Gastro or bistro? Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme has selected 150 restaurants offering local, seasonal and home-made cuisine for every budget.
Chefs from Provence, Camargue and Marseille have got together under the 'Tables 13' banner to proclaim their commitment to fresh food, prepared with local, seasonal produce.
'Tables 13' is a genuine showcase for the Bouches-du-Rhône's exceptionally diverse cuisine. The region's delicious fresh are an endless source of inspiration for local cooks.
First launched during the Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture year, 'Tables 13' continues to offer visitors and locals the best regional cuisine the Bouches-du-Rhône has to offer.
Whether you're enjoying a light lunch or wining & dining at the table of a star-rated Chef, we invite you to savour the talent and know-how of our 'Tables 13' eateries.
From Aïoli to Tripe & Trotters
From the mounts of the Alpilles to the hills of Rove, the Calanques fjords running from Marseille to Cassis, or beaches of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, this is a place where we cook seven-hour roast lamb at Easter, revel in eels from Vaccarès lake grilled over a wood fire, red mullet and 'poutargue' (the local caviar from Martigues), Aïoli (fish, boiled eggs, vegetables and garlic mayonnaise) on Fridays, split olives from Les Baux and Tripe & Trotters from Marseille… Because this, as you can see, is a place where culinary heritage is sacred!
Local on your plate
Farm markets are springing up all over the area. Amaps are gaining ground, organic hampers have their aficionados, direct sale has always existed and picking your own fruit & vegetables is back in vogue… These excellent initiatives all aim to bring consumers and producers closer together. Markets are even popping up in the middle of business parks, how's that for novelty?! But it all goes to prove that the local market gardeners are around every corner.