere, can chat, read, check your emails... Matamata

 

  • on rue Montorgueil, the historic Rocher de Cancale to enjoy breakfast and watching the crowd walking by

 

  • Want to taste French  crèpes? French thin version of pancakes :  try la crèpe dentelle on rue Leopold Bellan

 

  • Le comptoir de la gastronomie rue Montmartre 2-3 mn walk excellent for foie gras, smoked fish all of Southwestern French food. Smiling service. They also offer a grocery section to take home...

 

  • Frenchie rue du Nil : from word of mouth this little place has gained an International reputation and booking is not easy (I can help).

The wine bar is open and no need to book.

They have opened a Frenchie to Go open for lunch with  quality New York Style Delicatessen.

 

  • a good fish restaurant La Marée Jeanne

 

  •  Not French but several Good Italians,

 

  • If you are looking for some exotic flavors : there are a few good Thai restaurants in the area... in my folder, or discussion after booking

 

  • also easy a Greek, and now some Canadian Poutines

 

 In The Forum des Halles area

 

  • A Ducasse address, 21st century brasserie at Champeaux

 

  • A. G (eaam) les Halles, same chef as Maison Nicolas Flamel in the Haut Marais

 

Place des Victoires, 5mn walk from home,

A great bistrot with excellent classic French food, served generously with a large smile.... A landmark you should not miss

Chez Georges

 

Bourse area :

 

  •  La Bourse et la Vie by Daniel Rose (well known Spring) small, intimate, very friendly welcome. Food is great, Prices are reasonable for the quality. Better book ahead. My favorite 2016 discovery. and still my favorite is in 2018

 

  •  Aux Lyonnais by Ducasse. Bistrot decor ; young , energetic, smiling team

 

  • Coinstot Vino : large choice of Biodynamic small producers wine with plates of cold meat, cheese or smoked fish or later real menu ( fish is good). Friendly team.

 

  • In the Passage des Panoramas you also have a 2 starred restaurant and a Gluten free restaurant and bakery.

 

  •  Vaudeville beautiful Brasserie decor, food is good, follow their deals on internet

 

 

  •  Versance : elegant, good food, professional service, a bit formal and expensive but deserves a visit.

 

Towards Palais Royal,

 

  • excellent corsican food A Casaluna

 

  •  a typical XIXth century French Brasserie, very nice décor good food and reasonably priced at lunchtime  Le grand Colbert

 

  • Le Grand Véfour, an exceptional meal in an exceptional decor and welcoming team .2 stars

 

Around Grands Boulevard

 

in rue du faubourg Montmartre 8-10- walk from Argout , you have - to try "Bouillon Chartier" food is typical French brasserie style. Not gourmet but typical, landmark recipes, VERY cheap and it is a must visit for the experience and fun.

 

 

and more... upon request after booking...

 

I have :

  • more recommendations for Right and Left Bank ( restaurants, famous pastry shops, spices, grocery..)
  •  a list of cafés and Bistrots for daily meal
  • and also those exceptional addresses, once in a lifetime experiences...

 

I share some with you after booking and more if we share more time around a table, during a stroll ...

Foodie experiences  in Paris

In Paris, you have a few cooking schools and tours (including mines).

I can organize:

  • a Paris by chocolate Tour for you
  • a Paris by pastry shops
  • a Paris by markets Tour
  • a Paris by cheesemonger tour
  • or a wine tasting in Central Paris

 

 I have an "endless" list of gourmet places in the neighborhood or further off in every Paris "village" where you can buy "la crème de la crème" of products, to bring back at “home” Argout and enjoy relaxed after a long day of strolls in the City of Lights.

 

I share some with you after booking and more if we share more time around a table, a stroll ...

 

I also recommend some tours by competent  and welcoming  colleagues in French or English. 

 

And when you stay at key2paris and book one of their services, a nice surprise will wait for you ...

 

I  highly recommend : Lisa at biencuitglutenfree

"Hi, my name is Lisa and this is where I hang out with my gluten free friends.

I’m used to be a doctor, then I lived in Singapore for 5 years and became a cookery teacher.

Now I live in France, building gluten free recipes, one ingredient at a time, ready to share via the blog or in my classes.

Come and cook with me – you’ll get to see how much funnier I am in real life.

Lisa at biencuitglutenfree Facebook page

 

Lisa's Gluten free cooking classes and Tours