Marché Boulevard Raspail – On Tuesdays and Fridays it's the perfect place to pick up French cheeses and sausages, as well as all the colourful fruit and vegetables you could want. On Sunday mornings it become an organic market.
Between Rue du Cherche-Midi and Rue de Rennes, 75006
Marché d'Aligre – Open every day except Monday. You can buy the very best produce from the various stalls, or eat at one of the many small restaurants.
Place d’Aligre, 75012
Bread and patisserie
Boulangerie 140– Won the coveted title of Best Baguette in Paris in 2001, which meant they supplied the presidential home for a year.
140 Rue de Belleville, 75020
Gérard Mulot – Sandwiches, tarts and mountains of the most colourful, vibrant and perfectly formed macarons in the city.
76 Rue de Seine, 75006
Pain de Sucre – An exceptionally wide range of bread and patisserie, both sweet and savoury, which are of the highest quality.
14 Rue Rambuteau, 75003
Comme à Lisbonne – This shop only sells one thing – the best custard tarts outside Lisbon – which you can enjoy with some Portugese coffee. Be prepared to queue.
37 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004
Pascal Beillevaire – There are a few of these shops scattered throughout Paris, all of which are stuffed full cheeses in all shapes and sizes.
140, rue de Belleville
Chez Virginie – A family-run cheesemongers where you'll be met with a warm welcome, bags of enthusiasm and plenty of gorgeous cheese.
54 Rue Damrémont, 75018
Patrick Roger – A very famous chocolatier who uses the ingredient to create true works of art.
2–4 Place Saint Sulpice, 75006
Debauves et Gallais – A more traditional chocolate shop with a 200 year history that specialises in classics truffles.
30 Rue des Saints-Peres 75007
Pierre Hermé – Fascinating chocolates, often with experimental flavour combinations such as orange, passion fruit and cream cheese.
18 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004
Maison de la Prasline Mazet – Famous for its caramelised almonds, which are made to a recipe from 1636.
37 Rue des Archives, 75004
Le Bon Marché – Enormous, over two floors and very beautiful inside and out. Haute Paris shops here.
24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007
Galleries Lafayette – Another incredibly large food hall full of every treat imaginable. You could easily spend an afternoon wandering around the shelves.
40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009
Izraël – Tiny, has more in it than its size would suggest. Glacé fruit, beans, nuts, dried herbs and spices, you will always be surprised by something you find here. Not the sort of a place to have a website.
30 Rue François Miron, 75004
Rue Rambuteau – A street very close to the Pompidou Centre, with too many excellent food shops to list by name.
Central Paris, 75001
E. Dehillerin – Dusty shelves packed with equipment for the food trade and domestic cook. They sell the biggest frying pans you’ll ever see, and you won't want to leave before buying everything on the shelves.
18 et 20 Rue Coquilliere, 75001