This new eco-district in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, amid the surroundings of an old military barracks, is where a dream to create a gourmet food market has come to life. Douze, named after the number 12 of its local arrondissement, is an area of nearly 1,000 m² that is home to ten or so artisan regional producers. A baker, fishmonger, delicatessen, butcher, coffee roaster, wine merchant, cheese specialist and greengrocer are on hand to supply quality seasonal produce.
Following the same model as Beaupassage and Eataly, Douze brings together a group of artisans in one place: who needs supermarkets? Pick up a crusty baguette at the “Leonie” bakery, choose your seasonal fruit from the “Fruits de la Terre” greengrocer, sniff the cheeses matured by François Dubois, indulge yourself by browsing the “Mareyage Hennequin” fishmonger’s stall, and grab a nice piece of meat selected by the “Ah la vache” butcher.
Hailing from Lille, Arras, Le Perche and Les Sables-d’Olonne, they are renowned in their respective fields and are waiting to share their exceptional produce with you. Lovers of gourmet food – Parisians and passing visitors alike – will delight in the charcuterie produced by Christophe Fabre, wines from Johannes Marcon and fruit jams from “Mas des Confitures”. A treat for your eyes… and your stomach!
A restaurant and terrace for making the most of the summer
Upstairs is the signature restaurant owned by Pablo Jacob, a former chef at the Bel Ordinaire and leading light in the Refugee Food Festival – an unmissable venue with the return of the sunny weather! The large, colourful terrace opens onto the garden, offering a space where you can relax and enjoy gourmet dishes or just sip a spritz. On the menu of this Parisian restaurant are simple recipes created with produce from the artisans downstairs, and a desire to waste nothing and transform everything. The large room, with 30 covers, is open to the kitchen and the sunny terrace.
Oth Sombath’s highly-reputed Thai delicatessen has also set up shop at Douze, following a long collaboration with Alain Ducasse. This Thai chef offers creative modern cuisine, and excels in balancing flavours and creating original food pairings.
Come and fill your basket, do your daily shop, grab a bite to eat, sample something new, and maybe taste what’s on offer, stroll around and chat… or just feast your eyes and chill out in a deckchair in the sun. From 19 May 2021, when the terraces open, you can go there for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a drink. A great place to explore with friends or family… or on your own!
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