Located in the L.A. Farmers? Market, Monsieur Marcel is a cozy little grocer with items from France and other European nations. Outside, long tables display Provencal table cloths and kitchen goods. Inside, the shelves are lined with preserves, cookies, and spices not usually found in America. More exotic offerings include jarred escargot and bags of empty shells. Along the wall, refrigerators offer goods such as creme fraiche and European sodas.
The market is most well-known for its large wooden barrells, stuffed with olives and candy. The deli counter is also filled with cheeses and cold-cuts. Finally, be sure to browse Monsieur Marcel?s small but interesting wine collection before heading to the counter. And, if all the shopping is making you hungry, head to the outdoor restaurant for some small bites and wine.