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Paris Questions - Chocolate, Shwarma, & Crepes

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eepo Jan 1, 2007 09:32 PM

Where should I go to buy the best chocolate in Paris? Shwarma? Crepes? I can take the metro anywhere so location isn't too important. Thanks in advance.

-Eepo the Jindo

  1. wyf4lyf Jan 1, 2007 11:02 PM

    One of the best chocolate shops is L'Etoile d'Or near Montmartre. It's a quirky little shop run by a quirky woman named Denise who has long braids and who doesn't speak much (if any) English...but she has an infectious passion for chocolate and has wonderful products. I believe she is the only shop in Paris to carry Bernachon chocolates which are fabulous. Her caramels are wonderful. Here's are a couple of links where you can read more about this delightful shop:
    http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2004/02/letoile_dor.php
    http://www.newworldchocolatesociety.c...

    (The second link is a full report on many chocolate shops in Paris...will give you a good idea of what you can find. L'Etoile d'Or is featured at the end.)

    1. zorba Jan 2, 2007 05:22 AM

      Great advice...and the links are very informative. A visit to Jean Paul Hevin's signature shop on Faubourg St. Honore is de rigueur for chocaholics. Charlotte's (Ile St Louis) is a pilgrimage in itself for hot chocolate...Charlotte is rather elderly, so do hurry.

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        eepo Jan 2, 2007 09:39 AM

        Today, I'll head over to the chocolate shops. Thanks for your help.

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          wyf4lyf Jan 2, 2007 03:08 PM

          When my husband and I were there, we did our own "chocolate tour"...we mapped out the shops we wanted to visit and made a day of it. It was great fun. Unfortunately, Hevin's shop was closed. :( Let us know what you found!!

        2. Busk Jan 2, 2007 10:23 AM

          Shwarma? It's everywhere. Usually good, but some places rush the meat loofa and it's undercooked. Get both white and red sauce on it and fries on top.

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            eepo Jan 2, 2007 11:49 AM

            Fromagerie Recommendations? Thanks Again!!!

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              Dodo Jan 2, 2007 03:14 PM

              <<Fromageries?>>

              Anne-Marie Cantin, 12, Rue du Champs de Mars, 7e arr. THE cheese heaven, especially if you like chèvres.

              http://www.cantin.fr/

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                LMGM Jan 4, 2007 10:25 AM

                Also, the fromagerie next to the marché aux enfants rouges in the Marais. I can't remember the name, but it's on rue de bretagne and it's just next to the entrance to the market. They have a fantastic camembert aged in calvados liqueur.

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