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Eating Along the Orient Express: From London to Istanbul

Lauren Sloss 16 comments

We ate our way from London to Paris to Zurich to Slovenia to Croatia to Serbia to Bulgaria to Istanbul. Here are the highlights from an epic train journey. More

Market Scene: Bastille Market in Paris

Market Scene Clay Williams 7 comments

Step inside the incredible visual world of the Bastille Market in Paris, home to gorgeous produce, meat, cheese, pastries, fish, and oh-so-much more. More

Where to Drink Cocktails in Paris, France

Drinks Forest Collins 10 comments

It's an exciting time for cocktails in France: the current crowd has developed a more adventurous mindset when it comes to drinks, and bars are responding with ever-more interesting (and delicious) ways to quench your cocktail cravings. Here's our guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris, old and new. More

A Tiki Destination in Paris, France

Drinks Naomi Bishop Post a comment

A tiki bar is probably not the first thing you think of when imagining Paris drinking destinations, but then again, where would faux-Polynesian seem like the logical theme for a watering hole? The Dirty Dick opened this February, replacing a "hostess bar" (read: brothel) in Pigalle, a neighborhood in transition from red-light district to trendy cocktailing destination. More

A Coffee Geek's Guide to the Best Coffee in Paris, France

Drinks Liz Clayton 5 comments

Following up last month's post on greater waves in the Parisian coffee scene, we offer this guide to some of the best spots to drink quality coffee when in lovely Paris in the spring (or any time of year). More

Sugar Rush: Black-Sesame Panna Cotta at Nanashi, Paris

Sweets Liz Clayton 2 comments

The terrain of flans, panna cottas, and otherwise jiggly desserts can be tricky and divisive: but when these desserts are perfect, they are breathtaking. Picture, then, the sneak-attack of an incredibly unappealing colored treat in the cooler at Paris hipster-bento shop Nanashi. Specifically a plastic tub of something inarguably grey and speckled topped rather confusingly with items that looked sweet: blackberries, blueberries, and a dollop of whipped creme. More

Coffee in Paris: What's Happening Now

Drinks Liz Clayton 3 comments

Paris has very few things about it that inspire pity, and until recently, coffee was one of them. What a travesty of taste that in a place where the sidewalk cafe and all its attendant idle pursuits have been perfected, what's inside the cup has been, until recently, so very poor. The enlightenment's come, however. More

Where to Drink Beer in Paris: La Fine Mousse

Drinks Liz Clayton 3 comments

There's got to be room for a beer in even this city of wine, wine, and wine. As French brewers slowly join the legion of specialty craft beer makers crawling across Europe, Paris at last has an emphatic entrant in the beer destination category in La Fine Mousse. La Fine Mousse is a uniquely French-brewer focused, craft-focused gem of a beer bar in the 11th arrondissement. More

My Favorite Places to Drink Coffee in Paris

Drinks Alice Gao 4 comments

Before I'd ever been to Paris, I'd heard horror stories about their espresso and rumors that it was impossible to get a good cup of drip coffee there. Yet, on that first day in The City of Light, bleary-eyed and half-conscious right off the overnight flight, I stumbled upon a cozy shop with delicious pourover. More

5 Summer Fruit Desserts We Love in Paris

Sweets Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Apricots tucked into golden tarts, rhubarb rolled into a flaky escargot, sweet cherry clafoutis. Yes, fruit desserts abound in Paris, and here are 5 that we love. More

5 Places We Love To Get Ice Cream In Paris

Sweets Kathy YL Chan 7 comments

Visiting Paris in the summer? We know just where to go to beat the heat. More

Snapshots from Paris: Ice Cream at Berthillon

Sweets Gabrielle Mondesir 22 comments

There's a reason that Berthillon is the most famous glacier (ice cream maker) in Paris. And that reason is their wild strawberry sorbet. No, wait: it's their caramel au gingembre ice cream (it tastes like a ginger snap). Or the agenaise. Definitely the agenaise... More

10 Pains Au Chocolat We Love In Paris

Sweets Gabrielle Mondesir 4 comments

Pain au chocolat—literally "chocolate bread." What an understatement. Buttery croissant dough wrapped around not one, but two sticks of chocolate. An indulgence like this could only come from France. For three days, my intrepid photographer and I scoured the city for pain au chocolat that stand out from the Parisian crowd. In the end, we found 10 that can't be missed. More

David Lebovitz's Guide to Paris Sweets

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 3 comments

Since 2004, David Lebovitz has used his blog to chronicle the ups, downs, and culinary delights of living in Paris. And we couldn't help but notice that, as a former pastry chef, David tends to focus on all things sweet. In fact he's become the go-to man for Paris pastry, which is a blessing in a city that overflows with sweets. Yes, somehow between blogging, writing cookbooks, and a personal memoir, he found time to sample over 300 pastries in the City of Light. Here are 9 of his top picks. More

Holiday Giveaway: David Lebovitz's Paris Pastry App

Sweets Maggie Hoffman 68 comments

If you're a Serious Eater and you've planned to go to Paris anytime soon, you simply should not get on a plane until you've downloaded David Lebovitz's guide to the best bakeries, chocolate shops, and confectioners in the City of Lights. More

Slice Quotidienne: Pizza at the Eiffel Tower Snack Shop

Slice Adam Kuban 14 comments

You're not at the Eiffel Tower to eat (well, maybe at Jules Verne), you're there for the amazing view of the City of Lights, hopefully with your special squeeze, and hopefully as the sun sinks below the horizon, shedding its warm glow across the skyline. If you want pizza, mes amis, try Italy. If you want spectacular views from a tower that still stands at a 90° angle, Paris is your game. More

Book Giveaway: Pastry Paris, Because Everything in Paris Looks Like Dessert

Sweets Christine Chung Closed

Pastry Paris is equal parts incredible food picture book and historical narrative. It's a chronicle of French pastries, telling the story of pastries past and present. Author Susan Hochbaum shows that in France, pastries aren't just exclusive to the cute patisseries lining cobbled streets; they're literally everywhere, echoed in the city's very architecture. More

10 Must-Try Sweets in Paris

Sweets Kathy YL Chan 27 comments

Paris is heaven for anyone with a sweet tooth, but you already knew that. We spent the last few weeks eating our way through the city, exploring new shops and revisiting old favorites. From the big names like Pierre Hermé and Ladurée to the smaller spots like Au Panetier, the classics like Stohrer and Poilâne, and the gorgeous, jewelry boutique-like shops of Jacques Genin and Sadaharu Aoki, we found many, many desserts to love. Here are ten essential Paris sweets for your next visit. More

French Fast Food Showdown: McDonald's vs. Quick

A Hamburger Today John M. Edwards 33 comments

You're in France, and you're hungry for fast food. You see the Golden Arches, and head in that direction. Then you see a similar looking restaurant across the street, whose logo has a large white Q inside a red house—that'd be Quick, in these parts, McDonald's main competitor. It's fast food, you can tell, but it's French, so surely it must be better... or is it? What do you do? On a trip to Paris, I pitted Quick and "McDo" against each other. More

McCafe in Paris: Way Better Than McCafe in the States

Fast Food John M. Edwards 14 comments

While in America, "McCafe" means little more than brown, printed coffee cups, McCafe in Europe is the coffee/pastries-only subsection of McDonald's, and it's an experience all its own. It lives in the land between Italian coffee shop and American quick service. More

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