Ah Paris, home sweet home. For this particular city , this post will be a constant work in progress, I will make sure to update it everytime I go to back to Paris to visit my family. In the meantime, here's few of my favorite places ! x
L'Eclair de Genie:
There's amazing patisseries everywhere in Paris but if you are bored of the traditional St-Honore, Paris Brest & Éclairthis place is for you. Eclair de Genie only serves Éclair but the best you will ever have. We tried the Chocolate & Coconut, Chocolate & Passion Fruit and Chocolate & Macadamia Nuts all tasted out of this world.
In a regular patisserie the cakes will be between 3 and 5 euros, in this place it's around 5 to 7 euros but they are totally worth it.
32 Rue Notre-Dame des Victoires, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 84 79 23 40
Best Kebab of your life. Everytime I go back to Paris, I have to visit this place. It's super small, you sit on tiny wooden chairs but it's too good not to .Everything is so fresh, you can see them prepare the bread right in front of you, grill the meat, add all the fresh herbs and there's no sauces or fries because the owner wants to make the same kebab he used to eat back home in Kurdistan.The area is one of the most cosmopolite of Paris, it's very animated and has a different face to the usual touristic Paris. You will keep coming back, this place is addictive.
58 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris, France
+33 1 48 24 12 84
My favorite bistrot in Paris. Chef Constant owns 3 restaurants in that street wih different price range and styles. I used to live right in the middle and it was impossible for me to leave my building without going through the long line of people waiting outside to get a table.
I would'nt recommend to go on the weekend, you can't book a table and it's always very busy on Fridays & Saturdays. It's 5 mns away from the Eiffel Tower so the perfect place for a date night after visiting the iron lady (go in the evening, she sparkles!). The menu is varied and very french, the quality of the food is absolutely amazing and the prices very affordable. GO!
139 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 47 53 73 34
Perfect place for brunch they do light lunches too, it's very busy so don't do the same mistake as we did and book a table. Even though we didn't have a reservation they've let us wait in their brand new deli just opposite the cafe, we had mariage freres teas and incredibly flaky and buttery croissants. Very good service and the food was really tasty, definitely one of the best brunches in Paris.
14 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris, France +33 1 42 33 55 10
This is a Korean place, in the same area as Urfa Durum (See above), we loved every dish we ordered, the kimchi was delicious, the chicken was crispy, sweet, sticky and spicy, the buns were super soft and everything tasted so fresh. If you like asian food or want to try korean food this place is perfect for you.
289 Rue Saint-Denis, 75002 Paris, France
Probably the most instagramed place in Paris, if you are the type of person who needs a proper breakfast with eggs and toast this place is what you need. the customers were 90% americans, australians and british, the staff speaks english and the food is great. What you see on the picture is the special they had on that day wich is a cheese toastie made with raclette cheese and parisian ham (Jambon de Paris) you can order eggs to go with it. As you can see from the pictures the coffees are pretty good too.
19 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris, France
The highlight of my trip. I honestly can't describe how amazing this diner was. I was really excited to try this place and it did not disappoint. Everything from the service, to the food and the wine was perfect. I had this incredible butternut squash veloute with a ravioli and seeds that was out of this world, that I can't show you unfortunately as it didn't photograph well. I can't wait to go back again and again.
Note that Richer doesn't take reservations so be prepared to wait a little bit.
2 rue Richer, 75009 Paris