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Shopping in Paris. From produce, to cheese, to wine to high end fashion, Paris has it all!
Markets in Paris can sell tons of different things from meats, cheeses, and produce to flowers, clothes, and home goods. Parisian markets are a great place to spend an afternoon perusing for something yummy to add to your kitchen or something cute to add to your wardrobe!
Spend your time in Paris walking stone streets looking for the best pick of produce or strolling architecturally supreme malls trying on a Prada dress. The markets of Paris are a haven for shopping lovers!
Typically once a week Faith and I would go down to Marche d’aligre to load up on food for the week. This was way cheaper than getting groceries from the Monoprix.
We would walk the few miles to the markets and then stroll around to them to see what the merchants were selling first. We were on the search for anything that would make for good food photography props!
After that, we would get our fresh produce first and then we typically would get a rotisserie chicken, eggs, a bunch of different cheeses, cured meats and then either burgers or steak. It was so easy to eat low carb on a budget in Paris when you shopped the markets!
The Marche d’Aligre (Aligre Market) is a farmer’s market in Paris which offers a variety of different fruits, veggies, herbs, meats, cheeses, flowers, even wild game and craft beers. This market is split into two parts- indoor and outdoor. The outdoor portion of the Marche d’Aligre is open only in the morning until 12:30 pm, but the indoor portion is open mornings and afternoons until 7:30 pm.
If you’re trying to keep yourself in ketosis on your trip to Paris, try picking up some low carb vegetables at Marche d’Aligre. Some lower carb vegetables include bell peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, zucchini, avocado, garlic, cucumbers, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, celery, onions, cucumber, artichokes, and cabbage. Oh, and don’t forget to grab yourself some of the freshest olives you’ve ever had!
Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are good in moderation on a ketogenic diet, as they have fewer carbs than fruits like blueberries, bananas, grapes, and pineapples, which contain higher amounts of carbs. Coconut, cantaloupe, watermelon, and peaches are also lower in carbs, and can fit into a ketogenic diet in small amounts.
St Germain De Pres
St Germain De Pres is an area of Paris known for its many shops, restaurants, and one of Paris’s most historic churches. One of it’s most fascinating features is that it was once a meeting point for many famous artists and writers. Today, people come from around the world to experience the fabulous shopping, dining, and browsing that the St Germain De Pres has to offer.
You can find just about anything here, including restaurants, bars, cafes, museums, bakeries, chocolate shops, art galleries, and many beautiful historic Parisian monuments. It’s definitely worth your time to spend a day at the St Germain De Pres!
Les Halles, a well known shopping district in Paris, carries a history with it. For centuries, Les Halles was the central hub of the city, serving as a produce market and frequent meeting spot for locals. The market area was eventually destroyed, as it caused severe traffic issues due to the success and amount of people drawn to the area.
Today, Les Halles is an underground multi level shopping mall and metro station. This mall is absolutely massive and you can find just about any modern store here! Imagine the Mall of America.. but underground.. and in Paris.
Galeries Lafayette- possibly the most iconic mall in Paris (or the world..?). This shopping center is one of the reasons that Paris is the fashion capital of the world. Famous for its massive glass Coupole that can be seen throughout many points of the city, Galeries Lafayette is known for high class.
You can find basically any designer brand clothing or accessory item you can think of at this 4-story mall. Armani, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Prada, you name it. You’ll find nearly anything you’re shopping for here, from clothing and accessories to electronics and kitchen supplies!
With over 25 floors and 3 different buildings, Printemps Haussman is an upscale department store that doubles as a historical monument! Built in 1865, this massive shopping center is the perfect place to spend a day browsing fashion, beauty, and luxury products while sipping a nice coffee. Enjoy yourself a lovely day of architecture, history, and Parisian shopping at Printemps Haussmann!
Local Artisanal shops
- Boulangerie Utopie
- Le Grenier a Pain Abbesses
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- Fromagerie Laurent Dubois
- Edwart Chocolatier Marais
- Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse
- Jacques Genin
- Carl Marletti
- Des Gâteaux et du Pain
- Fou de Patisserie
- Boucherie Moderne
- Boucherie Gaudin
- Le Garde Robe
- Legrand Filles et Fils
Fancy more things to do in Paris? Check out our favorite things to do in Paris!
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