Planning Your Paris Food Experience

Posted: January, 10 2019

When planning your trip to Paris, it’s just as important to map out your food adventure as it is to choose your hotel and coordinate visits to museums and historical sites. After all, a big part of the experience of traveling is trying the local food, right?

There are always new restaurants and food trends to explore in the City of Lights. This selection of restaurants features updated classics and culinary surprises that are inspired by award-winning chefs and talented pastry chefs.

6 Paris Restaurants to Explore on Your Trip

1. Cravan: This pint-sized café is packed with history and character—and it’s always busy.
Historic architectural details from Cravan’s past are lovingly preserved. What’s new? Specialty coffees and evening cocktails. During the day, guests savor croque madame or sautéed girolle mushrooms. In the evening, they sip cocktails as the sun sets. Cravan is located at 17 rue Jean de la Fontaine Paris 16.

2. Holybelly 5 is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast or a leisurely lunch.
Using fresh seasonal produce and cheeses, they create dishes that are authentic and delightful. Holybelly 5 offers exceptional cakes, biscuits and tarts. Welcome a new day with their signature pancakes with maple syrup or bacon and eggs. Holybelly 5 is located at 5 rue Lucien Sampaix 75010 Paris.

3. Hélène Darroze is a Michelin-starred chef who opened Jòia in the autumn of 2018.
Featuring cozy tables, a bar and an English-style salon on the second floor, it offers shareable dishes inspired by Darroze’s travels. The wine list highlights women vintners, while the menu presents plates like beef short rib, fresh mushrooms with foie gras and egg yolk confit. Find Jòia at 39 rue des Jeuneurs Paris 2.

4. Classic and quaint, La Poule au Pot is located at 9 Rue Vauvilliers, 75001 Paris.
When Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Francois Piège refreshed the storied La Poule au Pot in Les Halles, he kept some things the same—like its 1950s quaintness and its simple, family-style dishes. Along with frogs legs en persillade and onion soup, La Poule au Pot is also known for its bouillon-poached chicken dish with vegetables. The perfect comfort food for when the weather turns nippy.

5. Pierre Hermé at Beaupassage is the perfect space to savor the moment.
Pastry Chef Pierre Hermé’s tea salon serves coffee and tons of pastries, as well as classic sandwiches and salads. Let yourself sink into the luxurious banquettes. Pierre Hermé is located at 53-57 rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris. Enjoy.

6. Looking for a menu that changes with the seasons?
You’ll find it at this relaxed, updated French bistro with exposed brick. Restaurant Eels features dishes like Sicilian shrimp with vegetables and or tuna carpaccio with tomato marmalade. Discover Restaurant Eels at 27 Rue d'Hauteville 75010 Paris.

Ready to plan your Paris adventure? Our team at Small and Elegant Hotels will help you map out the perfect place to stay in Paris. Just contact us to get started.

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