One of the most common questions we get from our travellers is “where should I eat in Paris?”. Although it’s a very straightforward question, the answer isn’t. It’s no secret that Paris has an incomparable number of stellar restaurants but there’s also a surprising number of places that are not worth the time. It is for this reason that INSIDR has decided to come up with a comprehensive guide to help you narrow down where to eat in Paris.
Our Eating in Paris expert guide covers over 100 different restaurants, cafés, bakeries, pastry shops, and food markets that we have categorized based on their cuisine, locations, and price range. We’ve also listed down the best food establishments in Paris that have the best gourmet French foods that you can haul back home. And towards the end of the guide, we slipped in a quick French course so you can visit the most local places. We hope you’ll carry this guide with you as you go on your search of authentic experiences of eating in Paris.
What’s inside the Eating in Paris Expert Guide
An intro to must-try French dishes
The Eating in Paris Expert Guide starts with a quick list of the absolute most classic French dishes that travellers must taste while in the country. Luckily for those who are visiting Paris for a few days, you’ll have plenty of chances to eat authentically prepared regional French dishes. This part of our guide will introduce you to classic dishes like coq au vin and to the most popular comfort foods like bœuf Bourguignon and in which restaurants in Paris to best taste them!
An extensive list of restaurants in Paris
We’re not kidding with the use of the word ‘extensive‘ above. Our Eating in Paris expert guide includes over 100 different restaurants in Paris! We’ve done the extremely difficult task of narrowing down the restaurants that are worth recommending to food-loving travellers. Our restaurant list includes a wide range of restaurants like classic French bistros, brunch cafés, authentic Asian spots, and even gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan joints!
Details included are restaurant descriptions, average prices, addresses, and metro stations!
Recommendations on exploring Paris by dessert
Do you have a sweet tooth? Quite frankly, even if you don’t, you’ll still love going through our Eating in Paris’ dessert chapter. Here, we take you to our favorite Parisian pastry shops. You’ll also find maps on where all the best macaron and chocolate shops are located in the city! And if you’re coming to Paris during the warmer months, make sure to cool down with some delicious ice cream from one of our top recommended ice cream shops!
Guide to food shopping in Paris
Just because it’s a guide about eating in Paris, it doesn’t mean the eating ends in the city! Our expert guide also includes a list of our favorite outdoor markets like Marché des Enfants Rouges, food department stores like Lafayette Gourmet, fine food shops like Comtesse du Barry, as well as independent cheese and wine shops!
Best food experiences in Paris
What does a ‘food experience’ exactly mean? Our Eating in Paris guide has 3 pages that talk about all the different fun activities that foodies will enjoy. Find out about the best cooking classes, the most interactive pastry classes, as well as our favorite food tours in Paris!
Expert INSIDR foodie tips
Our INSIDR foodie tips include a French 101 crash course. We’ve selected the 10 easiest and most essential French phrases for going to restaurants and shopping at local markets! We’ve also added 10 highly important information to help travellers get accustomed to the Parisian way of eating out.
Paris restaurants area guide
Lastly, we have detailed all the locations where you should eat at in whichever Parisian neighborhood you’re in. Maybe your hotel is in the Champs-Élysées area and you’re looking for an affordable place for dinner? Or perhaps you’re craving for some crepes in the Latin Quarter? Just a quick look at our maps and you’ll quickly be sorted out!
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