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Food :  meals, shops, markets, restaurants

 Covid has been quite  instructive in terms of behavior in the  food and hospitality sector.

Unfortunately some good ones did not survive the crisis.

Fortunately many are still here, they even changed their ways to adapt to a "new world" with more space outside,  cheaper but still quality menu.

Also many starred ones are now offering take out or delivery.


Some disappeared from my list here for not respecting  sanitary measures, curfews, noise level, pedestrians.

Most have been respectful but some were too greedy. Because they wanted  so much to make a few extra €,

they did not care and put us through longer confinement afterwards.

But we' re in Paris, Central Paris. We have a very wide  choice, offering different styles, different budgets,.
I'd rather support the "good ones".


  If some disappeared from my list because of their behavior during the pandemic, because the welcome "accueil" is not up to my standards or because, the chef has changed and it's not as good as it used to be.

The "foodscape" is constantly evolving.

I'll be happy to share my updated list with you.

 I can also make bookings for you.



Breakfast and table d'Hôtes at key2paris

key2paris is a "foodie, Gourmet" place to stay.


From Welcoming Breakfast to possible Welcoming Board or dinner "Tables d'Hôtes", meals are homemade with organic, high end, seasonal ingredients.  Mostly French recipes sometimes with a "twist", respecting  your diet, restrictions (Gluten free, LCHF or Keto, Vegetarian or Vegan, no pork, no seafood), dislikes information, following a theme (celebration, exhibition, music)

This "Place to stay" is:

  • 1mn-walk from rue Montorgueil and its colorful  food shops, cafés and restaurants (from French, Italian to Cambodian and Thai, even Canadian  Poutines and more)
  • famous oldest pastry shop Stohrer  ss worth a visit  for the decor and some of the pastries even if the recent ownership removed most of the savory and traditional, iconic pastries dated from Nicolas Stohrer in the 1700 and coming from Alsace. 
  •  Gourmet street rue du Nil  and neighboring streets
  •  Markets (with organic vegetables stands) rue Montmartre and Place de la Bourse
  • 3 mn walk from the former Paris wholesale covered market "Les Halles" (now gardens with shopping mall underneath), professional cooking utensils shops, cookbook store, Specialized grocery stores.


Markets,  Convenient stores and organic stores


  • I buy all fresh ingredients at small local stores or at
  • the markets on rue Montmartre and La Bourse.
  • There are a few organic stores and excellent Terroirs shops.
  • Several convenient stores, some for just basic dry goods and some  with a wide choice

I'll share my list with pros and cons with you. 


All your food, utensils, and cookbooks

  • From bakeries, cheese mongers, butchers, fishmongers, wines, produce. I'll tell you which ones I recommend and the few to avoid
  • cookbook store Librairie Gourmande
  • Professional utensils : E.Dehillerin, Mora, Simon

and many other selected addresses


Restaurants coffee shops, and caterers


Within the Montorgueil block 

  •  58 rue d'Argout excellent coffee, and one of the best carrot cakes in Paris, friendly atmopshere, can chat, read, check your emails... Matamata
  •  Try the Compas on the corner of Montorgueil and Maris Stuart, facing Stohrer
  • Want to taste French  savory galettes or sweet crèpes ? (French thin version of pancakes)   You cannot miss the Iconic Café Breizh,  on rue Petits Carreaux/ Montorgueil
  • Le comptoir de la gastronomie rue Montmartre 2-3 mn walk excellent for foie gras, smoked fish all of Southwestern French food. Smiling service. They also offer a grocery section to take home...
  •  Not French but many  very good restaurants offering food around the planet and street food syle
  • Removed  Rocher Cancale as not respecting sanitary measures or Frenchie rue du Nil  as rude attitude.  .


In The Forum des Halles area


A Ducasse address, 21st century brasserie at Champeaux

A Gourmet vegetarian on the other side of Les Halles, Veget'Halles


Place des Victoires, 5mn walk from home,

A great bistrot with excellent classic French food, served generously with a large smile.... A landmark you should not miss

Chez Georges


Bourse area


aux Lyonnais   mislead by Google  during Covid but this place is still opened. Maybe not a Ducasse anymore but they kept the atmosphere and menu.


La Bourse et la Vie by Daniel Rose (well known Spring) small, intimate, very friendly welcome. Food is great, Prices are reasonable for the quality. Better book ahead. My favorite 2016 discovery. and still my favorite is in 2018


*****Coinstot Vino : large choice of Biodynamic small producers wine with plates of cold meat, cheese or smoked fish or later real menu ( fish is good). Friendly team,


Vaudeville beautiful Brasserie decor, food is good, follow their deals on internet


EnJòia : Jòia by Hélène Darroze rue des Jeuneurs  the South West generosity in a bistrot style decor.



Towards Opéra, Passage Choiseul a wonderful, generous new concept: 

New restaurant in the neighborhood offers fresh and quality products entirely cooked and served by mentally or cognitive handicapped persons.

Café Joyeux          Paris Opéra

23 rue Saint-Augustin, Passage Choiseul, 75002 Tuesday till Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM



Towards Palais Royal,

  •  excellent corsican food A Casaluna
  • a typical XIXth century French Brasserie, very nice décor good food and reasonably priced at lunchtime Le grand Colbert
  • Le Grand Véfour, an exceptional meal in an exceptional decor and welcoming team .2 stars They open a Brasserie style table in the Palais Royal garden.


Around Grands Boulevard


in rue du Faubourg Montmartre 8-10- walk from Argout , you have - to try "Bouillon Chartier" food is typical French brasserie style. Not gourmet but typical, landmark recipes, VERY cheap and it is a must visit for the experience and fun.


 and more... upon request after booking...

 I have :

more recommendations for Right and Left Bank ( restaurants, famous pastry shops, spices, grocery..)

a list of cafés and Bistrots for daily meal

and also those exceptional addresses, once in a lifetime experiences...


I share some with you after booking and more if we share more time around a table, during a stroll ...

Take out and deliveries

  • Use Deliveroo to have nice meals from your preferred restaurants, delivered at your door
  • I have a list of tasty street food style restaurants in the neighborhood. The world food at your door to enjoy back home.

Foodie experiences  in Paris

In Paris, you have a few cooking schools and tours (including mines).

I can advize you, organize:

  • a Paris by chocolate Tour for you
  • a Paris by pastry shops
  • a Paris by markets Tour
  • a Paris by cheese monger tour
  • or a wine tasting in Central Paris
  • some cooking sessions around a theme,  gluten free workshops...
Lisa's Gluten free cooking classes and Tours