The best fish market in Paris: A la Pêcherie Dieppoise.

The best fish market in Paris: A la Pêcherie Dieppoise.

Some of the freshest fish in Paris is at the Place de la Bourse’s farmer’s market: A la Pêcherie Dieppoise. The fish is sold the day it is caught. It is fished in Dieppe in the morning and sold in Paris in the afternoon (twice a week only). It is sushi grade fish. The Place de la Bourse’s farmer’s market is probably the smallest one in Paris but definitely a major one for the quality of its fish stand. You can call A la Pêcherie Dieppoise , an artisan fishery, ahead of time for special orders.

A la Pêcherie Dieppoise
Place de la Bourse
75002 Paris
Metro: Bourse

Tu, F: 2pm-8pm
Closed on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

L’Ecailler du Bistrot: Seafood at its freshest in Paris.

L’Ecailler du Bistrot: Seafood at its freshest in Paris.

Dining at L’Ecailler du Bistrot makes me happy. Might be a combination of the really tasty food—their seaweed butter is out of this world, it tastes like caviar— the wine, the friendly and busy staff who laughs with us at our jokes while taking an empty plate away, and the British customer who knocks down our pepper shaker while sitting down and then knocks down his menu board. It’s a cozy place with wooden tables, white dishes, blue and yellow napkins, mosaic floors and soft lighting. The place has a lot of charm and an old soul feel to it. The restaurant owner (her family owns an oyster farm in South Brittany) has made oysters the specialty of L’Ecailler du Bistrot. Whether you choose the platter of extra fresh seafood, the oysters shucked to order, the half lobster in its special butter sauce with fries on the side, or any other dish from the appetizers to the desserts, you will be delighted. And for dessert, if the fromage blanc Fontainebleau served with raspberry coulis happens to be on the chalk board, then order it. Trust me. They also do oysters and seafood platters to go! I highly recommend making a reservation.

L’Ecailler du Bistrot
22 Rue Paul Bert
75011 Paris
Metro: Faidherbe-Chaligny, Charonne

Tu-Sat: 12pm-2.30pm / 7.30pm-11pm
Closed on Sunday, Monday and one month in summer.