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Tour of Paris Must-eats (work in progress)

John Galt | May 18, 201304:08 AM

For an upcoming Paris visit (my first real visit for food and drink), I am working on a list of must-east around town. We plan to walk around town and eat and drink. To maximize sampling, we are focusing on smaller items that eat's easy to pop in somewhere for: cheese, charcuterie, chocolate, baked goods, etc. Also, for evenings, we are thinking of wine bars with good food, again so we can hit more than one in a night. I've been researching this site and others. And, while the list remains incomplete, it is far enough along so begin soliciting input. Thanks in advance for your help. What is missing? What needs to go? Also, if I were to add one affordable sit-down restaurant, what should it be? L'Ami Jean?


Julien – Croissant, Baguette
Address: 75 rue St. Honoré, 75001
Nearest transport: Les Halles (4) or Louvre-Rivoli (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 36 24 83

Verjus Wine Bar with great food
47 rue de Montpensier, 75001
Hours: Lunch Tuesday-Friday 12:30-2:30pm; Dinner Monday-Friday, 6pm-11pm; closed Saturday and Sunday

Le Rubis – Wine bar with good food
10 rue Marché Saint Honoré

Jean Paul Hevin –Hot Chocolate - Chocolate
Address: 231 rue St. Honoré, 75001
Nearest transport: Tuileries (1)
Hours: Shop Monday-Saturday 10am-7:30pm; Chocolate Bar Monday-Saturday 12pm-7pm; Closed Sunday


Frenchie Wine Bar (Bar a Vins)
6 rue du Nil, 75002
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7p.m.-10:30p.m. – arrive early to get a seat

Gyoza Bar – Japanese dumpling bar
Address: 56 Passage des Panoramas, 75002
Nearest transport: Grands Boulevards (8, 9)
Hours: Dinner, Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday


134 RDT – Best croissant?
Address: 134 rue de Turenne, 75003
Nearest transport: République (5, 8, 9, 11)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 78 04 72

Genin – #1 Chocolate, Mille Feuille
133, rue de Turenne
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-7pm; Closed Monday

Gerard Mulot - renowned fruit tarts
Address: 76 rue de Seine, 75006
Hours: Monday-Sunday 6:45am-8:00pm; Closed Wednesday

Breizh Café – crepes
Address: 109 rue Vielle du Temple
Hours: Close Monday and Tuesday


Berthillon – ice cream
Address: 31 rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile, 75004
Hours: Closed Monday, Closed Tuesday

Pozetto – best gelato?
Address: 39 rue Roi de Sicile, 75004
Nearest transport: St. Paul (1)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 42 77 08 64


Les Papilles – deli, wine bar, set price restaurant, very informal
Address: 30 rue Gay Lussac, 75005
Nearest transport: Luxembourg (RER B)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday

Laurent – Cheese
47 boulevard Saint-Germain

Raimo – classic French ice cream
Address: 65 boulevard Saint Germain, 75005
Nearest transport: Cluny – La Sorbonne (10)

Eric Kayser – Best Baguette?
Address: 14 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 44 07 17 81

Boulangerie L’Essentiel Mouffetard - Croissant
2 Rue Mouffetard, 75005


Patrick Roger – Chocolate – get the bars!
Address: 108 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
Hours: Every day 10:30am-7:30pm

Verot – Chacruterie shop
3 rue Notre Dame des Champs,

Pierre Herme – maracons; Ispahan macaron
Address: 72 rue Bonaparte, 75006)
Hours: Open every day 10am-7pm

Poilane – bakery famous for sourdough rounds Pain Poilane, and apple tartlets
Address: 49 boulevard de Grenelle, 75015
Hours: Closed Sunday

Grom – Italy gelato in Paris
Address: 81 rue de Seine, 75006
Hours: Open every day
Da Rosa
62 rue de Sein
Eric Kayser
Address: 10 rue de l’Ancienne Comedie, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
Hours: Closed Sunday

Barthelemy – cheese; 30-month Ossau-Iraty
Address: 51 rue de Grenelle, 75007
Nearest transport: rue du Bac (12)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday

L’atlas hamadi

Fromagerie Quatrehomme
62 rue Sévres, 7th arrondisement (00 33 1 47 34 33 45)
Michel Chaudun - chocolate
Address: 149 rue de l’Université, 75007
Nearest transport: Invalides (8, 13, RER C)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30-7:30


La Tête dans les Olives - olive oils, gourmet items, six seats for lunch reservations required
2 rue St. Marthe, 75010

Urfa Durum – kebab in flat bread, to go
Address: 56 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010
Nearest transport: Château d’Eau (4)
Hours: Open every day

Du Pain et des Idees – pain de amis, Bayonne-Reblochon-figue
Address: 34 rue Yves Toudic, 75010
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:45am-8pm; Closed Saturday, Closed Sunday


Bones- charcuterie restaurant
43 rue Godefroy Caviagnac

Le Dauphin – wine bar of chef Inaki Aizpitarte, small plates haute cuisine
Address: 131 avenue Parmentier
Nearest transport: Goncourt (11)
Hours: Dinner, Tuesday-Saturday; lunch, Tuesday-Friday; Closed Sunday and Monday

Bisto Paul Bert –
18 rue Paul Bert, 75011
Nearest transport: Faidherbe-Chaligny (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday

L Entree des Artistes - cocktails
Address: 8 rue de Crussol, 75011
Nearest transport: Oberkampf (5, 9)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7pm-2am; closed Sunday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary

Septime Cave
Address: 3 rue Basfroi, 75011
Nearest transport: Charonne (9) or Ledru Rollin (8)
Hours: 10am-10pm Tuesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday


Ble Sucre madeleines, millefeuille, caramel ice cream,
Address: 7 rue Antoine Vollon, 75012
Hours: Close Monday


Le Severo – steak, tartare, charcuterie
Address: 8 rue des Plantes, 75014
Nearest transport: Mouton Duvernet or Alesia (4)
Hours: Closed Saturday, Sunday


Des Gâteaux & du Pain – Bakery
63 bd Pasteur
Croissant. Pain au chocolat (chowhound). Specialities include the chocolate hazelnut cake, the chorizo loaf, and the religieuse au caramel, a caramel cream-filled puff made with choux pastry and covered with a sugary yellow glaze.
Hours: Wednesday-Monday 8am-8pm; Closed Tuesday

Laurent - Cheese
2 Rue Lourmel,

Verot - Chacruterie
7 rue Lecourbe


Coquelicot - baguettes
Address: 24 rue des Abbesses, 75018
Nearest transport: Abbesses (12)
Hours: Closed Monday

Gontran Cherrier – rye bread, sandwiches
Address: 22 rue Caulaincourt, 75018
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7:30am-8:30pm, Sunday 7:30am-7:30pm; Closed Wednesday

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