Paris finally has a K-Mart, but if you’re in search of Blue Light Specials, you’re in the wrong spot. See, this is actually an Asian grocery store — I suspect the “K” stands for “Korean” — and it’s packed with essential food staples like frozen edamame and dumplings, soba noodles, and tofu.
I stocked up on all of the above a few weeks ago and though it wasn’t cheap — the crispy pork and cabbage dumplings set me back 5€, for example — the central rue Sainte-Anne location (near Japanese noodles shops and the Musée du Louvre) was certainly more convenient than trekking to the 13e or Belleville. Bonus: K-Mart is open on Sundays.
K-Mart also has a snack bar where you can pick up pre-made sushi, bibimbop, fried gyoza, and other treats; tables in the store offer a convenient spot to wolf it all down. For nearby office-workers, or Palais Royal picnickers, this is a convenient and different option for lunch.
6/8 rue Sainte-Anne, 1e
tel: 01 58 62 49 09