I find myself collecting business cards from the restaurants/bars/cafes I try, and have accumulated a big pile of cards that are just cluttering up my place. I’ve been racking my brain of something cool I could do with them. In the end I decided to organize all the cards and make a list of the places to eat in one blog post. Now every time someone asks for suggestions of places to eat, you can easily find everything in one place here. Four years worth of trying new places has produced a pretty exhaustive list. I will break this post into two parts Restaurants then Cafés/Bars in a separate post.
Le Bouillon Chartier (traditional French cuisine, with modest prices)
Le Jourdain– Tapas, wine bar in the Belleville neighborhood
LuLu la Nantaise– Crêperie near Canal St. Martin
La Ciderie du Marias– Crêperie
Au Petit Tonneau– Hidden gem near the Eiffel tower, small quaint traditional French food, fresh quality products from the market( when they run out of a dish they run out).
L’ami Jean– haven’t tried this place yet myself. But a friend who typically doesn’t like French food recommended it to me, and she said it was great.
Le Cabanon de la Butte– a lovely little restaurant near Sacre Coeur that has a beautiful view of Parisian Rooftops in the back.
Mon Oncle le Vigneron– located in Belleville, small épicerie/restaurant that serves family styled meals. There are only about 3 tables, reservation only, and the chef prepares the same meal for everyone.
Healthy/Vegetarian/Vegan/ Gluten Free
Hobbes– near Buttes Chaumont
Hank Burger– 100% veggie burger options
Yummy & Guilt Free Gaufres– Gluten free waffles
Le Tricycle– Veggie hot dogs
Le Retour à la Terre– huge organic store near Luxembourg gardens (try their curry cashew, they are so addicting)
Wild & The Moon– New juice bar, healthy/bio/vegetarian restaurant, just opened Feb 2016
SEASON A little feel of NY in Paris at this restauant with load of healthy options ( acai bowls, fresh pressed juice, gluten free options)
Paprika– everythign homemade, essentialy organic, fresh products
Soul’s Kitchen– near Montmartre, healthy food, veggie options
L’epicerie Vegtale– organic produce ( only carry seasonal products), nice selection of plants too
BOL Porridge Bar – restaurant dedicated to porridge with salty and savory dishes
Le Bichat– Homemade vegetarian and vegan food
Blend Hamburger -(4 locations) everything fresh and homemade Smoke Veggie is a great veggie options, and their sweet potato fries are so yummy
California Cantine– Burgers and Tacos (Cali vibes)
Paris New York– PNY (3 locations)- Burgers, milkshakes, and the whole works
Le Camion qui fume– Started off as Burger food truck and they just opened up a restaurant Jan 2016
Burger and Fries– ‘Fresh Fast Food’ is their motto, and its pretty cheap
**I don’t eat meat but these recommendations come from Meat Lovers or they have veggie burger options
Rice & Fish– Tasty, fresh affordable sushi
Blueberry– Specialty, imaginative sushi (pricy)
Sinseng -Asian fusian (their veggie burger with sweet potatoe fries are amazing)
Street Bangkok Local Food -Grab and go Thai food near Canal St. Martin
Chez Sommay– Little Thai restaurant not too far from Buttes Chaumont
Saam -Korean bao buns
Hero– Korean fusion
Mussubï– Japanese bento boxes near Gare du nord
Nanashi– Healthy bento boxes
The Beast– Paris Smokehouse (don’t eat meat but my carnivore friends enjoyed it)
Les Petites Gouttes– 27 euros all you can eat brunch (lots of space great for groups)
Pancake Sisters– Pancakes with a twist (sweet, savory options)
Holybelly– The dishes are so creative and tasty. Fresh, seasonal produce, great coffee, and baked goods. All in one type of place
Le Pavillon de Canaux– Cutest place. Old boat house turned restaurant. You can even have drinks in the bathtub
La Chambre aux Oiseaux– feels all cosy like your having a meal at your grandma’s place, vintage deco, yummy food
Institut du Bonté– A little bit of the country side in Paris. All you can eat brunch, large tables good for groupes
SUNSET– 23 euros brunch, they even have mimosas, and their pancakes with homemade whipped cream are to die for
La Recyclerie– a must try. An all in one kind of place restaurant, bar, urban farm, and they host a lot of cool events and workshops.
Hardware Société– Tastes of Melbourne in Paris (food and coffee is divine)
Mama Shelter– Inside the Mama shelter hotel they have a restaurant section dedicated to Brick oven pizza
Il Posto– Brick oven Pizza in the 20eme
Piccoli Cugini– great Italian food options, especially their pizza near canal st. Martin
Da Vito– Discreet pizzeria , with a hidden passage way to Moonshiner cocktail bar
Mastino– Pizzeria in Montmartre
Grazie– perfect combo for pizza and drinks with friends
Chambelland– Artisan boulanger, gluten free
Berties’s Cupcakes– American styled cupcakes near Notre Dame
Berko’s– Cupcakes and cakes, and really good cheesecake
Du Pain et des Idees– Best bakery in Paris, near Canal.St.Martin
Broken Biscuits– Coffee and the best baked goods to go with it
Doughmade– doughnut tricycle, and pop ups at cafés in Paris
Boneshakers Paris– Doughnut heaven, opened up their own shop July 2016
African/ Antilles food
Osé African Cuisine– Its reminds me of Chipotle where you can create your own meal but with African cuisine (yassa, mafé,), you create your plate from a choice fo rice, sauce, meat, and spices.
Djoliba– Near Strasbourg St.Denis, little whole in the wall African food place. Always full because the food is so good.
Specialties Antillaises Menilmontant- Amazing Antilles food restaurant with good portions, not too expensive.
La Kaz– Antilles food specialized in Bokits (Guadeloupean sandwiches)
Le Khelkom– this place was recommended to my by a friend from Senegal, so it is guaranteed one of the best Senagelise restaurants in Paris
La Reine de Saba– Ethopian foodm come with an empty stomach, you will leave stuffed
MG Road– Indian fusion, catered to the French Palette.
Restaurant Samsara– Family ran restaurant, very good service and the food if full of flavors, right near metro Jordain
Saravana Bhavan– Over a hundred dishes to choose from, located right next to Gare du Nord
Dishny– Gare du Nord, cheap eats, tasty, authentic Indian food
Restaurant Samsara– one of the best indian food places I’ve tried in Paris ( not too expensive either)
Street food/ Cheap Eats
Thai X press restaurant– fast food Thai in St.Michel
Filakia– Greek souvlakis near rue montorgueil
Monthai– Street Thai food
Falafel Street- there is a street in the Marais full of falafels, L’as du Fallafel is one of the most famous
New Dehli’s– indian street food neat St. Michel, great place to go for students ( they have a fidelity card)
Babylone Bis– Best chicken in town 32, rue de Tiquetonne, 75002
Gumbo Yaya– Chicken and waffles yup you read right, one of the only places in Paris that know hows to do chicken and waffles)
Candeleria– Mexican Taqueria, secret passage way with a cocktail bar in the back
El Guacamole– tacos, burritos, nachos near Canal St.Martin
Café Chilango– my favorite place to get Mexican food in Paris
La Cevicherie– Peruvian Ceviche restaurant
Distrito– New Mexican food restaurant near Strasbourg St.Denis
I hope this post serves as a handy Rolodex when you’re looking for new places to try. I will keep it updated every couple months to add new discoveries.