Everything Foodie in Paris

This post is kind of a hodge podge of food photos – street food, food in restaurants, and markets.

 

This is the food market down in the next block from our hotel. There are much bigger markets around the city but a lot of the neighborhoods only have small markets like this one. Amazingly, they seem to have everything you need.

 

Okay, guess which kind of crepe is most popular? Why it’s Nutella, of course, and there are stands like this one everywhere. And Nutella is also very popular in restaurants.

 

This take-away shop near our hotel had it all – sandwiches, quiches and pizzas that could be heated and sweet pastries as well. The hot foods were warmed in a panini warmer so they stayed nice and crisp.

 

Burgers and fries are more popular (and expensive) here than we’ve ever seen them in the past. The fries are usually pretty good, but the burgers are pretty much hit and miss. This particular one was very good.

 

A very impressive dessert presentation, even if the dessert didn’t exactly live up to its presentation.

 

We ate in this burger place called “Steak and Shake” and then realized it’s an American chain that’s been around since the 60’s. The walls were papered with old photos from their American counterparts. As a rule, we observe a “no American chains” embargo when we travel because we want to experience the local food.

 

And the toilettes in the Steak and Shake were red, and I do mean RED! The bathrooms in the chain places like this one (and McDonald’s, Five Guys, Burger King, etc.) require a code which is printed on your receipt so that non-customers cannot use them,

 

This is the food market down in the next block from our hotel. There are much bigger markets around the city but a lot of the neighborhoods only have small markets like this one. Amazingly, they seem to have everything you need.

 

The whole store, about the same size as a small boutique. Shelves are stacked literally from floor to ceiling.

 

In the middle of the store is a small freezer case with pints of ice cream, ice cream bars, and a variety of TV dinner turned on their sides.

 

This is the produce section inside the store.

 

This is the sign in the produce section that gives prices for items that can’t be individually marked. I like the way the board gives the country of origin in additional to the price.

 

These are very small, shallow boxes of fresh berries and every market has them. According to the latest conversion rates, the raspberries are $5.75, the blueberries are $5.90, the boysenberries are $7.10 and the gooseberries are $9.50.

 

This is the fruit display that was moved out to the front of the store every morning. Their fruit was beautiful and beautifully displayed.

 

Another attractive dessert.

 

The pastry counter at the restaurant in the Palace at Versailles.

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