Paris France is the perfect destination for foodies!



From small cozy cafes to beautifully decorated restaurants, Paris has amazing dining choices for every taste and pocket book.  This beautiful European city offers a wide range of delicious and unforgettable dining experiences. Though not exhaustive, here are a few recommendations for foodies visiting Paris:


Boulangeries and Patisseries:



Start your day with a visit to a traditional Parisian bakery, or boulangerie, where you can indulge in and sample freshly baked croissants, baguettes, and pain au chocolat.  The choices are endless and needless to say, delicious.  For delectable pastries and desserts, visit renowned patisseries like Des Gâteaux et du Pain.   Famous for the pomme tatin with maple syrup and don’t miss her chausson aux pommes.  Delicious!!!


Street Markets:


Street market in Paris showcasing bread items


Explore the vibrant street markets in Paris, such as Marché des Enfants Rouges, where you can find a wide array of fresh produce, cheese, charcuterie, and other regional specialties. It’s a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the local food culture and sample some authentic flavors.  Grab a bouquet of flowers, a fresh loaf of bread, some cheese and a bottle of wine and you are all set for a great afternoon of delicious food.

Conde Nast Traveler states:  ‘The Marché des Enfants Rouges is the oldest food market in Paris. First opened in 1615, the market is now a buzzing hub for food sellers of all types and specialties. This spot in the Marais stays pretty busy throughout the day, but you’ll find it peaks at lunch time as the young and hip gather for Moroccan couscous, Lebanese sandwiches, Italian deli specialties, and plenty of fresh produce.’


Cheese and Wine Tasting:

Wine bottle next to wine glass on table


France is famous for its cheese and wine, and Paris offers so many chances to indulge in a variety of delicious cheese. Visit Fromagerie Quatrehomme for a fantastic selection of French cheeses, and choose a bottle of wine from shops like La Dernière Goutte.

The website for La Derniere Goutte states: For almost 30 years, our wine shop has been located in the heart of the 6th arrondissement of Paris, just behind L’Eglise St. Germain des Prés. The wine shop sells estate bottled wines, is open 7 days a week, offers international shipping and air travel packaging options. We also offer group and private wine tastings in English from our bilingual staff. Every Friday, you can expect free wine tastings, often with the winemakers themselves.


Michelin-starred Restaurants:


Beautiful plating at a fine restaurant


Paris includes many of Michelin-starred restaurants that showcase the pinnacle of French culinary delights. Choose one of these amazing restaurants for a memorable fine dining experience, consider dining at renowned establishments like Le Jules Verne (located in the Eiffel Tower).  At dinner, Paris lights up, the Eiffel Tower sparkles and the place becomes just magical. Dinner at Jules Verne is an experience that transcends both time and space. Structured, crisp and refined dishes like abstract art paintings.

Benoit Paris is another establishment to check out.  The establishment first opened in 1912 and the cheerfulness of the old Paris market hall seems to still be apparent. Initially a Lyon-styled bistro, it was run by three generations of the Petit family, who lovingly continues its vintage charm.


Brasseries and Bistros:


For a casual but deliciously authentic dining experience, go to a Paris brasserie or bistro. These restaurants serve traditional French dishes like escargots, coq au vin, steak frites, and crème brûlée. Le Comptoir du Relais is deeply inhabited by this bistro spirit that the whole world delights in when it arrives in Paris, this Germanopratine institution, created in 2004 by Yves Camdeborde, overflows with generosity and conviviality. Especially in its terribly gourmet cuisine, made from tasty products sourced by the chef himself, and its 100% natural wine list.




Chocolate Dessert


Indulge your sweet tooth by visiting some of Paris’s finest chocolatiers. Maison du Chocolat,  is renowned for exquisite chocolates and confections. Maison du Chocolat says: In its art of transforming chocolate into a source of wonder, the House imagines new textures, new sensations. It breaks with the usual formats and codes to seek new emotions. Its claims are aimed at more refined chocolates, better tastes, light textures and even new pretexts for consumption. As if creation were conceived from scratch, it offers an unprecedented definition of a reinvented chocolate, around more assertive, sequenced tastes, revelations of opposites that dialogue with energy in vibrant compositions. Treat yourself to handcrafted truffles, pralines, and ganaches.


Explore the streets of Paris and be drawn to Paris’s vibrant café culture, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine or two while enjoying the quaint neighborhoods from a sidewalk terrace. Don’t forget your camera!  See my favorites here!  Bon appétit!

Until next time!

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