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Non-restaurant Food Recommendations, Paris

thimes | Aug 12, 201308:25 AM

I'm heading back to Paris in September and am very excited. This trip will be different from previous trips in that we will be renting an apartment with a "well appointed" kitchen (though of course who knows what that means).

We are not planning restaurants, stressing over reservations, etc this time (though everyone has been so helpful for previous trips). This trip is going to be 5 days of relaxing in Paris - mindless wandering, reading a book in a park, pretending I'm an artist and sketching, and since we will have a kitchen . . . cooking and buying things from all those fabulous shops that I've only been able to window shop before.

So I'm looking for food things to do that fit that mold. I have a list of all the markets from previous trips (I will be there from a Sunday to a Friday) but I'm willing to go off the beaten path for a fun/unique purveyor too - or just a fun adventure - or a particularly historic purveyor - etc.

Or food "tips" from anyone "in the know". I remember reading a thread on here that indicated that the fish mongers will, for example, cook/prep a fruit de mer assortment (I would never have thought that, never have asked, and I'm sure my kitchen won't have an oyster knife).

We are "hopefully" staying on Isle St Louis (I say hopefully only because everyone in Paris is on Holiday right now so confirmation is painfully slow) if that impacts any suggestions.

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