Buy the best French fine foods on this side of the channel, in-store and online
Whether you are coming back from holidays or looking for a gift to bring your dinner party, finding a delicious French artisan product can sometimes be a real treasure hunt. We have put together a list with some of our best addresses, from bread to wine, tapenades and jams.
One of my holiday memories has always been to visit artisan food markets in France. Speaking to a cheese maker, tasting a glass of rosé with a slice of saucissons. Many speciality food stores must be sharing the same passion and have decided to bring a tasty piece of France within them. Here are some our favorites
Baguette à la française:
Patisserie Sainte Anne located at 204 King St, Hammersmith, London W6 0RA is a real institution in Hammersmith. Preparing fresh baguette and traditional French breads, it also offers a large selection of pastries from the famous éclair au chocolat to the Paris-Londres. To get your fresh baguette still warm from the oven, head in early and join the queue of faithful customers picking up their daily treat. For the ultimate treat, you may want to try our apricot jam with calissons from Aix and our raspberry jam with lemon from Menton.
Cheese and wine:
Enter one of the Bayley & Sage stores in West London and you will quickly fall in love with an exceptional selection of France's best ambassadors. We recommend the Ossau Iraty and Morbier and a bottle of an elegant red you will remember for many years, château panet. To complement your cheese platter, you could add our fig chutney with balsamic vinegar and aix&terra honey with black truffle.
As you walk through Borough market, it will be difficult to miss "Une normande à Londres". The cheese shop, in addition to its large selection of artisan cheeses, carries a large selection of jambon and saucissons in a setting which will remind you of a chalet in the Alpes.
Last but not least, for a taste of the Provence, we recommend the selection of gourmet apéritif dips and spreads by our partner aix&terra, from the tapenade, red bell pepper to the anchovies spread and great taste award-winning eggplant dip with black truffle. You can buy all these products on our website.
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