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Pierre Planchenault
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The food lover's stroll

  • 4,6 km
  • 1 Uhr 30
  • Facile
  • Dans Bordeaux centre

Are you keen on combining gastronomy and travel? This gourmet food stroll through Bordeaux is for you! Discover a selection of the city’s best food shops and buy the culinary specialities of your choice. Whether classic, traditional, terrific, or unique, all the local delicacies are undeniably “made in Bordeaux” or at least “made in Gironde.”

Departure

1

CÔTÉ SAVEURS

The festivities begin in the Saint-Seurin district, the home of Côté Saveurs. Three years ago, Romain and Rémy took over the reins of this 12-year-old delicatessen. Today, this local boutique makes pleasure and conviviality rhyme with culinary happiness by offering a wide array of cold meats, cheeses, local beverages and delicacies. These exceptional products include the fabulous seafood terrines (sardines, candied monkfish liver, mules, bonito, etc.) from the Maison Ambroisie located in Lège Cap-Ferret or the no less delicious preserves from the Maison Barthouil, locally made in the Landes region.

 

2

LE COMPTOIR BORDELAIS

Our on-foot tasting tour continues in the heart of the city centre. A stone’s throw from the Grand Théâtre, Le Comptoir Bordelais is a charming, vintage-style delicatessen offering a wide range of local products. An essential stop if you’re in search of a culinary souvenir or the best gourmet gift, Le Comptoir Bordelais celebrates the region with its vast choice of mouth-watering delicacies. Discover its collection of local foie gras and condiments, not to mention its wines and spirits, including the unmissable Lillet. White, red, or rosé, this typical Bordeaux aperitif blending wine and various fruit liqueurs is crafted in Podensac (30 km south-east of Bordeaux). 

  • 1 Rue Piliers de Tutelle
  • +33 (0)5 56 79 22 61

 

3

The Canelé, Bordeaux’s iconic pastry

In the city centre, the sweet-toothed among you will want to try the city’s iconic traditional pastries: the canelés. Baked in copper moulds, these prized delicacies are recognizable by their crusty, golden outside, and their soft, rum and vanilla-flavoured heart. Two local brands are at the forefront of canelé-making: La Toque Cuivrée and La Maison Baillardran. The latter is known for having turned this delicacy into a luxury product.

La Toque cuivrée

  • 82-84 Rue Sainte-Catherine, 
  • 124 cours de Verdun 
  • 41 place Gambetta

Canelés Baillardran

  • 111 rue Porte Dijeaux 
  • 10 Cours du 30 Juillet

 

4

EPICERIE 41

The next stopover takes us a few steps away from the Musée d'Aquitaine in this luminous space created by Anne and Thierry, the owners. Explore their carefully curated selection of products, mainly from small producers or artisans established between the Gironde and the Rhône. Their range of food products (100% French, tasty, and mostly organic) honours traditional French savoir-faire. We recommend the Gratton Gascon (pork slow-cooked in a cauldron - a delicacy whose paternity is claimed by the town of Lormont). Another favourite is the Timut pepper, locally produced in Gujan Mestras, and exuding delicious lemon and grapefruit flavours. We also suggest trying the gastronomic salt infused with wines and spices from Saint-Emilion, or the sturgeon rillettes made from sturgeons farmed on the Gironde estuary by Sturia, Aquitaine’s largest caviar producer. L’Epicerie 41 regularly organizes themed tastings, but don’t hesitate to ask to taste the Caramandes, these delicate, chocolate-covered, flaked almonds triangles with caramelized salted butter!

 

5

BURDIGALA & JULO

Our culinary getaway continues in the Saint-Michel and Capucins districts. This is where Claire and Chloé have chosen to establish their certified organic urban dairy. Named “Burdigala,” the brand offers a range of mozzarella, burrata, ricotta and stracciatella, all locally made in Bordeaux and available for both tasting and purchase. As an alternative, we also recommend Julo’s terrace. At once a wine shop, a wine bar, and a delicatessen, Julo’s terrace offers both eat-in or take-away products.

Laiterie Burdigala 

  • 4 rue des Douves
  • + 33 (0)6 59 85 83 38

Julo

 

6

MCV MA CAVE À VINS

Our gourmet stroll ends on the right bank of the River Garonne. Just a few steps away from the Place Stalingrad, this modestly-sized wine cellar houses hundreds of wines, from Bordeaux of course, but also other regions. Themed evening tasting sessions take place every month. Also in the evenings, from Thursday to Saturday, the place transforms itself into a wine bar. Indulge in wine tasting while delighting your taste buds with delicious food platters to share.