November 13, 2014

A Culinary Field Trip to Lafayette Gourmet

Tuesday was a day off in France, and having not yet been to the recently revamped Lafayette Gourmet, it was the perfect opportunity to check it out. 
Formerly located next to Galeries Lafayette Homme, Lafayette Gourmet has now moved across the street to join Lafayette Maison.

The previous location was already a foodie paradise, with gorgeous produce displays, luxury gift sets, hard to find international products and a variety of appetizing food counters for grabbing a mid-shopping snack. Now spanning two impressive floors at 35 Boulevard Haussmann, the new location is even more incredible than before. Their mix of gourmet products with everyday grocery staples means that no matter what you’re looking for, you won’t walk out empty-handed.
Cave à vin at Lafayette Gourmet, Paris
This beautiful cave à vin puts our wine cellar to shame.

Champagne at Lafayette Gourmet, Paris
Gold bubbles on the ceiling set the scene for the champagne below.

Produce at Lafayette Gourmet, Paris
A touch of fall can still be found amidst the holiday decorations.

 A trip to Lafayette Gourmet is a true feast for the senses. The aromas of rare spices and ethnic food bars fill the air, divine chocolates and pastries beckon from their perfectly polished glass cases and languages from all over the world blend together amidst the excited throng of patrons. And with Christmas approaching, the store is decked out with holiday cheer, as well as heaps of seasonal treats that one can only find this time of year.

Chocolate stiletto at Lafayette Gourmet, Paris
A fabulous chocolate stiletto sparkles in this chocolatier's showcase.
Christmas puddings and brandy butter at Lafayette Gourmet, Paris
Christmas puddings, brandy butter and just out of sight, tiny mince pies.
3kg Nutella bucket at Lafayette Gourmet, Paris
3kg of a bucket. Yes, it's for real!

Making my way through each aisle was an adventure in its own. Hundreds of fine mustards, olive oils, herbs and vinegars. Every imaginable dried fruit, sugar and baking aide. Shelves piled high with American, English, Italian and other cultural guilty pleasures. I could have easily spent the entire day.

Lafayette Gourmet
35, Boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris

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