Did you know that France holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union since January 1, 2022 ? Therefore, Paris will be the capital of the European way of life for the next six months.
Because the art of living is the art of eating well, if you want a succulent meal comfortably installed in your Parisian apartment, the European gastronomy awaits you almost at the foot of Quartier Libre. The Rue des Martyrs, located two minutes away, is full of delicatessens.
From appetizer to dessert, you can set up a menu with delicious products from Italy, Greece, Belgium or Denmark, at these five good addresses.
The first Greek coffee shop
At Yorgaki, you can enjoy a real Greek coffee with mare, a frappé or a freddo cappuccino. And buy all the Hellenic specialties: dakos salad, loukoums, tzatziki, tarama, ktipiti, hummus, eggplant caviar and of course olives and cheese from Greece. Don’t forget the Caprice, small flaky cookies filled with hazelnut paste. Yorgaki café, 45 rue des Martyrs wednesday-friday 11am-6pm, week-end 10am-6pm
An ode to Italian gastronomy
Sogno di Pasta offers excellent homemade ravioli (tomato-mozzarella, carbonara, speck, etc.), products imported from Milan (tapenade, eggplant caviar), mozzarella with truffles, arancini (Sicilian specialty made with rice), cold cuts and homemade desserts. Sogno Di Pasta / Topolino Rosso, 30 rue des Martyrs, every day until 8:30 pm
Tasty seafood cuisine with Ashkenazi, Danish and American accents
Kaviari Delikatessen is a delicatessen and a tasting counter where you can prepare dishes based on seafood and vegetable products. Salmon pastrami, plain tarama and blinis, or even marine smørrebrød, buttered dark bread toasts with different fillings (raw vegetables, fish, condiments, cheeses, salads)… are waiting for you. Kaviari Delikatessen, 56 rue des Martyrs, monday-saturday 9am-9pm, sunday 9am-2pm
An exceptional Belgian waffle
The Comptoir Belge’s soft and brioche-like waffles, made from natural ingredients, are prepared by the master waffle makers throughout the day, to be eaten hot with whipped cream or Isigny salted butter caramel. You can also buy chocolate from the Brussels chocolate maker Fréderic Blondeel, speculoos and cookies from DandoCafé Taeymans in Antwerp, sorbets and ice creams or syrup from Liège. Le comptoir Belge, 58 rue des Martyrs, Monday to Friday 12am-7:30pm; weekend: 11:30am-7pm
Delicate italian frosted fruits
Fruttini by MO® is a frosted fruit pastry, a specialty from southern Italy. The fruit is emptied of its pulp and then filled with an artisanal ice cream or sorbet made from the flesh of the same fruit. Fruttini offers not only timeless and seasonal fruits, but also exotic fruits (passion fruit, lychee, mango, dates…) or oilseeds (chestnut, walnut…) Fruttini by MO®, 32 rue des Martyrs, wednesday-sunday 11am-7pm
Enjoy your meal!