A Day in Paris, Through a Food Blogger’s Stomach

CH and I took a day-trip to Paris this weekend and it was amazing.  We seriously had one of the best days in a long time.  I’ll let the picture tell the story of our day….there is a general theme 🙂

Step 1:  Locate the “best baguette” in Paris (Jacques Bazin according to Le Figaro)…

Step 2:  Locate the “best croissant” in Paris (Au Levain du Maraisaccording to David Lebovitz)…

Step 3:  Enjoy a espresso at a cafe in Bastille Square, people watching of course (the favourite pasttime of the French)

Step 4:  Leisurely walk down Champs-Élysées

Step 5:  Locate the best falafel place in Paris (Maoz – according again to Mr. David Lebovitz)

(no picture, too busy eating. It was seriously delicious and SO reasonably priced – I am craving one as I type this!)

Step 6:  Locate and purchase 8 gorgeous, breathtaking Ladurée Macarons (world famous and again a favourite of David Lebovitz).  Two might not have made it to our little patch of grass under the Eiffel Tower…could not resist!

For the record, we had: Chocolate, Granny Smith Apple (my favourite), Mint & Strawberry (new spring flavour), Caramel with Salted Butter (x2), Lemon, Vanilla, Orange Passion.

Step 7:  Purchase a bottle of 5€ wine and walk to the Tour Eiffel (stopping for the required tourist photo)

Step 8:  Find shade and enjoy a bottle of wine and macarons with CH, under the Tour Eiffel.

Step 9:  Nap under the Tour Eiffel, because of sugar high + wine (while CH played in a tree – yes he is about to become a lawyer!)

Step 10:  Dinner at amazing French bistro – Les Cocottes – where they serve all of their dishes in mini Staub cast-iron pots (another recommendation of David Lebovitz)

(no picture – too busy eating!)

Step 11: Home, to dream of the amazing life in France we are living!

If I told you that until we looked at our list of “to-do’s” for the day in Paris, we didn’t plan for all of them to be food related/based.  Hey, what can I say, I love my life!

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3 responses to “A Day in Paris, Through a Food Blogger’s Stomach

  1. That sounds like the most perfect day. I was in your spot a year ago today and had so much fun eating my way through the city. My favorite falafel is still at l’as du falafel, but I’ll be sure to try Maoz on my next visit! Thanks for sharing your finds!

  2. I love it! What a fun post, I’d love to eat my way through Paris one day.

  3. Lindsay

    I am very jealous of your French adventures! Glad to hear it seems like you are having a great time!

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