As a final installment of my 'ode to Paris series, I thought I'd share the very best for last....food and drinks. Now I don't consider myself a major foodie or critic but I do know when I come across a delicious sandwich, a divine dessert, and a good drink. And after receiving and gathering so, so, so, many recommendations for must-eats, I thought I'd pass the same gems of information to you. Unfortunately, there weren't enough meals in the day or room in my stomach to eat at all of them, but here were the most noteworthy.
- Angelina - known for their tea time and famous hot chocolate, this is a perfect stop for lunch after visiting the Musee de Louvre.
226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
- Lauduree - notorious for their desserts and macaroons.
multiple locations in the heart of Paris
- Saveur du Pain - a teeny tiny, understated boulangerie that has the best ham and cheese baguettes and quiche. (I still am craving for their warm, pretzel dough breads)
Le Marais - 32 rue Vielle du Temple
- Hotel Costes - if you want a destination for the hip and swanky, this is Theee place to be. Beautiful people, posh, delicious food and a great bar for drinks. In the evening you can sit back and listen to the deejay spin to hip hop beats.
239 Rue Saint-Honoré
- Kong - when you need a break from French gastronomy, Kong is a trendy restaurant offering Asian fusion cuisine. The highlight of this place is the view of the Seine River, sitting atop the Kenzo building and decorated with the touch of Phillip Starck.
1 Rue du Pont Neuf
- Le George - for another great view of the city, and a vantage point of all Paris' famous monuments, this is a fantastic place for dinner. Located on top of the Center George Pompidou - a museum of modern contemporary art.
19 Rue Beaubourg
Photo images via Pretty in Chaos and here, here, here, here,