When I lived in Paris, eight years ago it was rather difficult to buy good organic food in the normal super market. Just recently, about a month ago, I visited Paris over the weekend and I bumped into several places offering eco-yummies.
Everyday more organic shops and restaurants are popping up, not only in Paris, and today there is a great variety to choose from. The oldest organic supermarket chains are the cooperative Biocoop and Naturalia. Biocoop has several selling points all over France and seem to be expanding rapidly. Naturlia has been in the game since 1973 and has 43 stores all over France. The newest player is the supermarket chain Bio C’Bon opened in October 2009 and in this short time period they already have six shops in Paris.
For a real market experience you can go, on Saturdays, to the Market in Raspail, Brancusi or Batignolles where they organise bio markets. If you do not want to cook yourself and instead enjoy a eco-lunch or eco-dinner you have the Le Potager du Marina (22 rue Rambuteau) that offers a 100% ecological menu. Rumours say that they have the best onion soup in town. Another option is a restaurant called BlOart (1 qual François-Mauriac), which is famous for their pea cappuccino. Looking for a place to have a Sunday brunch? Then you should check out Super Nature (12, Trevise) that offers great tasty brunches.
Soon we will post an article about eco-delicious routes in Amsterdam followed by Barcelona, Stockholm and Madrid. If you have suggestions for eco-delicious routes in other cities, we are keen to hear from you.