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 […]

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants by Neighborhood: Canal Saint-Martin

Liangpi noodles from Shaanxi province, China

The area around the Canal Saint-Martin is eclectic, hip and cosmopolitan. It’s not the kind of place you’re going to find ultra-traditional French food, but you’ll find some fantastic Chinese, Thai, African and fusion cuisine—plus some seriously good beer and coffee. As a bonus, many of our favorite Canal Saint-Martin restaurants let you dine right […]

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants by Neighborhood: Oberkampf

Astier is one of our favorite Oberkampf restaurants for a classic Parisian bistrot experience.

The Oberkampf neighborhood seamlessly blends the best of classic and contemporary French cuisines. This hip quartier takes its rather un-French name after German-born Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf, the royal manufacturer of Louis XVI and the inventor of the toile de Jouy fabric. Once a humble working-class district, Oberkampf is now one of the liveliest areas in Paris, […]

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants By Neighborhood: Le Marais

Carbon, a self-described "ode to nature," is one of the most unique Marais restaurants.

One of Paris’ oldest neighborhoods, Le Marais entices both tourists and locals alike with its charmingly narrow streets, historic architecture, and fantastic museums and galleries.  It’s also one of the best areas in the city to enjoy Parisian food, which means not only classic French cuisine but also traditional falafel, great couscous, and the latest […]

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants by Neighborhood: Belleville

Some of the best Belleville restaurants reflect the growing ethnic diversity in the area, such as Raviolis Nord-Est, which serves up tasty Chinese dumplings.

A distinctive neighborhood in the northeast corner of Paris, Belleville is a perfect, non-touristy destination for foodies. Until 1860, Belleville was actually an independent, working-class village, home to farmers and winemakers. Today, following waves of immigration in the 20th century, the hilltop district has become one of Paris’ most artistically vibrant and ethnically diverse areas. […]

7 Street Food Bites in Paris and Where You Have to Try Them

Crepes are one of the most popular and emblematic Paris street foods.

In Paris, life has long revolved around cafe culture. Lunchtime in Paris evokes the idea of relaxing with a three course meal and a glass of wine on a sunny terrace, not a sandwich quickly gulped down between meetings. But indeed as Paris has changed, with a new entrepreneurial environment drawing international crowds, waves of […]