Nestled amongst the Parisian rooftops high above the busy ninth arrondissement, Printemps du Goût is a haven for lovers of French gastronomy. This upscale food hall occupies the top two floors, the 7th and 8th, of the Printemps department store, and is the perfect place to fill your picnic basket, taste the creations of some of Paris’s top chefs, or pick up some delicious souvenirs for your Francophile foodie friends.
The lower level of Printemps de Goût, l’épicerie fine, has a perfectly curated selection of products that are 100% made-in-France. The Printemps du Goût team traveled around France to meet artisanal producers and conducting blind taste tests to make sure they stock only the best of the best. Shoppers can choose from a wide assortment of sweet and savory delicacies, including an exceptional range of chocolate, condiments and spices, and charcuterie. There are also a few excellent options for post-shopping drinks. Grab one of the window seats at Café Lomi for the most under-rated coffee-drinking experiences in Paris; besides good coffee, you'll have an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower. Or head over to the Champagne bar, le Repaire de Bacchus, for a glass of bubbly!
The upper level features a selection of mini-restaurants and booths with both indoor and outdoor seating. Organized like a farmer’s market, the booths are labeled simply as “Poisson,” “Viande,” “Fruits et legumes," etc. However, unlike at the farmer’s market, the products offered here are prepared by world-renowned chefs. Shoppers can either take bread and cheese to go to stock up for a perfect Parisian picnic, or, opt for a sit-down meal by a Michelin-star chef, or an elevated grilled cheese by an award-winning fromager. There is also café seating available, with the same view as downstairs, where you can enjoy dessert by a celebrated pastry chef, or bread and croissants.