1. ‘Les Grandes Caves Caprioglio’ in Nice old town for Wines. A superb and very old wine cellar situated on the main street in the old town. Run by the same family for a hundred years, the very knowledgeable staff offers friendly service and a first class selection of wines. There are even the barrels in the walls so that you can fill your own bottle up! 16 rue de la Préfecture, Vieux Nice, open every day 8h to 13h and 15h-19h30 (closed Sunday afternoon and Mondays)
4. ‘Boucherie St Francois’ in Nice old town, just off Place St Francois for roast chickens and all your meat. Just go for the spectacle! There’s always a massive queue and once you’ve chosen your cuts of meat they get sent on a very odd head-level conveyor belt over to the till! There are several other butcher shops further up the street on Rue Pairoliere and Boucherie de la Tour is also a good bet!
5. ‘Barale pasta’ - for delicious fresh pasta! Without a doubt the best place in the old town for buying your fresh pasta. They have strange opening hours but it’s still worth going down. Be careful there is another fresh pasta shop just opposite and they are nowhere near as good. Try the tapenade and truffle oil ravioli – divine! Or the lemon and ginger ravioli, served with just a touch of olive oil!! Yummm! 7 rue Sainte-Reparate, Vieux Nice
8. ‘La Vie Claire’ – the organic supermarket in Nice right next to our offices. This is a large shop with a refrigerated section at the back for organic fruit and veg. Great choice of seeds and bread here too. There is another superb organic supermarket just opened up close to Place Garibaldi on rue Cassini with a great selection of fruit and vegetables too. 16 Rue Lamartine, Nice
9. ‘Liberation’, ‘St Francois’ and ‘Saleya’ Markets for fresh fruit and vegetables! The market in the cours Saleya is great for picking up local organic produce, brought down directly by the farmers. The Liberation market at the weekend is where the locals will tell you to shop for the best produce and there aren’t many tourists there. The market at Place St Francois in the mornings in the old town is the place for fish.
10. ‘Maitre Pierre’ - For your baguette! People could come to blows here debating which is the best bakery in Nice. Everyone has their favourites, but we really love Maitre Pierre at 41 Rue Massena on Nice’s pedestrian zone. Many of the best restaurants in Nice also use this bakery for their restaurant bread so you know you’re in good hands. 41 Rue Massena, Nice