Cap Hispania , the Spain of Paris !!!

We love Spanish food as well, and I mean Spain, so  searching for one I look up Spanish food sections in restaurants and webpages dealing with the subject in France. Here I found one Cap Hispania in the 17éme arrondissement of Paris and went for it. It has been a find ,a jewel, a precious location for all that is good from Spain. Going by Pont Cardinet and over the railroad tracks leading to the Gare Saint Lazare and into the Brochart area where I end up parking underground of the Batignolles covered market !(see post)

One of the biggest professionals at the same time wholesaler and retailer in the distribution of Iberian products since 1998.  Cap Hispania, our Spanish grocery store in Paris has approximately 180 references of duly selected savory and sweet gourmet products, including Iberian ham at a price-almost-friendly. The advice is second nature, conversations sometimes stretch, and we leave loaded with the latest goodies.

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Cap Hispania, is simply the paradise of lovers of Iberian charcuterie. You can go there to catch a sandwich at lunchtime, to buy ham at retail or wholesale, to fill up with tapas for the evening. Beautiful whole hams are hanging from the ceiling. And not just any of them.. The Serrano arrives directly from the Salamanca region and has been refined 12 to 14 months. The Pata Negra comes from a particular breed of pork, the Iberian pork, and patiently waited more than two years before joining the stalls of Cap Hispania.  When a Bellota, the rolls royce of hams, it is derived from pigs raised in the open air and exclusively fed to the acorns from autumn to spring. After more than 30 months of refinement, it is particularly tasty and melting. My favorite Spanish supermarket in Paris for years..,  Cap Hispania. This is where you will find the best of Spain from olives, olive oïl, canned goods, wines, cheeses like the great manchego,chorizos, morcilla and cold cuts as well as meat cuts, and of course, the wonderful nougats or turron. All with a friendly service shown ,service and greeted by native Spaniards. Great place. Below pic my Dad!

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The stalls of Cap Hispania also abound with first-choice deli meats, like the lomo, made with pork loin, all kinds of chorizos, or the delicious Cecina de Leon, this meat of salted beef, dried, smoked and then refined . Besides, the Spanish cheeses, less well known, only asking  to be discovered, but do not overlook the Manchego from Castilla La Mancha Don Quijote quarters!. The right side of the store is reserved for the fine grocery section. They bring quality gourmet products from Spain: Olive oil from Andalusia, Jerez vinegar, canned white tuna from Biscay or anchovies from the Cantabrian coast… this is a good way to revise your geography of Spain!  On the sweet side, one feasts of course of the Turrón (nougats), which some like hard and crunchy (that of Alicante), and that others prefer fondant and tender (that of Jijona), but also of marzipan or polvorones. The common point between all these sweets? The almonds! Below pic inside my son back!!

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Cap Hispania, 23 rue Jouffroy d’Abbans, 17éme/ Metro Pont Cardinet line 14, Wagram or Malesherbes line 3, Open Monday  16h-19h, from Tuesday to Saturday 10h-19h30. webpage: https://www.caphispania.fr/

There you go folks, a dandy Spanish heaven in Paris .An off the beaten path sights that will make your mouth watered and enjoy the culinary choices of my eternal Paris. After all, is it that one big reason you are here visiting or as me living lol! bon appetit!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

5 Comments to “Cap Hispania , the Spain of Paris !!!”

  1. I used to enjoy bringing Spanish meat and cheese home but can’t do that now thanks to Brexit. Sigh.

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  2. This is incredible! My husband is from Spain but finding true Spanish food, let alone a Spanish market is a fantastic gem! Cheers! Annie 🙂

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