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Izrael - Le Monde des Epices

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Address: 30 rue Francois-Miron (4th Arr.), Paris, France
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Just savour the smell in this shop

What a fantastic shop, everything you could possibly want in the way of spices, we bought dried peaches, ancienne sardines, curry paste and a few other things, yes some things... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
AnnandBob99
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Bundanoon, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Angry old lady was disappointed because i was wearing a shoulder bag in their shop. Aha. Totally crowded (with just 5 visitors) Merchandise cluttered everywhere and very expensive.

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Thank Bernhard N
Bundanoon, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

What a fantastic shop, everything you could possibly want in the way of spices, we bought dried peaches, ancienne sardines, curry paste and a few other things, yes some things were a little expensive but it wasn't too bad, enjoy the experience and take in the smells,it is fantastic.

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Thank AnnandBob99
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

It is true: the prices, even over the course of a year, have augmented to make it really prohibitive. But, if you need good madagascar pepper, this is the one and only place to find it. Now it is 12 euros for a small sachet. Their other peppers are also expensive, but, sigh, they are good. You can easily rack... More 

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Thank Patricia D
Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Walking by we noticed this shop that looked like a bit of a bazar come high end bulk barn, with admittedly good choice and quality of spices, nuts (roasted and fresh), dried and candied fruit (figs, pineapple). Narrow, deep shop with open bags showing attractive, colorful merchandise on either side. Eye catching, a bit exotic. The prices though, are stupidly... More 

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Thank Bywalec
Paris, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

I used to visit this shop every time I came to Paris. It is never been an unexpesive place, but the owners seem to have gone crazy now. And the quality follows an inverse direction: it goes down while the prices go up. There isn't anything there that you cannot find (30 to 50 per cent less expensive) in other... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

I visited here on a cold, rainy day. It was like entering the gates of paradise! It was a little busy. I found two items I could not live without, and took a few pictures as i stood wide-eyed, gawking at the beautiful displays. I waited my turn and asked the owner if he could recommend a selection of pepper... More 

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Thank Arlene T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

Just step inside and close your eyes.In a few minutes you'll be traveling through Zanzibar,Marrakech,Bombay,Istanbul,Dakar,Canton,Indonesia,right to the Malaysian quarters of district six in Cape Town,South Africa!I've come here on & off for the last 35 years,& each time my senses are overwhelmed and intoxicated by the smells of spices,teas,dried fruits,delicious olives & my favorites are raw nuts & dates!The owner... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

I used to like to visit this shop, but this was my last trip. It was always quirky, and the elderly owners have always been appropriately cranky - and this was one of the reasons I liked to shop here - but times have changed, and not for the better. Last week, I stopped by and entered the little side... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

The proprietor is an arrogant, pompus individual. Unless you craft your question precisely, he will just answer yes, no or sorry. If you are not a local, you will wait and wait and wait. I have visited this place before to buy spices, but there is no longer any value. I love to buy pepper from places I visit, including... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

We shop here often for Mexican spices and condiments. Their selection of salsas is excellent. You can also find jalapenos, mole, tortilla chips, and canned black beans. It's also one of the few places in Paris where you can get dry black beans in bulk if you're willing to start from scratch. They do carry tortillas (very pricey) - both... More 

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