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Spanish Food Stores in Paris or maybe Geneva/Lausanne

VivreManger | Oct 25, 2002 01:47 PM

I have been looking for a Spanish food store in Paris where I can find a great variety of the seasonal Spanish treat torron. These are varied bars of chocolate, nougat, almond paste, hazelnuts and other confections that are usually available only around Christmas. I first experienced them at the great Spanish department store in Madrid, El Corte Ingles, which has practically an entire department devoted to them. In Paris last December I tried to find some at La Grande Epicerie de Paris in Le Bon Marche, but their selection was laughable. Unfortunately I can't manage a trip to Madrid this Christmas, but I will be in Paris at the end of November and I thought it worth another try. This time I am looking for a store that specializes in Spanish food. So far a web-search has yielded only one, Cap Hispania, 23 Jouffroy d'Abbans, 17eme. Does anyone know this store or have other recommendations?

Perhaps I might have better luck in Lausanne or Geneva with this quest?

By the way there is a Spanish food website in the States, Tienda.com, that offers them as well, but their price is outrageous and I prefer to see and hold the real thing before I buy.


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