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La Grande Épicerie de Paris, the latest gourmet addition to the Parisian right bank

La Grande Épicerie de Paris, the latest gourmet addition to the Parisian right bank

A mecca for foodies on the right bank, La Grande Épicerie de Paris has opened its doors at the former site of Franck et Fils, rue de Passy.

The luxury food hall has pulled out all the stops for the opening and here’s a little taster of what’s on offer. There are four floors spanning over 2800 m² which host 30 000 different products, 180 partners, a restaurant at 300 m², around 100 brands of champagne, 1500 wine labels including 220 exceptional bottles, a wall of 100 different whiskies, and four themed tasting bars from world, luxury and Iberian cuisine to a tea and coffee hub.

La Grande Épicerie de Paris is making waves on the right bank

Amidst the hustle and bustle of rue de Passy, the arrival of this internationally-focussed gastronomic powerhouse hasn’t gone unnoticed. Values based upon selection, expertise, authenticity, quality, uniqueness and passion are the backbone of this new establishment, all wrapped up in an interior design package that is a true feast for the senses.

La Grande Épicerie de Paris main view
Wide open spaces brimming with light and fully-stocked shelves of gourmet delights. © DR
La Grande Épicerie de Paris Iberian bar by Bellotta Bellotta
Bellotta Bellotta, the best ham in the world, has opened a welcoming tasting bar on the first floor. © DR

A Theatrical Food Market

Surprises await on every floor of this food market, where displays of fruit and veg stretch from one end to the next. Take for example, the restaurant by talented chef Beatriz Gonzalez. Or even the vaulted wine cellar, paired nicely alongside the best in artisanal hams and cheeses. Everything here is designed to tantalise the taste buds and can be sampled there and then, in the inviting surroundings of this theatrical concept store.

La Grande Epicerie Right Bank the cellar
On the basement level, the cellar harbours the best bottles of wine in the world. © DR

La Grande Épicerie on the right bank, the gateway to food heaven.