en ville / Food

Grenoble has Kale!


Le chou frisé non pommé (bref, le kale !) est un légume oublié en France.  Par contre, c’est très populaire aux US et il devient de plus en plus connu à Paris grâce à l’américaine Kristen Beddard, fondatrice de The Kale Project (voir une vidéo d’elle sur Le Figaro). Pendant mes trois ans dans la capitale des Alpes, j’ai été envieuse des gens d’ailleurs en France qui mangent de la salade de kale, kale chips, jus vert au kale, kale pesto, etc. Mais…ÇA Y EST !

Kale is one of France’s forgotten vegetables. Au contraire, it’s very popular in the US and it’s becoming more and more trendy in Paris thanks to Kristen Beddard of The Kale Project (check out this video of Kristen and her beloved kale on Le Figaro). During my three years in the alpine capital, I’ve been envious of those in other parts of France who have access to this superfood. I wanted to put it through my juicer for my daily green juice, I wanted to make kale chips to get my homemade veggie crisp on, and I wanted to try Kristen’s kale salad recipe. Most of all, I wanted it because I didn’t have it! But…THAT WAS THEN!


J’ai reçu un appel téléphonique du supermarché Bliss la semaine dernière pour me dire qu’ils venaient de recevoir du chou kale. En fait, c’était disponible au marché du quartier et apparemment j’étais la seule personne à en acheter (le marchand m’a donné le panier entier de kale dès que je lui ai dit que j’aime le mettre dans ma centrifugeuse plusieurs fois par semaine !). La semaine d’après, en rentrant au marché, ce genre de chou n’était plus disponible donc je suis allée à Bliss en demandant s’ils peuvent en commander. Bref, c’est maintenant disponible! Bliss a deux adresses à Grenoble – voici:

I received a phone call from Bliss [market] last week telling me they’ve just got in some kale. See, it was temporarily for sale at a green market down my street and I seemed to be the only one buying it (the vender ended up giving me the whole basket of kale once I told him I like to juice it multiple times a week!). It never seemed to return so I went over to Bliss and asked them if they’d order some. To make a long story short, it’s now available! Bliss has two addresses in Grenoble – so here they are:

1.) Bliss – Place Sainte-Claire fermé / closed

   2.) Sélect Fruits – 21 Rue de Strasbourg

chou kale

At Bliss Market, Place Sainte-Claire


My homemade kale chips: crispy and delicious!


Si vous voulez une recette pour mon inoubliable Jus Vert laissez-moi un commentaire ci-dessous ! Je viens de créer une page “Recipes” (par catégories) que vous pouvez maintenant voir dans le menu ci-dessus. Je planifie de poster une recette de temps en temps !

If you’d like a recipe for my super duper Green Juice do let me know down below in the comments! I’ve just created a “Recipes” page (via categories) that you can now see in the menu above. I plan to post a recipe every once in a while!



  • amy
    September 17, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Yea! We have been wondering about this for a while, and couldn’t find a good translation to ask for it! I am headed to Bliss market today to get some – thanks for sharing!

    • grenobloise
      September 17, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Hi Amy! So glad I could be of use!
      P.S. If you don’t see it on the shelves at Bliss, just ask for “kale” – they should have it.

  • ciarawmcgrath
    September 17, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I’ll be heading in the same direction – have been dying to make kale crisps (this pale kick has me looking for lots of alternatives!)

  • Blondering Girl
    September 20, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Jealous! I need to start getting friendly with the farmers at the Saturday market to see if I can convince one to grow a bit of kale.

    • grenobloise
      September 24, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Hello, new commenter!

      Never hurts to ask around and to try & convince them. Perhaps you’re not the only one asking! That’s what I discovered. If there’s business in it for them they may get it in. You’re in Lorraine I see! On there’s some info on where they grow kale in France…maybe there’s a farm near you. There isn’t one near me, so they order it from the North.

      Thanks for linking me on your blog list. I’ll be coming by for a read. 😉

  • Logan Lo
    September 24, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I completely screwed up my first batch of kale chips but this entry is making me think I should give it another go.

    I wish I were learning French, this blog would be such a help!


Leave a Reply