Step away from the tourist-heavy city centre and follow me across bridges into vibrant neighbourhoods to find steak-frites, oysters, onion soup, hip small plate natural wine barsmodern casual restaurants run by young up-and-coming chefs, baller sandwiches, and outdoor food markets. From the perfect boutique hotelcocktail barcroissant, aged cheese, charcuterie and where to buy bottles of natural wine – I’ve got your Paris bucket list sorted.

Because you aren’t interested in every place to eat, only the places to eat, right now.

Top Picks my favorite spots right now

Racines

Chef Simone Tondo’s delicious home cooking at Racine’s feels like your are eating in your friend’s country kitchen, where everything is served generously with love straight from the stove to the table.

Import Export CAM Paris

Import Export C.A.M.

Phil Euell and Chef Eseu Lee’s stripped down import-export shop is one of the most exciting places to eat & drink in Paris right now for Lee’s Asian-inspired sharing plates & natural wine.

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Small Plate Natural Wine Bars

If you only have 24 hours in Paris, these three natural wine bars are a must. FYI that by law all wine bars must sell food with alcohol.

where to Eat Right Now in Paris

Septime Restaurant Paris Wendy Lyn

Septime

Bertrand & Théo’s World’s Best 50 Restaurant is still a fun little charmer, but it is also still one of Paris’ toughest rez. The set menus highlight seasonal products, the natural wines are extraordinary, the staff are professional yet friendly.

Au Pied de Cochon Paris Wendy Lyn

Au Pied de Cochon

I’m here at 4am with chef friends after work who can’t resist sharing a meal at an all-night brasserie with charcuterie, foie gras, onion soup, escargots, seafood towers, sole meunière, roasted chicken, cote de boeuf steaks, frites, and cheese platters. It is so magical, it is like being in a movie.

Le Servan Bistrot Paris

Le Servan

Chef-Owner-Sisters Tatiana (L’Astrance, L’Arpège) & Katia Levha’s pretty bistrot gets its culinary cues from their backgrounds in Manila, Hong Kong, Thailand & France. Think suckling pig, spicy Thai basil clams, and duck baked in brioche. A la carte tapas menus encourage sharing, and wines are all-natural.

Le Tagine Paris Wendy Lyn

Le Tagine

Marie Jo’s pretty Moroccan restaurant may feel luxe, but it’s a casual oasis to lounge for hours eating family-style tagines, couscous, grilled merguez sausages dipped into Mont d’Or fondue and drinking bottles of natural wine.

Frenchie Wine Bar

Gregory Marchand’s lively wine bar across the street from Frenchie is on a walk-in basis and serves smaller portions of the flagship’s dishes. Diners drink wines, listen to fantastic playlists, socialize around communal farmhouse tables and watch the kitchen team at work.

Lami Jean Restaurant Paris Wendy Lyn

L’Ami Jean

Stéphane Jego’s unconventional high-energy restaurant by the Eiffel Tower is a perennial favorite for its gut-busting portions of nose-to-tail comfort food. Wear your fat pants. Jego’s mission is to feed you like nobody’s business…and you can’t say no to the rice pudding.

Aux Deux Amis

It’s standing room-only at David Loyola’s unassuming bistrot for the rock & roll tapas nights and lots of natural wine. The a la carte menu is not what you’d expect from the retro sports bar décor – the tiny kitchen prepares modern delicious plates for sharing.

where to Drink, Stay & Shop

Candelaria Cocktail Bar

When you need a taco & craft cocktail fix and want to hang out with cool people your age.

Paris food tour

Laurent Dubois Fromager

Master cheese ager Laurent Dubois has curated the best cheese makers in France in his shop & everything is cut to order. A visit here is like winning the cheese lottery. You can also pick up fresh eggs, farm yogurts, salted-butter, creme fraîche & even vacuum-sealed cheese to bring home with you in your luggage.

Du Pain et des Idées

Internationally respected Artisan Baker Christophe Vasseur is known for his signature Pain des Amis wood-fired rectangular bread, fig tarts, savoury meat & cheese mini-pavés and, and, and, let’s talk about those sinful salted-butter chocolate-pistachio escargot buns?

News you can eat & People to know

Wendy Lyn

Simone Tondo is the New Chef of Racines

Simone Tondo is back in the kitchen as the new chef of Racines, Owner David Lahner’s beloved little bistrot on the historic Passages de Panoramas. Expect a la carte bistro dishes, in an intimate family-style vibe. Natural wines too.

Miznon Paris Wendy Lyn

Miznon

Miznon Paris (in South Marais) is opening a second Paris location on Canal St Martin as we speak – and their first in NYC at the Chelsea Market. More details to follow.

Paris Map

Racines

Drink, Stay, Shop

8 passages des panorama paris

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Import Export C.A.M.

Drink, Stay, Shop

55 Rue au Maire, Paris, France

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Candelaria Cocktail Bar

Drink, Stay, Shop

52 Rue de Saintonge, Paris, France

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Laurent Dubois Fromager

Drink, Stay, Shop

47 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, France

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Du Pain et des Idées

Drink, Stay, Shop

34 Rue Yves Toudic, Paris, France

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Gilles Verot – Artisan Charcuterie

Drink, Stay, Shop

3 Rue Notre Dame des Champs, Paris, France

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Septime

Restaurant

80 Rue de Charonne, Paris, France

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Au Pied de Cochon

Restaurant

6 Rue Coquillière, Paris, France

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Le Servan

Restaurant

32 Rue Saint-Maur, Paris, France

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Le Tagine

Restaurant

13 Rue de Crussol, Paris, France

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Frenchie Wine Bar

Restaurant

5 Rue du Nil, Paris, France

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La Buvette Wine Bar

Drink, Stay, Shop

67 Rue Saint-Maur, Paris, France

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Septime La Cave

Drink, Stay, Shop

3 Rue Basfroi, Paris, France

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L’Ami Jean

Restaurant

27 Rue Malar, Paris, France

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Bastille Market

Drink, Stay, Shop

Marché Bastille, Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, Paris, France

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Blé Sucré

Drink, Stay, Shop

7 Rue Antoine Vollon, Paris, France

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Hôtel Particulier Montmartre

Drink, Stay, Shop

23, avenue Junot, Pavillon D, paris

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Hotel Providence

Drink, Stay, Shop

90 Rue René Boulanger, Paris, France

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The Clown Bar

Restaurant

114 Rue Amelot, Paris, France

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Clamato

Restaurant

80 Rue de Charonne, Paris, France

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Aux Deux Amis

Restaurant

45 Rue Oberkampf, Paris, France

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Brutos

Restaurant

5 Rue du Général Renault, Paris, France

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L’Avant Comptoir Wine Bar

Restaurant

9 Carrefour de l'Odéon, Paris, France

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Bistrot Paul Bert

Restaurant

18 Rue Paul Bert, Paris, France

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Le Baratin

Restaurant

3 Rue Jouye-Rouve, Paris, France

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Le Dauphin Wine Bar

Restaurant

131 Avenue Parmentier, Paris, France

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Restaurant Frenchie

Restaurant

5 Rue du Nil, Paris, France

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L’Ecailler du Bistrot

Restaurant

20 Rue Paul Bert, Paris, France

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Saturne

Restaurant

17 Rue Notre Dame des Victoires, Paris, France

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Miznon

Restaurant

22 Rue des Ecouffes, Paris, France

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Frenchie’s To Go

Restaurant

9 Rue du Nil, Paris, France

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