Best Parisian Food and Where to Find It

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Bonjour, mes amis! If you ever get the chance to go to Paris I’m sure you’ll fall in love with the “City of Lights” the second you step onto the sidewalks and are flooded with the delectable smells of French cuisine. That is, if your nose isn’t filled with cigarette smoke first. Let’s be real, you only have a limited amount of time in the city, should you decide to go. So, unless you are moving there and have a lifetime to try every dish in the city, you are going to have to prioritize your meals. There are approximately 15,329 bakeries and 40,000 restaurants in Paris, and you certainly don’t have the time to try every single one. Here’s where to find the “crème de la crème” of Parisian staples:

Butter Croissant: Le Grenier a Pain- Its first place award for best butter croissant in Paris for 2005 and best baguette in 2010 makes this boulangerie well worth the trip!

butter croissants at Le Granier a Pain

Address: 38 Rue des Abbesses, 75018


Cheese: Frommagerie Quatrehomme - Known for having a high-class selection of cheeses and a friendly staff, your experience is guaranteed to be positively delicious.

Shelves of cheese at Frommagerie Quatrehomme

Address: 62 Rue de Sèvres, 75007
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Crepes: Breizh Café- A Parisian crêperie with a Japanese touch. Breizh is highly regarded for its high-quality ingredients, affordable prices, and an extensive list of ciders.

crepe at Breizh Cafe

Address: 109 rue Vieille du Temple, 75003
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Wine: l'Ecluse Grands Augustins- Holder of a Trip Advisor Certificate of Exellence, this wine bar is beloved by many connoisseurs for its superior Boudreaux by-the-glass options and unique atmosphere.

dessert wine at l'Ecluse Grands Augustins

Address: 15, quai des Grands Augustin.
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Croque Monsieur & Madame: Café Marly’s ($$$) Gerard Mulot($)-Your choice will probably come down to your budget. Both offer delicious Croques that are amazing in their own way. Café Marly offers a beautiful view of the Louvre, while Gerard Mulot gives you a little zucchini surprise.

Cafe Marly's view of the Louvre

Café Marly’s view of the Louvre

Addresses: Café Marly’s: 93 Rue de Rivoli, 75001; Gerard Mulot: 76 Rue de Seine, 75006
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Macaroon: Pierre Herme- World renowned for its unique flavor pairings and creamy fillings, Pierre Herme excels at its craft, along with major competitor Laduree.

macaroons from Pierre Herme

Address: 72 rue Bonaparte, 75006
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