Champs-Elysees, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum… These are just few associations which come to your mind when you think about France… But what do you imagine when you think about French cuisine? Is it a famous French baguette? Or maybe you’re more into French pastries and sweets?
Anyway, it would be fair to say that all these numerous types of French gastronomy are true examples of high cooking, or how would Frenchmen say - ‘haute cuisine’. That’s why it is so sad to understand that if you want to pamper yourself with authentic French delicatessen, you more likely need to plan a trip to the country of love because you can hardly find any in London…
BUT GUESS WHAT WE DID??? Just for you we have found a place where you can fulfil your food cravings! The name of the store is LA SUPERMARCHE which is just 5 min walk from the Paddington station (W2 3BX)!
Another amazing news - this place has partnered with us, and so you can order everything you want right now using our super-fast delivery service! Just type your postcode here and create your own French basket! And by the way, all the products you will see came directly from France!
To help you not get lost in a huge product variety, we have prepared a list of AUTHENTIC FRENCH DELICATESSEN which you surely need to try!
- Soupe l'oignon
This is a traditional French soup made of onions and beef stock, usually served with croutons and melted cheese on top. The remarkable taste in French onion soup is from the caramelisation of the onions, to which sometimes brandy or sherry is added at the end of the slow-cooking process.
- Nicoise salade
Salade niçoise is a typical French salad from the Provence region, which can be served as a side dish or a light meal on its own. It’s typically a combination of lettuce, fresh tomatoes, boiled eggs, (canned or fresh) tuna, green beans, Nicoise Cailletier olives and anchovies.
- Chocolate soufflé
The word soufflé derives from the French verb to ‘blow out’ and is an airy, egg-baked dish with origins dating back to early 18th-century France.
Ratatouille is another internationally recognised French dish, hailing from the southeastern French region of Provence. It is a stewed vegetable recipe that can be served as a side dish, meal or stuffing for other dishes, such as crepes and omelettes.
- Tarte tartin
This French apple tarte was made in 1898 when Stephanie Tartin accidentally left the apples in sugar and butter too for long in the pan, in a hurry to rescue the dessert she put the pastry base on top of the burning fruit and placed the pan in the oven. Although the tarte’s origin is disputed, the delicious result is not.
- Cheese fondue
Cheese fondue is also a perfect winter-friendly cheese meal. Three different kinds of cheeses are melted together in a pot (beaufort, comté, and emmental), and white wine is added. With a specific skewer, each guest dips a bit of bread. According to the tradition, if someone drops their bread into the pot, a forfeit is given to them. Stay focused!
You can easily find all necessary ingredients in LA SUPERMARCHE store in our website or in the Grocemania app! We did it already the result was great! Tasted like France!! You definitely need to try!