First day home after Paris? Surreal! I am charged with so much positive energy, inspired from all those pretty things I’ve seen and of course, my jeans fit tighter after all those croissants I’ve had every day! My favourite part, after a good night’s sleep is unpacking all the goodies I brought back, preparing a few to offer as presents and enjoying all the rest together with San!
So the next time you visit the city of love, skip the touristic gift shops and remember these great food items you can bring back home for a real parisian feeling! They make perfect inexpensive gifts or just delicious reminders of your days in Paris!..
Scroll down to see my favourite food items to bring back as gifts from Paris!
Patés & terrines
I’ve been hooked on french charcuterie ever since a friend (thanks Gigi!) introduced us to authentic french deliciousness! You can pick up some good stuff at Comtesse du Barry or at Julhés (our favourite!)
Tea from Mariage Frères
Maybe you know by now that I am a big tea lover. In Valencia, I used to buy my favourite green tea at a charming local shop, that sells one of the best teas I’ve tried. In Paris I love going to Mariage Frères. They simply have gorgeous teas and every time I’m in the city I will take some for at home.
OK. There’s no point arguing that you can’t take with you the very famous macarons & eclairs. They will end up smashed to the bottom of your suitcase.
But there is hope! There are so many other sweet things you should take a look at. Even the simple shops like Monoprix sell some really delicious confiture and various kinds of cookies to accompany coffee or tea! And they come in super cute packaging as well! And what’s better than a sweet gift for somebody special?
So, there you have it, the best things to bring home from Paris as a gift! Please let me know in the comments what are your favourite or what you would add to the list!