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03/21/20

Food and Drink in Paris

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Some people vacation to see historical sites. Some people go to the beach. Us? We travel for food and wine! During our Paris explorations, we also go in quest of the best food and drink in Paris and we tell you about our nicest findings on this Paris food guide.

If you are looking for yummy food, Paris won’t disappoint you. On Yummy Paris you will find our best Paris food tips: Paris food facts, most popular food in Paris, the best places to eat in Paris, the best cheap eats in Paris, Paris cafe culture, French food festivals in Paris and much more.

Also, we will use this page as a meeting hub for other food articles so keep on browsing for the best of Paris food. Here’s how to eat your way through Paris…

Bon Appétit!


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Eat like a Local in Paris

French Food Festivals

When talking about the culture of a country, it is impossible to not speak about food. Take part in a cooking class and learn how to make macarons or croissants. Go and visit the city’s markets with local, fresh products. Enjoy French Food Festivals in Paris. Eat street food and dine in local restaurants. Eat Like a Local!

When you are planning your trip to Paris, be sure to learn about French food in Paris and the best things to eat in Paris. If you’re not trying the food, you are far away from getting to know the culture.

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Things to Eat in Paris: Famous Food in Paris

French Baguette

Here is the list of the most famous food in Paris: from Paris’ famous food to try to quick eats or traditional Parisian cakes, there is something for every taste in this Paris food list. If you are a foodie you should try at least a couple of these top things to eat in Paris, they are very yummy!

  1. Baguette
  2. Cafe & Croissant
  3. Jambon-beurre (also called “Parisien”)
  4. Croque-monsieur (or croque-madame)
  5. Steak-Frites
  6. Duck confit
  7. Yummy Crêpes (or galettes, the salty version)
  8. Oysters
  9. Raw Milk Cheese
  10. Saint-Honoré

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Food Tours in Paris

food tours in Paris

Food Tours are a great way to discover a specific Arrondissement of Paris or Parisian neighborhood while tasting famous food in Paris. Food tours in Paris usually last 3 to 4 hours, and combine walking & sightseeing with gourmet breaks so you get the best of both worlds. Sometimes, these Paris food tours include the visit to a local market or a gourmet shop so you can see what’s on Parisians’ shopping baskets in every season.

The most popular food tours in Paris are cheese tours and French pastries tours but Paris chocolate walks are also very requested. Remember that in France cheese is neither an entry nor a dessert, cheese is just cheese!

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Wine Tasting Tours in Paris

Wine Tasting in Paris

Wine is another of France’s treasures, the wine regions of France now produce between 7 and 8 billion bottles of wine per year!

Wine tasting tours in Paris are a great way to start a memorable night in Paris. More than ever people want to know more about French wine and the best French wine regions. Wine Tasting Tours in Paris are usually led by a professional sommelier who can answer all your questions about wine in France during the wine tasting. Some wine tours are more pedagogical, where you learn about the grapes, soil, best wine regions in France and wine tasting techniques. Other tours are more focused on tasting the best French wine from different French wine regions and usually, wines are paired with some gastronomic specialties or typical food in Paris like cheese.

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A good introduction to French Wine

OUR FAVORITE WINE TOURS IN PARIS

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Paris Cooking Lessons

French Omelette

Cooking lessons are a great way to learn about delicious food in Paris whilst having fun. The finished product is one thing but you truly get an appreciation of a certain type of cuisine when you see where the ingredients come from and how the food is prepared.

Cooking lessons help to immerse yourself in the local culture and it is also a great way to connect with other food travelers.

Add a cooking lesson in Paris to improve your cooking skills and learn how to prepare some traditional food in Paris.

Once you have learned some yummy recipes, you can also try them at home, maybe adding your personal touch like Evelyne from CulturEatz did with these French éclairs, the new “IT” pastry.

 

BEST ARTICLES ON PARIS COOKING LESSONS

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Best Food Markets in Paris

Local Markets in Paris

Paris has numerous markets selling fresh, locally-produced food. Food Markets in Paris are a food lover’s paradise! Parisian markets (marchés in French) can be found in all the arrondissements of Paris and a visit to a local market alone or with a guided tour can be one of the best local experiences in Paris. Some Parisian markets, like le Marché des Enfants Rouges, also host small eateries where it is possible to eat lunch or a second breakfast for a small price.

 

BEST FOOD MARKETS IN PARIS

  • Marché des Enfants Rouges, in Paris 3
  • Marché Mouffetard, in Paris 5
  • Marché Bastille, in Paris 11
  • Marché d’Aligre, in Paris 12

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Best Food Streets in Paris

Rue Montorgueil - Paris 2

In addition to restaurants and markets, travelers can also visit a myriad of colorful food streets in Paris populated with cafes, food stalls and gourmet shops. If you’re in the mood to shop, and snack at the same time, we suggest adding a couple of these streets on the top of your Yummy Paris list, these streets are still the main hub for food lovers in Paris.

 

BEST FOOD STREETS IN PARIS

  • Rue Montorgueil, in Paris 1 – 2
  • Rue Saint-Anne, in Paris 1 – 2
  • Rue des Rosiers, in Paris 4
  • Rue Saint-Antoine, in Paris 4
  • Rue Mouffetard, in Paris 5
  • Rue du Bac, in Paris 7
  • Rue Saint-Dominique, in Paris 7
  • Rue Cler, in Paris 7
  • Rue des Martyrs, in Paris 9 – 18
  • Rue Daguerre, in Paris 14
  • Rue de Lévis, in Paris 17

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Where to Eat in Paris: Restaurant, Brasserie or Bistro?

Paris Bistro

French cuisine sounds fancy but in the end, it’s all about quality – fresh products and creating a harmonious dish that elevates the quality of the main ingredient. The City of Lights boasts over 70 Michelin starred restaurants, but people with lower budgets can also have an amazing meal in a traditional brasserie or bistro.

What to choose, a Brasserie or a Bistro? What’s the difference between a brasserie and a bistro?

Both places serve typical French cuisine. Bistros are usually pretty casual neighborhood restaurants, with a limited offer and specific opening hours for lunch and dinner. The brasseries, instead, are bigger spaces, serve throughout the day until late at night, and have a larger menu.

Traditionally a Parisian bistro was a low key place to eat but nowadays you can find also trendy or upscale Parisian bistros based on the concept of bistronomie. A contraction of “Bistro” and “Gastronomy”, the term bistronomie combines the cuisine worthy of great chefs with the affordable prices of a bistro. You can read more about Parisian bistros in our e-book.

 

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Our Paris Food Tips: Best Places to Eat in Paris

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MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS IN PARIS

  • Le Grand Véfour, in Paris 1
  • The Gallopin, in Paris 2
  • Le Temps des Cerises, in Paris 4
  • Le Coupe-Chou, in Paris 5
  • Lapérouse, in Paris 6
  • Le Chalet des Iles, in Paris 16
  • Au fond du Jardin, in Paris 20

 

BEST FRENCH RESTAURANTS IN PARIS (ALL BUDGETS)

  • Les Jardins de l’Espadon – Ritz Paris, in Paris 1
  • Fleur de Pavé, in Paris 2
  • Alliance, in Paris 5
  • Le Cinq – Four Seasons Hotel Georges V, in Paris 8
  • La Vache dans les Vignes, in Paris 10
  • L’Abeille – Shangri-La Hotel Paris, in Paris 16
  • Le Discret, in Paris 18

 

BEST CRÊPERIES IN PARIS

We have a full post on crêpes! Click here to check out our favorite crêperies in Paris.
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CUTEST CAFES IN PARIS

  • Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole, in Paris 4
  • Shakespeare & Company, in Paris 5
  • Le Boudoir Saint-Germain, in Paris 6
  • Café de Flore, in Paris 6
  • Café Bohème, in Paris 14
  • La Galette des Moulins, in Paris 18
  • Le Vrai Paris, in Paris 18

BEST HISTORIC RESTAURANTS IN PARIS

  • Le Grand Véfour, in Paris 1
  • Au Chien qui Fume, in Paris 1
  • Le Grand Colbert, in Paris 2
  • Au Rocher de Cancale, in Paris 2
  • Bouillon Chartier, in Paris 9
  • Le Train Bleu, in Paris 12
  • Le Café du Commerce, in Paris 15

BEST GLUTEN-FREE RESTAURANTS IN PARIS

  • Noglu (French), in Paris 2
  • Sarra (all buckwheat), in Paris 2
  • Il Quadrifoglio (pizzeria), in Paris 4
  • Apéti (vegetarianm vegan), in Paris 6
  • Mimi Cave à Manger (Italian), in Paris 6
  • La Guinguette d’Angèle (hot dish, lunch box, soups, cakes), in Paris 11
  • Breizh Cafe (crêperie), many locations

 

DID YOU KNOW? Paris is one of the best cities in Europe for being gluten-free if you know the right places to go. If you are celiac or gluten-free, we recommend having a look at this Gluten-Free in Paris Quick Guide.

 

BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS IN PARIS

  • Saveurs Végét’Halles, in Paris 1
  • VegEateria, in Paris 3
  • Health Inside, in Paris 3
  • Le Puits de Légumes, in Paris 5
  • Le Grenier de Notre Dame, in Paris 5
  • Carmen Ragosta, in Paris 10
  • L’Aquarius, in Paris 14

 

BEST VEGAN RESTAURANT IN PARIS

  • Wild & the Moon, in Paris 1
  • Hank Vegan Burger, in Paris 3
  • Le Potager de Charlotte, in Paris 9
  • 42 Degrés, in Paris 9
  • Sol Semilla Cantina, in Paris 10
  • El Guacamole, Paris 10
  • Le Templier de Montmartre, in Paris 18

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BEST PIZZERIE IN PARIS

  • Arrivederci Pizzeria, in Paris 5
  • Casa Pizza, in Paris 7
  • Ex Cava, in Paris 8
  • AVE Pizza Romana, in Paris 11
  • L’Impasto, in Paris 12
  • Cantinella, in Paris 14
  • Jimmy 2 Fois, in Paris 18

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