Le Sirop de la Rue
Located in Old Lyon, on rue Saint Jean, Le Sirop de la Rue is the ideal place to leave with Lyon's gastronomic products. You'll find typical products of the region: brioche sausage, quenelles, tripe, cardons (an old-style vegetable), or "Coussins de Lyon," a chocolate and marzipan confectionery created by the Lyon confectionery Voisin. This also an opportunity to discover original exclusives, such as almond-flavored praline syrup (truly delicious) or praline beer. My favorite? The andouillette terrine!
The Maison Cellerier
Cheeses, charcuterie, ready-made meals made from fresh products, pastries—at Cellerier, you can find everything, and it's always excellent! A true reference in Lyon's gastronomy, the house is located in four places: at the Halles Paul Bocuse (with 4 shops and a restaurant), on the Presqu'île, at Confluence and at Écully. It is one of my favorite spots to buy pastries. The saint-honoré, made with cream and cabbage, will change your life!
The Abel's grocery store
A less well-known spot for travellers, and doubly authentic: the épicerie Abel, located on Vaubecour Street in the 2nd arrondissement. This small shop offers a wide range of gourmet meals to take away: wine, veal blanquette, chicken with morel mushrooms..reading the menu alone is sure to make you salivate. Special mention for the crayfish gratin and the pâté en croûte! Before you go, be sure to grab a delicious Bruneton jam, from the best jam maker in France!
The Sibilia Charcuterie
When in Lyon, it's impossible not to think of Sibilia when talking about charcuterie. The house is popular with both Lyon residents and culinary professionals, and is now located at the Halles Paul Bocuse (Lyon 3rd) and Place de la Croix-Rousse (Lyon 4th). A visit to their shop allows you to find the best delicatessen and charcuterie products in the city: cervelas, rosette, andouillette, quenelle, pâté en croûte. My must-haves? The rosette and the pistachio sausage brioche.
The Bouillet chocolate factory
For a sweet touch, the Bouillet chocolate factory is a can't-miss for its many desserts, sweets, cakes and shortbread—but especially for its macaroons, the best I've ever tasted! If you stop in in January, don't miss their galettes des rois, always excellent, with beautiful fèves.
The Comptoir Mère Brazier
The Mère Brazier is first and foremost a renowned two Michelin starred restaurant. But, for those who wish to get one of their delicious dishes to go, don't hesitate to stop by one of their grocery counters (in the 6th and 9th arrondissements). What's on the menu? Breads, thin tarts, terrines, quails, hures de porc (cold cuts made from pig's head), and, of course, the famous homemade pâtés en croûte. If you have a little time, you can also take the opportunity to have lunch at the counter itself!
The Paul Bocuse and Hôtel Dieu's food halls
If you are looking for Lyonnais products to take away or to taste on the spot, my favorite places are the Paul Bocuse's halles (Lyon 3rd arrondissement) and those of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu (Lyon 2nd arrondissement). These exceptional places are home to some of Lyon's greatest brands: the chocolate maker Voisin, the caterer Pignol, the cheese dairy La Mère Richard, the butcher's shop Trolliet, the fishmonger Vianey, the wine house Guyot, and famous delicatessens such as Sibilia and Cellerier. The hardest part is always choosing what to sample!
Les Halles de Lyon - Paul Bocuse (External link)
Les Halles Grand Hôtel-Dieu (External link)
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