I've just discovered the Rue Mouffetard which is a short walk from my hotel on the Left Bank. All along its cobblestone streets are stalls selling fruits and vegetables, wine, cheese, pastries and bread, meat and seafood as well as take out food. Several restaurants and two supermarkets flank both sides of the narrow street.
There are a couple of shops with a good selection of wines and the prices are reasonable.
When I came back around 3:30 p.m. to Rue Mouffetard after spending some time at the Cluny, the restaurant where I wanted to eat was already closed for lunch so I stopped by a traiteur (prepared food for take-out) and I bought riz cantonais and poulet croustillante. It wasn't what I hoped for so after eating my "to go" lunch I walked across to the patissier and studied the sweets.
I picked up a pavé of chocolat to save the day. All's well that ends well.
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Photos by Charie