Montparnasse

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The down-to-earth Montparnasse area on Paris’s rive gauche offers a slew of interesting food options that can’t fail to please the Organic Jetsetter. For fresh goods, try the laid-back Brancusi Organic Market, which takes place every Saturday morning (Place Constantin Brancusi). Although this organic market is a fraction of the size of the Raspail Market, the products are equally amazing and the crowds – mostly locals – aren’t nearly as intense. Just ten minutes away by bike or métro, you can achieve the trifecta of delicious eating: bread, wine and chocolate. Pick up a couple of poppy-seed baguettes or maybe a fig-stuffed loaf at Moisan, a popular chain organic bakery known for the excellence and variety of its organic breads (4 rue Général Leclerc). Next, head to La Cave des Papilles (35 rue Daguerre), a wine shop that offers not just organic wines, but natural wines. Like organic wines, natural wines are made with organically grown grapes. Unlike most organic wines, natural wines contain no sugars or foreign yeasts, and only a minimum of sulphur. The resulting product is startlingly vibrant with a pure – if unpredictable –taste. Chocolate lovers should continue up rue Daguerre to find ChocoLatitudes (57 rue Daguerre), a dainty boutique primarily featuring organic and fair-trade chocolates. The shop is owned by Laurence Alemanno, a former cocoa biotechnologies researcher who opened the shop to promote ethical cocoa-based products. Her shelves are lined with an array of chocolaty goodness, including chocolate salt, caramelized cocoa beans, chocolate liqueurs, raw chocolate and more. Her best crowd pleaser? A deeply rich vegan hot chocolate.  Round off your organic experience in Montparnasse area by checking out Diététic Shop (11 Rue Delambre), one of the oldest organic restaurants/groceries in Paris. Try the seaweed caviar (caviar d’algues), if it’s offered, or just sip a fresh organic fruit smoothie at the bar.

More about individual businesses

Organic Cafes and Restaurants

Diététic Shop
Diététic Shop
Where:
11 Rue Delambre
Hours:
M-F 12-10.30, Sat 12-3
Web:
www.dietetic-shop.fr/
Contact:
t: 33 1 4335 3975 / Email

Organic Groceries and wines

Brancusi Organic Market
Brancusi Organic Market
Where:
Place Constantin Brancusi
Hours:
Sat 9-3
Contact:
t: not available
ChocoLatitudes
 ChocoLatitudes
Where:
57 rue Daguerre
Hours:
W 12-7, Th 12-8, F 12-7, Sat 11-7, Sun 11-2 and 4-7
Web:
www.chocolatitudes.com/
Contact:
t: +33 1 4218 4902 / Email
La Cave des Papilles
La Cave des Papilles
Where:
35 rue Daguerre
Hours:
Tu-F 10-1.30 and 3.30-8.30, Sat 10-8.30, Sun 10-1.30pm
Web:
www.lacavedespapilles.com
Contact:
t: +33 1 4320 0574 / Email
Moisan
Moisan
Where:
4 rue Général Leclerc
Hours:
coming
Web:
www.painmoisan.fr
Contact:
t: +33 1 4322 3413