3 DAY PARIS FOOD GUIDE
Okay y'all, those of you who live in Europe, can undoubtedly appreciate the fact that weekends off mean quick getaways. Naturally with Paris being only a 2 hour train ride away from London, It wasn't too hard to "convince" myself to head off for a few days. Now as most people in the world know, Paris is VERY famous for their food seeing as they claim (or are known) as one of the culinary capitals of the world... Aka I'm PUMPED. With my food research in one hand and a VERY carb hungry belly. I was ready to dive head first into all the wonderful carbs and cheese this city had to offer!
FIRST THINGS FIRST PEEPS.
BRUNCH. I can tell you one thing, I was NOT shy of waiting in a lot of queues for ALOT of DELICIOUS brunches. Now don't get me wrong. I am ALL for the Parisian grab a baguette or a croissant and a cappuccino and get on with your day, but I mean nobody is mad about sittin' down for a DELISH meal!
Here's where I brunched in Paris:
Located in Le Marais, Fragments is an adorable cafe serving up BOMB coffee, delicious breakfast and unique pastries and baked goods where everything is homemade! This quaint shop was the perfect start to a lovely weekend in Paris. Setting the bar very high for a divine cappuccino and Parisian bread, it's safe to say we left very happy. Make sure you try their toast with cottage cheese, dates and drizzled with honey or the avocado toast!
Fragments Paris, 76 rue des Tournelles, 75003 Paris, France
Holybelly seems to be one of the most popular places to brunch in Paris. Before doors even open, expect this tasty place to accompany a very long line! Although nothing exceptionally fancy, you can expect some wholesome tasty breakfast favourites. From sweet or savoury pancakes to eggs served with your choice of 2 sides (think everything from bacon and beans to haloumi or mushrooms) this joint is definitely worth hittin' up!
Holybelly, 19 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris, France
Like YES PLEASE.^^^^. Hardware Société is a Melbourne inspired restaurant serving up breakfast and brunch in a Parisian manner. Located literally RIGHT beside Sacré-Coeur, trust me when I say, this bad boy is worth fittin' into the ole Paris itinerary. Serving up a variety of delectable egg dishes, delicious coffee (although a bit on the small side if you ask me, but that could be my Canadian self talking) and some of THE BEST french toast. These tasty toasts came in both the "regular" which was a brioche french toast topped with passion fruit lemoncello curd, raspberry gel, raspberries and lavender syrup along with a feature french toast which was topped with cinnamon mascarpone, strawberries, pistachios and cinnamon syrup.
Hardware Société , 10 Rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris, France
Chez Alain Miam Miam
I know FOXY RIGHT?! Have you ever seen a more beautiful galette in your life?! Yeah... didn't think so. Now this bad boy was not easy to get my hands on (not only was it gigantic, it also came with a 2 hour wait... #committedtothecause) but boy was it delicious. Hand made with love and stuffed with ALL THE GOODS, this small stall in Marché des Enfants Rouges serves up some of the tastiest galettes and sandwiches ever. This one in particular was STUFFED with fresh lettuce, basil, proscuitto and freshly shaved parmesan. I kid you not when I say, I left a trail of parmesan cheese all the way out of the market but it was worth every bite!
Chez Alain Miam Miam, Marché des Enfants Rouges, 75003 Paris, France
After a LOVELY dinner out in the Jewish Quarter, we were on the hunt for a dessert crêpe. Having first started at Breizh Café (a highly recommended crepe joint in Paris) we left extremely disappointed with the service as we were not permitted to share one of the elaborate dessert crêpes (due to their implementation of a "one item per person rule".. ) Anyway, rant over and needent fear, because we still got our crêpe fix and trust me when I say they were perfect (not to mention a fraction of the price of Breizh Café) #MAJORVICTORY. We munched on the butter, cinnamon and sugar crêpes and they were divine.
La Drougerie, 56 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
Aux Merveilleux de Fred
Okay FRED, CAN WE BE FRIENDS PLEASE. YOUR TREATS ARE AMAZING. Think of these beauties as a cross between a cream puff and a meringue. Like little crispy clouds on the outside but soft on the inside as they fill your mouth with cream. Rolled in a variety of different flavours, from strawberry flakes to coffee or chocolate, it's no wonder these babies have gone international (with locations across Europe and one in the United States). If you're not heading to Paris anytime soon, check out one of their locations in London or NYC (I know I am most DEFINITELY making another appearance).
Aux Merveilleux de Fred, 24 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004 Paris, France
I know I know, we've ALL heard of Ladurée, but if you've ever gotten your mitts on these bad boys, you will undoubtedly understand what all the fuss is about. For any avid macaron fan, Ladurée is a must! Despite having locations around the world, I am a firm believer that macarons will ALWAYS be better in Paris. Make sure you check out their flag ship store on Champs Elysées to buy a box of these delicious macarons to take home. If you're feelin' fancy, come into Ladurée and sit down for afternoon tea (although it does cost a pretty penny).
Ladurée, France, 75 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
Pink Flamingo Pizza
Okay, I will just say it, I LOVE Pink Flamingo Pizza. First of all the name is just adorable and like who hates a pizza joint poppin' with pink? Not me that' for sure! Now name aside, Pink Flamingo serves up some damn tasty pizzas that are hella unique and oh so moreish. We munched on the La Ho Chi Minh Pizza which was topped with chicken, prawns, green curry sauce and coconut milk, lemongrass, fresh coriander and crushed peanuts sooooo yeah... it was DELICIOUS. Along with the La Che which was topped with roasted Cuban style pork marinated in garlic, lime, spring onion and coriander and topped with fried plantains. Both were super unique but oh so tasty! Lookin' for a cute date idea in Paris, head down to the Pink Flamingo by Canal Saint-Martin (67 Rue Bichat, 75010 Paris, France), place your pizza order and pick up a pink balloon. Head on down to the canal (with your balloon on hand) and wait for your pizza be delivered to your picnic site... Like how dreamy is that!
Pink Flamingo Pizza, 67 Rue Bichat, 75010 Paris, France
Having been wandering around the Jewish Quarter we fortunately stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant, Glou. Offering up a simple yet delicious menu, we dined street side where we sipped our wine, people watched and enjoyed the beautiful Paris night (not to mention the restaurant faces the Picasso Museum which is absolutely gorgeous).
Glou, 101 rue Vieille du Temple, 3e, Paris, France
Well dieters, I may have only had 3 days in Paris, but I can tell you one thing, I'll be back for more!
You stay hungry !
Your diet starts tomorrow!