Marché Bastille – last Sunday I met up Parisbreakfasts for some oysterhunting. The idea was to buy some douzaines des huîtres..but ended up sharing a plate with fresh oysters on the spot instead (not bad having oysters as breakfast…..Paris breakfasts ;-) healthy, healthy!) and then set off to Arnaud Lahrer for some sweet desserts.
It was a long time I hadn’t been to Marché Bastille and it was quite fun to see all the different stalls with fish and seafood..we only have two fish mongers at Marché Bio (boulevard Raspail) the market I’m faithful to on Sunday mornings… However there is a section with organic veggies and fruits too at marché Bastille…and then ofcourse lots of cheese, meat, bread, olives, dips, cider, herbs, eggs, fresh milk and cream,..artisinal products, you name it.
If you’re looking for a real taste of Paris head to this big outdoor food market, marché Bastille with its 50+ stalls and you won’t get dissapointed. A unique experience among locals ;-)
Marché Bastille – Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
The dirtier the better! Keep that in mind ;-)Jerusalem artichokes..or topinambour as they would say in Frenchhealthy greens!
Parisbreakfast and I shared an oysterplate…this was our brakfast :-)Huîtres de Normandie (oysters fr Normandy) and oursins (sea urchin) from IcelandLoads of fresh scallops!!Des huîtres….You could have a plate with fresh oysters right on spotPinky radishesloads of leeks…perfect for a yummie warming soup!oysters..again!Marché Bastille must be the biggest outdoor food market in Paris ? One of my favourite fishes, raie (skate fish)The biggest scallops I’ve ever seenOursins..finally I got to try one..not my cup of tea..Moules…ready for a Moules Marinière..Pain à l’ancienneolives and dipsand preserved lemons that I discovered on Parisbreakfasts blog not long ago…tempted to make Charlotte’s chicken tagine..but without chicken ;-)tomatoes and mushrooms