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Paris’ Only Cheesemaker: La Laiterie de Paris

HiP Paris Blog discovers Paris' first cheese dairy La Laiterie de Paris

Editor’s note: We love learning about new spots to find quality products that are Made in Paris which is why we’re so happy to feature a report by Lily Heise on Paris’ only cheesemaker. We’re extra delighted that La Laiterie is in one of our most favorite Paris neighborhoods, La Goutte d’Or. Thanks Lily for sharing this special shop with us, founded by an innovative Parisian.

Often overshadowed by its more picturesque Montmartre neighborhood, the eastern side of the 18th arrondissement, known as La Goutte d’Or, has been developing into the city’s most interesting food hub over the last few years. From micro-breweries to farmer co-ops, the district is now home to Paris’ first cheesemaker. Opened last December, word has been getting around about this unique and talented urban producer of cheese and other dairy products. Continue Reading »

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Aujourd’hui Demain, Paris’ First Vegan Concept Store

The green movement in Paris has recently gone one step further with the city’s first Vegan Concept Store, Aujourd’hui Demain.Julie Flogeac

The continued growth of vegetarian restaurants and speciality shops in Paris is proving to be much more than a passing trend as an increasing amount of Parisians are swapping out their steak-frites for a bol végé. The green movement in Paris has recently gone one step further with the city’s first Vegan Concept Store, Aujourd’hui Demain.

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Neighbours: A Friendly Café Near Bastille

Located on the otherwise unremarkable end of the Boulevard Beaumarchais, amidst a series of second hand camera shops and fast food lunch options you'll find Neighbours, a café that's as friendly as its name.Emily Dilling

Located on the otherwise unremarkable end of the Boulevard Beaumarchais, amidst a series of second hand camera shops and fast food lunch options you’ll find Neighbours, a café that’s as friendly as its name.

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Black Bread Hits the Paris Boulangerie Scene

Black has long been synonymous with chic sophistication- much like Paris. Today the shade is making its way to a métier perhaps as beloved in France as fashion and art: bread-making.Erin Dahl

Black has long been synonymous with chic sophistication- much like Paris. The color has been celebrated by Saint Laurent and Chanel, Renoir and O’Keefe. Today the shade is making its way to a métier perhaps as beloved in France as fashion and art: bread-making.

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A Taste of Artisanal Ice Cream at Une Glace à Paris

If Une Glace à Paris is a sign of things to come, imaginative ice cream is the next big thing in the world of pastry, and what better place than Paris to indulge in a stroll-around-the-city friendly cone?
Strawberry Hibiscus, Asparagus with Anise Wood, Turmeric, Matcha Green Tea…these may sound like menu items from the super star pastry chefs like Pierre Hermé or Sadaharu Aoki but in fact these creative flavor combinations have nothing to do with macarons or high end pâtisserie. In order to find these inventive arômes head not to a fancy bakery but to Une Glace à Paris, a specialty ice cream shop forging ahead into the frozen desert frontier in France.

If Une Glace à Paris is a sign of things to come, imaginative ice cream is the next big thing in the world of pastry, and what better place than Paris to indulge in a stroll-around-the-city friendly cone?

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The Hood Paris: Coffee, Creativity and Gastronomy

The Hood wears many hats, and it carries each one impeccably. By day, the comfortable, airy space serves as a coffeehouse and creative meeting place. By night, a veritable gastronomic address.The Hood

The Hood wears many hats, and it carries each one impeccably. By day, the comfortable, airy space serves as a coffeehouse and creative meeting place. By night, a veritable gastronomic address.

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Le Grand Bain: Imaginative Small Plates in Paris’ Belleville


Le Grand Bain Paris hip food in BellevilleErin Dahl

Rue Denoyez has long been a must-visit for lovers of street art, but the petite street has another draw: Le Grand Bain, where British chef Edward Delling Williams has the Paris food community abuzz.

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Tavline: A Taste of Tel Aviv in Paris’ Marais

Steps from the bustle of rue des Rosiers, Tavline is a hint of Tel Aviv in the heart of the Marais. Erin Dahl

The Marais has countless redeeming qualities, but a creative culinary culture isn’t necessarily one of them. Sure, you have solid falafel and pastrami and a handful of fast-casual gems, but it’s rarely the go-to ‘hood for the foodie set.

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La Goutte d’Or: Exquisite Pastries in Paris’ 18ème

A blend of specialty coffee shop and high-end French pâtisserie, La Goutte d’Or proposes a mix of traditional viennoiseries such as croissants and madeleines, as well as edgier creations that reflect Menguy’s quirky style.

French TV buffs may recognize Yann Menguy, the talented pâtissier behind La Goutte d’Or. In 2013, Yann was a finalist of “Qui sera le prochain grand pâtissier,” the French equivalent of the Great British Bake Off.

A blend of specialty coffee shop and high-end French pâtisserie, La Goutte d’Or proposes a mix of traditional viennoiseries such as croissants and madeleines, as well as edgier creations that reflect Menguy’s quirky style.

Even though he lost the final – and its book-deal prize – Yann’s skills were impressive enough to persuade top pastry chef Christophe Michalak to hire him as an instructor at the Michalak Masterclass School. A stint at Ladurée followed, where he worked until 2016 when Menguy decided to go solo and open his own shop on the Northern side of the butte Montmartre.

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Belle Maison Restaurant: Seafood and Ambiance in Paris’ SoPi ‘hood

Belle Maison is the little sister of two other celebrated restaurants in the 9th arrondissement- Le Pantruche and Caillebotte- and it has quickly garnered a faithful following of its own, with diners who appreciate the small inventive menu and calming décor.

Montmartre and Pigalle may be the home of many scenic spots and a wide range of cafés perfect for a quick lunch or coffee break, but the area is not known as a fine dining destination. Locals however, notably SoPi dwellers and habitués of nearby rue des Martyrs, know the best addresses for hidden neighborhood gems worth discovering. One such address is the newly opened Belle Maison.

Belle Maison is the little sister of two other celebrated restaurants in the 9th arrondissement- Le Pantruche and Caillebotte- and it has quickly garnered a faithful following of its own, with diners who appreciate the small inventive menu and calming décor. Continue Reading »

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