There’s no question that the food in Paris is insanely delicious. I love a city where even a little 3 pm pop-in to a corner cafe will yield something like this…
However, the cost of food in Paris was equally jaw-dropping…and not in a good way. After our first couple of shocking cafe/restaurant bills, we were highly motivated to find other options that wouldn’t put such a huge dent in our wallets. Luckily, there were plenty.
The Sunday Bastille market was one of my favorites (and I just love this moody photo, with the golden angel peeking out on top)!
There are many Sunday markets in Paris. This one was like a good-sized farmer’s market, with fresh produce, cheeses, bread, nuts and spices, and more.
The best part for us was that there were also a few vendors making food on the spot. The poulet roti (spit roasted chicken), which was bagged with a scoop of potatoes soaked in drippings, was so good that we burned our fingers as we ravenously ate it straight from the bag without forks, knives or napkins.
The other standout for us was the crepes. Oh la la, were they good.
We left this market feeling delightfully full and happy. It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Paris.
I’d love to hear about other market experiences: they are always so interesting! Have you been to a Sunday market? Do you have a favorite to share?