Food & Dining

Food & Dining

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52 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France
+33 (0)9 77 40 14 00+33 (0)9 77 40 14 00

Metro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11)

We could spend hours in one of Paris’s original department stores, where you can find everything from high-end art supplies and stationery to an eclectic selection of lighting for your home, to curtains and doorknobs, or specialty items for home maintenance, decoration and repair, to clothing, shoes and accessories for the whole family. And in the summers you can enjoy evening drinks on the rooftop at the Perchoir Marais (entrance at 37 rue de la Verrerie)

40 Chemin de Ceinture du Lac Inférieur, 75016 Paris, France
+33 (0) 1 42 88 04 69+33 (0) 1 42 88 04 69

We adore this charming, chalet-style restaurant and event space on its own island in the Bois de Boulogne in the West end of Paris. The voyage there itself is unique – you can row, yes we said row, your way across the lake. Or, you can park and then take a ferry from the public parking area (free for restaurant goers, 1,50€ round-trip for island hoppers). On fine days, you can pack a picnic and find a spot of grass to spread out. Or, you can book a brunch at their elegant restaurant.

For more brunch recommendations, read our article:  “15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris”!

38 Rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris, France
+33(0)1 42 56 50 86+33(0)1 42 56 50 86

Metro: Franklin Roosevelt (lines 1 and 9)

Fiery-hot Northern Chinese food, smack in central Paris. Serves mainly Pekingese and Sichuanese regional specialities including soups, dumplings, seafood (marmite of spicy prawns) and poultry (try the crispy spicy chicken and their scrumptious Peking duck), meat dishes like Shanghainese lion’s head, water-cooked beef, and braised pork with vermicelli noodles. Casual atmosphere. Conveniently located near the Champs Elysées.

Paris, France

Mary’s passion is sharing elegant French family cuisine with you and your guests.  A “Top 5” culinary graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Paris, she combines classic French chef techniques with the wisdom and advice gained from years of cooking along side her French mother-in-law.  Mary can spend a half day with you in your kitchen where you will create a traditional 5 course French meal for you, your family and guests.  She frequently caters dinner parties and cocktail parties for American Embassy Defense Attachés and their VIP guests, a UNESCO director, and various private clients in Paris and its environs.

84 Rue d'Aboukir, 75002 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 42 33 67 38+33 (0)1 42 33 67 38

Metro: Sentier (line 3), Bonne Nouvelle (line 9), Les Halles (line 4)

You may think it’s hard to imagine why anyone would crave American food in Paris, a city known for its scrumptious and refined cuisine. But sometimes there’s just no substitute for the nostalgic associations that come with savoring certain culinary mainstays—like a perfectly baked American-style cookie. And we know just where to find them in Paris!

Read INSPIRELLE‘s interview with owner and extraordinary cookie baker, Jean Hwang Carrant HERE.

 

46 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris, France
30 Rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris
24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris
10 Boulevard de la Bastille, 75012 Paris
+33 (0) 1 42 82 12 80+33 (0) 1 42 82 12 80

Homesick Brits love this popular, English style bakery-cafe with four establishments around Paris serving a wide variety of homemade cakes, scones, quiches and fresh bread. A favorite treat is the carrot cake with icing made from organic quality ingredients. They also serve organic salads and soups and brunch on weekends. The original Rose Bakery is located on the rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissement, a street made popular by its numerous resident artisans and specialty shops.

For more brunch recommendations, read our article:  “15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris”

8 Rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 42 64 95 81+33 (0)1 42 64 95 81

Metro: Abbesses (line 12)
This cozy restaurant in Montmartre serves up refined, traditional Peking-style healthy cuisine in a friendly and zen atmosphere. Emphasis is on mostly steamed dishes prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients, no MSG, and less oil. Try their Mijoté de Poulet à la Marmite (Chicken served in a Tibetan stone pot) and Dao, assorted vegetables in five colors.

131 Rue Michel-Ange, 75016 Paris, France
+33(0)1 46 51 46 68+33(0)1 46 51 46 68

Metro: Porte de St Cloud

Known for its crispy Peking Duck served over several courses, the Palais du Bonheur serves up typical grilled and steamed Chinese dishes — all for a reasonable price, with a welcoming smile! Our faves: Peking duck of course, salt and pepper shrimp, ma po tofu, braised eggplant and hot and sour soup!

19 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris, France
+33 (0) 9 73 60 13 64+33 (0) 9 73 60 13 64

Metro: Jacques Bonsergent (line 5)

Holybelly is owned and operated by Sarah Mouchot and Nico Alary, who together create a new menu every month – a mix of classic French and Western comfort food, based on what products are in season. Their staple: Sunday breakfast.

8 Rue Meissonier, 75017 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 47 63 15 07+33 (0)1 47 63 15 07

Metro: Wagram (line 3)

A true family-run restaurant, loved by the locals and off the beaten path in the 17th arrondissement. Here you will find authentic southwestern French dishes such as foie gras, or duck and bean cassoulet.

On top of the typical fare and relaxed atmosphere, you will love their boutique at the entrance of the restaurant for something, including bottles of fine Armagnac, to take-away.

157 Avenue de Flandre, 75019 Paris, France
+33(0) 1 44 89 88 88+33(0) 1 44 89 88 88

Metro: Corentin Cariou (line 7)
A large, banquet hall-style restaurant offering a wide range of traditional Chinese dishes, from classic seafood and meat courses to gastronomic specialities like abalone and sea cucumber, as well as some Thai and Japanese dishes.

 

14 Rue Ternaux, 75011 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 43 55 07 30+33 (0)1 43 55 07 30

Metro: Parmentier (line 3), Oberkampf (lines 5 and 9)

Another hip and must-visit gluten free bakery in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. Their pastries are to die for and you just have to try their famous rectangular bread!

Read full review here of gluten-free bakeries in Paris by INSPIRELLE contributor Chloe Martin.

226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 42 60 82 00+33 (0)1 42 60 82 00

Metro: Concorde or Tuileries (line 1)

For over a century, Angelina’s has built a reputation as a place of sophistication and indulgence. Its renowned African hot chocolate is so thick that you almost feel like you’re digging into a bowl of soup. It’s made from three types of African chocolate from Nigeria, Ghana and the Ivory Coast and is made especially for Angelina’s.  It is a beautiful place where the likes of Proust and Coco Chanel frequented. While you’re there, be sure to try the Mont Blanc, Angelina’s trademark pastry since 1903!

Read The Hot Chocolate Challenge for other great spots to satisfy your chocolate craving.

Other Angelina locations on website.

 

10 Avenue d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, France
+ 33(0)1 53 67 19 92+ 33(0)1 53 67 19 92

Metro: Iéna (line 9)

The first Chinese restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star in France, this is the place to splurge on special occasions when you want to treat yourself to fine, Cantonese cuisine in a refined, elegant setting. Chef’s recommendations include: BBQ Iberian pork with honey, sautéed sole filet with XO sauce and Lobster prepared any one of eight ways. Thinking of their Peking Duck has us drooling, and we love their dim sum lunch, with two set menus for 52€ or 72€. Savor. Every. Morsel.

16 Passage des Panoramas, 75002 Paris, France

Metro: Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9)

This restaurant and épicerie (grocery) offers a unique and tasty experience for those gluten-intolerant, yet discerning gourmets. Some of their dishes are also lactose-free and/or vegetarian.

Read full review here of gluten-free bakeries in Paris by INSPIRELLE contributor Chloe Martin.

59 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 46 34 15 95+33 (0)1 46 34 15 95

Metro: Odéon (lines 4 & 10)

La Jacobine is a tiny cafe tucked away in the Passage des Arts. Their Aztec hot chocolate is absolutely to-die-for – it’s unbelievably smooth, not too rich and just sweet enough! You can order it plain, with whipped cream, or with a ball of vanilla ice cream.

Read The Hot Chocolate Challenge for other great spots to satisfy your chocolate cravings.

6 Rue Bois le Vent, 75016 Paris, France
+33 (0) 1 42 88 12 18+33 (0) 1 42 88 12 18

Metro: La Muette (Line 9)

An elegant Chinese restaurant hidden on a small street near the busy rue de Passy. We love their crispy Peking duck lunch (98€ for 2 people), which features a yummy variety of dim sum, half a crispy duck per person, served 3 ways, rice, and dessert. And, unlike most other restaurants, there’s no need to order the duck in advance!

20 Rue de la Pierre Levée, 75011 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 48 06 33 02+33 (0)1 48 06 33 02

Metro: Goncourt (line 11), République (lines 3,5,8,9,11)

Soya is a BIO Cantine that offers a great selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free food.

Read full review here of gluten-free bakeries in Paris by INSPIRELLE contributor Chloe Martin.

83 Rue d'Alésia, 75014 Paris, France
+33 (0) 1 44 61 13 52+33 (0) 1 44 61 13 52

Metro: Alésia (line 4)

This chocolate shop has got that extra special something. Chloé Doutre-Roussel is extremely passionate about chocolate, offering not only delicious hot chocolate but also chocolate tours and chocolate tasting lessons! Her hot chocolate is from Bolivia and is melted in hot milk before sugar is added. It is 85% pure elixir that is one of the most refined hot chocolates I’ve ever tasted. Since Chloé’s is such a unique place, appointments must be made before you can taste her one of a kind hot chocolate.

Read The Hot Chocolate Challenge for other great spots to satisfy your chocolate craving.

92 Rue Nollet, 75017 Paris, France

Metro: Brochant or La Fourche (line 13)

Learn French cuisine in a cooking workshop, Les Secrets Gourmands de Noémie. Noémie Fournier has been passionate about food ever since her grandparents invited her to her first gourmet restaurant at the impressionable age of 12. After graduating from the reputable Lenôtre Cooking School in Paris, Noémie opened up her kitchen, where she offers French pastry classes and cooking workshops in English, and visits to a quintessential French market to learn how to select the best seasonal produce. Classes and workshops are available to both novices and connoisseurs, and perfect to do in groups of two or more!

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