Before my children had food allergies, I didn’t really pay much attention to the contents of the family plates. My husband and I used to shop at the supermarket and every once in a while we would go to the market next door more for a walk than to buy food.
And then the kids had to follow strict diets to cope with their allergies and I started reading labels for allergens. And then, HAN!!! I realized that a lot of preservatives, colorants, flavor enhancers and other things were being swallowed.
I think that’s when I started going to the markets in general and Capuchin market in particular. The
Capuchin Market – Bordeaux
This is not the closest market to my home but it is the one I prefer because it is authentic . Composed of 97 traders and 13 carts, it is
A good idea isn’t it?
You have to come to the market early on weekends if you don’t want to get in the lines in front of the stands. Personally I always go before 9 o’clock. If you go there very very early, you may even come across hungry night owls, as the Capuchins have always been a meeting place when leaving the nightclubs.
I had participated in a video as part of the operation le marché préféré des français launched by St Môret and I am sharing it so that you can see a little of the atmosphere
Some of my good addresses at the Capucins :
- For the meat : Boucherie Gautier
- For the fruits and vegetables : The different market gardeners, producers of the market. I go a little bit everywhere.
- For the aromatic herbs : La Cabane aux aromates
- For the cheeses : La Ronde des Fromages
- For the delicatessen : Les délices d’Antan
- For poultry : La ferme d’Enjacquet
- For fish : La Poissonnerie
See you soon