Bordeaux, boasting the highest number of restaurants per person in France, is a paradise for food enthusiasts. While satisfying your hunger is a breeze in this city, locating specialty boutiques offering delectable cheeses, chocolates, or regional products proves to be a more elusive quest. All that exists here of course, but you need to know where to go.

Some of you might know, that in the past I used to offer food tours in Bordeaux, and that’s exactly the type of place I used to take my customers to. So I decided to take all that experience and research I had to do for my tours and write a guide about the most foodie streets in Bordeaux. 

In this article, I gathered a list of my favorite gastronomic streets in Bordeaux. So if you’re looking for the best spots to get the best patisseries, quality coffee, and cute little cheese shops, you came to the right place. Join me for a foodie ride in the streets of Bordeaux! 

* If you want to have a better understanding of the districts I’m talking about, check out my Bordeaux district guide.

Foodie streets at the historic center of Bordeaux

Rue des Remparts – Hôtel de Ville district

Let’s start with one of my favorite foodie streets in Bordeaux center- rue des Remparts, located just next to the city hall of Bordeaux. At first glance, it looks like many other streets in this district full of fashionable boutiques and art galleries, but it’s actually one of the richest gastronomical streets in Bordeaux. 

As you climb the street heading north you’ll pass by plenty of specialty shops, many of which are focused on a specific local product. Rue des Remparts is home to one of the best cheese shops in Bordeaux, called Chez Delphine, where you can pause for a glass of wine with a cheese plate. 

Other interesting shops to keep an eye on include Pierre Oteiza with their Basque charcuterie and Noisettines du Médoc with their nut products from Medoc as well as Oliviers & Co, an olive oil shop. Another boutique to pay attention to is Nouvelle Vague, the first delicatessen specializing in maritime and river fishing products in Bordeaux.

Rue des Remparts – chez Delphine – by Lost in Bordeaux

Rue de la Vieille Tour

Once you finish rue des Remparts you’ll see the beautiful Porte Dijeaux on your left. Continue straight into another magical street that you might have missed when strolling the city – rue de la Vieille Tour. 

Until a few years ago rue de la Vieille Tour was just a quiet back street in the Hotel de Ville neighborhood. Around a decade ago, the street became home to one of the best coffee shops in Bordeaux, l’Alchimiste, which suddenly made it quite popular. Today it attacks many locals from all over the city thanks to many of its food boutiques.

The most foodie streets on Bordeaux
l’Alchimiste – one of the best coffee shops in Bordeaux

One of its main foodie stars is Les Dunes Blanches shop, located just in front of the coffee shop. This pastry was born a few years ago in Cap Ferret and has since been embraced by the locals as a proper Bordelais pastry. On the same little street, you can find two of the best chocolate shops in Bordeaux, Hasnaa Chocolat Grand Cru and La Maison Darricau. If you’re in the mood for a good homemade cake and tea don’t miss the cozy Mona cafe.

If you want to discover other great coffee shops in Bordeaux, check out my article about the five coffee places you don’t want to miss

Rue des Trois Conils

The next street on my list is still in the Hotel de Ville neighborhood but this time we’re heading towards the river on Rue des Trois Conils. I find this street a bit less charming than rue des Remparts but it’s no less interesting when it comes to food. 

On one, not very long street, you’ll find two great chocolate shops (Yves Thuriès and Jeff de Bruges), a delicious Spanish ham place (Viandas de Salamanca), a chic canned products shop (Conserverie la belle-iloise), and more. One of my favorite shops here is La Perle des Dieux, a company specializing in sardines and canned seafood. They have the most stunning products, which are a great gift idea to bring from Bordeaux. 

Rue des Trois Conils - one of the most foodie streets in Bordeaux
La Perle des Dieux – by Lost in Bordeaux

Rue des Trois Conils is a fun street for cooking and baking lovers, with big cooking stores, my favorite is Alice Delice. And it’s also home to a few cute places to stop for a coffee or drink. These include the Swedish Suzzi Cafe and the Spanish bar Buenavida.

The streets of the Golden Triangle (Triangle d’Or)

The Triangle d’Or district in the center of Bordeaux is probably one of the most attractive areas in the city when it comes to foodie boutiques. Here you can find some of the best wine shops and several lucrative chocolate boutiques.

Just next to the Opera, on Allees de Tourny, you will find l’Intendant, a shop that earned the name “the wine library of Bordeaux” due to its wide selection of local wine. Just a few steps from there, don’t miss the oldest chocolate shop in Bordeaux, Cadiot Badie

Badiot Cadie - the oldest chocolate shop in Bordeaux
Guinettes Bordelaises at le Badiot Cadie in Bordeaux

In my opinion, however, the best foodie places are located on one of the narrow streets surrounding the marché des Grands Hommes, notably, rue Michel Montaigne. If you’re a patisserie snob, you’re likely to find one of the best patissiers on this street. David Capy is one of the best chocolatiers- patissiers in Bordeaux, and a visit there should not be missed. The street is also home to a great cheese shop called Beillevaire. 

More foodie spots around Bordeaux

Rue Fondaudège

Rue Fondaudège
Rue Fondaudège by lost in Bordeaux

I bet that most of you visiting Bordeaux for a short time have never heard of rue Fondaudège but this street is well worth a visit. After several years of tram works this street finally got the spotlight it deserves.

 Fondaudège is a long busy street, very different from the cozy streets of the center of Bordeaux, and it’s quite easy to miss all the interesting food shops on it. But if food is your thing, it’s worth taking a few minutes to walk from the city center just to discover this street. Here’s just a short list of some of the specialty shops on this street: Chocolaterie Lalère, if you want hot chocolate; Aux Dix Vins Fromagers, a great little cheese shop; Perrin, a very good bakery and Original US, a shop of American products (a lot of candies 🙂 ). 

Cafe Eriu – by Lost in Bordeaux

One of my favorite secret spots on this street is a little coffee place named Eriu, owned by the lovely Grace.

Rue Notre Dame

If you’ve been to Bordeaux for more than two days, most chances are that you have visited this street. Rue Notre Dame in the Chartron district is a stylish street full of boutiques, antique shops, and restaurants but it’s especially attractive for foodies. You can take this fun Chartrons food tour to help you discover some of the gastronomic secrets of this street.

Boulangerie chartrons Bordeaux
Boulangerie on rue Notre Dame

La P’tite Boulangerie Notre-Dame, one of Bordeaux’s best bakeries is located just in front of the church, you will easily spot it by the long queue. A little pastry shop I especially love is Micheline et Paulette – they have a very small selection of cakes but they are all excellent and the place is super cute. Other great places on rue Notre Dame include the wine bar Yarra, Juliena tea shop, and the 4ᶱ Vague Café among others. 

Cours Portal

Cours Portal is not a very charming street but it deserves a visit if you’re interested in food. It’s a long street but most of the good boutiques are located close to Place du Marché des Chartrons. Remember Beillevaire, the cheese shop I’ve mentioned before? Here you can find their second boutique in Bordeaux. Another good cheese shop is La Fromagerie de Pierre, visit both for the variety.  

foodie street in Bordeaux
Café refuge on Cours Portal

If you like to make quality coffee at home, check out Café Refuge, a coffee specialty shop. The coffee roaster machinery there is really impressive! Like every foodie street, Cours Portal has its little patissier, named Taupy. One of the more interesting places on rue Portal is Gastronomie Des Pyrénées, a specialty shop offering products from the southwest of France.

Marché des Capucins

Although my list includes only streets and not markets in Bordeaux, I had to add the place all foodies in Bordeaux fall for. Marché des Capucins is the ultimate place to go if you want to explore the regional delicacies of the Southwest of France. The market is home to three cheese shops where you can buy a variety of French cheeses. If you’re looking for a place to taste oysters while in Bordeaux, Chez Jean Mi is definitely the place to go to. 

Marche des Capucins, one of Bordeaux's best markets
Marche des Capucins by Lost in Bordeaux

While on weekdays the atmosphere at the Capucins market is very chill, on weekends many more merchands are coming to sell their produce at the market. The central part is completely covered with little stands of basque cheese, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and plenty of local pastries such as the famous canelés and basque cakes in many flavors. There’s one local pastry in the market you shouldn’t miss called Puits d’amour by Maison Seguin. This little ‘well of love’ will keep you happy all morning 🙂 If you want to read more about sweet local specialties I invite you to read this article about my favorite sweets in Bordeaux. If you want to learn more about the market, check out my article about the best places to eat at Marché des Capucins.

If it’s your first time traveling to Bordeaux, check out my ultimate guide to Bordeaux to get familiar with all the must-see places in Bordeaux. To help you choose a hotel in Bordeaux I’ve gathered a list of the best hotels in the center of Bordeaux as well as a guide to the districts of Bordeaux to help you find your preferred AirBnB location.

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  1. This bakery sells a gluten-free bread that is seriously far ABOVE the rating of “better than nothing” which previously has been my bar for buying a second loaf of a gluten free bread. Honestly, I forget what they told was in it but it isn’t one of the mostly corn flour breads that I can also tolerate. This is more like bread. Granted the loaf would make teeny sandwiches but this is bread that tastes good and does not fall apart into a mass of crumbs.
    This gluten-free bread is so good that a non-free person asked for a second slice.

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