Our Favorite Foods and Restaurants While Visiting Paris

You’ve Got To Try These Foods and Restaurants If You’re In Paris

Paris always has the most amazing food! There is always something new, and we are always on the hunt to find it. ;)

When you’re in Paris and only have a few meals to plan, you definitely want to make the most of them!! We rounded up some of our favorite food and restaurant experiences from when we were in Paris last summer, and put everything in this one time-saving list for you. If you are looking for some of the best food Paris has to offer, here is our ultimate guide!!

Also be sure to check out our Paris restaurant recommendations from years past:

Where to Eat in Paris 2014
Where to Eat in Paris 2015

Le Champ des Délices in Paris

Le Champ des Délices in Paris

Le Champ des Délices
145 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007

We stayed in the cutest apartment in Paris in a great neighborhood near the Eiffel Tower. We got insanely lucky and were right across the street from this amazing patisserie! Every morning as we walked out of the apartment, the scent of freshly baked bread and croissants overwhelmed us. I had a fresh croissant there every morning! They also had delicious sandwiches that they will heat up for you, so we had those a couple of days for lunch. Highly recommend checking this place out if you want an incredible croissant!

Le Valentin in Paris

Le Valentin
30 Passage Jouffroy, 75009

Highly recommend this place for an off-the-beathen-path, authentic French breakfast and cafe.  Also some of the best kouign amann I’ve ever had!!

Le Valentin in Paris

And of course they have tons of gorgeous pastries!

Le Valentin in Paris

Les Fées Patissières

Found these gorgeous macarons on one of our favorite shopping streets in Paris, Rue Montorgueil. One of my favorite things to do in Paris is spend a morning exploring this street. So many fun bakeries, restaurants, pastisseries, and chocolate shops! Go hungry!!

Les Fées Patissières in Paris

Aux Merveilleux de Fred

This to-die-for pastry is called a cramique, this is the sugar variety. (There is also raisin and chocolate chip!) It’s like a ultra light, fluffy doughnut with caramelized sugar throughout. It was within walking distance of our apartment. SO good and SO dangerous!!

Aux Merveilleux de Fred in Paris

Gelati d’Alberto
45 Rue Mouffetard, 75005

What is more fun that a gelato shaped like a flower?? ?

Gelati d'Alberto in Paris


Normally we always go to Amorino for rose-shaped gelato, but Gelati d’Alberto has a wider variety of flavors. But they’re both awesome, and you should definitely have gelato at least once a day, so try them both! :)

Amorino in Paris

Bistro Le Valentino
41 Rue de Penthièvre, 75008

This was hands down, one of my favorite dinners in Paris.

Bistro Le Valentino in Paris

We started with curry deviled eggs, heirloom tomatoes, and burrata. Amazing.

Bistro Le Valentino in Paris

For dinner, we split this house-made stuffed pasta…

Bistro Le Valentino in Paris

And the most life-changing croque monsieur I have ever had in my entire life. If you want the BEST croque monsieur in Paris, you have to get the croque monsieur from Bistro Le Valentino!! I promise you will NOT be disappointed! Seriously still dreaming about this sandwich over six months later!

Bistro Le Valentino in Paris

Can’t skip dessert! We got the madelines with salted caramel, and waffles with fruit.

Bistro Le Valentino in Paris

La Fontaine de Mars

Another one of my favorite meals in Paris! This would be perfect for your first meal in Paris. It’s very close to the Eiffel Tower. Definitely try to make reservations. The staff here is AMAZING. So friendly, everyone had such a wonderful personality. The joked with us all night!

La Fontaine de Mars in Paris

Salmon, duck, polenta, fries, chocolate mousse…  Everything was incredible!

La Fontaine de Mars in Paris

The mille-feuille was giant!! :) Highly recommend this place for a fun first night in Paris.

La Fontaine de Mars in Paris

108 Rue Saint-Dominique

Another fabulous find close to our apartment. I swear we stayed in the best neighborhood ever!

Gloria in Paris

I am still dreaming about this tomato soup with mozzarella di bufala!!

Gloria in Paris

The salmon pasta was amazing too.

Gloria in Paris

And this cheesecake! Love!

Gloria in Paris

7 Rue du 29 Juillet, 75001

This was such a fun restaurant experience. A Japanese / South American fusion restaurant in the heart of Paris!

Uma in Paris

The salmon was honestly some of the best salmon I have ever had in my entire life.

Uma in Paris

If you have an adventurous palate, you will love Uma!

Uma in Paris

Everything is so gorgeously plated. Such a unique meal.

Uma in Paris

Jeanne B
61 Rue Lepic, 75018

Jeanne B is a charming, casual restaurant in Montmartre with a cozy atmosphere and friendly staff. You can dine in or take anything to go! This would be great if you were staying in Montmartre and wanted to dine in one night.

Jeanne B in Paris

This cookie and salted caramel ice cream were fabulous!! :)

La Marée Jeanne in Paris

La Marée Jeanne
3 Rue Mandar, 75002

If you love seafood, you’ll love this innovative restaurant in Paris. The staff was so patient and helpful and very pleased to explain the dishes and make recommendations for us. Everything was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a casual seafood restaurant in Paris! :)


Do you have any other recommendations? What’s your favorite restaurant in Paris?

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3 Responses
  1. Monique

    I lived in Paris for a year and everyday I’d eat 2 croissants in the morning and a crepe (from a street vendor) in the afternoon. That was in addition to all the exquisite food goodies surrounding my apartment in the 18th arrondisement. I miss the food… especially that croissant au beurre! Your pics gave me a glorious flashback of my former life.

  2. Lavon Coleman

    I love reading your blog so much! I enjoy all of the articles, but I really love reading the ones about Paris and seeing the pics.
    I have a lovely apartment in Paris, one block from the Eiffel Tower. The view is beautiful, especially at night when the lights of the tower are sparkling. There are so many restaurants I love and make sure I visit each trip. My favorite for Coque au Vin is “Le Coq” in the Trocadero Circle.  It’s the best I’ve had anywhere.  Another favorite restaurant is Le Petit Prince.

    We rent out the apartment from time to time. If someone’s interested in renting, I can be reached on Fb by private message at L.W. Coleman.

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