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FOAF Guides

March 13, 2016

I don’t head to Paris often, but when I do, I try my best to plan it so I’m not spending more than five minutes in my hotel room (unless, of course, sleep). I love discovering new places—especially when that place serves food. As such, I’ve put together a short list of all of my favorite stops when I’m in town, for all things dining and drinking . Here’s hoping it’ll inspire you to book a plane ticket.

xx, Liv

Bob’s Kitchen
74 Rue des Gravilliers

            Eating healthy in Paris is almost impossible (I’m pretty sure I had a croissant every day), but Bob’s Kitchen is my first stop off the plane. With avocado toast and vegan bites on the menu, you’ll feel right at home. I get their veggie stew—I know my diet is just going downhill from there!

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Hero
289 Rue Saint-Denis 

            If the food doesn’t get you in the door, the decor definitely will. The two-story restaurant features handmade details from tribal printed lamps to a neon heart that greets you at the entrance. Their fried chicken is a must—then head over to the communal sink in the center of the room to clean your hands post chow-down.

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Dave Restaurant
12 Rue de Richelieu

            The best Chinese food in Paris… and plenty agree, according to the hundreds of celebrity guest photos that hang on the walls.

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Merci
           111 Boulevard Beaumarchais

 Merci is the perfect coffee break during a busy day in Paris. Grab a drink in the classic library or peruse the shop’s offerings (pay attention to the handcrafted goods, which make great souvenirs). With two coffee shops, a restaurant, and 1500 square feet of clothing, it’s easy to spend hours in this eclectic Parisian staple.

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L’Avant Comptoir
9 Carrefour de l’Odéon

            Hidden behind a pig-painted curtain in a crepe shop, L’Avant Comptoir is ideal for a post-dinner drink. The seating is bar casual (no res needed) and the menu hangs from the ceiling, displaying delicious snacks from parmesan cheese puffs to ham croquettes.

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Le 404
69 Rue des Gravilliers

            I’m Moroccan, so I need my fix of comfort food everywhere I go. Le 404 boasts a menu of North African food in a casual and authentic setting. The seating is a bit tight, so make a reservation ahead of time. Between the aroma, open style kitchen, and incredible tagines, planning ahead will be worth it.

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Wild & The Moon
55 Rue Charlot

            My biggest travel tip is staying hydrated, so I always load up on fresh juices for the week early in the trip. I love Wild & The Moon’s Golden Milk anti-inflammatory (great for right off the plane!) and their matcha milk. Bonus—they’ll deliver to wherever you’re staying.

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