EAT Paris

Where to EAT in Paris…

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 Burger


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)

Il Posto


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

Boneshakers Paris

Boulangeries/ Bakeries

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

@Stipene Pirbay

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

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Indian Food

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)

Gumbo Yaya

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.


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  • Reply
    August 28, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    This list is SOLID! I love the fact that you have broken it down into various categories AND included a quick description. You rock. I wish I had known about some of these places back in June but I guess I’ll just “have” to go back to Paris to experience this myself! lol

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      La Vie Locale
      August 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      Yes come back and eat your way through Paris the next time!

  • Reply
    March 21, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I wish I saw this list before my last trip but I’m definitely bookmarking it for when I return!

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