Food in Nancy


They don’t make sweet shops like this 1840s treasure any more, where a bird chirps a welcome as you enter. One of the old-fashioned sweet tins made a cameo appearance in the film Amélie. Bergamotes de Nancy (bergamo…
Market in Metz

Marché Couvert

If only every market were like Metz’ grand Marché Couvert. Once a bishop’s palace, now a temple to fresh local produce, this is the kind of place where you pop in for a baguette and struggle out an hour later with b…
Market in Colmar

Marché Couvert

Bag Munster cheese, fresh pretzels, pastries, wild-boar saucisson (dry-cured sausage or salami), fresh fruit and veg and more at this 19th-century market hall. It also houses a handful of snack stands selling everyt…
Food in Nancy

Maison des Sœurs Macarons

When Nancy’s Benedictine nuns hit hard times during the French Revolution, they saw the light in heavenly macarons. They’re still made to the original recipe (egg whites, sugar, Provençal almonds) at this old-world …
Food & Drinks in Nancy

L'Épicerie du Goût

This family-run grocery store on the edge of the old town is crammed with Lorraine delicacies. Cheeses, smoked saucisson, macarons, mirabelles (plums) in every guise, beer, preserves – you'll find it all here.
Food in Strasbourg

Mireille Oster

Cherubs adorn this heavenly shop where Strasbourg’s pain d’épices (gingerbread) fairy Mireille Oster tempts with handmade varieties featuring figs, amaretto, cinnamon and chocolate. Have a nibble before you buy.
Food in Strasbourg

Le Goût du Terroir

Just try to resist this little shop, where cheese whiz Willy Leproust will tempt you in with his impeccable selection of regional fromage and saucisson sec (salami). Try some before you buy.
Food in Strasbourg


Sumptuous truffles and pralines, weightless macarons and edible Strasbourg landmarks – renowned chocolatier Christian’s creations are mini works of art.
Food & Drinks in Colmar

Chez Thierry

If you aren't hooked by the smell of pungent cheese, you'll be attracted by the rows of saucisson sec (salami) at this terrific hole-in-the-wall deli, where you can try before you buy. Fromage has a regional focus, …
Food & Drinks in Strasbourg

Mon Oncle Malker de Munster

A modern-day épicerie (grocery store) with a nod to top-quality Alsatian products, this is a cracking place to bag everything from prettily decorated ceramic kougelhopf forms to strong-flavoured Munster and Tomme ch…