La tête dans les olives has the best olives and olive oil in Paris. The tiny little epicerie on the picturesque Rue Sainte Marthe is home to all kinds of Italian delicacies.
Italian pasta, dried chillies, salted capers and sundried tomatoes line the shelves, as huge vats of oils and olives adorn the floors. The particularly friendly proprietors are intensely passionate about produce, happy to detail the process behind their bottarga de thon.
They are responsible for the incredible olives that accompany the signature martini at Le Coq and the bresaola de thon on the menu at l’Entree des Artistes.
Impress fellow hipsters: Production of the Sicilian extra virgin olive oil is overseen by proprietor Cédric Casanova, who attends the yearly harvest in Sicily. The boutique also has a table d’hote for 8 people, but is perennially booked weeks in advance.
La tête dans les olives, 2 rue Sainte Marthe 75010