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Epicerie L’Idéal

Restaurant Epicerie L’Idéal in MarseilleEpicerie L’Idéal (Marseille) - © J. Oppenheim

Biggest Crush of 2017

Kalios olive oil, Marou chocolate, Bordier butter, Mulino Marino flour, natural wines (Arena, Dürrbach, Gallet)… Tucked away in the lively Noailles neighborhood, Julia Sammut’s fine foods shop is a treasure trove for Marseille’s curious gourmet diners! The excellent plates made with carefully sourced ingredients are sure to satisfy your appetites. The day we went for lunch, we nibbled the following around the communal table in the space with woven wicker and wooden slats: hummus tucked into a sea of oil with grated carrots and fresh cilantro; an retro-style salad combining smoked herring fillets from the Meij family and potatoes with a powerful homemade gravlax sauce (mustard and dill); before a thick Greek yogurt intertwined with a sweet plum compote. Otherwise, pamper your stomachs at home and take some excellent products to go: excellent salt cod brandade, Jewish-style artichokes, oily cucunci, etc. The best idea? Friday night aperitivi, where Italian flavors fuse: focaccia with roasted grapes, ricotta from Campania and bresaola; Tuscan soprassata shot through with salsa verde; libidinous gorgonzola served by the spoonful, etc. // G.LeP.

FEELING THIRSTY? Craft beers (a graceful Red is Dead from the Brasserie Sainte Cru, €4.90 for 330 ml), clean wines (a very fresh Provence rosé from the Domaine Richeaume, €6.60 a glass), artisanal pastis (aged by Guillaume Ferroni, €4), and even plenty to drink without a headache the next day: hibiscus juice (€3), apple juice from the Mas Daussan (€2.50), etc.

PRICE: Plates €8-18, tapas €8, desserts €3-7. 

Getting there

Restaurant Epicerie L’Idéal
11, rue d'Aubagne
Marseille
(13001)
France
43.2958049
5.379091000000017
TEL: +33 9 80 39 99 41
Subway: Noailles