This blog post was updated on October 25, 2018.
Some visitors to Paris often indulge in decadent meals in some of the city’s finest restaurants (and there are many to choose from).
However, when I’m in Paris, I enjoy grazing my way through the day on street food.
Crêpes: Whether it’s an oozing Nutella crêpe or a savory lunchtime crêpe with ham, cheese and greens, I can’t go wrong with this Parisian favorite. Some of the best crêpe stands are located along the Rue Mouffetard.
Gauffres: Walking along with one of these massive waffles screams “tourist,” but I can’t help myself. Sprinkled with just a touch of confectioner’s sugar, they are simply irresistible.
Falafel: I definitely load up on my fair share of falafel sandwiches each time I visit the City of Lights. The best falafel can be found in Paris’ historic Marais neighborhood. L’As du Fallafel (located on the rue des Rosiers) serves up some of the best in the city).
Gelato: Yes, I know it’s Italian, but that doesn’t stop me from indulging in a gelato (or two) on a hot Parisian summer day. Gelato d’Alberti (located on the Rue Mouffetard) serves up some of the city’s best gelato with an artistic flare. Creamy, flavorful gelato and sorbet scoops shaped into a flower and served atop a huge sugar cone are sure to delight both the eyes and the taste buds.
Open-air markets: It’s hard not to stumble upon an open-air market during your time in Pairs. Most neighborhoods in Paris host regular markets (always the same day each week), so it’s possible to visit a market nearly every day. The vendors at these markets are usually quite personable and most (especially in Paris) speak at least a little English. They regularly sample out their wares (a great lunchtime “appetizer”) and you can find some of the best produce, cheese, meat, bread products (and more) here.
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