Following on from my Paris Photo Diary post, check out my list below for my favourite eateries in Paris! As you will see, they are mainly patisseries (I have a mega sweet tooth), but I have also included two fine dining restaurants, two great vegetarian eateries and of course, ice cream.
Stohrer – If there was only one thing I could do in Paris, it would be to eat all the beautiful pastries and sweets found in every neighbourhood. At the top of my foodie list was Stohrer. This place is special because it is the oldest patisserie in Paris. I recommend ordering a Millefieulle and a Tartlette aux Fraise, which were perfect in every way!
Location: 51 rue Montorgueil
L’Eclair de Genie – Head here for decadent eclairs and you will be transported into sweet foodie heaven. Nearby is the Luxembourg Gardens, which is the perfect place to devour these works of art! I recommend their double chocolate eclair with gold dusted dark chocolate… dreamy!
Location: 13 rue de l’Ancienne Comédie
KONG – If you feel like splashing out for dinner, head to KONG, a South-east Asian/French inspired restaurant overlooking the River Siene and the Pont Neuf bridge. The views are fantastic, the interior stunning, they serve great cocktails and the food tastes heavenly. I recommend ordering one of their cocktails and the ‘escargot dim sum’ (pictured below) as an entree, which sounds weird, but it is absolutely delicious!
Location: 1 rue du Pont Neuf
Angelina – Chocolat chaud. This became one of my favourite things to order while in Paris. It is essentially rich drinkable chocolate, served in a takeaway cup. It is silky, smooth and absolutely divine. If you are a chocoholic and are in Paris, head to Angelina and order one of these. Or two, because it is that good! To accompany your hot chocolate, I recommend ordering a millefeuille!
Location: 108 rue du Bac
L’As du Falafel – After reading numerous Yelp reviews about this famous falafel place in the Jewish Quarter of Paris, I just knew we had to try it out, plus falafels are delicious! Head to the near by Place des Vosges to devour your falafel.
Location: 34 rue des Rosiers
Jean Millet – One day I was craving gelato and we happened to stumble upon this cute pastry and chocolate shop. Luckily, they sold gelato! I bought a small tub of their salted caramel flavour and gosh it was amazing! The flavour was strong, creamy, sweet and salty – the perfect balance! At €3.90 I thought it was a good price too.
Location: 103 rue Saint-Dominique
L’Auberge Bressane – We stayed in the Rue Cler area and this great local restaurant came highly recommended by our family friend, who took us here for dinner. One word: Souffle. Crab Souffle. Salted Caramel Souffle. Souffles bigger than your hands. Need I say more?
Location: 16 avenue de la Motte Picquet
Paul Boulangerie / Angelina – If you are heading to the Palace du Versailles, then I recommend stopping by Paul for a takeaway lunch (as food prices are high around the main tourist attraction). I got a filled roll and a macaron the size of my palm! I also recommend sipping on a cup of chocolat chaud from Angelina, which is located to the right as you walk out of the Palace du Versailles.
Location: Paul Boulangerie, 4 Rue Georges Clemenceau
Martine Lambert – located on Rue Cler, a foodie market street in Paris, this ice cream parlour sells a variety of flavours (as below), my favourtie being the passionfruit sorbet. Perfect for that after dinner treat! They also sell ice cream cakes and macarons.
Location: 39 rue Cler
Bob’s Kitchen – For all your vegetarians out there, you will love Bob’s Kitchen. I ordered a vegetable stew, a vegan sushi roll and a freshly pressed juice. Eat in or takeaway. They also sell bagels, soups, sandwiches and sweet treats.
Location: 74 rue des Gravilliers
Ladurée – You will recognise Ladurée for their macarons. Well, if you head to Champs Elysse, you can actually have lunch there. I enjoyed a dish of salmon, and their famous Isphan dessert. But the best part? Our meals were accompanied by a jug of chocolat chaud. Loved it!
Location: 75 avenue des Champs-Élysées
Berthillon Ice Cream– On our second to last night, our family friend took us out for the whole day, and then we rushed to see the Notre-Dame, but unfortunately we were too late. Never fear, we went on the hunt for a scoop of Berthillon’s ice cream, for one flavour only, beurre de sal. It seems to be everywhere in Paris and translates to ‘salted butter’, which is essentially salted caramel, but nothing like you have ever tasted before – the French do it well!
Location: 29-31 rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile (near Notre-Dame)