Restaurant Reviews

The Best Australian-Style Brunch & Coffee in Paris

The Aussie brunch, or “brekkie” (short for breakfast), has taken off internationally. Australian’s love to travel, and have taken their passion for brunch and coffee with them, opening cafes in London, New York, and Paris. Locals have jumped on the bandwagon too. The New York Times describes Australian brunch as ‘bright mashups of foods that are healthy, natural and luxurious all at once’. So
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The Best Veggie and Vegan Burgers in Paris

Paris’ favorite form of American cultural appropriation is certainly in the form of burgers. This side of ten years ago, though, you’d be hard pressed to find a patty that wasn’t made of meat. Nowadays, however, things are much more ...read more
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Artisanal Boulangerie & Brunch in Paris: Benoit Castel

Benoit Castel’s boulangerie in the 20th arrondissement may not be in the center of Parisian action, but it’s well worth the trek. And not just for the unlimited weekend brunch. Brooklyn ambiance and not a tourist in sight. During the week, the ...read more
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Treize au Jardin: American Comfort Food in Paris

Treize au Jardin is both restaurant and tea salon, an inviting and whimsical space perfect for lunch, brunch, apéro or un petit café and decadent dessert en terrace. Treize is now open until 9pm seven days a week, making it an original place for ...read more
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Beaupassage: A Paris Gastronomic and Wellness Haven

Paris is famous for its covered passages and galeries, shopping arcades that date back to the 19th century. Today, these architectural gems typically house shops, restaurants, and cafes. But now there’s a new passage in town, by the name of ...read more
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French Restaurant Alternatives in Montmartre

While Montmartre's numerous bistros serving traditional French fare often leave much to be desired, there are a number of small restaurants serving excellent international cuisine. If you’re looking for something delicious and different, don’t ...read more
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American Comfort Food in Paris: Gumbo Yaya

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....read more

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Where to Lunch Near the Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum is a must for most visitors to Paris, however, as with many heavily touristed sites around the world, the dining options right nearby can be rather bleak. Luckily a mere few blocks away you can have a delicious meal at the ...read more
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Passerini Restaurant in Paris: Italian Classics Revisited

Italian chefs have made an increasingly bold mark on Paris’ food scene over the past several years. Among the most successful in this arena? Giovanni Passerini, named Best Chef by Le Fooding in 2017....read more
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Wen Zhou: Pork Buns and Dumplings in Paris’ Belleville

Knowing where to eat in Chinatown isn’t an easy feat. Rows of unassuming and almost-identical storefronts line bustling blocks, and rue de Belleville in the 20th is no exception. But 24 rue de Belleville is home to something special....read more
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The Big Mamma Group’s Newest (and Biggest) Venture La Felicità

The Big Mamma Group has done it again. And how their latest venture, La Felicità - their 7th, newest, and biggest restaurant in Paris - can be trumped is anyone’s guess. La Felicità (which means happiness in Italian) comes in at 4500sqm ...read more
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Aujourd’hui Demain, Paris’ First Vegan Concept Store

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 ...read more
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Gare du Nord: Paris Revamps Railway Hood

Gare du Nord and its environs are in the midst of an exciting transformation and for the 200 million travellers it serves annually, it's not a moment too soon....read more