My Palate In Paris

There are countless restaurants and bars in Paris and trying to sift through them all can be exhausting. The last thing you want to do is waste your time and money at a mediocre restaurant. So before we left for Paris, I spent months pinpointing, researching and finding out the best of the best for your palate. Below you will find the best way to experience Paris by mouth!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~       Eat       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Snails // L’Escargot Montorgueil // eating snails in Paris was top on my list and L’Escargot is the place to eat them. The restaurant is stunning and the snails were delicious. We also shared the champagne & strawberries dessert soup which was super yummy.

Macaroons // Laduree and Pierre Herme // both are iconic and worth visiting. Apart from the amazing pastries, the atmosphere is even more amazing. Laduree has more traditional flavors while Pierre Herme is slightly more experimental. The rose petal macaroon from Laduree and the fresh mint & red berries macaroon from Pierre Herme are my favorites.

Croque-monsieur // Le Consulat // I am sure you have seen many pictures online of this adorable, old restaurant. We had the traditional Croque- monsieur sandwich here and sat outside to enjoy our lunch.

Celebrity spotting // Cafe de Flore and L’Avenue // from Kate Moss to Beyonce, celebrities frequent these two cafes constantly.

Eiffel Tower views // Les Ombres // this restaurant has an iconic view of the Eiffel Tower and is worth visiting even if for only an aperitif.

Oldest // Cafe Procope // Voltaire used to frequent this restaurant that is now the oldest in Paris. It’s cozy interior and heart warming meals is the second reason you should eat here.

Healthy // Season // a super healthy and fresh cafe to give yourself a break from all of the pastries and pasta.

Baguette // Eric Kayser // some might say this is the best place to get a baguette and I would have to agree! I had a baguette every day and these were the best out of all of them!

Ice Cream // Berthillon // getting ice cream at Berthillon is now almost as Parisian as getting a macaroon at Laduree. I got the passion fruit and oh my goodness..grab a scoop (or two) and see if you can make it down to the Seine to take a photo before it melts!

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{L’Escargot}

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{eating snails}

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{deciding on which flavor}

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{Le Consulat}

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{perusing the menu}

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{sharing a croque-monsieur}

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{armpit bread}

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{mm.. passion-fruit}

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~        Drink      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Kir Royal // multiple locations // this was my grandmother’s favorite drink when she lived in Paris. It can be found in nearly every restaurant or bar and is a mixture of champagne and cranberry juice.

Terrace // Terrass // with an amazing view of the city, cushy swings and Foosball this is the perfect rooftop terrace to drink the day away.

Rowdy // Raspoutine // this is the ultimate place to dance the night away. Don’t go before 1am.

Exclusive // Chez Castel // this is the place to see and be seen!

Beautiful// Au Rocher de Cancale // the outside of this bar is enough to make you wander inside.. and the drinks are super affordable.

Just plain cool // Faust // a new spot that opened on the Seine under the iconic, and my favorite bridge, Pont Alexandre, with a terrace with direct exposure to the Seine and the Eiffel tower in the background.

Coffee // Cafe Kitsune // grab a fox cookie and coffee to-go and walk a few steps to Palais Royal and take an insta-worthy picture.

Hot Chocolate // Angelina // if you do anything in Paris, have a cup of Angelina’s hot chocolate. I can guarantee that it will change your life.. in such that you will never drink hot chocolate again unless it is here.

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{sipping champagne and enjoying the view at Terrass}

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{Au Rocher de Cancale}

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{I still dream about this hot chocolate and breakfast}

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~       Tips       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Parisians eat dinner late. The locals will fill a place around 8 or 9 pm

don’t drink the tap water

don’t eat anywhere around the Tuileries Gardens or Eiffel Tower; it will be over priced and bad quality

you can drink anywhere that is public

greet your waiter. Say “Bonjour” “Bonsoir” or something. Otherwise you will immediately start off on the wrong foot. Not greeting your waiter is considered rude

remember the table is yours so enjoy your meal. They will not bring the check until you ask for it. This is part of French hospitality

if you are wanting to split a dish, simply tell them “partager” (pronounced par-tu-je)