A taste of Toutbon

This 100% organic, bulk and independent grocery store, at 120 rue des Pyrénées, promotes sustainable consumption through good humor and its associative commitments A low brick building occupies the corner of rue des Pyrénées and rue Vitruve – just before the latter dips under the Petite Ceinture. Here, in the shadow of a modern apartment… Lire la suite A taste of Toutbon

A taste of Bô Kay Max

Also known as “Chez Max” and “Spécialités Antillaises Ménilmontant”, this third-generation West Indian épicerie-traiteur has been a reference since 1960 At 14-16 boulevard de Belleville, under leafless sophoras in this month of January, two oversized yellow and green signs bring a ray of sunshine: “Spécialités Antillaises Ménilmontant”. Inside this shop, a little Caribbean music, baskets… Lire la suite A taste of Bô Kay Max

A taste of Alexi 20

Since 1986, May Chabene’s traiteur-épicerie has been a sure bet for homemade Lebanese specialties The bottom of the rue de Bagnolet, just before it reaches the boulevard de Charonne and métro Alexandre Dumas, bustles at lunchtime. Pedestrians dart among cars, scooters, bicycles or the 76 bus to cross from one narrow sidewalk to the other… Lire la suite A taste of Alexi 20

A taste of Paloma

A cabinetmaker and a chef are transforming 93 rue Julien Lacroix into a neighborhood bistro Large white letters on the windows announce that Paloma is “ouvert”, open for business. But the restaurant perched on the corner of rue Lesage and rue Julien-Lacroix is still under renovation. The exterior, with its new mustard yellow tiles and… Lire la suite A taste of Paloma