We are off almost immediately for a spur of the moment first trip to Paris, so consequently haven't had the chance to do much in-depth research.
My wife has some tricky dietry 'avoids' at the moment, and being pescetarian/veggie we have decided to make the trip informal on the eating front.
We have a nice flat for the week (between 2nd/3rd) and are happy to cook with what market produce we can find for some meals. Also, we have put together a quick list of reference list of places for bread, cheese, wine and pastries - which we hope to enjoy much of, perhaps back at the flat or on the go. I know Paris isn't great for walk-ins, so we plan to do what we can with the odd casual meal, fast food, the new food trucks, cafe etc in between times. We quite enjoy eating this way, so if anyone has any recommendations for some great little pizza/falafel/couscous/sandwich/truck/walk-in/market-goodies etc place, we would love to hear it.
Here is a list thrown together of appealing places to possibly try - we won't obviously be hitting all of them, but plan to seek out the more special ones, and gps-chance others as we move about the sights. Any comments/suggestions would be most welcome indeed, thanks.
Au Paradis du Gourmand
Des Gateux et du Pain (croissant)
Du Pain et des Idees - Pain des amis, baguette, l'escargot
Au Petit Versailles du Marais - miche/quiche :)
Jacques Genin – (a long time want, quietest time to visit?)
Des Gateux et du Pain
Pierre Herme - macarons/croissant
Un Dimanche a Paris
Laduree (I know it's not so great, but fancy a look!)
La Patisserie des Reves
Pain de Sucre
Helmut Newcake (Gluten free for my wife)
Pascal Beilleveire (butter)
Henri Le Roux (s/b caramels)
Restaurant (scant, I know...we don't plan on many restau meals):
La PartaGe - veggie Pakistani
Krishna Bhavan - veggie Indian
Noglu - gluten free for wife
L’Etage de Pastavino - love the look for this, secretly tucked at the back of a deli.
Gusto Italia - pizza, looks good.
Bar a Vins:
Au Deux Amis
Le Baron Rouge
Breizh - Galettes, cider
Candelaria - Mexican
Frenchie to go
L'As du Fallafel/Chez Marianne/Chez H'Anna
Boco - saw this and liked the idea, chef-cooked meals reheated in jars
Chez Aline - lunch to go
East side burgers - lauded veggieburgers
Blend truck - mozza burger
Mozza and co. truck
Le Camion qui Fume
Hollyberry - brekkie, coffee
La Derniere Goutte
...would like recommendations for caves with interesting/keenly priced vin naturel?
Mary's Ice Cream
Shopping for items to bring home:
Le Grande Epicerie
Galeries la Fayette
L'Epicerie de Bruno
Le Bon Marche
I know Paris is well-served, but all markets quite equal, or are there 'chowhound preferred'. Are there better markets for produce...or perhaps some more geared towards grazing etc.
Other things I would really like to find:
Places to drink/buy great cider and calvados.
Apologies for the length of this. Thank you very much in advance for any help/comments you can offer.
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