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Paris by Mouth food tours

paris by mouth food tours

We offer small-group tours led by food & wine experts, delivering some of the best French food you’ve ever tasted in about three hours. We focus on incredible cheese, breads, chocolate and wine. Some tours also load up on pastries or charcuterie. Our tours are designed for adults, and they sell out fast in high-season. Rated the #1 Paris food tour on TripAdvisor for more than a decade.

We offer a variety of walking tours in the most food-centric neighborhoods of Paris, plus the deep diving French Cheese Explosion.

Our group tours are small (8 people max) and led by English-speaking experts. They’re priced at 125€ per person, including generous food & wine tastings.

Click this headline for more detail about our tours and availability, and send an email with any questions to parisbymouthtours@gmail.com

French Wine Tasting in Paris

FRENCH WINE DISCOVERY

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when looking at a French wine menu? Our newest offering is designed to give you a fun overview of French wine regions, to help you understand your own preferences, and to set you up for success in navigating a restaurant wine list. We host this experience on Mondays as a happy hour tasting (in English) from 5-7pm. You’ll taste and learn about five different wines from a certified expert. The goal is to help you… Read More »FRENCH WINE DISCOVERY

Paris by Mouth private food tours

Private food tours in paris

If you’re coming this summer and want to taste some truly amazing things, you should book one of our private food tours in Paris. Our small group tours are genuinely small – only eight guests – and they’re pretty great. But booking a private tour means you can focus on the flavors you’re crazy about and skip what you don’t like. More cheese and less pastry? No problem. Double the chocolate and ditch the charcuterie? Whatever you want! We include… Read More »Private food tours in paris

Linguini at L'Altro Italian restaurant from Gregory Marchand and Frenchie

L’Altro

L’Altro is a new Italian restaurant from Gregory Marchand (Frenchie) in the space that was formerly occupied by Frenchie to Go (FTG). It’s very good. A full review will be coming soon. L’ALTRO 9 Rue du Nil, 75002Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinnerClosed Sunday & MondayReservations online or at +33 1 42 21 96 92 Their Instagram / Our Instagram OUR PHOTOS OF L’ALTRO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

The French Cheese Explosion

If you’ve ever wondered why there are more than 500 different cheeses in France, how different cheeses are produced (what accounts for their texture, color, and smell?), why French cheesemakers use raw unpasteurized milk in their cheese, what the impact of seasonality and aging are on cheese, and how locals typically enjoy cheese in restaurants and at home… this is the tasting for you. We’ll visit a cheese shop (or rather, the cheese shop – our favorite one in the world) to… Read More »The French Cheese Explosion

Miznon

Miznon

Another pita place for the Marais–this annex of an Israeli chain has above average, far more creative offerings than your corner kebab stand.

Where to eat in Saint-Germain in Paris

Where to eat in Saint-Germain

To assemble this collection, I’ve been trying new places and to returning to old standbys to see how they’re holding up. Everything in this guide has been anonymously tested within the last three years. A few favorites from the previous version of this list have been removed because they didn’t meet that cut-off. I’ll update this guide as I continue to review restaurants in this area. As with our guides to eating in the Marais, the Latin Quarter, and Near the Eiffel Tower, I’ve organized my selections into categories: Newsletter… Read More »Where to eat in Saint-Germain

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Private food tours on sale!

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Paris is wonderful to visit in winter. The chilly weather makes us hungry for Alpine cheeses and decadent desserts. The streets and shops are uncrowded, and our food tours are rarely sold out! During the winter months, we’re able to offer a 25% discount on our private tours for those who prefer a more exclusive experience. Book privately and you’ll have an expert guide all to yourself. We can customize the food tour to highlight the things you’re most interested… Read More »Private food tours on sale!

South Marais Food Tour

AVAILABILITY Click on a date within the calendar to see which tours we’re offering that day (all our routes are reflected on this calendar, not only the South Marais tour). If you don’t see the option you want, try clicking another date or send us an email. If the calendar below isn’t appearing, reload your web page ABOUT THIS NEIGHBORHOOD The southern Marais contains a lively Jewish quarter and is home to a large number of 16th century mansions, many… Read More »South Marais Food Tour

The North Marais Food Tour

AVAILABILITY Click on a date within the calendar to see which tours we’re offering that day (all our routes are reflected on this calendar, not only the North Marais tour). If you don’t see the option you want, try clicking another date or send us an email. If the calendar below isn’t appearing, reload your web page ABOUT THIS NEIGHBORHOOD Throughout its long history, the Marais has been home to successive waves of aristocrats, immigrants, artists, and hipsters. The northern… Read More »The North Marais Food Tour

West Saint-Germain Food Tour

AVAILABILITY Click on a date within the calendar to see which tours we’re offering that day (all our routes are reflected on this calendar, not only the West Saint-Germain tour). If you don’t see the option you want, try clicking another date or send us an email. If the calendar below isn’t appearing, reload your web page ABOUT THIS NEIGHBORHOOD Saint-Germain is a destination for visitors from all around the world who come to shop and (most importantly) to eat.… Read More »West Saint-Germain Food Tour

East Saint-Germain Food Tour

AVAILABILITY Click on a date within the calendar to see which tours we’re offering that day (all our routes are reflected on this calendar, not only the East Saint-Germain tour). If you don’t see the option you want, try clicking another date or send us an email. If the calendar below isn’t appearing, reload your web page ABOUT THIS NEIGHBORHOOD Saint-Germain is a destination for visitors from all around the world who come to shop and (most importantly) to eat.… Read More »East Saint-Germain Food Tour

Cafe de la nouvelle mairie in Paris

Café de la Nouvelle Mairie

For the wine-indifferent, Café de la Nouvelle Mairie is merely a timeless, picturesque terraced café on a shady lane beside the Panthéon. But for alert wine geeks, it might as well be the Panthéon itself, as pertains to natural wine.

Breizh Café Charles Michel Beaugrenelle

Breizh Café Charles Michel

We haven’t yet visited this particular location, but are excited to see that our beloved Breizh Café has expanded with a location near Beaugrenelle in the 15th. We’ve included Breizh Café among our 50 favorite restaurants in Paris. BREIZH CAFÉ CHARLES MICHEL 3 place Charles Michels, 75015Open every day for lunch & dinnerReservations online or at +33 9 55 24 41 24 Their Instagram / Our Instagram OUR PHOTOS OF BREIZH CAFÉ Combined from our visits to multiple locations ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS Breizh Café Montorgueil14… Read More »Breizh Café Charles Michel

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Pétrelle

Pétrelle is one of the romantic restaurants in Paris, and it’s also one of the most delicious. Chef Lucie Boursier-Mougenot and her team create a beautiful tasting menu that changes every week to reflect the seasons, and Luca Danti ensures that everyone in the dining room feels very well taken care of.

Le Bel Ordinaire – Rive Gauche (soon to close)

Update: Le Bel Ordinaire sent an email stating that its last service would be September 30, 2023 and that the restaurant would be taken over by the team behind neighboring restaurant Narro. Previously: Le Bel Ordinaire is an aptly named gem in the southern Latin Quarter that straddles the line between a neighborhood bistro and something more refined – between the ordinary and beautiful. During the warm months, they have a leafy outdoor terrace at the bottom of the Mouffetard… Read More »Le Bel Ordinaire – Rive Gauche (soon to close)

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Paris Restaurants That Are Good for Groups

In Paris, where restaurants are tiny and can sometimes contain only a handful of tables, dining en masse requires a certain level of strategy. If you’re trying to book dinner for a large group (more than six people) or are planning a special event, we’ve found a selection of restaurants that can welcome a crowd. Here’s our selection of Paris restaurants that are good for groups.

Where to eat in the marais

The Marais is beautiful, but there are a lot of dining duds in this historic neighborhood. We visited 21 restaurants in the last 18 months and categorized them all as Great, Good, Fine or Not Recommended. This is a free article in our newsletter. Your subscriptions – nearly 50k and climbing! – enable us to visit anonymous, pay full price, and tell you what we honestly think. We’ve also mapped our favorites (and least favorites) in the Marais, organizing them… Read More »Where to eat in the marais

Le Trumilou

Le Trumilou is the sort of unfussy basic bistro that we want to love. Situated along the Seine and with plenty of space to welcome groups and last minute bookings, this would be an affordable gem if the food were edible. In our experience, it isn’t.

Breizh Café Passy

Breizh Café Passy

We haven’t yet visited this particular location, but are excited to see that our beloved Breizh Café has expanded with a location in the 16th near Passy. There’s a leafy garden for outdoor dining at this location, which is an easy walk from the Eiffel Tower. We’ve included Breizh Café among our 50 favorite restaurants in Paris. BREIZH CAFÉ PASSY 1 impasse des Carrières, 75016Open every day for lunch & dinnerReservations online or at +33 9 80 49 41 67 Their Instagram / Our… Read More »Breizh Café Passy

Oeufs mayonnaise

Oeufs mayonnaise are hardboiled eggs that have been split and topped with (usually a mustardy) mayonnaise. This basic form can be dolled up and creatively garnished, but it’s often a very basic (and delicious) bite.

Soces

Soces is a seafood restaurant in Belleville, not far from the wonderful Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Chef Marius de Ponfilly (ex-Clamato) is preparing gorgeous small plates with modest prices, alongside a few whole fish or and a handful of meaty options. There’s a strong selection of cheese, too. The room is beautiful. We really loved our first visit. Soces has been included among our 50 favorite restaurants in Paris and our favorite spots for seafood. SOCES 32 rue de la Villette, 75019Open… Read More »Soces

Dame Augustine

Lilian Douchet opened Dame Augustine in 2022 after making a name for himself on Top Chef. This restaurant near Gobelins offers a là carte options alongside moderately priced tasting menus (48€ and 68€). Douchet’s dishes are creative without being gimmicky. Everything we tasted was perfectly cooked and well-balanced. This is great option for southern Paris, especially on a Sunday. Reservations are accepted up to two months in advance, but last minute bookings are usually possible (this may change as we… Read More »Dame Augustine

Mer & Coquillage restaurant in Paris

Mer & Coquillage

Mer & Coquillage is a seafood restaurant near the Louvre that’s open on Monday. With soft lighting, candles, gleaming silverware and kind service, it’s a beautiful option when you need to impress. Mer & Coquillage has been included among our of 50 favorite restaurants in Paris.  MER & COQUILLAGE 36 Rue des Petits Champs, 75002Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinnerOpen Saturday for dinner onlyClosed SundayReservations online or at +33 1 42 33 00 22 Their Instagram / Our Instagram OUR PHOTOS OF MER &… Read More »Mer & Coquillage

Chez Casimir

Chez Casimir is a long-standing casual bistro near Gare du Nord that’s now being run by a new team. It’s a good option for those who love charcuterie, offal and wild game, especially when you need something that’s open on Monday and near the train station. CHEZ CASIMIR 6 Rue de Belzunce, 75010Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinnerOpen Saturday for dinner only Closed SundayReservations at +33 1 48 78 28 80 Their Instagram / Our Instagram OUR PHOTOS OF CHEZ CASMIR SUBSCRIBE… Read More »Chez Casimir

Brasserie Bellanger French restaurant near Gare du Nord in Paris

Brasserie Bellanger

Brasserie Bellanger is an all-day spot near Gare du Nord for affordable French classics like oeuf-mayo and steak-frites They’re open every day, even in August, and their continuous service from 9am to midnight makes them a good option for eating early with kids or late, after a show. They have sister locations in other neighborhoods called Brasserie Dubillot, Brasserie Martin and Brasserie des Prés.

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Breizh Café Canal

We haven’t yet visited this particular location, but are excited to see that our beloved Breizh Café has expanded with a location on the Canal Saint-Martin. A beautiful outdoor terrace puts their tables and black & white chairs right up next to the water – a prime spot to enjoy what we think are the best crêpes in Paris. We’ve included Breizh Café among our 50 favorite restaurants in Paris. BREIZH CAFÉ CANAL 112 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010Open every day for… Read More »Breizh Café Canal

Café Des Ministères

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First the bad news: Café des Ministères is almost impossible to book right now. We named it our best restaurant of 2022, and plenty of newspapers (Le Figaro, the New York Times) have lavished similar praise. If you manage to get in (they open online bookings three weeks in advance of a particular date), don’t neglect to order the choux farci façon Reine with leaves of Pontoise cabbage lacquered around a tender mound of smoky sausage and foie gras, in… Read More »Café Des Ministères

Breizh Café Montmartre Abbesses in Paris

Breizh Café Montmartre

We haven’t yet visited this particular location, but are excited to see that our beloved Breizh Café has expanded with a location near the rue des Abbesses in Montmartre. They have a few sidewalk tables for outdoor dining at this location. We’ve included Breizh Café among our 50 favorite restaurants in Paris and our guide to eating and drinking in Montmartre. BREIZH CAFÉ MONTMARTRE 93 rue des Martyrs, 75018Open every day for lunch & dinnerReservations online or at +33 1 46… Read More »Breizh Café Montmartre

Paris by Mouth Gift Cards

paris by mouth Gift Cards

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Share some deliciousness! Purchase a gift card for a Paris by Mouth tour and share the most delicious food that Paris has to offer. We can make a gift card in any amount you choose, but tickets for our small group tours cost 130€ per person, with generous tastings included. You can enter your recipient’s email and a message, and they’ll receive your gift immediately. Or you can send the email and message to yourself and then share the gift… Read More »paris by mouth Gift Cards

Prunier

Prunier is a historic caviar and seafood house that opened near the Arc de Triomphe in 1924. It boasts some incredible art déco frescos and moldings from that period has been owned until recently by Pierre Bergé, co-founder of the YSL fashion house. Chef Yannick Alléno of the three-star restaurant Ledoyen has recently taken over the kitchen at Prunier and is putting his own spin on iconic dishes like the Christian Dior egg (with caviar, cream and ham aspic). Prunier… Read More »Prunier

Vive

Not far from the Arc de Triomphe, chef Stéphanie Le Quellec (La Scène) opened this seafood restaurant in the Fall of 2022 with her husband David. We’ve included it among our favorite places for seafood in Paris. VIVE 62 Avenue des Ternes, 75017Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch & dinnerOpen Saturday and Monday for dinner onlyClosed SundayReservations online or at +33 6 76 19 72 83 OUR PHOTOS OF VIVE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

The best restaurants in Saint-Germain Paris France | Paris by Mouth

The best restaurants in Saint-Germain

Saint-Germain is beautiful, but it’s filled with a lot of terrible restaurants. Steer clear of the tourist traps by reading our detailed guide to the best restaurants in Saint-Germain, including picks for: Read more: THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN SAINT-GERMAIN YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE OUR BEST-SELLING SAINT-GERMAIN FOOD TOUR

Capitaine

Capitaine is a modern bistro tucked into a quiet Marais street just south of the Place des Vosges. The decor is pure (Brittany?) bistro, with bare wooden tables, moleskine banquettes, and assorted maritime kitsch. The menu appears at first glance to match this bistro vibe, but look closely: duck breast is dotted with prik pao sauce, raw oysters are garnished with shredded carrot, chile and peanuts, and fraise de veau (an intestinal membrane) carries the flavors of mapo tofu.

L'Ecailler du Bistrot seafood restaurant in Paris oysters

L’Ecailler du Bistrot

L’Ecailler du Bistrot is the sister restaurant next door to Le Bistrot Paul Bert, and their oysters come from owner Gwen Cadoret’s family of “sea farmers.” Their menu is a little pricey, as good seafood restaurants tend to be, but this is a great place to share a massive sole meunière (78€ for 2) or spaghetti with lobster (40€) or a dozen oysters (38€ for three kinds). They also have an affordable lunch special with two courses for 20€ and… Read More »L’Ecailler du Bistrot

Outdoor dining at Anne restaurant in Paris in the Marais

Anne

Anne is a one-star restaurant in the Marais at Le Pavillon de la Reine hotel. The kitchen is overseen by Mathieu Pacaud, son of Bertrand Pacaud, chef of the nearby three-star L’Ambroisie. Pacaud the younger has a history of “signing menus” at extravagant restaurants, many of them in luxury hotels. The food is delicious, but the main draw is the chance to dine in a beautiful courtyard that serves as the entrance to Le Pavillon de la Reine hotel. It’s… Read More »Anne

Brasserie Martin

We haven’t yet visited this location, but they’re part of the Nouvelle Garde group that includes Brasserie Dubillot and Brasserie Bellanger, which we recommend for affordable classic French food. Brasserie Martin is open every day, even in August. BRASSERIE MARTIN 24 Rue Saint-Ambroise, 75011Open every day from 9am to midnightReservations online or at +33 1 48 05 34 36 Their Instagram / Our Instagram

Jean Imbert au Plaza Athénée

Jean Imbert is the new chef at le Plaza Athénée, following the departure of Alain Ducasse in 2021. This restaurant at le Plaza Athénée once held three Michelin stars and was ranked among the World’s 50 Best restaurants. It currently holds only one Michelin star. We haven’t been yet, but are interested to see what Jean Imbert, who won Top Chef in France, is going to do here. The multi-course menu is currently priced at 296€ (in 2022). JEAN IMBERT… Read More »Jean Imbert au Plaza Athénée

Chanceux

Denizens of eastern Paris feel lucky to live near Chanceux, an all-day café, restaurant, wine shop and épicerie that opened last year near the utterly charming Square Gardette. For breakfast you can get a fresh baguette with butter and homemade jam for 5 euros, or a wonderful plate with ham, Cantal cheese, a soft-boiled egg and toasts with buckwheat butter for 10 euros. For lunch, you can try the za’atar dusted brioche with hokkaido squash and chiles or a small… Read More »Chanceux

Café de Luce

Café de Luce is an all-day cafe from Amandine Chaignot (who also runs Pouliche), serving breakfast, lunch and dinner just steps away from the Sacré-Cœur. There’s a large outdoor terrasse, which makes this a great option for outdoor dining in good weather. We visited for brunch and had a delicious croissant stuffed with salmon, scrambled eggs, yogurt and dessert (with coffee) for 38 euros. CAFÉ DE LUCE 2 Rue des Trois Frères, 75018Open every day from 10am-midnightReservations online or at… Read More »Café de Luce

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Dante

Dante is a new restaurant (opened in June 2022) from chef Rebecca Beaufour, formerly at l’Arpège, le Grand Véfour and A Noste. 14 Rue de Paradis, 75010  Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner (closed Sunday & Monday) Reservations online or at +33 1 45 23 57 98

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Vegetarian food tours in Paris

You probably already know that we’ve been organizing the most popular food and wine tours in Paris for more than a decade. But did you know that half our food tours are vegetarian? VEGETARIAN FOOD TOURS IN PARIS Our food and wine tours in the  South Marais and Left Bank include visits to bakeries and dive deeps into French cheese. They include chocolate and plenty of wine. For these tours, we add some extra decadent pâtisserie and skip the charcuterie that features on our… Read More »Vegetarian food tours in Paris

Cafe les Deux Gares restaurant in Paris

Café les Deux Gares

This is affordable and really well-executed modern bistro fare, based on exceptional seasonal ingredients. Café les Deux Gares may be off the beaten track but it’s worth the journey, Especially on a Monday night. It’s also great for lunch, with beautiful natural light and a dining room full of regulars. Café les Deux Gares has been included among our favorite restaurants in Paris. CAFÉ LES DEUX GARES 1 Rue des Deux Gares, 75010Open Monday-Saturday from 9am-midnight. Closed Sunday.Reservations online or at +33… Read More »Café les Deux Gares

Amagat restaurant in Paris

Amagat

One of the most fun restaurants in Paris can be found at the end of a cobblestone alley on the southern edge of Père Lachaise cemetery. Amagat, which means “hidden” in Catalan, requires some effort to find, but the experience is more than worth it. There’s a beautiful garden, but in the winter you’ll want to take a seat inside at the long counter where you can watch them prepare small plates (tapas) like ham croquetas, lamb chops marinated in… Read More »Amagat

Hardware societe in Paris

Hardware Societe

Hardware Societe is a Melbourne-style cafe in Montmartre serving breakfast and lunch (brunch, if you must) in the shadow of the Sacré-Coeur. Friendly service and pretty outdoor seating make this an ideal spot before or after exploring the Montmartre hillside. 10 Rue Lamarck, 75018Open every day from 9:30am-3:30pmNo reservations

Brasserie Dubillot dining room | Paris by Mouth

Brasserie Dubillot

Brasserie Dubillot is an all-day spot for affordable French classics like oeuf-mayo, sausage & mash, and steak-frites. They’re open every day, even in August, and their continuous service from 9am to midnight makes them a good option for eating early with kids or late, after a show. They have sister locations in other neighborhoods called Brasserie Bellanger, Brasserie Martin and Brasserie des Prés.

The Left Bank Food Tour

AVAILABILITY If you’d like to join us for the Left Bank food tour, click on a date within the calendar to see which tours we’re offering that day. All our routes are reflected on this calendar, not only the Left Bank tour. If you don’t see the option you want, try clicking another date or send us an email. If the calendar below isn’t appearing, reload your web page ABOUT THE LEFT BANK Our fantastic Left Bank food tour moves… Read More »The Left Bank Food Tour

Bouillon République onion soup

Bouillon République

Bouillon République is a very affordable spot for classic French dishes. They’re open all day with continuous service, which makes them a good options for parents with young children or anyone else who needs to eat early. They also serve late, making them a good idea if you’re hungry after a concert. The restaurant is massive and can handle very large parties, so we’ve included them in our guide to Paris restaurants that are good for groups. BOUILLON RÉPUBLIQUE 39… Read More »Bouillon République

Vivant 2

While a chorus of Bonsoir, bienvenue! still sounds the moment you walk through the door at Vivant 2, these days, it’s underscored by a bop-filled soundtrack and service with a smile that make a seat at the open kitchen’s wrap-around bar feel more inviting than austere. Chef Rob Mendoza is a champion of delicate, plant-focused fare, his luscious, creative moles drape anything and everything from broccoli to Bresse hen. Elsewhere, he effortlessly blends international ingredients with French terroir: House-made potato flatbread is spread thickly with tahini and blanketed with swiss chard; tuna is served with a Korean gochujang-spiked tomato broth. This restaurant is a great option for vegetarians and is open on Monday nights. A curated list of natural and sustainable wines seals the deal.

Outdoor Dining in Paris this Summer

Outdoor terraces have reopened in Paris, and we’ve mapped your best options. Read more to learn who’s put together the prettiest patios, plus our advice for reservations.

Dose

We have not yet reviewed this restaurant. Check back soon for our thoughts!

Baieta

We have not yet reviewed this restaurant. Check back soon for our thoughts!

La Scène – Stéphanie Le Quellec

La Scène – Stéphanie Le Quellec holds two Michelin stars and is in between Madeleine and the Champs-Élysées. 32 Avenue Matignon, 75008Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinnerClosed Saturday & SundayReservations online or at +33 1 42 65 05 61

Breizh Café Batignolles

Breizh Café Batignolles

Breizh Café Batignolles is a crêperie located between the Parc Monceau and the Montmartre cemetery.

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Le Cadoret

Le Cadoret is a French restaurant in Belleville offering traditional French fare, inexpensive natural wines, and craft beers. With sincere and efficient service and serious value for quality, it’s an excellent example of what a modern bistro can be.

Breizh Café Montorgueil

Breizh Café Montorgueil

Well-sourced products plus unlikely Japanese touches put Breizh Café head and shoulders above most crêperies.

Moncoeur Belleville

Address: 1, rue des Envierges, 75020Hours: Open every day from 10am-2amTelephone: +33 1 43 66 38 54Website / Facebook / Instagram If you already love Belleville, you’ll probably love this simple café perched high above the neighborhood’s namesake park. It’s not much more than cheap rosé served at communal picnic tables by friendly servers, but on certain summer evenings, that’s really all you need. In Other Words Sortir à Paris (2017) “On this small square filled with trees, nestled on… Read More »Moncoeur Belleville

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Any guest of our food tours acknowledges that the enjoyment and excitement of travel is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or work, and that these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, and are reasons for my voluntary participation. Therefore, the guest acknowledges that they are aware of the inherent hazards and risks associated with participating in a Big Mouth, LLC d/b/a Paris by… Read More »Terms & Conditions for Paris by Mouth Food Tours

Partisan Café

Combining a historian’s appreciation of coffee culture and Paris architecture with a physicist’s approach to fluid dynamics, Georges Karam’s coffee geekery caters to a distinctly French sensibility. 

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Passerini

Delicious Italian cuisine from Giovanni Passerini. PASSERINI 65, rue Traversière, 75012Open Tuesday-Saturday for dinnerOpen Wednesday-Friday for lunchClosed Sunday & MondayReservations online or at +33 1 43 42 27 56 Their Instagram / Our Instagram OUR PHOTOS OF PASSERINI IN OTHER WORDS Alexander Lobrano (2016) calls Passerini “the best new Italian restaurant in Europe,” writing that though he’s usually loath to recommend Italian restaurants to foreign visitors to Paris, “Restaurant Passerini is such a good restaurant that it completely warrants a meal on… Read More »Passerini

Le Zingam

It appears to be run by bike messengers,” was what a friend said of charming, wood-paneled épicerie and greengrocer Le Zingam when it opened by Voltaire in 2014. And lo, indeed it is. But who says bike messengers can’t also have impeccable taste and wallet-friendly politics? Longtime friends from the neighborhood Lelio Stettin and Sonny Lac offer rigorously-selected vegetables, cheeses, meats, eggs, craft beers, organic and natural wines, and tinned preserves – all of opulent quality at quasi-socialist prices. Lac… Read More »Le Zingam

Paris Food & Wine Events

Coming Soon

  • November 24: Juveniles is organizing a tasting dinner will be organized around the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines from Domaine de la Biscarelle, with the presence of winemakers Jérome & Christelle Grieco. Reserve at 01 42 97 46 49.
  • November 24: Thanksgiving will be celebrated at Red House and other locations around town. See our guide to Thanksgiving in Paris 2016.
  • November 25-27: The Paris Cocktail Festival comprises several events, including a cocktail crawl on Saturday and a major salon on Sunday with more than 50 producers, brands and cocktails to taste. Check the online program for full details.
  • November 26: a free tasting with the winemaker from Domaine Raspail-Ay (Gigondas). From 11am-7pm at La Dernière Goutte, 6 rue de Bourbon de Chateau, 75006.
  • November 27: L’Amité Rit will be hosting the Naturisme tasting with the presence of winemakers Thibault Pfifferling (L’Anglore), Elodie Balme, Catherine Bernard, Sylvain Bock, Marie Lottin (Château Bas), Corine et Carole Andrieu (Clos Fantine), Pierre Fénals (En Belles Lies), Yannick Pelletier, Nicolas Réau, and Jean-Pierre Rietsch. From 11am-6pm at 120 Avenue du Président Wilson, 93100 Montreuil (métro line 9: Mairie du Montreuil).
  • November 28: the Green Goose will be hosting the first in a series of of Irish Tasting Menus. This new series aims to bring the best Irish artisanal products to the dinner table once a month, and the first dinner for 45 euros features two glasses of Teeling Irish Whiskey paired at different points with grilled oysters & Cas
  • hel blue cheese, Irish charcuterie, organic smoked salmon cannelloni, filet of beef with creamy polenta and girolles, a selection of Irish cheeses and a dark chocolate dessert. Reservations are obligatory at 09 82 37 73 41 or info@thegreengoose.fr.
  • December 3: a free tasting with the winemakers from Château Pierre-Bise (Loire Valley), Domaine d’Aupilhac (Montpeyroux) and Pierre Moncuit (Champagne). From 11am-7pm at La Dernière Goutte, 6 rue de Bourbon de Chateau, 75006.
  • December 17: a free tasting with the winemakers from Domaine Cailbourdin (Pouilly-Fumé) and Domaine Arretxea (Irouleguy). From 11am-7pm at La Dernière Goutte, 6 rue de Bourbon de Chateau, 75006.

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Best restaurants, bistros, cafes, bars and shops in the Marais Paris 75003 75004

Edible Marais

With excellent shopping, unique art & architecture and a vibrant gallery scene, the Marais attracts a huge number of visitors. There are some outstanding food & wine options within this maze of fashionable streets, and we’ve selected our favorites for you here. Read More »Edible Marais

La Robe et Le Palais on November 18 - photo by Michaël Dandrieux

What life was really like during the week after the Paris attacks

Contrary to most news reports, Paris is not on lockdown. The city’s residents, and especially those of us who live, work and play on the city’s east side, are shaken up. But together we’re getting through it. Here is an incomplete attempt to show what that looked like during the week after the attacks on November 13th. Read More »What life was really like during the week after the Paris attacks

The 20 Best Bites of Haute Cuisine in Paris

Haute cuisine is not exclusively about what’s on the plate. Elaborately choreographed service, the spectacular number of dishes, the depth of a wine cellar and sumptuous surroundings – these are arguably the elements that separate restaurants with two and three Michelin stars from their starless competitors. If we look exclusively at the food, however, ignoring the chandelier that twinkles overhead and the plush pedestal propping up our handbags, there is still much to celebrate in haute cuisine.  In total, during our anonymous visits to sixteen restaurants that specialize in… Read More »The 20 Best Bites of Haute Cuisine in Paris

Terroirs d’Avenir

Address: 3, 6, 7, 8 rue du Nil, 75002Hours: Open Tuesday-Friday 9:30am-2pm and 3:30pm-8pm. Open Saturday 9am-2pm and 3:30-8pm. Open Sunday 10am-2pm. Closed Monday.Telephone: +33 1 85 09 84 49Website / Facebook / Instagram Even if you haven’t been to Terroirs d’Avenir yet, odds are you’ve still tried one of their products. Alexandre Drouard and Samuel Nahon started Terroirs d’Avenir in 2008 to bring exceptional French products from small producers to Paris restaurants, revolutionizing our city’s dining scene along the… Read More »Terroirs d’Avenir

raw oysters in Paris

Oysters in Paris

In a half shell, here’s everything you need to know about buying, ordering, and eating oysters in Paris.

Edible 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.

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Not Terrible Near the Champs-Élysées

The Champs-Élysées is one of the most historic and beautiful promenades in all of Paris. Chestnut trees line the streets, as do some of the best (and most astronomically expensive) restaurants in the city, but the high-rent real estate also means that there is an abundance of large, mediocre multinational chain restaurants. It’s slim pickings, but these are our pickings for what’s actually worth seeking out along la plus belle avenue du monde.

Picnicking at the Sacré-Cœur

This is one picnic spot with a view. Below you’ll find our suggestions for where to pick up food and wine before camping out atop the steps of the Sacré-Cœur.

Alexander Lobrano

Alexander Lobrano is the Consulting Features Editor for Paris by Mouth. Alec was European Correspondent for Gourmet magazine from 1999 until it closed in 2009, and has written about food and travel for Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Departures, Conde Nast Traveler, and many other publications in the United States and the United Kingdom since he moved to Paris in 1986. He is a contributing editor at Saveur magazine and a regular contributor to the New York Times,… Read More »Alexander Lobrano

Ordering Coffee in Paris

It can be a struggle to decipher the coffee menu before you’ve actually had your coffee. We get it. We’re here to help you understand how to order exactly what you want in a corner café or specialty coffee shop.

Not Terrible Near the Sacré-Cœur

Montmartre is a neighborhood which, like all tourist centers, presents a challenge to anyone hoping to eat well. We can’t help you avoid the pickpockets around the Sacré-Cœur, but we can help you bypass the tourist trap eateries.

Doner kebab at Grillé in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Grillé

This might be the most pedigreed kebab you’ll ever eat: prepared by Le Chateaubriand alum Frédéric Peneau with meat from butcher Hugo Desnoyer, homemade spelt flatbread, and herbs from Annie Bertin. Veal, lamb, or pork (depending on the day), the kebabs are served with your choice of white sauce (fromage frais and horseradish) or green (a barely spicy, green tomato and pepper sauce). A vegetarian option beyond the fries will be available soon. There aren’t any seats on-site, or even in the immediate vicinity, so be prepared to eat it on the go.

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Not Terrible Near the Eiffel Tower

We don’t recommend visiting the Eiffel tower without a solid plan for eating, whether to fortify yourself for the wait or to restore your sanity after the harrowing elevator ride. Here are some tables to consider that don’t require a crosstown trip.

Camille Malmquist

Camille Malmquist is a pastry chef who has worked in restaurants, bakeries, and pastry shops both in Paris and the United States. She has written for Secrets of Paris and Girls’ Guide to Paris, and wrote the dessert and bun recipes for Hamburger Gourmet (Marabout, 2012). A native of the Pacific Northwest, Camille has been a fan of craft beer since before she could afford to drink it. She’s been seeking out good beer in France since her arrival in 2008,… Read More »Camille Malmquist

Le Mary Celeste

The people behind Candelaria are back with a new place serving wild oysters by the piece, outstanding small plates, serious cocktails, natural wine, and craft beer.

Our Guide to Game Season in Paris

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Game season is a special time in Paris restaurants, with gibier à plumes (wild birds) arriving in late Autumn and gibier à poils (hare, boar or deer) turning up in the early winter. For those who aren’t quite sure how to play the game, we’ve compiled some resources to help guide you through the forest of options.

Paris by Mouth launches with a party at Spring Boutique

Before launching at 5:00 this morning, the PbM crew celebrated the new website with a few hundred glasses at Spring Boutique.

All photos by Nicolas Calcott

LowResolution_img_2972The crowd at Spring Boutique spills out onto the sidewalk

LowResolution_img_2844Drew Harré and Daniel Rose

LowResolution_img_2942 Clotilde Dusoulier, Laura Adrian and Ellise Pierce

LowResolution_img_2849Phyllis Flick

LowResolution_img_2559Christophe Wakim (and girlfriend Oanèse) in the spotlight

LowResolution_img_2672Elisabeth Fourmont, David LebovitzMeg Zimbeck and Daniel Rose

LowResolution_img_2883Bruno Verjus, chasing the good stuff.

LowResolution_img_2880 Barbra Austin and Bertrand Celce

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