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Flea Markets in Nice | France

Flea markets and thrift stores

Puces de Nice

By the Old Port are couple of antique stools. However, on a Saturday during the working hours in December, most of the littles shops were closed. We found lots of antique plates and cutlery, also silver pill boxes and cigaret cases. The products are from rusty trash to great condition 800 silver.

 

 

Sunday: Old port flea market

I’m not sure if the market is regularly taking place every Sunday, we accidentally spotted it taking a walk on the mountain and came running down to for this amazing market. The market is dominated by private sellers and professional antiques sellers with rather cheaper assortment of kitchenware, old household items, and worn out clothes.

 

Monday: Antiques Market at Marché aux Fleurs (Flower Market)

On Mondays, the Antique Market or ‘Brocante’, takes place here instead of the regular food market. Lots of interesting antiques, especially silverware. Almost exclusively professional sellers, we spotted some antique store owners selling here, the prices are accordingly, but the quality is much better compared to the old port market. If you’re looking for antiques in great condition and are willing to pay a little more, but less than at the antique shop, you will be thrilled with this flea market.

 

More Antique Shops in Nice

Around the old port, on the right side looking from the port towards the city the street with countless Antique shops begins. However, every time we passed by, the shops were closed. We spotted mostly furniture and decoration objects.

 

Organic in Nice | France

Organic Markets in Nice

There are different chains of all organic markets, most of them pretty tiny, but with a good enough fruit and veggies selection.

Naturalia (Cassini)

Great organic seasonal fruit, veggies, sprouts, seaweed.

Naturalia (Déroulède)

Great organic seasonal fruit, veggies, sprouts, seaweed, organic nuts and seeds.

Bio C`Bon

Organic seasonal fruit, veggies, sprouts, seaweed, raw vegan snacks and water in glass bottles.




Biocoop

Organic seasonal fruit, veggies, sprouts, seaweed, raw vegan snacks and spices.

Marchand Bio

Great organic seasonal fruit, veggies, sprouts, seaweed, organic nuts and seeds. Water in glass bottles.


You might be able to find a modest selection organic fruits and veggies at the regular stores such as Carrefour, what you will find there, might get your through the day, but keep in mind that organic fruit like banana are most likely pretty unripe and not ready to eat.

Organic Restaurant in Nice

So for the first couple of days, while the fruit is ripening, eating at a restaurant is an option. We totally recumbent checking out the Koko Green restaurant in Nice.

Farmers Market in Nice
We saw an organic stand with mostly veggies at the flower market. Not really worth relying on, but nice fresh option to stock up on seasonal local veggies.



Koko Green | Nice | France


We stayed in Nice for a week and had plenty of time to try all the raw food dishes at Koko Green. On the weekly changing menu, there are 2 raw dishes plus raw desserts, smoothies and juices. The restaurant is run by a very passionate and lovely couple, we could literally taste their dedication in every dish. Everything was fresh, organic and delicious.

Oyster Mushroom Ceviche

Ceviche (7.50€) with coconut milk and sweet chili vinaigrette.

Everything about this dish is amazing. The coconut sauce is deliciously sweet and sour, the marinated mushrooms and completed with creamy avocado and well seasoned veggies. With a hint of lime and fresh coriander.

Raw vegan sushi

Sushi (16,00€) with cauliflower and kohlrabi rice, sesame nut cheese, smoked carrot salmon, beetroot, asian salad and yuzu dressing.

Tasty, filling dish. There are so many different flavours and textures conjoined on this plate. Smoky soft carrot, rich creamy sauce, pickled ginger, hot creamy wasabi, salty soy sauce, mild sweet and sour dipping sauce, fresh crunchy salad and sprouts.

Tiramisu

Tiramisu (6.50€) of Almond and Date base, Cashew and Coconut Filling, Chocolate and Coffee Layers.

Rich and sweet cream layers. The chocolate layers are infused with coffee. The cream layers melt a little faster, leaving the chocolate and coffee layer a little longer on the tong so the coffee and chocolate flavours can fully unfold. A truly perfect raw cake with a texture of a regular tiramisu.

Make these recipes at home

Best Tiramisu Recipe

Banana Cake

Oyster Mushroom Ceviche Recipe

Raw Sushi Recipe

Banoffee Pie

Banffee pie (6.50€) of nut base, coconut cream and bananas.

The banoffee pie is a creamy, sweet, delicious dessert. The cream layer is maybe a tiny bit too sweet for our liking and the cream layer was too runny on this one, which didn’t affect the overall great taste at all.

Overall impression

We really enjoyed our breakfast and 2 lunches at Koko Green. The food is tasty, the ingredients are exceptional quality: organic and fresh. The raw options are limited, but excellent.

What you should order

For the 2 of us, 2 starters, 1 main and 1-2 cakes would make a great lunch.

Tips for your visit

You your are visiting on the weekend, call and make a lunch a dinner reservation to not no miss out on the great food, the sitting is limited.

A good blender is simply irreplaceable.

Dehydrator turns fruit into delicious healthy treats.

If you like veggie noodles, you should get a spiralizer.