Eat in Paris: French Classics and Modern Vibes

When visiting Paris, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got a full stomach for the marathon of wine drinking. Lucky for you, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite places to eat in Paris.

La Recyclerie

One of the most unique, kitschy places I’ve been to in Paris. It’s definitely not what you think of when you imagine dining out in Paris. It’s a cafe, furniture recycling shop, urban garden, all sitting on top of old train tracks.

Au Petit Tonneau

Classic French food in a small, unassuming space. French food can get a bad rap for being too pretentious. This is not that. But damn is it good. This is where I go to eat in Paris.

Marché de Enfants Rouges

If you’ve read any of my other food lists, food markets are no stranger. I do love a good market, particularly outdoors. This one does it well.


A great little cafe and wine bar, Billili also has fantastic food. Modern gastronomy and wine by the glass – all at a good price.


Tough as hell to get a reservation at, but Mokonuts is very much worth the attempt. Inventive food and the desserts are incredible.

Café Merícourt

You know, there’s nothing wrong with a little brunching. Minimalist decor in a small space, this is a great place for a mimosa and a bougie breakfast sandwich. I’m talking to you, fellow millennials…

Soul Kitchen

An extremely cute cafe right below the Montmartre and Sacré Cœur. Rotating menu with great coffee.


Maybe one of the trendiest restaurants in Paris, Shabour has some incredible Israeli food.

Holybelly 5 

If you’re hungover, I might suggest Holybell 5. Not because it’s something unusual, but because it’s basically a greasy American breakfast. But sometimes when you’re hungover, the familiar is best.

Le Servan

A bartender recommended this place to me. Raw, quaint atmosphere Le Servan blends the classic and contemporary very well. And, at $28 for the lunch tasting menu, it is actually quite affordable.

My Noodles

You may be surprised to see a noodle house on the list. But I was walking through 14th Arrondissement and came across this shop and saw their chefs making hand-pulled noodles. So I had to walk in.

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