Where to Eat in Paris, A Guide to Eating and Drinking

Where to Eat and Drink in Paris

I recently returned from Paris, you can read about my trip and my Top 10 Tips on these other posts. This post I am dedicating to all the food and drink that I had in Paris. I ate well when I was there and overall I would say prices are probably comparative to any other big city. Here is a rundown of places I ate and what I thought about them.

 

  1. L’Ivress

Where to Eat in Paris, A Guide to Eating and Drinking

If you are in the Les Halles/ Opera area make a point of going here. This is a wine bar I visited when I was a student and visited Paris and knew I had to come back. It is a wine bar who have a great selection of wines. They ask your preference for wine and suggest a few getting you to try a few before buying. This changed my husband into a wine convert. He now loves a glass of wine. If you go here order one of the charcuterie boards it is amazing! We booked ahead and are glad we did.

2.  Eiffel Tower – Snack Bar

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Now there are so many dining options at the Eiffel Tower – there’s cafe’s, fancy restaurants, snack bars – all pretty pricey I might add! We arrived at the Eiffel Tower slightly early. So we hung about soaked up the atmosphere and grabbed a Pretzel from the snack bar at the base of the Eiffel Tower. It was really yummy and just what we needed for a wee snack going on. The prices are as expected!

3. Angelina – Breakfast

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If you have completed any research about Food in Paris you may have already heard about Angelina. This is a Chocolatier and Pattiserie. It is situated near the Louvre. We went one morning before hitting the museums. They have a set menu for about €17 each. This gave us a whole tray of pastries, cakes and yummy goodness and a pot of the famous African Hot Chocolate- this is basically the thickest Hot Chocolate you have ever had – it’s so thick you get a spoon to eat it with! If it wasn’t rich enough you also get a pot of cream to stir into it! I highly recommend going to Angelina even if it’s just for a takeaway Hot Chocolate!

4. The Cafe Campana, Musee’ d’Orsay

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The Museum D’Orsay has two massive clocks – which are quite iconic. Behind one of them is a restaurant that my husband and I decided to stop at because we were starting to get a bit fatigued with Museums. We ordered a drink and a Characterie board between us and so I think it cost about €20. The meat platter was really nice and I did start to get food envy of other people. The only thing I didn’t really like is because the restaurant is so open is you started to feel like a goldfish in a bowl being stared at.

5. Cafe Indiana, Grands Boulevards

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One thing I love about France is Happy Hours! Most bars and restaurants have a happy hour at around 5-7pm. Mostly it was cheap cocktails although some did cheap food too! Look out for it! My husband and I stopped into Cafe Indiana for a drink and ended up staying for dinner after I spotted they had Steak Tartare on the menu. This is something I have always fancied trying but never really seen it on menus. The Steak Tartare I ordered had olives, basil and parmesan through it too. It was nice but not very filling I would say. This place also had amazing cocktails, there seemed to be a few of them in Paris.

6. Mercado, Supermarket

If you are really on a budget; one thing I suggest is finding a supermarket. The range and quality of food in there are incredible and so you can stock up on meat, cheese, baguettes and even cheap wine. Have a picnic in one of Paris’ many parks!

7. Planet Holywood, Disney Village

Where to Eat in Paris, A Guide to Eating and Drinking

Where to Eat in Paris, A Guide to Eating and Drinking

This is as cheesy as it gets as you can imagine. But we ate here so I thought I would put it in. We went here to have a little rest before the Fireworks at night. It was quite pricey and very busy.

8. McDonalds/ McCafe

In all honesty, McCafe is actually not bad. The one we went to in Les Halles served properly looking coffee and cakes -like proper pastries. It was Starbucks quality but McDonald’s prices! They also had fresh salads available there – it was in all honesty quite a good cheap meal if you’re stuck!

9. La Creme De Paris, Grands Boulevards

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We went here on our last morning for Crepes and Waffles. They were delicious. The restaurant is open fronted, it is very white and looks great. I opted for a caramel apple crepe and my husband went for a Nutella and strawberry one. They were both delicious and freshly made!

10. Berthillion, Ice Cream

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You may have heard of Berthillion Ice Cream – there are a few places that sell it on l’Île island – this is the island behind Notre Dame. We went to a wee shop selling it out of a window, not the actual shop- but only realized this after we had queued for a while. A woman was trying to tell us this but we didn’t understand her french! The ice cream is lovely and there are so many unique flavours.

There is a short overview of my Paris food experiences! The food was certainly to die for! If you are on a budget remember

  • you can order a meat platter between two
  • look out for happy hour
  • Most places give water for free
  • Wine is cheaper than Coke

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Where to Eat in Paris, A Guide to Eating and Drinking

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