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South of France Grubbin': How to Eat Your Way through Antibes

Something that we enjoy every day is eating. In the French Riviera, it's a whole new experience. Not only, is there your stereotypical French food such as freshly-baked baguettes and Nutella-filled crepes, but there is an abundance of many other tasty treats. From open markets to small, hidden specialty restaurants, Antibes has it all. The beauty of living in Southern France is the strong Italian influence. The pizza here, at any place, is fantastic. Try Pomodoro, it’s right near the CEA office. You can also buy fresh-made gnocchi at many of the stores.

 
In France, people love to cook. Rather than going to the grocery store once a week and stocking up, you end up going every day and getting the exact ingredients you need for that day’s meals. In town, there are four main grocery stores: Carrefour, Monoprix, Intermarché, and Casino. Carrefour is your standard French grocery store; the produce section is separated. Also, do not forgot to bring your own shopping bad.  Monoprix is reminiscent of Target, not only does it have great produce it also has clothing, electronics, and school supplies.
 
Just as much as they love to cook, the French love to go to cafés. Every morning, no matter what the weather, you can see an abundance of people sitting and enjoying a café or a "petit déjeuner." Be careful though, when ordering a "coffee" don't expect a tall cup of joe. In France, the customary caffeine drink is what we refer to as espresso.  Order a "café longe" if you're looking for something more diluted. Usually, while drinking, people enjoy a popular sport called "people watching." If you get hungry watching the world around you, order a "petit déjuner." It comes with a café, orange juice and a croissant with a variety of condiments. 
 
If you’re missing the quintessentially American Starbucks, go to the  “Copenhagen” for either a hot or iced chai tea latte.
Having another American craving for Chinese? Right by Place du Gaulle, there is a Chinese restaurant with a sign that says “Fast Food, ” but don’t let the sign deceive you. The Chinese food here is absolutely delicious, I’d suggest like one of the veggie rolls of Thai chicken.
 
Here are a few of my other favorites: Bon Appétit! 


The Hop Store is a favorite among locals and tourists.
Have breakfast here; they have the most excellent "English breakfast"

If you want to feed your sweet tooth, this bakery is by
far the best one in town. I'd suggest the pain au chocolat.

Midday snack? There's a delicious gelateria
in Place Nationale. Try the Nutella flavor.

Marche Provençal is one of my favorite places to go for
fresh produce. It's open every morning except Mondays.

France produces 350 types of cheeses...

Apples to apples to apples

Flowers in France are very affordable, so you can
surprise your special someone.

Le Chaudron has the most delicious salmon with bruchetta.

The previous weekend, a few of us took a short train ride to Cannes
for the Chocolate Festival. There was an abundance of free samples

So delicious


Danielle Zolotnitsky is the CEA Mojo French Riviera



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