There is one thing that all travellers want to experience when they come to Paris: food. French gourmet is well-known and admired across the world and Paris is the best place to try it! The city is bubbling with quality restaurants and patisseries all with delicious and authentic French cuisine. However, if you are visiting the city for the first time you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available. So, we have created a guide to help you maneuver through the cities gourmet scene.
Our guide has all the information you may need, from what to eat to where to eat it. Among our recommendations are the best tea spots, shops, and events! Paris also has a lot of Michelin Star restaurants, each with their own unique style, so we have chosen some of the best ones in the city with descriptions to help you figure out which one suits your taste best! We also provide practical information like a description of the food, prices, and location.
Our guide will be your first step into the gourmet scene of Paris!
What’s inside our Paris Gourmet Food Guide
Top Gourmet Foods to Try
French cuisine has so much to offer and it can be intimidating when it comes to knowing what to eat. Our guide will provide you with all the information you need to know about what French Gourmet foods you should try and where you should try them. We recommend dishes that are unique to France and therefore worth trying while in the country, like Foie Gras and Escargots. It is important that you have these dishes in the best places so you get authentic and good food, so our guide gives you the best restaurants in the city to try them! There is also more practical information like location and prices.
Michelin Star Restaurants
The Michelin Guide is the most prestigious award given to restaurants and hotels around the world! France has 27 three star Michelin restaurants and 85 two star restaurants, many of which are in Paris. While a lot of these restaurants create French dishes, each chef takes their own spin on it. Chef Alain Passard presents a divine vegetarian menu at his restaurant, Arpège with all organically grown produce, from his own garden! While other restaurants like YamT’cha create a fusion between the French and Chinese cuisine to make something new and great! All are worth trying but our guide gives you descriptions of the menus as well as practical information like prices and location, to help you decide!
Parisian Afternoon Tea Time
Tea may not come to your mind when you think of Paris. However, many of the city’s top restaurants and hotels hold a fantastic afternoon tea. Tea time in Paris has its own French twist so many of these places serve tea with traditional French pastries and snacks. It is a great way to spend an afternoon and experience a different side of French Gourmet. Many of the teas offer plates with different pastries and bites for you to get a little taste of everything! Famous hotels like the Ritz and Hotel George V all host afternoon tea at their luxurious hotel lounges and terraces.
Top Shops for Foodies
While in Paris you may be focused on eating and not cooking. However, our guide has you covered for both. Whether you want to take a bit of Paris back with you or get good souvenirs we have got you covered. Paris has great shops to purchase high-quality goods from such as coffee and chocolate! Our recommendations also include the well-known shop like La Grand Epicerie which is perfect for you to get good packaged French food to take back with you. The list also includes shops for kitchen utensils and appliances, that will send foodie lovers to heaven!
Top Food Events in Paris
Paris hosts a variety of food events during the year. From the well known, Taste of Paris to the relatively new event Bouche à Bouche, the city is always having great food events for people to try. The city has all types of food markets and seminars that cater to the different tastes of the city. Most events highlight French cuisine while others like Le Food Market cater to the international scene of the city. Our guide gives you all you need to know about each event so you can see which one suits your taste.