A Foodie guide to Paris
This is the ultimate guide to a foodie's way around the French capital and where to eat in Paris! There is a mix of cafes, fine dining, casual eats, and boulangeries hand picked from your favorite foodie. Crafting these in-depth travel guides requires significant time and dedication and if you found this guide helpful, I kindly ask you to consider showing your appreciation with a tip. Thank you for supporting my discoveries!
27 Places • 17 Saves • ago
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Casual, Walk In

Foujita
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Good quality ingredients, fresh fish More of a quick lunch place than a romantic dinner place Be prepared to point to what you want and translate the menu
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Kodawari Ramen (Tsukiji)
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Michelin guide restaurant Be prepared for a line Amazing ambiance- you feel like you have been transported to a Japanese Fish market
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Rue Cler
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Amazing selection of specialty food stores, pastry shops, butchers, delicatessens, cheese specialists, fishmongers, greengrocers, chocolate shops and cafés. Grab snacks, charcuterie and a bottle of wine and head to the Eiffel tower
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Marché Bastille
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One of the biggest markets in Paris open from 7-2:30PM on Thursdays and Sundays
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Cafes/Boulangeries 

The Caféothèque of Paris
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Co-working space Cozy coffeeshop to relax with an espresso drink The ordering system is odd: you pay in one place and then wait and get your coffee made two rooms away
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Du Pain et des Idées
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Try the escargot croissant! *it is closed on the weekends*
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Aux Arts Etc... Café Galerie d'art
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Try the Picasso eggs benedict and take in views of Notre Dame
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Zia
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Ambiance: Small café, with a homey atmosphere and the ideal breakfast or brunch spot for fresh, flavorful food and coffee drinks. The service friendly, helpful, and bilingual My recommendation: Seasonal fruit dutch baby pancakes
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Stohrer
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Ambiance: Baroque style Parisian bakery raved about by food vloggers. My recommendation: Baba au rhum ( yeast pastry soaked in rum)
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Café de Flore
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Legendary café in the heart of Paris Famous for its place in literary and cultural history.
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Shakespeare and Company Café
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Ambiance: Small cafe with a vintage charm, located inside the well known English-language bookshop. Grab the outdoor seating to enjoy your cappuccino with a pastry or quiche. This cafe is just across from the Notre-Dame and it's the ultimate people watching spot.
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Mariage Frères
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Lovely tea service with pastries for an afternoon pick me up in a nice setting
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Angelina
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Popular spot in Paris, so be prepared for a line Try the hot chocolate
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Restaurant OGATA | Sabo
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A unique experience of the world of tea in an elegant environment Reservations required Each step the tea master would explain the detail and the reasons behind to help you understand tea culture.
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Le Soufflé
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Ambiance: Elegant ambiance, with attentive service and top-notch cuisine. They serve a delicious selection of sweet & savory soufflés so one for dinner and one for dessert. My recommendation: Beef bourguignon soufflé, Onion soup, chocolate Soufflé
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Restaurant Georgette
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Ambiance: Classic French cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere and serving a menu that is always up to date with quality food and efficient, friendly service . My recommendation: Farmer's chicken, beef tartare.
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Le Procope
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Historic Parisian restaurant opened in 1686 Try the Whole Roasted Sea Bream
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Ober Mamma
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Make a reservation as there are limited spots at the bar for walk in Flavorful Italian cuisine, lively atmosphere
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Les Papilles
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One of my favorite dinners I had- Rotating menu that changes daily, Excellent service, and large cellar of wines to choose from
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Le Comptoir Général
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Rustic-chic vibe & a leafy terrace serving classic fish dishes, plus a nice spot to grab cocktails.
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Breizh Café
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Breton-style buckwheat galettes and sweet crêpes
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Pink Mamma
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First come, first served 4 stories- Every floor is a different vibe Try the truffle pasta and pizza
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Patisserie Yann Couvreur
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Try the signature deconstructed millefeuille: Only 50 are made daily.
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Maison Sauvage Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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Great service- remarkable description of the dishes, and wine choices A step above the standard bistro/restaurant with very reasonable prices.
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Au Pied de Cochon
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Well known spot feat. classic French food
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Loulou Restaurant Paris
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Ambiance: Michelin guide restaurant located at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs. Elegant interior and beautiful terrace provide a relaxing setting to enjoy impeccable Italian dishes. My recommendation: Zucchini pesto pizza with truffle and anything from the pasta selection
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Le Train Bleu
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French dishes with a theatrical flare Restaurant in a train station
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Tipping in Paris: The waitstaff in Paris restaurants all receive a full salary so the service charge is already included. Additional tip is not required but always appreciated for excellent service.

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Hello! My name is Alexis and I am based in the Bay Area, CA. As an aspiring optometrist with a wanderlust spirit, I invite you to discover the wonders of the world through your own eyes. As a seasoned traveler, I seek to immerse myself into the customs, traditions, and histories that shape a place. I have found that this has given me the ability to unearth extraordinary stays, explore local culinary scenes, and unveil the hidden gems and best-kept secrets of each destination. My travel guides go far beyond the generic tourist hotspots, offering an insider's perspective and granting access to offbeat attractions, authentic local experiences, and lesser-known but captivating locations.
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A Foodie guide to Paris
This is the ultimate guide to a foodie's way around the French capital and where to eat in Paris! There is a mix of cafes, fine dining, casual eats, and boulangeries hand picked from your favorite foodie. Crafting these in-depth travel guides requires significant time and dedication and if you found this guide helpful, I kindly ask you to consider showing your appreciation with a tip. Thank you for supporting my discoveries!
27 Places • 17 Saves • ago
Free

Casual, Walk In

Foujita
@thealexis_pov
Good quality ingredients, fresh fish More of a quick lunch place than a romantic dinner place Be prepared to point to what you want and translate the menu
Add to
Details
Kodawari Ramen (Tsukiji)
@thealexis_pov
Michelin guide restaurant Be prepared for a line Amazing ambiance- you feel like you have been transported to a Japanese Fish market
Add to
Details

Grab and Go

Rue Cler
@thealexis_pov
Amazing selection of specialty food stores, pastry shops, butchers, delicatessens, cheese specialists, fishmongers, greengrocers, chocolate shops and cafés. Grab snacks, charcuterie and a bottle of wine and head to the Eiffel tower
Add to
Details
Marché Bastille
@thealexis_pov
One of the biggest markets in Paris open from 7-2:30PM on Thursdays and Sundays
Add to
Details

Cafes/Boulangeries 

The Caféothèque of Paris
@thealexis_pov
Co-working space Cozy coffeeshop to relax with an espresso drink The ordering system is odd: you pay in one place and then wait and get your coffee made two rooms away
Add to
Details
Du Pain et des Idées
@thealexis_pov
Try the escargot croissant! *it is closed on the weekends*
Add to
Details
Aux Arts Etc... Café Galerie d'art
@thealexis_pov
Try the Picasso eggs benedict and take in views of Notre Dame
Add to
Details
Zia
@thealexis_pov
Ambiance: Small café, with a homey atmosphere and the ideal breakfast or brunch spot for fresh, flavorful food and coffee drinks. The service friendly, helpful, and bilingual My recommendation: Seasonal fruit dutch baby pancakes
Add to
Details
Stohrer
@thealexis_pov
Ambiance: Baroque style Parisian bakery raved about by food vloggers. My recommendation: Baba au rhum ( yeast pastry soaked in rum)
Add to
Details
Café de Flore
@thealexis_pov
Legendary café in the heart of Paris Famous for its place in literary and cultural history.
Add to
Details
Shakespeare and Company Café
@thealexis_pov
Ambiance: Small cafe with a vintage charm, located inside the well known English-language bookshop. Grab the outdoor seating to enjoy your cappuccino with a pastry or quiche. This cafe is just across from the Notre-Dame and it's the ultimate people watching spot.
Add to
Details
Mariage Frères
@thealexis_pov
Lovely tea service with pastries for an afternoon pick me up in a nice setting
Add to
Details

Fancier Spots/Reservations Required

Angelina
@thealexis_pov
Popular spot in Paris, so be prepared for a line Try the hot chocolate
Add to
Details
Restaurant OGATA | Sabo
@thealexis_pov
A unique experience of the world of tea in an elegant environment Reservations required Each step the tea master would explain the detail and the reasons behind to help you understand tea culture.
Add to
Details
Le Soufflé
@thealexis_pov
Ambiance: Elegant ambiance, with attentive service and top-notch cuisine. They serve a delicious selection of sweet & savory soufflés so one for dinner and one for dessert. My recommendation: Beef bourguignon soufflé, Onion soup, chocolate Soufflé
Add to
Details

Restaurant Georgette
@thealexis_pov
Ambiance: Classic French cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere and serving a menu that is always up to date with quality food and efficient, friendly service . My recommendation: Farmer's chicken, beef tartare.
Add to
Details
Le Procope
@thealexis_pov
Historic Parisian restaurant opened in 1686 Try the Whole Roasted Sea Bream
Add to
Details
Ober Mamma
@thealexis_pov
Make a reservation as there are limited spots at the bar for walk in Flavorful Italian cuisine, lively atmosphere
Add to
Details
Les Papilles
@thealexis_pov
One of my favorite dinners I had- Rotating menu that changes daily, Excellent service, and large cellar of wines to choose from
Add to
Details
Le Comptoir Général
@thealexis_pov
Rustic-chic vibe & a leafy terrace serving classic fish dishes, plus a nice spot to grab cocktails.
Add to
Details
Breizh Café
@thealexis_pov
Breton-style buckwheat galettes and sweet crêpes
Add to
Details
Pink Mamma
@thealexis_pov
First come, first served 4 stories- Every floor is a different vibe Try the truffle pasta and pizza
Add to
Details
Patisserie Yann Couvreur
@thealexis_pov
Try the signature deconstructed millefeuille: Only 50 are made daily.
Add to
Details
Maison Sauvage Saint-Germain-des-Prés
@thealexis_pov
Great service- remarkable description of the dishes, and wine choices A step above the standard bistro/restaurant with very reasonable prices.
Add to
Details
Au Pied de Cochon
@thealexis_pov
Well known spot feat. classic French food
Add to
Details
Loulou Restaurant Paris
@thealexis_pov
Ambiance: Michelin guide restaurant located at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs. Elegant interior and beautiful terrace provide a relaxing setting to enjoy impeccable Italian dishes. My recommendation: Zucchini pesto pizza with truffle and anything from the pasta selection
Add to
Details
Le Train Bleu
@thealexis_pov
French dishes with a theatrical flare Restaurant in a train station
Add to
Details

Tipping in Paris: The waitstaff in Paris restaurants all receive a full salary so the service charge is already included. Additional tip is not required but always appreciated for excellent service.

* * *
CURATED BY
Hello! My name is Alexis and I am based in the Bay Area, CA. As an aspiring optometrist with a wanderlust spirit, I invite you to discover the wonders of the world through your own eyes. As a seasoned traveler, I seek to immerse myself into the customs, traditions, and histories that shape a place. I have found that this has given me the ability to unearth extraordinary stays, explore local culinary scenes, and unveil the hidden gems and best-kept secrets of each destination. My travel guides go far beyond the generic tourist hotspots, offering an insider's perspective and granting access to offbeat attractions, authentic local experiences, and lesser-known but captivating locations.
Send A Tip
Support Alexis M.’s work.
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