CÔTE D'AZUR & PROVENCE
**UPDATED!** Just because we’re under quarantine doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy good food and wine - this is France, after all! We’ve gathered a (non-exhaustive) list of local merchants still working and offering either delivery or shipping. Whether you want fresh fruits and vegetables direct from local farms, artisan chocolates or even beer wine and spirits, we’ve got you covered! So stay home, stay safe and support local business!
*NEW* “Mon commerçant est formidable” is the name of a new solidarity platform in the Alpes-Maritimes to support local traders. The principle is simple: online shopping vouchers can be purchased in various amounts (15 to 100 euros), which can be redeemed by the respective retailer by the end of 2020. The sum of the voucher, in turn, goes immediately and 100 per cent to the merchant of your choice. This helps give some money to them now while they can't work and be redeemed for services later when they can open.
FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES
*NEW* The Office de Tourisme in the Pays de Fayence publishes a list of shops that are currently open, including grocery stores, bakers, butchers, tobacco kiosks ...
21 Paysans is a small grocer and healthy restaurant in Nice. They scour the region for artisan farmers and producers and are delivering their exquisite selection of local vegetables, fruits, meats, dairy and speciality foods. They also carry organic juices, kombucha, organic honey, jams and chutneys. Order online and select a delivery time-slot.
Allô Courses is a special initiative by David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes, to ensure his merchants are still able to get their goods to the community. The reasons are two-fold: merchants have perishable food that shouldn’t be wasted and people need to eat.
“Allô Courses” is a municipal platform that integrates the food offer from the three Cannes markets - Forville, Gambetta and La Bocca and local traders to sell their goods via the city’s phone line, acting as the intermediary between consumers, producers and merchants, as well as home deliveries.
You call the number, tell them what want and the city arranges the list and delivers the goods by voluntary municipal agents. Valid for all addresses within Cannes city limits.
Call 07 76 93 65 22 or 06 16 88 71 80 every day, from 9 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm.
Dauphin Saveurs is a cooperative of local farmers and delivers a weekly fruit and veg box with optional additions such as eggs, local honey and more. They deliver across 06 on different days.
Jean de la Tomate is a local grocer in Nice, specialising in purely local products, from fresh produce to pantry items and soaps. They are open Monday - Friday (except Wed) from 10 am to 6 pm. Call to order ahead or order through Mon Panier Bleu for delivery.
3, rue Tonduti de l'Escarène, Nice
Tel. +33 06 11 79 84 24
Le Panier du Producteur offers locally grown organic fruit and vegetable boxes. They are operational, but currently limiting their deliveries to Antibes Juan-les-Pins.
Vers le Bio offers a selection of organic fruits & vegetables from growers within PACA, plus traditional organic bread and local organic Espresso Monte-Carlo. They deliver throughout Monaco and the surrounding towns, with certain days for Cannes and Antibes as well.
VitaFruits is a farm in Cagnes-sur-Mer making deliveries from Nice to Villeneuve-Loubet. Email them for a list of products. firstname.lastname@example.org
La Fabuleuse Épicerie is based in Cagnes-sur-mer and offers a selection of fine foods and beverages, from jarred lobster to fine biscuits and Fentiman’s sodas & tonic.
Maison del Gusto is a fine foods purveyor in Monaco and they are open and filling orders. They have a massive selection of some of the world’s best foods available from wine & spirits to biscuits, meat and fish, sauces and oils and fine teas and chocolate. MDG delivers locally and ships worldwide. Order online or email email@example.com
MonPanierBleu.com was one of the first in the area to offer full-service delivery of fine local suppliers and now finds themselves quite busy! Their website, entirely in English, offers a VAST selection of fine foods from local butchers, fish and cheesemongers, coffee roasters, bakers and more. They also offer special ‘baskets’ for brunch and wine or Champagne aperitifs.
*NEW* Terra Rossa Poissonerie in Valbonne is open and takes reservations for seafood orders. They deliver for free. Their Facebook page.
Many restaurants and chefs have started to get their kitchens back up and running as new temporary normal is sought. Do check your local area for signs of life, many restaurants are opening a window to serve takeaway orders or even deliver. There is also a new Facebook group for restaurants and food merchants open for business. Request to join to see who's there or share a business you want to help: https://www.facebook.com/groups/294670001509768
Here are a few we are aware of:
*NEW* The Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel (Relais & Châteaux) presents its new concept "Cuisine étoilée à emporter"! Star chef Nicolas Rondelli cooks "to go" for as long as restaurants remain closed. Orders can be placed online, every day from Wednesday to Sunday; There are three menus of 30 and 35 euros to choose from, which change daily. Chef Rondelli cooks with fresh ingredients from local producers. The dishes can be picked up at the hotel between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and are packed in such a way that they only need to be warmed up at home. Order online or by phone: 04 92 93 13 30.
Café des Arcades in Valbonne is open to get your French food fix. Facebook page and Tel. 04 93 12 00 06
La Menthe Douce in Mougins offers a delicious selection of Moroccan cuisine. They provide takeaway and delivery service from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. It is preferable to place your order the day before. The menu is visible on their website. To place an order, simply call 04 93 90 04 71 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
L'Arazur in Antibes is offering takeaway and delivery from €30. www.larazur.fr
La Table by Richard Mebkhout in Valbonne offers takeaway and delivery but orders only by advanced reservation. Menu on their Facebook page.
Le 61 Bar à Vin in Golfe-Juan has recently opened a window for takeaway and they offer delivery. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday 11 am - 2 pm and 6:30 - 9 pm. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit is Michelin starred family restaurant offering traditional French cuisine. Visit their website for the current menu which can be delivered. For Easter, they offered a 3-course menu for €55. They also offer a selection of cheeses, chocolates, wine bottles, and more. Order in advance. For the menu, click here: https://restaurant-figuier-saint-esprit.fr
Restaurant Lougolin in Grasse serves Provençal cuisine and offers a "panier gourmand" of delicious food and delivery to a wide area, including Pégomas, Mandelieu, Cannes and more. Facebook page and Tel. 04 93 60 14 44
FAST FOOD AND LUNCH BITES
*NEW* A list of around 20 restaurants and fast food outlets in the Pays de Fayence (Bagnols-en-forêt, Callian, Fayence, Montauroux, Seillans, Tanneron) offering collection or delivery service has been created.
In Cannes, discover the new Shoppeer platform, which brings together local shops offering delivery or takeaway sales to encourage local (re)consumption, both during and after confinement.
*NEW* The Couscous-Express delivers affordable meals in the western coastal towns of the Alpes-Maritimes
Restaurant Lougolin in Grasse offers you gourmet hampers composed of a starter, a main course and a dessert for delivery or to take away.
*NEW* Are you in Nice and want to have a brunch box, cookie or muffin box delivered to your home on Sunday or pick it up at the shop? Pre-order from Emilie and The Cool Shop and make Sunday great again!
Reopening on May 11th to order good small dishes for your lunch breaks at Le Fragon'Art in Sophia Antipolis.
Have a delicious sandwich delivered to you by Periko made with fresh, season products.
Discover the new menu at La Dolce Vita in Sophia Antipolis and have your order delivered directly to your office.
*NEW* PRIVATE CHEFS
Private chefs and caterers are now specialising in small private meals! Plus, if you'd like to have a dinner party and all the restaurants are still closed, there's no better way than a professional to come to your home.
Here are two caterers that Riviera Insider can recommend after they catered our own events. From small to large gatherings, office lunches or an intimate dinner, these world-travelled chefs can prepare any kind of menu you can think of! Know of others who should be on this list? Let us know!
Chef Theodora Hauser of United Flavours of Food in Villeneuve-Loubet is currently offering delivery of individual restaurant-style meals from €10. Her menu ranges from Pan Bagnat to Puerto Rican beef confit to Korean miso soy salmon. The menu can be found here.
Adams & Adams is more than just a caterer, they are a one-stop-shop for any kind of event you can imagine. With world-travelled yacht chef and co-founder, Kate Adams, the sky is literally the limit. Let them create an enchanting dinner or special celebration right in your own home.
BAKERY & SWEETS
Numerous bakeries are delivering or offering pick-up. Many don’t have websites, so make sure to check your favourite for a Facebook page.
Be Happy in Antibes takes orders by phone and offers free delivery of their great bread. Call them between 7 am and 1 pm: 07 73 29 61 90. More on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/b.happy.06/
Confiserie Florian has been making delectable candies and jams for nearly a century! They transform flowers and fruits into local specialities like candied violets, rose petals and verbena leaves. How about Jasmin preserves or candied mandarines? From chocolate to scented teas to rose and violet candies, candied orange and lemon peels and so much more, all made in the little factory in Gorges du Loup. They are currently busy making their clementines confit before the May rose petals arrive, so they have some specials.
Déli Bio is an artisan bakery and chocolate maker in Nice. They have a well-established online shop and are in full production for Easter goodies. Don’t miss their homemade granolas and marshmallows. Order online and pick-up in-store Tuesday - Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm.
Fée Maison Traiteur in Nice makes some mouthwatering and festive cakes for special occasions and offers free delivery from €20. Their Facebook page.
Komo Monaco's Pierre Hermé Patisserie is open and delivering one of Paris’ most famous pastries. People in Monaco and the surrounding towns are offered free delivery (orders from €22.50) of the bakery’s amazing cakes, chocolates and confitures, including the macarons, Ispahan tart, cakes and so much more.
Patisserie Serge Serain in Nice is delivering baked goods and Easter specialities.
Call: 04 93 62 30 83
Choco Mon Amour, artisan chocolates made in Bellet and official selection of the Côte d’Azur France line. They offer a selection of chocolate eggs for Easter! Pick-up and delivery (through Mon Panier Bleu).
Jeff de Bruges has a wide selection of chocolates for Easter. The Mougins location is open and offering order pick-up. Call and order by phone or email, then pick up your orders at the ‘drive’. The shop has extended its opening hours during Easter week (6 to 11 April) in order to regulate the flow of visitors as much as possible, from 9 am to 7 pm non-stop. View the selection online: www.jeff-de-bruges.com/fr/collections/paques
JEFF DE BRUGES
762 avenue de Tournamy, Centre Commercial Tournamy
Tel: +33 04 92 98 04 76
L’Oiseau d’Or is an artisan chocolate manufacturer in Cagnes-sur-Mer. They are not delivering, but will have their Cagnes and Nice shops open for Easter chocolate between 6 - 11 April from 9 am to 12 and 2:30 to 5 pm. Easter Sunday, their Cagnes-sur-Mer shop will be open from 9 am to 1 pm.
(From water to wine to something stronger!)
ÅRE Water France, based in Menton is delivering their super fresh Swedish water from Menton to Antibes. They offer bottles of still, sparkling and flavoured lemon and cranberry. Minimum 5 pack order.
Brasserie du Comté is a true Niçoise beer. They brew organic beer straight from a water spring in the Mercantour.
They are also part of a local CDA brewery collective, BIAM, and they are offering discovery boxes of all the local breweries (including Blue Coast). The B-Box has 24 beers from 11 local breweries for €60. It's a great way to get to know your local brews!
Cave du Loup wineshop in Villeneuve-Loubet can stock you for anything. They offer free delivery within the city.
Comte de Grasse distillery in Grasse is busy filling orders of their unique gin, 44°N! Each bottle comes in a gorgeous box and can be personalised with your name through the chip in the lid. It makes a great gift. And their iconic blue bottles are sure to bring extra cheer on top of the contents inside. ;) Order online for shipment.
Difé Rhum is a local business creating delicious infused and flavoured rums. They deliver between Nice and Cagnes-sur-mer. Two bottle minimum order.
La Cave de Stéphane has been called the ‘meilleur caviste de Nice’ by Le Petit Lu Gourmand. He offers expert advice on wine selection, based on her career as a chef and selects wineries that respect the environment. During the confinement, his wine shop in Nice is open in the mornings and he delivers in the afternoon throughout Nice and the surrounding towns for orders from €40.
L'Orangerie is a unique distillery in Monaco making a fine orange liquor strictly from Monegasque oranges. Distilled in authentic copper stills, this artisan product is a must for any local and the key ingredient to their 'Monaco Spritz'.
Mitton International Wines is part of the Club Vivanova group and offers a selection of fine wines from around the world and some select spirits, all hand-picked by the owner, Bradley Mitton. From Chilean wine to English Vodka, view the entire selection online.
Naughty and Nice Juice is fresh, cold-pressed juices that actually last thanks to a special bottling technique. There are four juice blends to choose from, plus some smaller ‘shots’ of ginger turmeric or charcoal detox. NICE for healthy juice, NAUGHTY for being a great mixer! Check out the recipes online for vitamin-infused cocktails. Order online for shipment across PACA.
Subtil Wine is a local distributor of rigorously selected biodynamic wines from across France. These are more than organic, they are alive and amazingly delicious. Choices of white, red, rosé and Champagne. Order online for delivery.
Vins Sans Frontières (VSF) supplies the superyacht industry with wines and spirits. They also deliver to brick and mortar buildings and they are running a 'Stay at home Lockdown' special of 40% off their list prices (until 15 April). Free delivery on orders €100 or more.
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