41 Rue du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris
My boyfriend is pretty happy that I’m putting his recommendation of Krua Thai on The List… but why? Because it’s small but intimate, family-run (=friendly) and the food is great (no lining up included!). I love trying to find hidden gems like this and I hope you will get a chance to enjoy it too!
15 rue de Babylone 75007 Paris
Saturday morning, the sun is [surprisingly] shining, the fall wind is in the air… brunch at Marcel awaits! It’s a cozy, industrial chic restaurant that does everything but my main purpose today was to try their brunch. Come here at any time during the day (you can make reservations here!) and their fait maison (homemade) approach is unlikely to disappoint.
37 Rue des Jeuneurs, 75002 Paris
In the 2ème arrondissement, down an alleyway, there’s a tiny place called Mr. Zhao, a restaurant that specializes in BiangBiang noodles (thick) from Xi’an. It’s interior is very much Swedish design with touches of China. The food was yummy and bursting with spicy flavours. This contrast of simplicity and boldness will lure you in!
39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Le Marché des Enfants Rouges is one of my favourite outdoor food markets to visit! Le Stand is a perfect example of the different but tasty vegetarian food you can find here. It’s the kind of food that you wouldn’t normally have (think purple cauliflower) but that makes you feel good and your body satisfied!
25 Rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003 Paris
I start to get homesick especially around Thanksgiving time not only because I miss my family, but also because I miss the comfort food! Rachel’s is a great place to indulge and enjoy some of that comfort food, with a kick, that will make you feel at home: stuffed and happy!
54 Rue de Longchamp, 75116 Paris
Ever heard of Waygu? It’s the strand of Japanese beef where you can find the famous Kobe beef as well. Well mix together Japanese beef with French flavours and American burger traditions and you get Baagaa, the fusion burger place to be!
27 Rue Meslay 75003 Paris
When your nose starts sniffing delicious BBQ smells about 200m away, you know it has to be good! The Beast is a great BBQ go-to that’s reasonably priced for the quality they’re pushing out. If you’re a North American like myself who has these cravings every so often, this is the place to go!
9 Rue Mandar, 75002 Paris
In a city that’s filled with shawarma and pita around almost every corner, how do you find one that stands out from the late-night/touristy rest? Well look no further than the Montorgueil area for this gem of souvlaki maison (homemade)! All the right flavours in all the right places!
79 avenue Bosquet 75007 Paris
You’re on your way back from the Eiffel Tower and it’s brunch time… where do you go? I offer you this gem of a place, Kozy ! It’s chill and “kozy” as the name implies. The brunch was exactly what my friend and I needed for a friendly catch-up session in Paris.