Paris: 5 Foodie Hotspots Not to be Missed
Paris isnt all about fine dining and cordon bleu, Michelin stared eats - oh no! Its 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. Youll find the markets stretched out between the Richard Lenoir and Bastille Metro stations.
2. Les Deux Abielles - 189 rue de lUniversité
No trip to the city of lights would be complete without a refreshing cuppa at a Parisian tea salon, and if youre 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 youre of the vegetarian persuasion, you have to check out Le Petit Légume! Famous for its 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 Christophers 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 youre only going to eat out once in Paris, make sure its at Le Relais de lEntrecote, 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