Picard is France’s frozen food store and not everyone loves it as much as I do. For some, it’s a weekly grocery shopping staple, and for others, it’s a place they despise. For me, Picard foods are lifesavers and come in handy when you don’t want to cook. The frozen food leader has provided endless hours of excitement for me (yes, I’m serious).
There are hundreds of Picard locations in France alone. The store itself is organized similarly to a U.S. grocery store’s freezer aisle — but with so much more. The big rectangular freezers that span the floor have everything from appetizers all the way to dessert. The difference between Picard and a U.S. grocery store is that the entire store sells only frozen food items — and has a very thorough selection. Best part? The vast majority of products are excellent! Perusing every last nook and cranny of the freezer is something that never gets old for me because there’s always something new to try.
While the promo prices are very reasonable, a trip to Picard can really add up if you’re not careful. How I wish I had a backup freezer to stock up on all the products on sale. One day…
Curious about what you can find at Picard? Chocolate eclairs, frozen lobster tails, organic vegetable bowls, quiches, a whole bunch of premade dinners and SO MUCH MORE.
This could have been a HUGE list, but here are some of my favorite Picard foods at the moment:
Chinese food where I live just isn’t the same as what I’d get in NYC, but these Chinese dumplings come pretty close. Available in a variety of flavor options, they make a great appetizer and I have to admit it’s hard to pass them by.
Italian foods like cannelloni
Desserts: Tiramisu, eclairs and more!
No French meal is complete without dessert, so if you don’t have time to pick something up at the patisserie, swing by Picard for this creamy Tiramisu. Light and flavorful, this Italian dessert is just as good as homemade!
So when you’re in a pinch, head out to your neighborhood Picard for something quick and tasty. Don’t want anyone to know? Get rid of all the evidence. 😉