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Bierissime craft beer shop in Paris

Bièrissime

Situated in the increasingly lively Marché Saint Quentin, this shop is home to a wide variety of French and international craft beers, with particularly good selections from Italian and English breweries. Prices are very fair, and service is as chatty (or not) as you want them to be.

Address: Inside the Marché Saint Quentin at 85 bis boulevard Magenta, 75010
Nearest transport: Gare de l’Est (4, 5, 7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm, Sunday 9:30am-1:30pm
Telephone: 01 44 79 02 97
Website

Average price for beer: 3-6€ for 33cl bottles
Notable Brews: Brewfist (Italy), St. Austell (England), Matten (France)

Julhes

Julhès

In the heart of the colorful rue Faubourg Saint-Denis, this full service traiteur has an excellent cheese department, and boasts an impressive collection of Champagnes, whiskies, and other spirits.

Practical information

Address: 54 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010
Nearest transport: Chateau d’Eau (4)
Hours: Monday 4pm-8:30pm; Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-8:30pm; Sunday 9:30am-1:30pm
Telephone: 01 44 83 96 30
Website

Additional Locations

Address: 59 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010
Nearest transport: Chateau d’Eau (4)
Hours: Monday 4pm-8:30pm; Tuesday-Friday 10am-2pm and 4pm-8:30pm; Saturday 10am-8:30pm; Sunday 10am-1:30pm
Telephone: 01 83 94 83 37

Reviews of interest

Painrisien (2013) “Les conseils à la cave et à la fromagerie sont particulièrement avisés, et il serait bien difficile d’en repartir en ayant fait le mauvais choix. Le personnel de vente connaît ses produits et cette compétence est plus qu’appréciable.”

Camille Malmquist (2010) “…the best part is that the cheeses (and wines…) are good.  The service is friendly, too.”

Aaron Ayscough (2010) “…in addition to stocking a broad range of wines (some, not all, natural) also houses a superb fromagerie/épicerie, and one of the best spirit selections I’ve encountered in Paris. It’s an ambitious place.”

Wine Terroirs (2010) “located in a diverse neighborhood, out of the tourist beaten path and it embodies the good old professional food shop where you feel a continuity in the quality and service rooted in the early 20th century. You find there the good wines and all the good artisan delicacies to go with…”

Photo by Aaron Ayscough

Du Pain et des Idees by Meg Zimbeck

Du Pain et Des Idées

Christophe Vasseur’s breads are worth crossing town for, and many people do.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 34 rue Yves Toudic, 75010
Nearest transport: Jacques Bonsergent (5)
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:45am-8pm; Closed Saturday, Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 40 44 52
Website

Reviews of interest

Hipsters in Paris (2013) “It really is one of those dream Paris addresses that one (naïvely) expects to find on every street corner, with a goal to preserve time-honoured baking traditions and churn out exceptional product.”

Food Intelligence (2011) A video from Bruno Verjus profiling Vasseur’s products & philosophy.

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “…il y aussi le pain au blé, celui au seigle ou aux châtaignes, issus de levain. Plus les jolies viennoiseries: pain au raisin, chausson aux pommes fraîches, palmier croustillant ou encore crumbles et – tartelettes aux fruits. Bref, une belle demeure avec son artisan hors norme…”

Barbra Austin (2010) “Formed by hand and given a slow rise, these are loaves with character…”

Croque-Camille (2010) “Yes, I’ve already written about Du Pain et des Idées, but that was before I became a regular…It is safe to say that I have by now sampled all their products…”

Meg Zimbeck for Budget Travel (2009) “Vasseur’s wildly popular pain des amis (friendship bread) makes me want to move to the neighborhood. Light but chewy, with a nutty fragrance and deliciously charred bottom—it’s one of the best I’ve ever tried.”

David Lebovitz (2008) “One of my absolute favorite bakeries in Paris…”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2008) Recommended in Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris.

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Liberté par Benoît Castel

A stylish new pâtisserie and boulangerie from Benoît Castel (Josephine, La Grande Epicerie, Helène Darroze) serving sandwiches, salads, stuffed savory breads and more. The “bobo au rhum” is very aptly named for the neighborhood.

Practical information

Address: 39 rue des Vinaigriers, 75010
Nearest transport: Jacques Bonsergent (5)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday
Telephone: 01 42 60 20 39
Average price for lunch: Under 10€
Style of cuisine: Soup/salad/sandwiches
Website Facebook

Additional locations

Address: 150 rue de Ménilmontant, 75020
Nearest transport: Pelleport (3bis)
Hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday
Telephone: 01 46 36 13 82

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2014) #4 madeleine in Paris

Caroline Mignot (2014) “La tarte à la crème avec sa crème chantilly bien vanillée qui cache une sublime crème pâtissière, le tout déposé tel un Everest sur une pâte sablé fine et croustillante. Il y a le bon dosage de sucre, de fraîcheur (pour le coup, c’est bien de la manger assez rapidement après l’avoir sorti du frais), de croustillant, de tout en fait.”

John Talbott (2014) “Beautiful and teeming with good stuff.”

Hipsters in Paris (2014) “It is the humble Madeleine chocolat that has captured our stone-cold-savoury hearts, and the better-than-average baguettes stuffed with crudites, cold cuts, cheese or chicken. For just a few centimes more than your local bakery, this is lovingly-made calorie-laced goodness not to be missed.”

Les Tasters (2013) ” En guise de douceurs, des sablés gourmands, un pain au chocolat et quelques pâtisseries franco du collier mais pas suisse. La célèbre tarte à la crème, trop petite pour être lourdée dans la gueule du premier râleur, fait déjà vibrer le net, peut-être moins les papilles. C’est affaire de goût: bonne idée pour un oublié, crème travaillée pour une texture douce, avec du goût et pas trop de sucre. Chacun se fera son idée. Simple, efficace, travaillé avec de bonnes matières.”

Raids Patisseries (2013) “L’égérie du chef pâtissier, c’est la tarte à la crème, seule et unique en son genre à Paris…Le lieu est quant à lui chaleureux et atypique, avec ses allures de loft d’artiste et un labo de pâtisserie offert à l’oeil du public.”

Paris Bouge (2013) “Quelques sandwichs, quelques viennoiseries et surtout des pâtisseries. Chez Liberté par Benoît Castel on trouve des petites tartes au citron, des “cheesecakes” qui ressemblent à de la neige ou encore des ‘bobos au rhum'”.

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Tholoniat by Barbra Austin

Tholoniat

Pascal Guerreau now runs this longstanding bakery, pastry, and chocolate shop.

Practical information

Address: 47 rue Château d’Eau, 75010
Nearest transport: Château d’Eau (4)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 42 39 93 12

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2014) “This patisserie-cum-chocolate shop in any case has an old-fashioned rustic charm to it. No concessions to fashion or contemporary food trends (lovers of organic need not apply); at Tholoniat, the action happens in the kitchen, whence impossibly crisp baguettes and tongu-tinglingly tasty confectionery are churned out on a daily basis.”

Barbra Austin (2010) “Pascal Guerreau’s mille-feuille at Tholoniat rivals the one at Jacques Genin… Guerreau recognizes that a mille-feuille is really best made just before serving… Delicate, buttery, light as air. Go see for yourself.”

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Tuck Shop

We haven’t been bowled over by the Aussie inspired veggie fare at Tuck Shop, but the coffee is another story. Free wi-fi and a sweet little space just off the canal go a long way. It’s one of the rare coffee shops to offer soy milk, too. NOTE: The café changed hands in September 2014. We have yet to revisit under new ownership.

Practical information

Address: 13 rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010
Nearest transport: Jacques Bonsergent (5)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 11am-7pm
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 09 80 72 95 40
Average price for lunch: under 10€
Style of cuisine: Australian, soups/salads/sandwiches
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Lindsey Tramuta-Morel (2013) “Australian-owned and run with excellent coffee, only a few doors up from HolyBelly. The space is small so go early and cozy up with a book. The lunch menu of soup, salads and sandwiches, which comes with a coffee, is inexpensive and consistently good.”

Camille Labro (2013) “Au menu: muffins salés, smoothies tout frais, salades croquantes, tourtes et quiches du jour, dans un décor simple et serein dont raffolent les riverains.”

Time Out (2013) “The three Australians behind the place (and their beautiful coffee machine) brew up short blacks, delicious lattes and frothy cappuccinos from 9am, accompanied by pâtisserie (scones, nut brownies, cookies, banana bread, carrot cake). Also on the menu are a range of salads and toasties, all totally vegetarian, but so delicious that you won’t even notice you’re eating healthily.”

David Lebovitz (2013) “Tuck Shop also has little snacks and sandwiches. But we were just there drinking the coffee, which was hitting just the right spot.”

Le Fooding (2012) “les scones, le carrot cake, le gâteau banane-noix, préparent la soupe du jour (tomate-miel-thym, courgette-romarin…) qui embue les carreaux, tartinent les toasts à la purée d‘avocat, le « pain sportif » au beurre d’amande, et fourrent les sandwichs de féta, courgette, potiron, champignons rôtis et roquette. Le tout arrosé de limonade maison, lait d’avoine, LSD (latte, soja, dandelion) ou café spécialement torréfié par Coutume…Un savoureux rigorisme végétarien auquel ne manquent que quelques canons pour trinquer à la santé de l’internationale culinaire!”

Holybelly Coffee Shop Paris photo Catherine Down

Holybelly

Pancakes, poached eggs and hearty seasonal fare served alongside excellent coffee sourced from Belleville Brûlerie in a sunny space along the Canal St. Martin. An international array of coffee preparations (flat whites, espressos, long blacks, cappuccinos, and very good “real deal” filtered coffee) are accompanied by hot chocolate made from homemade chocolate syrup and a selection of teas from Le Parti du Thé. The exceptionally friendly service is notable.

An absolute favorite for coffee

Practical information

Address: 19 rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010
Nearest transport: Château d’Eau (4), Jacques Bonsergent (5)
Hours: Closed Tuesday-Wednesday; Open Monday and Thursday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday from 10am-6pm
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 09 73 60 13 64
E-mail: hello@holybel.ly
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Australian, American, British
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2014) “Sarah et Nico viennent de fêter le premier anniversaire de leur petit coffee shop, qui fait régulièrement le plein près du canal Saint-Martin. En plus de proposer un blend de la Brûlerie de Belleville conçu spécialement pour eux (le Koni Island, fait de trois variétés de grains mexicains, costaricains et guatémaltèques), ils préparent des brunchs top qualité, parmi les meilleurs de la capitale (pancakes, œufs et sides…). Accueil ultra-chaleureux.”

Adrian Moore (2014) “Cozy modern hangout serves fabulous roasts from the Belleville Brullerié, all-day English breakfast, cakes, and salads, and has an interesting local clientele ranging from aging child actors to cool local media types.”

Caroline Mignot (2013) “Parfois un esprit industriel ou scandinave, le cheesecake, le carrot cake, le brownie, le cupcake… Des desserts presque toujours exclusivement américains (je suis sûre qu’il y a d’autres gâteaux qui pourraient se prêter au jeu du café ou que l’on pourrait pousser la quête du dessert américain plus loin). C’est comme une répétition de la même gamme, des mêmes codes (quelques jours avant, c’était une salade chou rouge et noodles que je dégustais au Café Lomi).”

Lindsey Tramuta (2013) “Stellar coffee prepared by Nico Alary- the wonderfully warm co-owner and barista previously of Market Lane in Melbourne…”

Le Journal du Dimanche (2013) “Des petits plats simples, bien préparés. Plus qu’un coffee shop. Un lieu de vie chaleureux.”

Le Figaro (2013) “Salade de lentilles et morteau: plaisante. Grilled cheese sandwich: version trendy de ce brave croque-monsieur.

Le Fooding (2013) “Encore un coffee shop, mais dirigé cette fois par des Français revenus de Melbourne, plus sensibles au feeling cool-nature-wifi-gourmet qu’à l’esprit panaché-croque-madame-Euromillions…”

Le Monde (2013) “Ambiance conviviale, décor brut, cappuccino impeccable, et un flipper comme on en fait plus: c’est Brooklyn qui déboule à Paris.”

A Nous Paris (2013) “Un copier-coller des tables cool de Melbourne, tout de lampes boules, murs de briques, chaises fifties et tables de bois brut, où se pressent des hommes à barbe et à bonnet, donc, mais aussi de longues tiges blondes, des touristes anglophones, les sempiternelles foodistas…”

Hipsters in Paris (2013) “Holybelly is the friendliest coffee spot in Paris, serving my personal favourite cafe latte in the city.”

Time Out (2013) “On accompagne le tout d’un latte (3€), avec sa mousse travaillée, dont les grains de café proviennent de la toute nouvelle brûlerie de Belleville. Un délice. Et puis, on craque pour un des cookies du jour avec sa pâte moelleuse et parfumée…”

Paris Bouge (2013) “L’accueil y est chaleureux et convivial…Ne passez surtout pas à côté du breakfast avec son granola maison, ses pancakes et ses œufs, avec en desserts : cookies, cakes ou autres tartes de l’automne.”

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Café Craft

Good coffee with a designated co-working space for laptop warriors. Strong wireless signal and plenty of plugs for freelancers to camp out. The pricing system for using this space changes just about every week. Currently, it’s 3€ fee per hour either in product (coffee/cookies) or just an upfront fee.

Practical information

Address: 24 rue des Vinaigriers, 75010
Nearest transport: Jacques Bonsergent (5), Gare de l’Est (4,5)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 40 35 90 77
Average price for lunch: under 10€
Style of cuisine: cookies, muffins, soups, salad, brunch
Website

Reviews of Interest 

NY Times (2014) “And when the time comes to work on your own novel, dissertation or blueprint, Craft awaits with long shared desks, power outlets, lamps, Ethernet connections and a rotating menu of artisanal espressos and filter coffees complete with tasting notes.”

Lindsey Tramuta-Morel (2013) “The first spot in Paris to properly merge office space + quality coffee. For the price of excellent coffee and a snack, you can latch onto the wi-fi and set yourself up at a proper work station.”

Camille Labro (2013) “Pour siroter son kawa de chez Lomi, tout en travaillant bien connecté.”

Time Out (2013) “With its high speed WiFi, studious atmosphere and minimalist yet welcoming design inherited from Brooklyn and Scandinavia, Craft Café represents a kind of place that is still relatively unusual in Paris.”

Go Go Paris (2013) “Great (Lomi) coffee, international mags, designer interior – with everything you need in a temporary office space:  desk, ethernet + electrical connections, Post-Its + pens, and a meeting area. There’s also a growing selection of tasty snacks and fresh juices to keep you going. Bring your laptop and spend the day.”

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Eating & Drinking the Canal St-Martin


There are few neighborhoods that are nicer for strolling than the area around the Canal Saint-Martin. On warm evenings, the waterway that runs through this neighborhood provides the backdrop for a great number of picnics and impromptu acoustic concerts. There’s plenty to enjoy here that doesn’t require sitting on the ground or listening to another rendition of “No Woman No Cry.” Here are our favorites.

Best for Breakfast or Afternoon Coffee

ten belles paris sausage roll photo meg zimbeckSausage rolls at Ten Belles

Ten Belles – Just steps from the canal, this tiny café is serving beautiful coffee drinks. It’s sometimes cramped and a little uncomfortable, but the scones, healthy sandwiches and devilish sausage rolls make up for that. Open every day.

soup holybelly photo catherine downButternut squash soup at Holybelly

Holybelly – Pancakes, poached eggs and hearty seasonal fare served alongside excellent coffee sourced from Belleville Brûlerie in a sunny space. An international array of coffee preparations (flat whites, espressos, long blacks, cappuccinos, and very good “real deal” filtered coffee) are available. The exceptionally friendly service is notable. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.

Café Craft – Good coffee with a designated co-working space for the laptop laden. Strong wireless signal and plenty of plugs make it ideal for freelancers to camp out. Open every day.

Best for Lunch

bobs sandwichSandwich at Bob’s Juice Bar

Bob’s Juice Bar – Bob’s is the place to detox (and a vegetarian’s best bet in the hood) with fresh juices, veggie sandwiches on homemade bagels, soups and salads. Open every day.

la taverne de zhao parisLa Taverne de Zhao

La Taverne de Zhao – Cheap and cheerful cooking from the Shaanxi province, courtesy of Zhao, who hails from Xi’an. Get the pork-filled flatbread and don’t worry about the number of people waiting outside – the line moves fast. Open every day.

the sunken chipFish, chips and mushy peas at The Sunken Chip

The Sunken Chip – Michael Greenwold of Roseval and James Whelan of L’Inconnu have teamed up to open a dedicated fish and chips shop. Hake, pollock or catch of the day are available alongside thick chips and mushy peas. There are a few communal tables available, but we prefer ordering to go and enjoying our fish along the water. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

julesetshimVegetarian Bibimbap at Jules et Shim 

Jules et Shim – It’s not the best or most authentic bibimbap, but it’s a fresh & healthy option and makes for good takeout eating along the canal. Open every day.

Best for Cocktails

Le Coq – A bar near République that distinguishes itself by using traditional French liqueurs and ingredients as the base of its menu. Closed Sunday.

Best for Dinner

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Philou – Chef Philippe Damas is showcasing the season’s best ingredients at a great value in this tiny bistro. In nice weather, snag a table on the terrasse. Closed Sunday & Monday.

le verre voleLe Verre Volé

Le Verre Volé – Many will cross town for the tiny kitchen turning out simple dishes and bare bones room lined with shelves of natural wines. Booking is absolutely imperative. Or, grab a bottle of wine to perch along the canal. Picnic pro tip: Forgot your corkscrew? Ask nicely and they’ll open the bottle for you. Open every day.

Hai Kai – One of the trendiest openings of 2013, this canalside joint from chef Amélie Darvas has a fresh product-focused menu that changes daily, a beautiful airy space, and frustratingly slow service. You’ve been warned. Closed Sunday dinner, Monday & Tuesday.

Le Cambodge – Where bobos go for bo bun, and other Vietnamese treats. Go early or be ready to queue. Alternately, visit the tiny annex Le Petit Cambodge to get your bo bun to go. Closed Sunday.

el nopal photo barbra austinTacos from El Nopal

El Nopal – A crowd queues at this sliver of a taqueria off the canal for Claudia and Alejandro’s tacos, burritos and quesadillas. Plan on taking it to go. It’s north of the prime spots along the canal, but the extra leg work involved is worth it for legitimately spicy Mexican. Veggie options available, too. Closed Monday.

Exceptional Shops

For Bread & Pastry

escargots du pain et des ideesEscargots at Du Pain et Des Idées 

Du Pains et Des Idées – One of our absolute favorite bakeries in Paris and one of very few bakers still using a woodburning oven, Christophe Vasseur’s breads are destination worthy. Excellent pastries and small stuffed savory breads called mini-pavé are ideal carry out. Closed Saturday & Sunday.

Liberté – We prefer the breakfast pastries and the breads (particularly the dark chocolate bread with white chocolate chips) to the desserts at this brand new & very sleek bakery from Benoît Castel. They have several sandwiches, salads and savory foccacias available at lunch. Closed Monday.

canal saint martinPicnicking along the canal

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Helmut Newcake

Thanks to this pastry shop in the 10th, gluten-intolerant gourmandes can have their gateau and eat it, too.

Practical information

Address: 36 rue Bichat, 75010
Nearest transport: Goncourt (11)
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday
Telephone: 09 82 59 00 39
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2012) “I wasn’t expecting traditional French pastries…but was surprised (and delighted) to see they hit the right notes with French classics, including one of the best canelés I’ve ever had…

Maison Castro

Smart students line up for the killer sandwiches at this Mediterranean shop, which offers French, Italian, and Spanish meats and cheeses, plus an assortment of groceries and wine.

Practical information

Address: 15 bis rue Alexandre Parodi, 75010
Nearest transport: Louis Blanc (7, 7bis)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; closed Sunday
Reservations: Take-away only
Telephone: 01 46 07 11 60

 Reviews of interest 

David Lebovitz (2014) “It’s obvious that this isn’t the place to find just the standard sandwich jambon-fromage. Instead, you’ll find a slew of interesting options…You can also request a made-to-order sandwich on excellent baguettes from Julien bakery, with everything from artichoke cream, Pata negra and lomo Ibérico (black-footed ham and pork tenderloin from Spain), Buffalo mozzarella, and honey from Crete, to Corsican sausage, English cheddar, and Italian air-dried beef.”

Cooperative Latte Cisternino

The source for some of the best burrata in town, and other products direct from Italy.

Practical information

Address: 46 rue du Faubourg Poissonière, 75010
Nearest transport: Poissonière (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 70 30 36

Additional Locations

Address: 108 rue Saint Maur, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 38 54 54

Address: 17 rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, 75005
Nearest transport: Censier Daubenton (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday

Address: 37 rue Godot de Mauroy, 75009
Nearest transport: Havre-Caumartin (3, 9)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 06 74 91 66 58

 

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Louloucam

The chef at this neighborhood bistro worked at La Tour d’Argent and Le Meurice.

Practical information

Address: 264 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, 75010
Nearest transport: Stalingrad (2, 5, 7)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, lunch and dinner; Saturday, dinner only; Sunday brunch; closed Monday
Reservations: last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 40 34 76 87
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: French bistro
Special attributes: open Sunday

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “…a very sincere new bistro with an intriguing two-speed menu, or a mix of French classics and some clever modern dishes…a great neighborhood bolt-hole and a fine coda to those who’d doom-say the French kitchen.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “Env. 15-25 € au déjeuner, menu à 31 € au dîner. Linguine aux couteaux: avenant. Volaille bourbonnaise à la crème: bien étoffée. Choux à la crème: gonflés.”

John Talbott (2012) “The 31 € 3-course menu looked great; lots of tasty choices…my new friend had the Bourbonnaise chicken with white sauce and I had (after ensuring it was a thick not thin slice) a piece of veal liver a la Lyonnaise; both were nice, but strangely again, both were lukewarm and came with nicely toasted thin slices of potato…”

Anne-Laure Pham – L’Express (2012) “…un simple et bluffant poireau vinaigrette à la citronnelle, puis un irréprochable foie de veau à la lyonnaise…”

 

Voy Alimento by Phyllis Flick

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Not just vegetarian, but totally vegan and organic, this canal-side canteen specializes in “superfoods”. Detox here. Formerly known as “Voy Alimento”.

Practical information

Address: 23 rue des Vinaigriers, 75010
Nearest transport: Jacques Bonsergent (5)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-7p.m. and Sunday, noon-6p.m.; closed Monday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 42 01 03 44
Website
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Health food
Special attributes: vegetarian options, open Monday, continuous all-day service

Reviews of interest

Phyllis Flick (2011) “In addition to selling things like raw chocolate, cat’s claw, guarana, maca and purple corn, they serve a vegan, organic lunch menu Tuesday-Sunday.  I’m not sure I buy into the therapeutic claims of many of their products, but the food is as delicious as it is unusual.  I’d have no problem switching to a vegan diet if it all tasted this good.”

 

 

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Bang!

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The menu at this absurdly-named Canal resto is centered around meat from around the world (Argentina, the Aubrac, Scotland and…Kansas), supported by an all-natural wine list.

Practical information

Address: 112 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010
Nearest transport: Gare de l’Est (4, 5, 7) or Jacques Bonsergent (5)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday; open Sunday for brunch
Reservations: last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 40 40 07 11
Website

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Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: open Sunday, open Monday
Type of crowd: neighborhood locals
Interior: quirky & playful
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • Chrisoscope (2012) “Le boeuf vient d’Aubrac, d’Ecosse, d’Argentine ou du Kansas, fourni par deux très belles maisons : Hugo Desnoyers et les boucheries nivernaises…je garde l’adresse en tête pour la prochaine fois que j’aurais un besoin urgent de rouge et de viande rouge dans le quartier.”
  • Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “cette mangeoire bobophile ne va pas beaucoup plus loin que l’onomatopée de son enseigne, quelque part entre bof et pfftt…”

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Le Floréal

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This mod neighborhood café and brasserie serves fruits de mer, plats du jour, big salads, and a reputedly decent burger. Oh, and le brunch.

Practical information

Address: 73 rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010
Nearest transport: Goncourt (11)
Hours: Open every day, all day
Reservations: not necessary
Telephone: 01 42 08 81 03
Website

View a map of all of our restaurants here.
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: French, brasserie
Special attributes: vegetarian options, open Sunday, open Monday
Type of crowd: neighborhood locals, hipsters, bobos
Interior: polished & modern
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • François-Régis Gaudry (2011) “….céleri rémoulade et Cobb salad, Cheese burger et plateau de fruits de mer, cheese cake et poire Belle Hélène. Menilmontant et Manhattan, même combat….Floréal aurait droit à un truc du genre : « A des facilités et beaucoup d’imagination, mais ne les exploitent pas jusqu’au bout. Peut mieux faire… »”
  • Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “Les gens du quartier, branchés ou débranchés, en terrasse, les bobos curieux à l’intérieur. La maison fait rendez-vous en continue, table aimable….Mais le lieu a des prétentions gourmandes…et tout n’est pas parfait, loin de là…”
  • Phyllis Flick (2011) “The bun was homemade, as were the fries, making it one of the best burgers I’ve had in Paris…This is probably also the only place in Paris where I’ve ever overheard a table of chic looking Parisians order hot-dogs for dinner.”
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Playtime

Daikon, wasabi, parmesan, sesame, curry, arugula, sesame — the ingredients are all over the map at this retro-neo bistro in the 10th.

Practical information

Address: 5 rue des Petits-Hôtels, 75010
Nearest transport: Gare de l’Est (4, 5, 7)
Hours: Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 44 79 03 98
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Average price for lunch: 20-34 €
Average price for dinner: 20-34 €
Style of cuisine: Fusion
Special attributes: open Monday
Type of crowd: hipsters, foodies, bobos, neighborhood locals
Interior: quirky & playful
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • John Talbott (2011) “The exterior looked like a thousand places in the 1950’s and the interior is “wow-ee,” evoking Jacques Tati’s ‘Playtime’ sets, circa mid-1960’s…innovative cooking, nifty decor, fun choices and oh so easy prices.”
  • Caroline Mignot (2010) “Un décor 50’s, pile dans la tendance annoncée, Mad Men, fashion, design…Un melting pot d’ingrédients, grec, turc, japonais, qui se perdent un peu dans le superflu. En fait, j’ai été déçue, j’y goûtais de la confusion et des plats malhabiles.”
  • Pudlo (2010) “Côté cuisine…de mets ménagers un brin fusion, mitonnés au gré du marché et de la saison. Les menus sont gentils tout pleins, l’unique serveur gambade, sourit, raconte, mais à peine.”
  • François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2010) “Bien sûr, certains plats s’emmêlent un peu les fuseaux, comme ce saumon un rien jetlagué… Mais on préfère encore l’échappée belle d’une vraie cuisine d’auteur… au train-train du énième néobistrot copiant des banalités sur l’ardoise du voisin.”
  • Bruno Verjus (2010) “Une cuisine en devenir, un lieu très Fooding.”

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