While in Paris last month I was curious about going to Maison Plisson since I read so many fantastic reviews about it in magazines, blogs etc... Maison Plisson http://www.lamaisonplisson.com, for those who don't know, this is a Parisian grocery select store that has opened last May. It offers selected products from a variety of places mainly French but also from Europe.
As they also have a cafe and a restaurant we first went for lunch there before checking the adjacent shop. It was an awfully rainy day so eating outside was not an option, so we had a tiny table squeezed between other tables and it felt quite exiguous. Like the whole place was designed as a cafetaria for 10 year old kids. Luckily the food was really nice, simple, home-made like.
My main disappoinment was the grocery shop. I was expecting a huge store but it's rather ridiculously tiny supermarket on the ground floor, with low ceiling, and a basement that is even tinier and lower. Passed the disappointment of the entire space, what about the products? The cheeses and charcuterie looked nice but it was not an option for us since we couldn't cook or bring back any to Japan. The fruits and veggies were scarse and not too appaling, bad timing maybe. And I was hopping a treasure trove grocery shop, but it didn't impressed me at all, in the basement it is super tiny, a few shelves only, mainly foreign products and processed bins and sweets, it looked rather like a gift shop... I was hoping to find some delicious lentil from Auvergne, big white kidney beans from Toulouse, buckwheat flour from Brittany, and other wonderful things... But I didn't. The wine shop is also a small corner in the basement...
So unless you can bring back fresh products home or live in Paris, for me Maison Plisson's shop = Non!
The pictures of this post come from Maison Plisson Instagram account.