HiP Paris blog's favorite Paris restaurant for American comfort food is Gumbo Yaya for the fried chicken and waffles.

When the occasional homesickness hits, American comfort food is often my remedy of choice. And no one does soul food quite like pint-sized Gumbo Yaya.

Lionel leads the self-proclaimed Southern Kitchen and he learned how to cook from the best: his Atlanta-native aunts. 

The menu is succinct, but features all the favorites: fried chicken breaded to perfection, indulgent chicken and waffles, mac & cheese, cornbread, and more. The perfect cure to the occasional American-in-Paris blues!

The red facade of Gumbo Yaya restaurant in Paris (left). The best American comfort food restaurant in Paris, for macaroni cheese to fried chicken and waffles (right).
Top images: Gumbo Yaya. Above images: Erin Dahl / Gumbo Yaya

Gumbo Yaya – 3 Rue Charles Robin, 75010 Paris.

Related Links

  • You can also find delicious fried chicken at Ellsworth.
  • Have a craving for Asian food? Head to Wen Zhou.
  • For more about Paris’ love for American Southern comfort food, go to Ozy.

Written by Erin Dahl for HiP Paris. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, Tuscany, Umbria or Liguria? Check out Haven In.


Erin Dahl

Erin’s had a whimsical affair with Paris since her first trip as a wide-eyed teenager. She is Editor for the HiP Paris Blog as well as Co-founder of Content Coopérative, Paris’s first English-native content agency.

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