Sunday, 20 July 2014

La Cigale French Market

We have many great foodie markets in Auckland
one of my favourite ones
is the La Cigale french market in Parnell.

There are many outside stalls
with seasonal vegetables and fruit
plus wonderful cheeses, artisan breads, paella etc

Inside their large warehouse

La Cigale have a cafe and bistro 
with traditional french food and wines.

Best of all they have the most delicious
pâtisseries like éclairs, profiteroles, sweet tarts

and macarons, not good for the figure I know

but sometimes they are completely irresistable!

I'm joining Mary for Mosaic Monday

Thank you all for your visits and comments

Take care and

be kind to one another

  Merci à bientôt

Shane x


  1. French food markets are totally irresistible. We go to our little market in Luzy every Thursday to buy our saucisson sec, chevre frais, pains, and other assorted bits and pieces. We have just come back from a tiny tiny vide grenier in Dettey, where we bought the most delicious pain au chocolat and pain aux raisins. YUMMMMM. Oh, and some rather good home brewed beer.

  2. This market is filled with lots of yummy's.. I could never go there hungry..I would leave with everything.. MY prayers go out the the families and victims of Flight MH17.

    Have a happy week ahead!

  3. Oh, how gorgeous, a French market in Auckland. I wish they would start one over here! Great post, Shane. xx

  4. First dear friend, I'm with you, and so many others, in mourning the lost lives on flight 17 - an unthinkable tragedy which makes each one of us understand even more clearly now that the world has become a dangerous place.

    As for the market, it looks as lovely as any in France with those delicious offerings…..must be hard to stay away! Is it a permanent location?

    Hope you are well and not working too hard Shane. We've been enjoying some less hot/humid days this past week but with rain on the way today the muggy Summer weather will return no doubt.

    Take care dear.
    Warm hugs - Mary

  5. What a fascinating market! I think I would be a regular customer! Love your collage pictures that tell the story.

    The airline terrorism is so senseless and vile. I can't even fathom how one could commit murder of innocent people.

  6. I've missed your posts while I've been offline a bit but I'm back with Paris in July and my postcards from the Lake.

    This is wonderful -- I would like to be with you this very minute soaking it all in, in person!

  7. A very lovely market. Many good things to eat. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  8. Think I just gained 10 lbs. looking at the photos. LOL

  9. Hi What a fascinating market! I think I would be a regular customer! , i very lovely market!

  10. A market I could spend a lot of time in.
    Another terrible tragedy with this flight, I hope the families feel the comfort from our prayers.

  11. How nice to have such a market where you live.. I can see why you are drawn to it! Hope you have a good week.

  12. I didn't realise there was a market there. I knew there was a very small market in Parnell Road years ago (perhaps it led on to this market.)

    Must visit if I get a chance next time I am in Auckland.

    Everything looks delicious even though I am unable to eat a lot of it.

  13. French food markets are a treat for the eyes as well as the mouth. Such beautiful displays. Just one macaron would be lovely, please.

  14. Dearest Shane,
    Lovely French market; wish we had one like that over here in Georgia/USA!
    My Australian family has been so lucky for being on the same flight the day after this tragedy. My 1st cousin Elizabeth VandenMunckhof is being interviewed on a video (scroll down at my blog post for link) when they got to Kuala Lumpur on flight MH17 next day... This flight will be retired this week! All 8 of my Uncle's family returned home from Amsterdam, for a family reunion (we did not get to go as we were there a couple of months ago). Click here: {Our Yoga Frogs & Friday's MH17 Flight...}
    The Dutch people are all mourning... 193 killed is a lot for a tiny country.

  15. oooh la la Shane-you have once again transported me to France!!! A perfect post since we just last week celebrated Bastille day:) I sure wish we had a market like this one in our home town although we ARE able to get some French foods albeit limited.

  16. What a beautiful market!Everything looks so tempting! I miss the opportunity of buying French pastries like these now that I am no longer in NYC. I join in on your condolences to the families that lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy.!

  17. Your market sounds wonderful. I wouldn't be able to resist the macarons. Oh and those olives too.

  18. Ooooh! Now I am very hungry for some eclairs or pastry! A lovely market - thank you for sharing. xo Karen

  19. I would love to be able to attend that market. Thankfully we at least have small ones near by.

  20. Oh what delicacies. I can only find such decadence at our local Starbucks and their new to this area French pastries and tarts. I am sorry to say, I love them all and they adore me, as proof of weight gain. I agree with your sentiments following the downed flight, how very sad for sure~

  21. Dear Shane,

    I too love going to La Cigale Market and it is a good place to buy fresh fruit and vegetables there too.
    Yes some macarons and croissants often come home too.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the poor families that have lost loved ones, so very very sad.
    Hope you are enjoying the week

  22. Oh the French food market looks fantastic, all these cakes looks delicius, thanks for your sweet comment on my book.

  23. What a fun place - love it all! Very colorful.



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