|Candy stripe beets are a rare and welcome sight in French markets|
Located by the Palais de Tokyo Museum it is just the place to go when the weather is fine and I'm looking for something unusual or special (those impossible to find raw beets for instance). This market is known for quality, so it's not surprising to see live shrimp, or a wide assortment of fresh herbs not usually found at your local green grocer.
|Live Atlantic shrimp|
|Joel Thiebault - All Heirloom, all the time!|
|The way Celery Root should look at the store|
Every market has an interesting selection of fresh seafood year round, but nothing like what can be found here (remember the live shrimp?) Live lobster and crab, beautiful scallops in the shell, fresh squid (as opposed to those thawed numbers displayed in front of a 'disk' of their frozen brethren) razor calms and (one of my favorites since visiting Puglia) : sea urchin.
|There is nothing that compares with fresh sea urchin tossed in linguine & olive oil!|
|Scallops in their natural state, fresh and so delicious|
Another thing I really look forward to is the stand where they make this herbed flat bread. (There are two stands.. it's the 2nd one I make a bee line for. Why? The bread is cooked to order, not reheated) sometimes I ask for herbs and cheese. Either way, this snack is so delicious it would really be a shame if you missed it.
You will also find a very nice man selling sea salt from the Brittany coast (now that's a nice gift to bring home to foodie friends) I like to get the large grains because I can use them in my salt grinder.
Another cool thing about this market is that you can pop into the Palais de Tokyo (They are closed for remodel until April 2012) or the Musée d'Art Moderne , or have a nice refreshing drink (or lunch in the sunnier months) on the terrace between the two museums. Either way, it's a nice outing.
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