Typical French Christmas Foods to Enjoy This Holiday Season

Raclette is a typical French Christmas food at the markets.

Devoid of a feast-focused holiday like Thanksgiving, France pulls out all the stops at Christmastime, with a multi-course meal and more than enough specialties to enjoy in the days leading up to the festivities.  Here is just a touch of what you can expect on the table at Christmastime in Paris and beyond. These French […]

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants by Neighborhood: Pigalle

One of our favorite Pigalle restaurants is the local bouillon.

Despite its seedy past as Paris’ red light district, today’s Pigalle—located in the capital’s 9th arrondissement—hardly resembles its 20th, or 19th century self.  Swept up in the winds of gentrification that have engulfed much of northern Paris, the streets of the neighborhood, including the infamous Boulevard de Clichy, are increasingly lined with hip cafes, bars […]

What We Would Eat in Paris If We Had Only One Day

Step 1 of figuring out what to eat in Paris: you can never go wrong with pastries.

Wondering what to eat in Paris? With a plethora of choices, it can be overwhelming.  However, France’s reputation for gastronomic excellence makes dining out a true delight. Mapping out what to eat in Paris will take you to some of the best neighborhoods in the city. From traditional French fare to North African-inspired cuisine, Paris […]

5 Romantic Restaurants in Paris for the Best Date of Your Life

The ornate gold interior of Le Train Bleu, one of the most romantic restaurants in Paris.

Paris is not only known as the City of Light, but also, of course, the City of Love.  With many visitors heading here for a romantic weekend for two, we’ve rounded up our choices for the most romantic restaurants in Paris for an unforgettable date night.  Photo Credit: Le Restaurant at L’Hotel, Text Overlay: Devour […]

5 Culturally Curious Facts About French Baguettes

Not sure how to identify a good baguette? The best baguettes in Paris are artisanal, homemade, and don't come from a factory. These perfectly golden loaves look authentic to us!

This article first appeared on the Everyday Food Blog. Name the most iconic foods of France, and you’ll definitely mention the baguette. It’s one of the most instantly recognizable foods around the world, and one of the best parts of any trip to Paris. They’re also so dangerously tasty that common advice is to buy […]

The Best Dinner in Paris Is Waiting for You at These 6 Restaurants

Treat yourself at Michelin-starred Epicure, one of the fanciest places for dinner in Paris.

One thing we take very seriously here in France is good food—it’s practically written into the Declaration of Human Rights! Sometimes, though, you want a bit more. You don’t just want good food; you want a really great dinner. Whether you’re sharing a romantic meal with your special someone, celebrating a graduation or a business […]

Behind the Bite: Madeleine

Chocolate madeleines from La Pâtisserie des Rêves.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. The beautifully ornate pâtisserie lined up in Paris’ pastry shops will definitely catch your eye. But it’s none other than the humble madeleine which has become one of France’s favorite sweet treats.  The simple […]