Top Choice Food & Drinks in Bordeaux

Le Comptoir Bordelaise

Rev up your taste buds in this gourmet boutique selling local and regional food and drink specialities. Be tempted by local cheese, canalés (sandcastle-shaped cakes from Bordeaux), bouchons de Bordeaux (cork-shaped …
Top Choice Food in Bordeaux


This artisan fromager and crémier is a sheer delight for local foodies who shop here for boutique cheeses and creamy yellow butter hand-moulded in fat curvaceous patties near Nantes. Don't miss the demi-sel croquant…
Top Choice Homewares in Bordeaux


'Slow design' is the driver behind this Pandora's Box of a boutique, packed to the rafters with innovative design objects, homewares, clothing, knick-knacks and trinkets – all made in France or, as the shop motto ex…
Food in Bordeaux

Les Dock des Épices

For red Sauternes- or Syrah-flavoured rock salt, fleur de sel from Île de Ré and Bordeaux tea look no further than this incredible spice shop and upmarket épicerie (grocery).
Market in Bordeaux

Marché des Capucins

A classic Bordeaux experience is a Saturday morning spent slurping oysters and white wine from a seafood stand in the city's legendary covered food market. Stalls overflowing with fruit, veg, cheese, meats, fish and…
Books in Bordeaux


Queues to pay are a constant feature at this vast maze of a private bookshop, always packed with Bordelais browsing books in several different languages. Excellent English-language section and travel sections, inclu…
Wine in Bordeaux


A central spiral staircase climbing four floors is surrounded by cylindrical shelves holding 15,000 bottles of regional wine at this highly respected caviste (wine cellar). Watch for tastings most Saturdays.
Mall in Bordeaux

Quai des Marques

Walk 2km north along the river to find this shopping mall, inside a series of hangars on the waterfront. Some 30 different outlet stores are here, including many big-name brands such as Hugo Boss, Reebok and Swiss c…
Homewares in Bordeaux

Le Creuset

Every self-respecting cook has a Le Creuset pot in their pantry. Shop for the hefty, cast-iron casseroles, pans and pots in every colour of the rainbow alongside other kitchen essentials and accessories.
Cheese in Bordeaux

Jean d'Alos

This upmarket fromagerie stocks over 150 raw-milk and farm cheeses; check the blackboard for the day's cheese dégustation (tastings).