Needless to say, nowadays organic food occupies a very important spot in the world. These last few years, organic food has seen a surge in popularity and the number of consumers is constantly increasing. With the arrival of more shops, those starting to explore organic food can sometimes be confused. We have created this guide to the organic in Paris which will recommend our best addresses to you.
When we think about organic shops, the first name that comes to mind is Biocoop. These titans of the organic industry don’t need any introduction as they possess around 20 shops in Paris.
Sustainable development being their first priority, Biocoop advocates a healthy diet without any insecticides, pesticides and GMOs.
Biocoop offers an endless supply of products – from fruits to cleaning products, but also meat and even cosmetics. Being the pillar of the organic industry, they are a safe value so don’t hesitate before going to Biocoop. After all, with this many shops around Paris, it is quite difficult to miss them.
Click here to find the closest Biocoop shop to you (in French).
Website : Biocoop
As Altervojo sums it up pretty well: “It is an organic shop where you can find everything, but not anything.” The shop, located in the 11th arrondissement, takes pride in their mission of not throwing anything out and of favoring small producers.
Their specialty? The shop is fully vegetarian!
Address: 127 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 9:00pm, Sunday from 9:30am to 1:00pm.
Website (in French): Altervojo
Le Retour à la Terre
A member of the Biocoop network, Le Retour à la Terre has 3 addresses in Paris: Rive Gauche, Rive Droite and Les Champs.
These shops distinguish themselves by their gorgeous interiors (especially the Rive Gauche shop with its iconic skylight), a large selection of products from the leading brands of the organic industry, as well as their bulk products bar containing teas, coffees, dried fruits and much more to satisfy your needs no matter how much you need.
On another note, if you are a student, Le Retour à la Terre should be your first address for organic food, as you can get a 5% discount at the Rive Gauche and Les Champs shops.
1 Rue le Goff, 75005 Paris (Rive Gauche)
114 Avenue Philippe-Auguste, 75011 Paris (Rive Droite)
87-89 Rue la Boétie, 75008 Paris (Les Champs)
Rive Gauche: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00am to 8:30pm
Rive Droite: Monday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 8:30pm
Les Champs: Monday to Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm
Website (in French): Le retour à la Terre
Here at Bien L’Épicerie, we follow the flow of the seasons. The two shops in the middle of the Marais district are sure never to be disappointing to you. Their continuous search for new products that match the incoming seasons and are of the best possible quality is something to be admired and valued.
From fresh products to cosmetics, you will find everything you need here.
The icing on the cake: Bien L’Épicerie is open on Sundays and closes much later than the other shops.
So, if one day you find yourself in the Marais district and you want organic products, Bien L’Épicerie is the place you should not miss.
Addresses: 8 rue des Quatre Fils, 75003 Paris
20 rue Saint-Gilles, 75003 Paris
Rue des Quatre Fils: Monday to Saturday, from 8:30am to 8:15pm and Sunday from 8:30am to 6:00pm
Rue Saint Gilles: Monday to Saturday, from 8:30am to 8:20pm and Sunday from 10:30am to 7:30pm
Website (in French): Bien l’Épicerie
La Vie Claire
Founded in 1948 by Henri-Charles Geffroy, author of the review with the same name, this organic company is one of the oldest in France.
Here at La Vie Claire, one thing is certain: the quality is irreprochable.
The organic brand enforces an uncompromising tolerance threshold concerning the quality of their products with the aim of filling out their aisles with only the best of them.
It is unnecessary to worry about finding the slightest residue of pesticide on your fruits and vegetables, as La Vie Claire won’t let it happen.
La Vie Claire operates 17 shops all over Paris. So, wherever you are in the capital, you can be sure that there will always be a shop close by that is ready to welcome you.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 8:00pm
Website (in French): La Vie Claire
6 Rue de Mézières, 75006 Paris
HéDONIE is not your usual small grocery store. Although it only has a single unique store, HéDONIE compensates for its small size in the organic market by offering a large selection of products and even a delivery service.
Fresh seasonal products, teas, coffees, meats, cheeses, cleaning products, healthcare products, dietary products – this small grocery store has everything!
If you want to get one of their numerous products baskets delivered to you, it’s good to know that the delivery is free in the 6th arrondissement.
Opening hours: Monday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm and Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00am to 8:00pm
Website (in French): Hédonie
46bis Quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris
A member of the Biocoop network as well, Canal Bio is the first organic shop to have opened in Paris, in 1995.
Located in the 19th arrondissement, with a view of the canal de l’Ourcq, the senior member of the organic community in the capital is far from having lost its touch.
With a pleasant setting and products fully respecting Biocoop’s commitments, Canal Bio has everything to be a perfect organic shop.
For organic fans who want to discover its modest debut in the capital, it’s here at Canal Bio that it happened!
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Website (in French): Canal bio
Another big name on the organic scene is Naturalia, counting 30 shops all over the capital.
Besides not missing anything, the Casino group’s brand also has a branch of fully vegan shops, simply named Naturalia Vegan. Customers are able to enjoy products sourced from local agriculture, and gluten-free food, all of this while completely respecting veganism.
This is another trustworthy brand that won’t let anyone down.
Click here to find your Naturalia shop (in French).
Website (in French): Naturalia
In the heart of the 18th arrondissement, La louve stands out from the other shops listed in a particular manner: it is a non-profit shop.
Indeed, La louve is a cooperative and participative supermarket. If you want to do your grocery shopping here, you will have to do volunteer work.
While obviously not ideal for the tourist, it is a good opportunity to seize for the organic-loving Parisian who wants to contribute to a good cause.
Address: 116 Rue des Poissonniers, 75018 Paris
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 9:00pm, Sunday from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Website (in French): La Louve
Bio c’ Bon
Bio c’ Bon is another big name of the organic industry with products of an unquestionable quality, having more than 40 shops in the capital alone.
Here, nothing is missing; gluten-free food, seasonal fruits and vegetables, cleaning products – everything is here.
The brand also offers a weekly basket subscription starting at €10 so that you can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables of quality each week.
Click here to find your Bio c’ Bon shop (in French).
Website (in French): Bio c’Bon
Let’s leave grocery shops aside and let’s get to the cosmetics-specialized shops, starting with Mademoiselle Bio. Having started as a website before expanding with the opening of 12 shops in the capital, Mademoiselle Bio is a go-to destination concerning organic beauty products.
Offering a large selection of products for your body, hair, face and health, for women and men alike, it will be difficult for you to not find what you need here.
Mademoiselle Bio has not forgotten their online origins and always offer the possibility to shop online and get everything delivered to you.
Click here to find your Mademoiselle Bio shop (in French).
Website (in French): Mademoiselle Bio
Florame are true experts in essential oils. Certified as issued from organic agriculture, these oils are used to make their broad selection of cosmetics, from fragrance dispensers to soaps, face masks and much more.
Florame only has a unique shop located in the 6th arrondissement, but you can also shop online and get a free delivery for a minimum €45 order.
Address: 8 Rue Dupuytren, 75006 Paris
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00pm and from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Website (in French): Florame
At Véganie, you can be assured that the care of your body and your well-being will be entirely faithful to your ideas. This shop offers vegan products that are not tested on animals, respect the environment and are certified organic.
Soap, shampoo, make-up, slimming products, food supplements or toothpaste, you will find everything, in total harmony with nature.
Véganie also offers a delivery service and a points system so you can save up for use on future orders.
Address: 96 Rue Quincampoix, 75003 Paris
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 7:00pm
Website (in French): Véganie
Located in the Marais district, Avril stands out with its gorgeous setting, a charming storefront and a captivating interior.
There is not much choice in cosmetic products here, but Avril compensates for this by offering a bigger selection of make-up than others. The shop also has a make-up bar.
So, if you ever want an organic cosmetics shop for make-up in particular, it’s to Avril that you should go.
Address: 56 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 8:00pm, Sunday from 2:00pm to 7:30pm
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