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Marché Biologique Raspail

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Marché Biologique Raspail is THE Marché Bio I visit every Sunday. I remember how I discovered it on my second day in Paris when I had moved back here in 2013. It was on a Sunday morning, when everything else was closed in my area and I was at home at Rue de Varenne where I was living..trying to find organic stores on Google and suddenly I stumbled on a page where they had been writing about this market. How on earth did I not know about this market when I lived here before? I practically ran over to Boulevard Raspail and stepped into a heaven of organic and local produce. I couldn’t have found a better area to live in. Now I live even closer to this market and it’s the highlight of my week going there filling my bag with organic delicious fruits and veggies..and to talk with the stand owners, you always learn something new!

I always buy 100% organic food and non-GMO at home, but also eco-friendly products etc. Supporting local farmers, eating food with more nutrients and fewer pesticides…simply food that makes your body happy :-)

At the organic market I buy organic fruits and veggies for my whole week and for the rest of the organic products I use at home I go to Les Nouveaux Robinson, a cooperative organic supermarket, also just a few minutes from where I live, Naturalia and Bio c’est Bon. If you want to buy organic food in Paris it’s really not difficult ;-)

A part from Marché Bio Raspail I know there is an organic market at Boulevard des Batignolles on Saturdays and on this page you’ll find all organic markets in Paris. Also on markets such as the one at Bastille you’ll find stands where they have organic produced.

Below you’ll find a few photos I’ve taken on what you can expect to find at Marché Bio Raspail, however I took them in January…so don’t expect you’ll find everything that is shown right now. Will try to take some photos next time so you can see what you can find during summer time ;-)

Marché Biologique RaspailEvery Sunday 9h-13h30, Boulevard Raspail, Paris

marche-bio-raspail-16Organic crêpe stand in the end of the market where you can have galettes and crêpes, and why not a glass of cider from Normandy?

marche-bio-raspail-14Organic oysters, who can resist? With some fresh pressed lemon..so yummie! Luckily you can have your oysters opened and eat them at place, like I usually do :-)
marche-bio-raspail-9Butternut squash…did anybody say soup ?
marche-bio-raspail-10A stand with only Italian deliciousness!!!! Pasta, cheese, olives, pesto, tiramisu..you name it! This is THE PLACE where you’ll find the best mozzarella in Paris!
marche-bio-raspail-11Roses..once in a while I leave the market with a pink bouquet…
marche-bio-raspail-13Courgette – squash, I always buy a few to make vegan pasta
marche-bio-raspail-18Carrots, as healthy snack or for making a yummie carrot cake :-)
marche-bio-raspail-8You can have a boiling hot soup to warm yourself when having a break on the market. The boulangers should learn by these guys…ALWAYS use gloves!!!
marche-bio-raspail-6Romanesco broccoli, must be the sexiest veggie on earth ? Use to steam it for a few minutes, sprinkle some spices and some olive oil, delicious !!
marche-bio-raspail-3Always busy and crowded, the organic market at Boulevard Raspail
marche-bio-raspail-1Organic clementines from Italy…filled with vitamin C
marche-bio-2 Heaven on earth ! I could dive into this green sea <3
kale-parisKale, I always buy a bag of this healthy green leaf..to add to my soups, smoothies…or just steam it for a few minutes for a kale salad <3
cookie-organicA chocolate cookie from my favourite stand :-)
macarons-ancienneMacarons á l’ancienne ! Usually buy around 8 of them, with the intention to have some sweet treats during the week..but already by Sunday evening I finish them..ALL. Irresistibly delicious!
cookies-bio-1These cookies are addictive! Don’t say I haven’t warned you ;-)

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Between métro Renne and Sèvres Babylone at Boulevard Raspail you will find my favourite market in Paris, Marché Bio Raspail :-)

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Maica
    16 August 2015 at 2:31

    Hello Solli, these are all gorgeous photos you took. I especially like the first photo and the organic oysters (opened and squeezed with some lemon). The carrots, kale, and the lentil soup, ahhh, yum :)

    • Reply
      Solli Kanani
      16 August 2015 at 10:16

      @Maica – thanks, happy to hear Maica! And there will be coming even more soon ;-)

  • Reply
    Anna
    19 August 2015 at 10:13

    I’m also a loyal client at Naturalia and Bio c’est Bon;) As for the markets, I usually go to the nearest one on the avenue des Termes. And I never leave it without completely charging my car!:))

    • Reply
      Solli Kanani
      30 August 2015 at 23:12

      @Anna – I’m happy to hear, Bio c’est toujours BON !!

  • Reply
    Gay Woodward
    27 August 2015 at 0:38

    Hi Solli…love your blog and photos! I have never ever seen Romanesco broccoli ; it is so perfectly formed it looks like a work of art…not to mention very photogenic broccoli! I don’t think we have this in the USA.

    • Reply
      Solli Kanani
      30 August 2015 at 23:09

      @Gay – thanks, I’m happy to hear :-) Completely agree, the romanesco broccoli is VERY photogenic..hope you get to try it one day!

  • Reply
    Naomi Collett
    27 August 2015 at 8:11

    I’ve been to the shops you mention, but never the market. I will check it out when I am next in paris. Thanks for the tip!

    • Reply
      Solli Kanani
      30 August 2015 at 23:11

      @Naomi – you should! Its such a nice ambience and you always discover varietes of fruits and vegetables. Worth a visit next time you’re coming to Paris!

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