Metro: Odéon (lines 4 & 10)
Located in the same gorgeous passageway as La Jacobine, Un Dimanche à Paris (A Sunday in Paris) is well-known for its luxury hot chocolate. Chocoholics will love its concept store dedicated entirely to chocolate! The concept includes; a boutique, a chocolate bar, a restaurant, a chocolate salon, a chocolate lounge AND cooking and baking classes.
You can pop in anytime between 3pm and 6pm to grab a hot chocolate and warm up in their cosy and delightful tearoom. Their luxury hot chocolate includes a dash of cream and is flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. It’s a little on the pricey side but it’s definitely worth it.
Read The Hot Chocolate Challenge for other great spots to satisfy your chocolate craving.
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!
Metro: Pont Marie (line 7)
Grab a refreshing gourmet popsicle at La Paleteria on Ile Saint Louis in one of their really fun flavors like chocolate cherry, clementine, mojito, and even speculoos — those delicious, spicy French biscuits !
Metro: Sentier (line 3) Etienne-Marcel (line 4)
This is a great stop for pastries and during the summer, a wonderful stop for ice cream. Just like the pastries, Fou de Patisserie offers a unique selection of ice cream from all the top chefs in Paris!
Metro: Saint Paul (line 1)
Hand rolled ice cream is the new trend in ice cream and a fun experience on a hot day! Ice Roll has developed a special chilled plate to which they add your favorite base before forming it into ice cream before your eyes! The neat thing is that it is scraped into curls before being placed in a cup for a really beautiful design — then, you have a choice of any toppings you’d like.
Metro: Hôtel de Ville (line 2)
If you are looking for an artisanal ice cream shop that still makes ice cream by hand and is run by one of the best ice cream craftsmen in France, then Une Glace à Paris is the place for you! With flavors like Smoked Vanilla Bean from India, Avocado, Baba au Rhum and Thé Vert Matcha, one has a hard time choosing !
Metro: Hôtel de Ville (line 1)
Italian ice cream in Paris! If you are craving fantastic gelato without the train trip to Italy, POZETTO is the place to go! You order from a counter outside while practicing your Italian pronunciations, then pay inside where you can either sit down or take it to go to further wander through the streets of the enchanting Marais, one of the oldest parts of Paris.
Metro: Pont Marie (line 7)
The ice cream shop where you hear La Vie en Rose playing in the background as you enjoy a scoop (or two!) on the picturesque bridge connecting the two islands, Ile Saint Louis and Ile de la Cité. All of the flavors are delicious, if you actually manage to choose from the incredible selection chez Berthillon!
Metro: Sentier Line 3
Boneshaker serves up not-just-any-ordinary donuts. We’re tasting and talking about plump, hand-rolled sweet pastries with flavors ranging from a simple sugar glazed to inventive maple syrup and bacon. READ MORE ABOUT BONESHAKER HERE
Metro: St. Augustin (line 9), Miromesnil (line 9 and 13)
Crom’Exquis is a gourmet restaurant in the 8th arrondissement, which serves up traditional French food, using the finest produce, including its own garden products such as pea shoots, red shiso and cress. On Saturday evenings, we highly recommend you join the chef, Pierre Meneau, at his table d’hôte (host’s table) where he indulges his creativity. Only three tables are available, so book ahead! Read our review of Crom’Exquis here!
If you’re passing through Giverny, Le Jardin des Plumes is a boutique hotel featuring Art Deco and contemporary furnishings as well as a Michelin-starred restaurant. Less than an hour from Paris, this is the ideal place to relax in any season. With a very welcoming, young team at the reception, you’ll feel like a special guest every time.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Metro: Opéra (lines 3, 7 and 8)
Craving Peking duck? This quintessential dish (order in advance) is served here over three courses: starting with the duck skin you wrap with a plum sauce in thin rice pancakes, then as a main course sautéed with vegetables, and finally as a delicious soup. It also has a decent dim sum (Chinese dumplings and hors d’oeuvres) menu, available for lunch and dinner.
Metro: Nation (lines 1, 2, 6 and 9)
Authentic Northern Chinese cuisine in a brasserie-type atmosphere. Avoid the Thai-influenced dishes on the copious menu and go for the more authentic specialities such as eggplants sautéed in soy sauce, Squirrel Mandarin Fish (poisson écureuil), and shredded Peking-style pork served with little pancakes.
Metro: Mabillon (line 10), Saint-Michel (line 4)
A slight departure from your typical Chinese canteen-style restaurant. This cozy, zen, teahouse with 12 tables serves up healthy, traditional Cantonese cuisine, including vegetarian, tofu-based dishes to accompany the star of the house: dozens of varieties of fragrant teas (white, green, yellow and blue). Lunch Only.
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