Le Doukane

Epicerie Le Doukane (Paris)

© Le Doukane

  • Date
  • share

Get yourself a one-way ticket to the land of the Cedars of God with a layover on Rue Saint-Martin, where Alain Geaam (who runs the restaurant by the same name) has opened up a souk just like you’d find in Beirut! After having levantized his world with the bistro Qasti and the galette shop Sâj, the chef is now playing merchant alongside food Youtuber Anthony Rahayel at a new spot called Le Doukane – “grocer” in their mother tongue. In this former hosiery shop, you’ll find all the classics of a well-stocked Lebanese pantry: turnips pickled in beet juice; orange blossom water for making white coffee; really good pomegranate molasses; classic khabez, the famous flatbread for dipping into some silky labneh (made in the Val-d’Oise department); tasty halloumi; real tabbouleh; or even homemade hummus. And if you’re in the mood for a sweet treat? There’s baklava and maamoul made with dates or pistachios, which you can nibble out front after eating a shawarma with toum from Qasti, which happens to be located right next door. // Nour Ghanem 

The hidden gem: Ghazl el banate, Lebanese cotton candy (€4.90 a portion). 

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover


Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.