French Market in Prairie Village, Kansas, has been a destination for crêpes, sandwiches and other French-style fare since 2013. The small store offers a selection of food-and-drink products and kitchen items carefully curated by Noah Quillec, whose brother, Philip, serves as the executive chef.
The shop recently moved a few doors down to a much larger space, allowing for an expanded retail selection, additional seating and new menu items.
What opportunities does the new space offer? We actually have kitchen and production space now! The space for people to eat and drink is also much bigger, and we've been able to expand our menu. We were able to put in a full bar, which has helped with the social atmosphere, and our hours have extended until 8pm. Finally, we feature a happy hour from 3 to 6pm every weekday. –Noah Quillec
How do you select the food-and-drink products you carry? [Noah] picks all the products – we go to a lot of food shows to find the best items and bring them to the store. We obviously start by looking for French imports and local items, but we really just aim for a curated selection of the best stuff. –Philip Quillec
We are a true family-run business. Our mom chooses and imports all the non-food items in the shop. Our sister curates the wine list, our uncle Daniel makes some of the old-school French dishes – we’re all involved in different ways to help our two businesses succeed. –N.Q.
What are the must-try items on the menu? Our cheese and charcuterie board is hand-selected and always rotating. Besides that, our most popular items are our crêpes, especially the Brittany [made with house-smoked salmon], our Hannah Bistro sandwich and our Reuben. All of our sandwiches have been well-received, and we have ideas for plenty more. –N.Q.
French Market, 6943 Tomahawk Road, Prairie Village, Kansas, frenchmarketkc.com