Thursday, October 13, 2011
Travels: Paris, France
Paris. Where do you even begin? So many places to see and eat and never enough time to explore it all. Here are some of the foodie-related spots I hit during my journey.
Macarons? How can one go to Paris and NOT have one?
While you can find many places to buy macarons, the most famous are ones from Laduree. Be prepared to stand in line though!
Colorful macarons in every color and flavor. There are several Laduree stores throughout Paris, find a location that is most convenient for you. I visited the Laduree on Champs Elysees in the 8th arrondissement.
Fauchon is a must for all gourmets and foodies and there are actually two stores at Place de la Madeleine, in the 8th arrondissement of the city.
I picked up some famous french treats to enjoy along with our coffee and tea. Canele, madeleine and brioche, oh la la!
The other store, just down the street, has all sorts of gifts to purchase. Jams, chocolates, cookies and everything gourmet you can think of.
Spend an afternoon at an outdoor markets. There are plenty to choose from all throughout the city.
Great foodie eats in the Latin quarter of Paris.
Tons of cafes, restaurants, boulangeries, patisseries, etc. A popular place for university students thus you will find this quarter a bit more budget-friendly. Don't forget the street food. Crepes, baguettes full of delicious meats and cheeses, ice cream and other sweet treats.
Marais is home of the Jewish quarter of Paris. Located in the 4th arrondissement, plenty of ethnic foods and treats, alongside traditional french foods, can be found in this area.
Speaking of street food, we stopped in at L'as du Fallafel. The internets told me that it was a must go to in Paris and the word got out because there was a continual lineup.
Just in case you never make it out to Paris or are afraid of heights, I've got some shots from atop of the Eiffel Tower for you!