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Recommendations for good boulangeries and traiteurs

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Recommendations for good boulangeries and traiteurs

We will be self-catering for 2 weeks in Antibes shortly. We love our food and would be grateful for recommendations for good food shops, particularly boulangeries and traiteurs.

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1. Re: Recommendations for good boulangeries and traiteurs

We checked out a few boulangeries when we were there last year and were pretty happy with L'Epi D'Or on rue de la Republic near the carousel. There are a couple of other ones on the same street that were also good. Charcuterie Lyonnaise had good deli products, also on rue de la Republic.

the covered market on Cours Massena is worth a visit in the mornings. There is some good product there but not as good as it used to be. Maybe the supermarkets have just got better. If you have transport, Lafayette Gourmet at Cap3000 near Nice Airport is an excellent food store.

Edited: 7:51 pm, September 13, 2011
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The autumn season now means that the produce at the Provencal Market is at its best and most abundant. Also note buying fruit and veg from the stands outside the supermarkets is cheaper than inside. Rober on Rue de la Republic has a great butcher. The 2 main supermarkets _ Intermarche and Carrefour ( ex casino) were upgraded recenty - carrefour prices are a lot keener now too.

Fresh fish direct from the fishermen at the Port every morning.

A good new boulangerie on main Ave Robert Soleau - Pin de Alep.

Ed

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Great recommendations from you both - thankyou.

All further recommendations for good shops welcomed!

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4. Re: Recommendations for good boulangeries and traiteurs

Hi Ed,

It's good to know that the Intermarche and Casino have been recently upgraded. I had tried each of them and decided that they were pretty downmarket. When I was comparing the Provencal Market produce with supermarkets I was thinking more of the Geant at Villeneuve-Loubet and the Carrefour up beside the A8. Previously, we have been really impressed with the quality and price at the Provencal Market but on our last visit to Antibes in June 2010, we thought that the quality had dropped overall and the prices gone way up. Individually, there are still some good vendors at the market and it is one of the better ones in France.

Holidaybunny, you will have no problem finding good produce for your 2 weeks in Antibes. If you are dining out, check out the menu at Le Clafoutis on rue de Thuret in the old town. It is a small restaurant with a set price limited menu and doesn't take credit cards, but the food is delicious and a change from the tourist fare served in the other restaurants nearby.

Edited: 6:28 am, September 15, 2011
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One of the best boulangeries is the small traditional baker just off Rue de la Pompe in Vieil Antibes - very close to the Marche Provencal. It supplies most of the top restaurants in Antibes. It is very small and closed on Monday and Tuesdays but worth a visit. Fresh fruit and vegetables, if not bought from the market, can be found in excellent quality on Bvd Albert Premier at the small greengrocers just before the Intermarche supermarket. Their selection is truly excellent. You will probably notice that food prices, especially fruit, veg and dairy products, are markedly higher in France this year.

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6. Re: Recommendations for good boulangeries and traiteurs

Agree with xkiwi on this one - it is an exceptionally popular boulangerie.

In keeping with world wide commodity price hikes - those in France and the Euro zone are no exception whether fuel, food or anything else. Well the main exception is that Wages, salaries and pensions have not kept pace. Hence distinct 'inquietude' in France as elsewhere.

Ed

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