Eating My Way Through Paris
I just returned from the most AMAZING weekend in Paris. I still feel like it wasn’t real. Paris has always been at the top of my bucket list—it was just such an incredible experience to actually be there in person. I ate my way through the city and I may have gained five pounds, but I have absolutely no regrets. I’m sharing my favorite restaurants and cafés we ate at while exploring around Paris.
El Hatmi Tahar
This little boulangerie was right near the hostel we stayed at so we grabbed breakfast here each morning. Their croissants were to die for and the tarte fromage was insanely good. They also had the best dang fresh squeezed orange juice I’ve ever had in my life. None of that artificial tasting stuff from a grocery store!
La Frégate Brasserie
This is my aunt and uncle’s favorite restaurant in Paris so I had to try it out. WOW am I glad I did! This was one of the top five best meals of my entire life (and the most expensive meal I’ve ever bought for myself)! The french onion soup was so delicious and the beef filet was perfectly cooked. This restaurant was definitely a splurge, but when in Paris…
My grandpa used to go here for their french onion soup whenever he was in Paris for work. This little café is located right on the Champs-Élysées and the view of the avenue is beautiful when you sit outside. The cheese on top of the french onion soup was perfectly bubbly and it was the best meal on a slightly chilly day.
I’ve dreamed of eating macarons at Ladurée in Paris ever since I was a little girl. My aunt used to talk about going there on her trips to Paris and it sounded so amazing. Let me just tell you it was just as fabulous as I imagined!
Here’s my overall thoughts on the food and restaurants in Paris…
Water is extremely expensive at most restaurants it honestly might even be cheaper to get a glass of wine or champagne
Definitely eat at least one really nice meal while you’re there (I mean when am I going to be in Paris again?)
French foods you have to eat at least once: escargot, pâté, croissants. french onion soup, macarons, brie cheese
You definitely have to get a loaf of bread, fresh cheese from a fromagerie, and a bottle of wine or champagne to eat/drink in a park. There are no open container laws, but some parks don’t allow wine so be sure to read the signs.
This was hands down one of the best vacations I have ever been on—everything was perfect from the food to the museums. This weekend I’m off to Dublin and I’m handing in my champagne for a pint of Guinness! If you have any suggestions of things to do there let me know in the comments below.