Part of the thrill of going somewhere different for me is the joy of checking out local supermarkets. The ordinary experience of visiting the supermarket and buying basics is one that we do wherever we live. A unifying experience worldwide. But one that takes on a particular excitement in Paris.
Of course there are supermarkets and then there are supermarkets. At your basic level Parisian Monoprix:
|The champagne section, of course they have a fridge too if you need a cold one urgently|
|If only supermarket vegies looked like that at home|
|A tiny portion of the massive U shaped delicatessen counter- meats, cheeses, terrines|
|Not a cracker in sight in the whole country but they have Tim Tams! No, I didn't buy any|
It's probably a bit rough to call Galeries Lafayette Gourmet a supermarket. But you can do the shopping there for dinner, and we did on several occasions. It was magnificent.
|The smoked fish section|
|A veritable wall of chocolate|
|Even the tissue boxes are fancier in France|
|The oyster bar|
|More of Sadaharu Aoki|
Hediard is even more upmarket, and more a providore than a supermarket.
I possibly got a tad carried away this week, but I think you can see how much I loved supermarket shopping in Paris.
Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books.