I'll be in Paris for 5 nights in early September, and wanted to secure an apartment during my short stay. I'd like to have a good idea of some of Paris' Foodie destinations to see which, if any of them, might influence which Arrondisement I might stay in. I'm not expecting much in terms of the kitchens in the average Paris apartment, but would still want to attempt some basic cooking or assembling of a meal, so the location (and the density of) various provisioners would be of key interest.
So Paris-Hounds, what are your top Paris Foodie (but non-restaurant) must-visit places for you, be they open-air markets, boutique shops, stores, or even entire districts and neighborhoods?
...and for extra bonus points if you could choose one area that best suits assembling an improvised meal just within walking distance (as opposed to taking the Metro), where would you choose to stay?
...with many thanks in advance...