Paris: 5 Foodie Hot Spots Not to be Missed

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Paris: 5 Foodie Hotspots Not to be Missed

Paris isn’t all about fine dining and cordon bleu, Michelin stared eats - oh no! It’s a city full to the brim with taste bud exploding, backpacker-budget friendly bistros, macaroon cafés and entrecote-obsessed restaurants. Here to take the sting out of digging through the guidebooks are our top five, favourite foodie hot spots in Paris.

1. Marché Bastille - blvd Richard Lenoir

Arguably the best open-air food market in the city, the Marché Bastille serves up fresh and traditional French fare, along with every international food you could imagine! The scent of potato au gratin fills the air and cheeky glasses of good French red, wash it all down. You’ll find the markets stretched out between the Richard Lenoir and Bastille Metro stations.

2. Les Deux Abielles - 189 rue de l’Université

No trip to the city of lights would be complete without a refreshing cuppa’ at a Parisian tea salon, and if you’re out and about near the Eiffel tower, Les Deux Abeilles is your best bet. Found just around the corner from the Musée du Quai Branley, this Salon de Thé serves up every variety of tea and a scrumptious selection of Madeline cakes, macaroons and fruit-filled flans. Metro: Alma-Marceau.

3. La Petits Légume - 36 rue des Boulangers

Veggie-friendly restaurants are few and far between in the French capital, so if you’re of the vegetarian persuasion, you have to check out Le Petit Légume! Famous for it’s finely chopped salad selections, this great value for money eatery also serves organic wine - making it a sure fire winner on all fronts! Metro: Cardinal Lemoine

4. Aux Négociants - 27 rue Lambert

Open for business on weekdays only, this locally loved Montmartre wine bar and restaurant serves up all the French classics, from onion soup to beef bouruignon. Not far from St Christopher’s Gare du Nord, this is a restaurant on a hill with a view! Metro: Château Rouge

5. Le Relais de l'Entrecote - 101 Boulevard du Montparnasse

If you’re only going to eat out once in Paris, make sure it’s at Le Relais de l’Entrecote, located south of the river in Montparnasse. They only serve four things here - salad, steak, frites and dessert - and boy do they serve it well. With queues out of the door and around the block on most days, this steak and chips restaurant will knock your culinary socks off. Metro: Vavin

- Rob Savage

Posted on 21 Apr 2015

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