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15 must eat foods in Paris that will grow your obsession

Be it the culture, be it the history, be it the fashion, and be it the food, the French have got it all. And if you are in Paris, then you are in for a treat. Being the birthplace of the exotic French cuisine, Paris is loaded with some amazing treats that will make you drool all over. To get you started, here is a list of 15 must eat foods in Paris that will grow your obsession.

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1. Macarons

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You would have surely come across Macarons at some point in your life. But, believe me, none of that will ever taste like the delicate, brightly colored Macarons in Paris. Pack some Macarons as a souvenir for your loved ones and share the heavenly experience.

Where: Ladurée, 75 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France Pierre Hermé, 72 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France

2. Baguette

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Featuring in the list of must eat foods in Paris are the freshly made Baguettes. Crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, Baguettes are increasingly popular in Paris and if you are a fan of Subway, you will love it.

Where: Brun, 193 Rue de Tolbiac, 75013 Paris, France
Le Grenier à Pain, 38 Rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris, France

3. Steak Frites

My fellow non-vegetarians here you go. Made with carefully matured cuts of meat, Steak Frites are highly popular with the locals and the tourists alike. They come with a spread of mysterious green sauce (which tastes exotic) and chips. Also, be shameless to ask for a refill of the sauce.

Where: Le Relais de l’Entrecôte, 15 Rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris, France

4. Cheese


When you are in Paris, you would have definitely encountered a lot of ‘Say Cheese’ moments. But, there is plenty more cheese for you to explore in the city. Stop by one of the many Fromageries and have a cheesy day!

Where: Fromagerie Laurent Dubois, 47 Ter Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris, France
Androuet, 37 Rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris, France

5. Croissants

An early riser, who loves to go on a run in the wee hours of the morning? Then, you must be really lucky. Try running past any French bakery and you will start running backward. Made fresh in the morning, the buttery aura from the Croissants will kick start your day and is wonderful breakfast.

Where: Blé Sucré, 7 Rue Antoine Vollon, 75012 Paris, France

6. Roasted Chicken

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Chicken never goes out of style. Especially if you are dining at the beautiful bird bistro of Le Coq Rico. Glazed in golden brown, the roasted chicken served here is one of the restaurant favorites.

Where: Le Coq Rico, 98 Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris, France

7. Falafel


If you search the internet for the must eat foods in Paris, you will find every one of those posts featuring Falafel from L’As du Falafel. That is how good it is. Perfectly layered, the falafels here will give you an equal bite of everything.

Where: L’As du Falafel, 34 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France

8. Chocolates


Chocolates, ah just typing it out makes me long for it. And in Paris, there are literally a million options to choose from. To get the best out of the lot, taste the sculpted chocolates from Patrick Roger and dive into the chocolate fever at Pierre Marcolini.

Where: Patrick Roger, 108 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France
Pierre Marcolini, 3 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France

9. Foie Gras


If you are a non-vegetarian, then foie gras would definitely be one of your favorite dishes to eat. And Le Comptoir de La Gastronomie in Paris just kills it with perfection. The foie gras ravioli is just ravishing and you are likely to pick a fight with your friend if he tries to steal a bite!

Where: Le Comptoir de La Gastronomie, 34 Rue Montmartre, 75001 Paris, France

10. Eclairs


Filled with different mouth-bursting flavors (vanilla, chocolate, custard, whipped cream), the oblong pastry that comes with fondant icing will floor you right away with its irresistible appearance. Grab a bite before it’s too late.

Where: L’Éclair de Génie, 14 Rue Pavée, 75004 Paris, France

11. Butter

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You know, I have been stuck on this thought for a long-time now and still can’t escape. I still don’t know, how the French gratify the big chunk, salty pieces of butter into something compelling. On top of it, there are a confusing number of varieties. Damn it, you French people.

Where: Le Beurre Bordier, 9 rue de l’Orme Saint-Malo, Bretagne, France

12. Paris Brest


Shaped in the form of a wheel, Paris Brest will chase you with its uber rich flavor till you get run over. Oozing with praline, the hazelnut flavored pastry is one of the must eat foods in Paris. Try getting into an eating competition with your friends to show who is the boss.

Where: La Pâtisserie des Rêves, 93 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France

13. Hot Chocolate


Most people head to Paris during either the peak or best season. But, you know what try traveling during the freezing winter. Why you ask? When it gets really cold, grab a steaming hot chocolate from Angelina. It will be pure bliss! Trust me.

Where: Angelina, 226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

14. Crepes and Galettes

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It’s default that you have to eat crepes and galettes when you are in Paris. While that might seem like a compulsion, you will actually be thankful for it. And if you too conscious about your diet, grab a buckwheat galette and enjoy your Paris walking tour.

Where: Au P’tit Grec, 68 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris, France

15. Ice Creams


Ice Creams are everywhere. Like in every nook and corner of the world (not sure about Antarctica though). And you will be surprised to know that the best place to eat ice cream is in Paris. Taste the true flavor of ice cream at Berthillon and your heart will immediately melt.

Where: Berthillon, 29-31 Rue Saint-Louis en l’Île, 75004 Paris, France

Did you miss out on any of your favorite eats in Paris? Let us know in the comment section. Meanwhile, here are the must-try restaurants in Paris.


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