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Le Bac à Glaces

This charming shop near Le Bon Marché has been spinning ice creams and sorbets since 1982. A menu of savory crêpes is also available in the small dining room, should you feel the need to have a more balanced diet.

La Cave à Bulles

Simon Thillou’s shop is the place to go for craft beer made in France. He works with brewers all over the country to source his remarkable and impeccably curated collection of small-batch French beers.

Falstaff

Amid the multitude of crêperies on this little street sits this good old-fashioned beer bar. It’s cozy and bustling, with classic rock on the stereo, beer-friendly eats, and maybe, just maybe, NFL football on TV. Service is speedy and well-informed, and the hooks along the walls and bar are appreciated by purse-carriers and coat-wearers everywhere. In addition to the 13 beers on tap, you’ll find 120 different bottled beers. Prices are a little steep, but the convivial ambiance and tasty Belgian beers are certainly worth a splurge now and then.

Express de Lyon

Although it appears on first glance like any other train station-adjacent café-bar, this place is a must for serious beer geeks in Paris. Their rotating selection of taps includes kooky craft beers from all around Europe, as well as more well-known Belgians like Chouffe, Chimay and Leffe.

Brasserie de la Goutte d’Or

Opened in late 2012, this is the first brewery in Paris proper in many decades. Brewed in small batches with flavors inspired by the neighborhood’s African markets and offering brewery visits, free tastings, and bottles to go.

Bootlegger

Imports rule at this Temple of Beer, where you’ll find a wide range of beers from Belgium as well as lesser-represented countries like Germany, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Bière et Malt

Just north of the bustling rue Montorgeuil, this tiny beer cave is a haven for beer lovers with dozens of international bottles available either to go or to drink on site at one of the four tables

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A La Flûte Gana

“Gana” is founder Bernard Ganachaud, who won the “Meilleur Ouvrier de la France” title in 1979. This bakery was opened by his daughters in 1989.

Eric Kayser

Don’t let the multiple locations fool you into thinking that this is some kind of mediocre chain bakery: The breads at Kayser are excellent.