If you don’t have time to shop for organic seasonal produce at your farmer’s market or at your local health food store there is always the other nice option of stopping by one of your neighborhood shops (a flower shop, wine bar, cheesemonger, bakery…) and picking up a basket full of fruits and vegetables already put together by the producer himself. Those baskets can also be delivered to your work place or at your home. In buying the Panier Bio you not only contribute to sustainable agricultural practices and support the local farmers but you also eat organic and save yourself some quality time avoiding the long lines at the supermarket. You might even find yourself titillated by having to learn how to cook vegetables you never heard of before—Mon Panier Bio knows you might need help with that and has some recipes on its website. Mon Panier Bio lists all of the associations providing baskets of organic produce for delivery or pick up, and their pick up locations in Paris.
Following are links to several websites who offer different Panier Bio options:
Bio Culture offers different sizes of baskets with the option of adding or subtracting some produce of your choice. It also offers the option of a “baby basket” with fruits and vegetables that can easily be pureed. Baskets can be delivered at home or be picked up at specific shops in Paris’ 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 20th arrondissements.
Most of the produce sold at Tous Primeurs are picked the day before they are delivered and a new selection of produce is offered every week. There are different sizes of baskets for different needs (single, couple or family.) Home or work deliveries require a minimum of 4 subscribers (or a minimum order of 4 baskets.) The pick up locations for Tous Primeurs in Paris are numerous.
123 Bio offers 4 different kinds of baskets: all vegetables, all fruit (from May to October only), a mixture of fruit and vegetables (1-2 kinds of fruits, 6-7 kinds of vegetables) and the cabas bio ménagère (a basket filled with the ingredients needed for the sweet or savory recipe of the week.) 123 Bio also sells all different kinds of flours (wheat, buckwheat, spelt, rye), fruit juices (apple, cherry), 1st cold press oils (sunflower, rapeseed) and pastas. With a monthly membership 123 Bio will deliver the goods to your place every week.
A little bit of the countryside in the city. Le Campanier offers 3 different kinds of baskets, a vegetable one, a fruit one and a mix of both fruit and vegetables. Basket orders should be made at the stores (also called les points relais) that Le Campanier delivers at, and should be placed a week ahead of time. Internet orders aren’t possible yet.
This is sort of your organic online supermarket. You sign up with Couleursbio and shop online and they will deliver to your home or office. It sells everything from produce to meat, fish, dairy, food for pets, house cleaning products… With a membership you can get your basket of organic produce (different sizes depending on your needs) delivered to you weekly or every 15 days for the amount of weeks you sign up for. Deliveries are usually made within 48 hours of your order and will take place from Monday to Friday between noon and 10pm.
Dans Mon Panier Bio
Four different baskets of organic produce delivered to your home: two are assortments of seasonal fruits and vegetables already picked (small or big basket); one is an all-fruit basket and the fourth one is made up of fruit, vegetables and other foods picked by you. New selections of produce are offered every Monday. Orders an be placed until 8pm for next day delivery at home (4, 80€ fee if order is under 60€) or at the office. Payment can be done online or at time of delivery.
For more organic foods and products, here are a few shops and supermarkets in Paris:
Naturalia stores, in and outside of Paris. They are numerous and offer a wide variety of goods. They also deliver to your home.
Biocoop. With over 300 hundred stores in France and 9 in Paris, Biocoop is the leader in organic foods and fair trade goods resale in France.
Les Nouveaux Robinson co’op supermarkets sell bulk food, organic goods, green products and much more. They also offer online shopping. These 4 stores are located right outside of Paris city limits but can easily be reached by metro or bus.
179 Rue St Denis
Metro: Réaumur-Sébastopol, Etienne Marcel