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GroundLink Grub Tips: Food You Have to Try in Paris

Any trip to Paris has a full checklist of things to see and do: the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the list continues. But with all that touristing comes a lot of walking.  And with all that activity comes…hunger. Fortunately, there are many delicious foods that are quintessentially French that you can find in abundance in Paris. Plan ahead to put in those extra steps so you can fully enjoy these delicious foods that you have to try in Paris:

Cafe Au Lait

Or, coffee with milk. You can get this version of coffee (or any coffee!) at any cafe in Paris, but there’s something about finding the perfect cup of coffee and sitting outside at a sidewalk cafe and doing some people watching that will make you feel right at home in Paris. Plan to stay a while and soak in the ambiance with the knowledge that no one will rush you out the door.

Breads and Pastries

This category could be an entire menu’s worth of deliciousness by itself! Parisians are among the best bakers out there. You must start each day at a new boulangerie and enjoy a fresh baked baguette with local butter and jam, or a croissant (chocolate or plain!) that has layers of lucious flaky dough. Pastries can be found at bakeries or at specialty patisserie shops, where Parisians go for macarons of every flavor or eclairs filled with delicious, sweetened cream.


French cheese makers are masters of their craft. At Parisian fromagerie shops, you can find specialty bries, camemberts and many more aged or fresh masterpieces. For a quick snack, grab some hunks of cheese and pair it with your fresh baguette (throw in a bottle of wine and you’re set).

Steak Frites

Steak and (pomme) frites (french fries) is an iconic meal in Paris and can be found at virtually almost every bistro and brasserie. Served as is or with a choice of sauces, a meal of steak frites gives you an idea of how a true Parisian enjoys their dinner. Here’s a guide to some of the best places in Paris to find steak frites. .


Crepes are a staple to the Parisian diet – sweet or savory, they are a must try. You can find a creperiemost anywhere in Paris – and you should. Filled with sauces, creams, icings, fruits, and many more creative fillings, crepes are a delicious ending (or beginning) of any meal.

Enjoy a trip to Paris and all the foods that it has to offer — and plan ahead to loosen the belt a bit when you return.

While in Paris, remember to book your ground transportation through GroundLink.

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