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Yes, food tours in Paris are absolutely worth your time. Walkthrough the Parisian streets and choose your pick from a vast menu to enjoy a delicious spread from the famous delicacies in the city. Swing by a bar for great oysters, visit the oldest bakeries in the city, have an authentic creperie, and more on a food tour in Paris.
On a food tour in Paris, you will be introduced to and guided through the history of the city through their food and drink culture. While you enjoy the best and most authentic treats in the city, you will be detailed about French food history and culture from the local tour host. You will be given an understanding of the culinary stories and traditions from the kitchens of the Parisian streets. Learn the art of macron making, take a Champagne tour, sample Croissants from street shops, and more.
Without a local to guide you, finding the authentic stalls, and eateries can be a bit of trial and error. Hence food tours in Paris do include a local tour guide who will let you sample different dishes, right from oysters to cheeses to macarons, and leave with expert recommendations of what to eat and wherein the City of Lights.
Here are a few of the best food tours you could explore while you are in Paris:
Depending on the kind of day trip that you opt for, day trips may come with an exclusive menu along with a tour and transportation included. All day trips from Paris destinations have an ample number of restaurants and cafes around the street corner, making it easy for you to dine or snack even when meals are not included.
The top must-try food and drink in Paris are:
  • Baguettes: A beautiful piece of French culture, this long loaf of bread has been made in France for centuries and is a perfect bite.
  • Croissants: Wandering if you could find the perfect croissant? Yes, it can definitely be found in Paris!
  • Macaroons: There are a lot of macaroon shops around Paris, each one more colorful than the next!
  • Eclairs: Here is another pastry that has not always fared well when exported although a lot of it has opened in big cities and across the globe.
  • French Oysters: Renowned for their quality, there is a variety in different parts of the French coastline.
Here is a list of famous restaurants in Paris suitable for the young and in love:
  • NoLita: Visit it for its beautiful Interiors and great Italian food
  • Benoit: Michelin star restaurant, known for its relaxed Bistro setting and classic French cuisine
  • Verjus: A famous fine dining restaurant serving local French, European, Contemporary, and vegetarian food
  • Septime: Extravagant dining experience with three-Michelin star Arpège
  • Le Jules Verne: One of the Eiffel Tower restaurants with a Michelin star next to its name, it boasts luxurious french decor and food
  • Le 58 tour Eiffel: Another gem located on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower with unique architecture and gourmet food, currently closed for renovations.
There are many establishments that offer special menus where you can enjoy a good meal with your family in Paris. Find a variety of restaurants suited to your little darlings, with everything to keep them occupied and provide them with quality cuisine.
Here are our top 10 kid-friendly restaurants in Paris:
  • Casa Luca
  • Le Petit Poucet
  • Maison Burger
  • Le Café de l’Ours
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Bistrot Benoit
  • La Ferme de Charles
  • Chez He
The most popular street food in Paris are:
  • Crepes: Crepes are the most widely available Paris Street food, made from flour and varieties of stuffing.
  • Bahn mi: It is a Vietnamese local food that is available in the streets of Paris. This famous food is a typical sandwich made of baguette bread and is a must-have!
  • Le 58 tour Eiffel: It is a staple food of locals and a cheap street food Paris offers all its tourists.
  • Fish and chips: Quite a filling meal, this type of street food usually comes with fries and sides with sauces and spreads.
  • Souvlakis: This Greek fast food is prepared with pieces of meat and vegetables, grilled on a skewer.
Offer that palette of yours the right drink. Here are a few famous picks:
  • Kir: A famous cocktail that is appreciated in France
  • Pastis: A popular alcohol in the South of France made of aniseed and licorice and is the main aperitif in the southern part of the country.
  • Picon Biere: A mix of beer and picon, a drink made with the zest of fresh and dry oranges.
  • Kirsh: A suitable eau-de-vie made of fermented cherry.
  • Jacqueline: A cocktail made of white wine, grenadine, and pop. The drink is refreshing and is perfect for a night out in a bar during the summers.
Paris is known for its great food, alongside its cafes and bistros. There is a range of restaurants and cafes all over the city to pick from. Here are some of the best restaurant areas that could help you narrow your search.
  • Place Saint-Michel
  • Rue St – Andre des Arts (6th, near 5th)
  • Marche Saint – Germain/ Saint – Sulpice Area (6th)
  • Boulevard & Rue du Montparnasse (6th)
  • Near Les Halles (1st)
  • Near the Louvre (1st)
  • The Marais (3rd/4th) 
Try making some French gastronomy by taking cooking classes in Paris. Here are some of the classes that you could visit:
  • Macaron-Making Workshop at the Galeries Lafayette: Learn to make authentic Macarons like a French baker at the Galeries Lafayette Paris Hausmann
  • Le Foodist: This is one of the most famous English cooking classes in Paris with vast choices.
  • World in a Pan: Offers 6 cooking classes in English.
  • La Cuisine Paris: Learn simple and effective recipes in this cooking class.
  • Cook's with Class: Paris: It is the best cooking class you could attend in Paris that offers simple recipes that are technical.
The classic French cuisine is created from brilliant basics. If you know where to look, it is quite possible to find big brasserie lunches at an affordable price, not too heavy on your wallet. Here are some of the best budget restaurants in Paris:
  • La Residence
  • Miznon
  • Bouillon Jullen
  • CheZaline
  • Deux Fols Plus de Piment
  • Chez Alain Miam Miam
  • La Cantine Bretonne
  • Café du Coin
If you find yourself in a mood to splurge on some mini plates of food, this is the list of restaurants you need to head to:
  • Le Pre Catelan
  • Le Jules Verne
  • Le Cinq
  • Restaurant Guy Savoy
  • L'Espadon
  • Le Meurice
  • Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire
  • Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee
Booking is needed in all of these establishments in order to secure a spot.
The average cost of a meal in Paris is 31 euros per day. Although, the meal prices can vary depending on the spending habits. Dining out an average meal in Paris would cost around 12 euros per person. Usually, breakfast in Paris is cheaper in comparison to lunch and dinner.

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