Where to begin in a candy shop...?
Paris is said to be the most visited city in the world, and for good reason. There are so many independent and individual places, it's almost overwhelming. The city's constant and beautiful Haussmann architecture should not be mistaken for sameness throughout: the city is full of a variety of cultures if you know where to look. The centre is home to the world-renowned, majestic art galleries and typical 'Parisian cafés', with their high ceilings and art deco decor; the Latin Quarter is full of old and quaint shops. Montmartre is renowned for its little shops, although tourist prices prevent most people shopping there too regularly... For the younger, more lively Paris, Canal Saint Martin, Bastille and Pigalle are packed with budding bars, cafes and restaurants, serving all sorts of world cuisines. The streets surrounding the Gare du Nord and further north offer a more ethnically diverse range of shops than most parts of the city. Down south, Butte aux Cailles feels like a little village atop a cobbled-stone hill - a great place for dinner and a drink in a choice of small places. Sift through our guide to discover much more...
Le Tresor is a big and bustling French-Italian restaurant in the Marais, Paris.
La Recyclerie is home to a restaurant, café, bar, farm, weekend farmer’s market, vegetable garden and workshop space. All of which focus their operations on ethical and eco-friendly values.
Artéfact is a sophisticated café and project space run by three friends, located in the heart of the Marais, in Paris’ 4th arrondissement.
Pancake Sisters is a brunch spot serving sweet and savoury pancake menus, situated a short walk from Canal St Martin in 10th arrondissement, Paris.
L’Echoppe de Paris is a cosy, chalet-like burger restaurant in the 11th arrondissement. All burgers, sweet buns, sauces and skin-on chips are homemade.
Le Poutch is a pleasant and popular brunch spot and café just off the Canal Saint Martin, in Paris’ 10th arrondissement.
Sushi House, in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, is exactly what it says on the tin. It offers tasty fish and rice concoctions through a reasonably priced set menu.
For gluten-free waffles, savoury or sweet, served on a lolly stick from a simple wooden hut, try Yummy & Guiltfree in the Marais, Paris.
Bespoke is a rustic-style restaurant and cocktail bar in the 11th arrondissement, Paris.
Strada is a cute healthy food café in the heart of the Marais, decorated with bold writing scribbled on the windows and art hanging on the walls.
Brasserie Barbès, with its opening glass roof and giant windows, can be found in Paris’ 18th arrondissement as a chic restaurant, relaxed bar and late night club all rolled into one.
Bears and Raccoons serves delicious gluten-free baguettes and sandwiches in the 11th arrondissement, Paris. They also have a little gluten-free delicatessen in the corner.