“Meet me at the farmers market…”
I’m a huge fan of food markets. When I have a day off, I like to stroll over the market for hours to buy fresh products like veggies and fruit, but I also love to buy olive oil, honey, olives and cheese on the market. Paris has many markets throughout the whole city, but the ones below I visit often.
Marché Biologique Raspail.
My favorite organic market with more than forty market stalls with the best organic fruit, vegetables, bread, pastries, cheese and wine. Not very cheap, but the products are great!
Address: Boulevard Raspail between Rue du Cherche-Midi and Rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris
Opening hours: Sunday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.
This market has been around since 1921 and is located in the fifth arrondissement and has a village atmosphere. The extensive range of local regional products makes this place extra special. And you can find the best cheese here!
Address: Place Monge, 75005 Paris
Opening hours: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 7.00 am to 2.30 pm.
Metro: Place Monge
This famous market street is located in one of the most romantic areas of Paris. (it’s even described in Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast!) Take a stroll through this picturesque street and buy everything you need for a delicious, homemade lunch. Drink coffee on one of the terraces and feel like a real Parisienne.
Address: Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, Sunday till noon.
Metro: Place Monge
Marché des Enfants Rouges.
This is the oldest covered market in Paris and dates from 1628. The market sells fresh products such as vegetables, fruit and bread, but there’s also an opportunity to buy lunch at one of the vegetarian, Lebanese, Japanese and Moroccan food stalls.
Address: 39 Rue de Bretagne, 75004 Paris
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 8.00 am to 8.30 pm, Sunday from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm. Note: the stalls have different opening times!
Metro: République or Arts et Métiers
One of the most vibrant markets in Paris. This place is both an outdoor market and a covered market. Traiteurs, vegetables and fruit, wine, cheese and fish, it’s a food lovers paradise. Come early in the morning and drink a cup of coffee on one of the many terraces after shopping.
Address: Rue d’Aligre, 75012 Paris
Opening hours: covered market: Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm.Saturday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm, Sunday from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm.
The open-air part of the market is open from Tuesday to Friday from 7.30 am to 2.30 pm. Saturday and Sunday from 7.30 am to 2.30 pm.
One of the biggest markets in Paris. Here you can find the best products when it comes to vegetables, fish, eggs and cheese. Come early in the morning or around 1 pm to be the first to score the bargains.
Address: 8 Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
Opening hours: Thursday from 7.00 am to 2.30 pm, Sunday from 7 am to 3 pm.