Gourmet shops to visit in Paris this weekend

Irish food writer Trish Deseine suggests some great food gifts to bring home to the family


La Tete dans les Olives

A tiny, authentic treasure trove of Sicilian goodness. Taste and take away one of Cedric Casnova’s excellent (and beautifully packaged) olive oils.
2 rue Sainte-Marthe.

Sebastien Gaudard’s La Patisserie des Martyrs

Good start to the climb of one of the most satisfying foodie streets in Paris. Bring back a bar or two of his caramelized white chocolate studded with fleur de sel.
22 rue des Martyrs


La Grande Épicerie de Paris

This is the exclusive Parisian supplier of the famous St Remy de Provence chocolatier, Joel Durand. Don’t miss his pretty jars of salted caramel with mango and flavoured pralines.
38, rue de Sèvres



Merci’s kitchen department. Still reigns Paris as the coolest, most diverse collection of table and kitchenware. Their ethically made bowls and plates for serving Asian food are especially irrestistible and light enough not to explode your kg allowance.
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais

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