Your Guide to Eating Through Paris

1. Angelina- Angelia is the quintessential Parisian bakery. it is well decorated, the pastries are incredible and everything about it is just so...French. Your food pictures will be beautiful but also the desserts are just plain old delicious. I love stopping here for a sweet breakfast treat.

You can't go wrong with any of the pastries at Angelina. They're so beautiful to look at that it makes it very difficult to eat but that first bite will leave no regrets.

You can't go wrong with any of the pastries at Angelina. They're so beautiful to look at that it makes it very difficult to eat but that first bite will leave no regrets.

Cappuccino- Angelina sprinkles some cocoa on top of the cappucinno which you will love!

Cappuccino- Angelina sprinkles some cocoa on top of the cappucinno which you will love!

2. Ober Mamma- If you're craving Italian food while in Paris like me then Ober Mamma is your best bet for truffle filled, decadent and rich pasta. They don't take reservations and the lines are very long so be prepared to wait an upwards of 2 hours for a table unless you're the first few people on line. You can put your name and number down and grab a cocktail nearby while you wait. It is worth it!

Truffle pasta- creamy truffle goodness AND pasta? You can't go wrong with this dish. If you're able to finish it as well then major kudos to you.

Truffle pasta- creamy truffle goodness AND pasta? You can't go wrong with this dish. If you're able to finish it as well then major kudos to you.

Margherita pizza with ricotta and red onions- Ok let's be honest. No pizza is better than NYC pizza. This definitely hit the spot but the sauce was forgettable. Unsurprisingly, the cheese was amazing.

Margherita pizza with ricotta and red onions- Ok let's be honest. No pizza is better than NYC pizza. This definitely hit the spot but the sauce was forgettable. Unsurprisingly, the cheese was amazing.

Veal ragu lasagna- This dish is just heaps of veal ragu folded in layers of lasagna with bechamel. It is so delicious!

Veal ragu lasagna- This dish is just heaps of veal ragu folded in layers of lasagna with bechamel. It is so delicious!

3. Marche des Enfants Rouges- This covered market place is the oldest in Paris and is home to some of the yummiest food vendors in the city. My two favorite vendors are Chez Alain Maim Maim who makes killer comté filled sandwiches and the Moroccan restaurant whose tagine and couscous will warm your belly. It is hard to pick between the two so if you can make some room in your stomach try both!  

Chez Alain Miam Miam- Spicy chicken sandwich with comté cheese, tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, mushrooms and onions

Chez Alain Miam Miam- Spicy chicken sandwich with comté cheese, tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, mushrooms and onions

Chicken, kefta, beef tagine with couscous

Chicken, kefta, beef tagine with couscous

4. Restaurant Baudy (Giverny)

Goat cheese terrine- I love terrine mainly for its richness. When I saw goat cheese terrine I was intrigued because I didn't know what to expect. Upon having it I am now a huge fan of it! Unlike the typical goat cheese, this terrine was light, tangy and tasted delicious with the pepper sauce on top. Eat with with a glass of rosé and some bread on the side.

Goat cheese terrine- I love terrine mainly for its richness. When I saw goat cheese terrine I was intrigued because I didn't know what to expect. Upon having it I am now a huge fan of it! Unlike the typical goat cheese, this terrine was light, tangy and tasted delicious with the pepper sauce on top. Eat with with a glass of rosé and some bread on the side.

5. La Bourse Et La Vie- Daniel Rose's bistro in Paris offers classic French dishes. The dishes are good, not mindblowing but definitely worth the stop for that incredible pepper sauce they use throughout the entrees and appetizers. 

Steak and frites- This is the restaurant's signature dish and it was delicious. The pepper sauce is what sold me on this dish. Take some of your fries and dip it in the sauce and you'll see what I mean.

Steak and frites- This is the restaurant's signature dish and it was delicious. The pepper sauce is what sold me on this dish. Take some of your fries and dip it in the sauce and you'll see what I mean.

Lamb and potato galette- The potatoes were crispy but could have used more salt. I also wish the lamb had more flavor. Overall it was an ok dish.

Lamb and potato galette- The potatoes were crispy but could have used more salt. I also wish the lamb had more flavor. Overall it was an ok dish.

Asparagus with pepper sauce- Asparagus was in season when we were in Paris so we had many versions of it. This was one of my favorite versions! The asparagus was cooked in olive oil and drizzled with fleur de sel with a side of pepper sauce. Very simply yet amazing. 

Asparagus with pepper sauce- Asparagus was in season when we were in Paris so we had many versions of it. This was one of my favorite versions! The asparagus was cooked in olive oil and drizzled with fleur de sel with a side of pepper sauce. Very simply yet amazing. 

Vanilla sherbert infused with thyme with olive oil and chocolate chips- I'll be honest I did not like this dessert. The thyme infused sherbert was good but the pairing of olive oil and chocolate didn't add anything in my opinion. 

Vanilla sherbert infused with thyme with olive oil and chocolate chips- I'll be honest I did not like this dessert. The thyme infused sherbert was good but the pairing of olive oil and chocolate didn't add anything in my opinion. 

6. Huitres Regis- The menu here is for seafood lovers. They offer oysters, clams, jumbo shrimps and some seafood paté. You can choose which flavors you want (sweet, salty or a combination of both) and you'll be served an entire plate of it. You will leave feeling full and especially so if you get all three options like below.

Oysters, clams and tiger prawns- This entire dish was incredible and I highly recommend you dedicate an evening to eating this.

Oysters, clams and tiger prawns- This entire dish was incredible and I highly recommend you dedicate an evening to eating this.

Scallop paté- Maybe this dish is for die hard fish lovers but it wasn't for me. The flavor of the paté was too light and so instead the fishiness of it all stood out. I would pass on this next time.

Scallop paté- Maybe this dish is for die hard fish lovers but it wasn't for me. The flavor of the paté was too light and so instead the fishiness of it all stood out. I would pass on this next time.

7. Coutume Cafe- Coutume Cafe is a great spot to get a quick bite before you visit nearby museums (Musee d'Orsay, Rodin, l'Orangerie). The food is simple but delicious. It's the ideal spot for a hearty breakfast before sightseeing.

Chocolate walnut cookie- This cookie had the perfect amount of sweetness to saltiness (due to the nuts) which I loved since it was the first thing I ate that morning.

Chocolate walnut cookie- This cookie had the perfect amount of sweetness to saltiness (due to the nuts) which I loved since it was the first thing I ate that morning.

Split pea soup and cortado- The split pea soup was creamy and delicious. The cortado was the perfect way to wake up!

Split pea soup and cortado- The split pea soup was creamy and delicious. The cortado was the perfect way to wake up!

Tartine with poached egg- The tartined is loaded with vegetables and an herb sauce. It's really tasty and filling. 

Tartine with poached egg- The tartined is loaded with vegetables and an herb sauce. It's really tasty and filling. 

8. Le Clown Bar- Clown Bar in Oberkampf is one of the trendiest spots in Paris. Their modern take on Parisian bistro is a welcome change. The wine list is long and the food is meant to be shared making this an ideal date spot. 

Parmesan crusted squash blossoms- Get this dish! Don't be fooled by vegetables because when covered with cheese it is remarkable.

Parmesan crusted squash blossoms- Get this dish! Don't be fooled by vegetables because when covered with cheese it is remarkable.

Beef tartare- This beef tartare is more than it seems. It comes with anchovy which surprisingly tastes amazing with the beef. I'm now a big fan of the those two elements combined!

Beef tartare- This beef tartare is more than it seems. It comes with anchovy which surprisingly tastes amazing with the beef. I'm now a big fan of the those two elements combined!

9. Mokonuts- Mokonuts is my favorite cafe in Paris. The menu is influenced by Mediterranean, Japanese and French flavors. They offer both breakfast and lunch dishes which rotates depending on ingredients available. 

Chocolate babka with marmalade- This chocolate in this babka was tangy due to the marmalade which I enjoyed a lot. It's very different from the richness that we're used to in the babkas we find in New York.

Chocolate babka with marmalade- This chocolate in this babka was tangy due to the marmalade which I enjoyed a lot. It's very different from the richness that we're used to in the babkas we find in New York.

Cappucinno- The cappcuino was perfectl sweetened and I loved starting my morning this way.

Cappucinno- The cappcuino was perfectl sweetened and I loved starting my morning this way.

Labne with za'atar on toast- The labneh was delicious, creamy and had the perfect amount of za'atar on it.

Labne with za'atar on toast- The labneh was delicious, creamy and had the perfect amount of za'atar on it.

10. David Toutain- David Toutain deserves a separate review of its own which I will have up for you soon. We did the tasting menu for dinner which comes with about 8 dishes. The food is inspired by the seasons and by availability of ingredients. You can expect to taste spring, summer or winter in every dish. The service and food were both delightful.

Brioche buns with smoked herb butter- Let's just just leave it at the French know how to make bread. The buns with French butter were incredible.

Brioche buns with smoked herb butter- Let's just just leave it at the French know how to make bread. The buns with French butter were incredible.

Smoked eel in black sesame sauce- The eel was smoky and paired excellently with the black sesame sauce. I'm a big fan!

Smoked eel in black sesame sauce- The eel was smoky and paired excellently with the black sesame sauce. I'm a big fan!

11. Candelaria- Paris is finally evolving to include more international cuisines in its restaurant scene. Candelaria is the perfect example of how well different cuisines can do in Paris. The tacos here are delicious with its own French twist. This place is perfect for lunch, snack, late night dinner and just about everything else. There is also a speakeasy in the back!

Short rib taco and carrot taco- The short rib tacos were well seasoned and tasty but the roasted carrot taco with mole sauce and cotija cheese was the star. You'll forget you're eating vegetables. 

Short rib taco and carrot taco- The short rib tacos were well seasoned and tasty but the roasted carrot taco with mole sauce and cotija cheese was the star. You'll forget you're eating vegetables. 

12. Breizh Cafe- I really enjoyed the crepes here especially since it's very rare to find places that can execute savory crepes correctly. If you're a crepe lover then definitely give this place a shot.

Assorted cheese plate- The cheese plate featured 3 different kinds with 2 different textures of cheese. It was alright but I would rather buy cheese for myself from a fromagerie. 

Assorted cheese plate- The cheese plate featured 3 different kinds with 2 different textures of cheese. It was alright but I would rather buy cheese for myself from a fromagerie. 

Duck breast, white asparause, egg crepe- This was one of the best crepres I've ever had. The duck breast was delciious and went well with all the other flavors in the crepe. The white asaparsue which was also in season was amazing in its own right.

Duck breast, white asparause, egg crepe- This was one of the best crepres I've ever had. The duck breast was delciious and went well with all the other flavors in the crepe. The white asaparsue which was also in season was amazing in its own right.

13. Frenchie Bar a Vin- The Frenchie wine bar is the more casual setting of Frenchie Restaurant. The food is just as good and well worth the trip. The menu has crossovers with Italian cuisine but still stays true to the sauces and spices of French food. I absolutely loved having dinner here and can't wait to go back when I am in Paris.

Burrata, pickled pear, cedrat lemon and datte from Medjoul- The burrata is creamy and delicious with the roasted brussel sprouts. I also loved the hints of lemon throughout the dish.

Burrata, pickled pear, cedrat lemon and datte from Medjoul- The burrata is creamy and delicious with the roasted brussel sprouts. I also loved the hints of lemon throughout the dish.

Potato gnocchis, ramsons pesto et parmesan- The gnocchis were soft and pillowy- just how I like it. 

Potato gnocchis, ramsons pesto et parmesan- The gnocchis were soft and pillowy- just how I like it. 

Roasted chicken- Look at the sear on that chicken. That should be enough to tempt you to order this dish. The cream sauce was based in butter with hints of spice which complemented the chicken very nicely.

Roasted chicken- Look at the sear on that chicken. That should be enough to tempt you to order this dish. The cream sauce was based in butter with hints of spice which complemented the chicken very nicely.

The Bounty- this is a light airy mocha and chocolate mousse. It's the perfect sweet note to end your meal on.

The Bounty- this is a light airy mocha and chocolate mousse. It's the perfect sweet note to end your meal on.

14. L'Avant Comptoir- This French bistro stays true to its rich Parisian roots. You can find all the French classics here so if that's what you're searching for then I highly recommend this spot. The foie gras here is incredible and some of the best I have ever had.

Beef carpaccio- This carpaccio is different from what I am used to. I've always had carpaccio which was raw meat. I liked the spring salad on top especially the onions which cut through the "meatiness" of it all but I definitely carpaccio when it is raw. 

Beef carpaccio- This carpaccio is different from what I am used to. I've always had carpaccio which was raw meat. I liked the spring salad on top especially the onions which cut through the "meatiness" of it all but I definitely carpaccio when it is raw. 

Foie Gras toast- The foie gras was rich and decadent which is how I like my foie gras. This is worth all the calories.

Foie Gras toast- The foie gras was rich and decadent which is how I like my foie gras. This is worth all the calories.

15. Ellsworth- The menu at Ellsworth is American food with French flare. The brunch menu in particular is meant to be shared tapas style. I loved the aesthetic of the restaurant, the wholesome food and the simplicity of the menu. Make sure you have reservations for this place because it's popular!

French toast, tangelo confit, limoncello- This French toast is fluffy, sweet and tastes amazing with the tangelo and limoncello. The flavors on this dish all work together harmoniously. 

French toast, tangelo confit, limoncello- This French toast is fluffy, sweet and tastes amazing with the tangelo and limoncello. The flavors on this dish all work together harmoniously. 

Fried chicken, pickles, cabbage- The chicken poppers are tender and juicy. The batter is also light so you won't feel overly stuffed after eating them.

Fried chicken, pickles, cabbage- The chicken poppers are tender and juicy. The batter is also light so you won't feel overly stuffed after eating them.

Ricotta donuts, whey caramel, vanilla- The ricotta makes these donuts so soft and moist. It's hard to resist eating all of them at once. 

Ricotta donuts, whey caramel, vanilla- The ricotta makes these donuts so soft and moist. It's hard to resist eating all of them at once. 

16. Terra Corsa- The meat and cheese plate from this butcher shop is so well priced for the value you get. You get 2 different cheeses and 5 different kinds of meat all picked by the butcher. I highly recommend this place for at least one of your nights in Paris. 

17. Patisserie Pain de Sucre- This pastry shop is phenomenal and it will be hard for you to pick just one pastry. However, the good news is you can't go wrong with any of the choices you make here so go with your stomach!

Key Lime pie tart- This sweet and tangy mini tart is a great afternoon snack!

Key Lime pie tart- This sweet and tangy mini tart is a great afternoon snack!