The Food We Ate In Paris

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I was never really a ‘foodie’ person at all; it’s only in the last few years that I’ve turned into a pizza-obsessive-weirdo who just adores new cuisines.

When Matt told me we were heading to Paris, I couldn’t wait to tuck into delicious French baguettes, scrumptious macarons and so many other yummy dishes.

While we didn’t eat quite like a local, (I may be more ambitious with my food choices but I’m not quite brave enough for escargot) we did indulge in some pretty amazing food (read: a lot of pizza) and today’s post is all about what we ate and where we ate!

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Angelina

The first taste of ‘French cuisine’ we had in Paris came in the form of a hot chocolate from Angelina. I’d heard so much about this place before our trip and I just knew we had to try it out – it basically looked like an Instagrammer’s dream so naturally we had to take a look.

We ordered a takeaway hot chocolate to share and it was certainly the most luxurious hot chocolate I’ve ever had. Known as the ‘iconic hot chocolate’, it’s definitely not one for the faint hearted; I think it was made with about 72% cocoa so it was intensely rich and chocolatey. I don’t think I could have had a large one but a small mug of it was incredibly decadent and delicious.

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PerBacco

Our first night in Paris was spent at PerBacco, eating the most heavenly pizza I’ve had in a long time. Matt and I both ordered fairly standard pizzas; I went for the parma ham offering and Matt opted for pepperoni.

The pizzas were absolutely bloody delicious; so incredibly cheesy with the perfect crust. I could happily eat approximately five of these; they were so good.

We also ordered a cocktail with our meals but they were pretty damn disgusting, I can’t quite remember what was in them but I definitely wouldn’t order it again. Aside from the revolting cocktails, our evening at PerBacco was wonderful; the staff were so lovely and the pizzas were divine.

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Cafe de Paris

More pizza? Absobloodylutely!

On Saturday morning we spent a good few hours wandering around the Louvre and appreciating all the wonderful art. After hours of walking around, we were pretty hungry so we headed over the road to Cafe de Paris for yet more pizza.

We only got one to share and while it wasn’t quite as good as the previous evening’s delicacy, it was still pretty damn good. The staff in this cafe were so incredibly lovely and bubbly; they made the whole experience so fun and enjoyable.

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We also ordered hot chocolates while we were in Cafe de Paris as it had just started snowing outside and we needed an excuse to warm ourselves up (not that you should ever need an excuse to indulge in a hot chocolate!).

After a busy day on Saturday, we had a more chilled out evening in the apartment before we headed out to a few clubs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (yes, even though neither of us are Irish…).

As we heading out fairly late in the evening and we planned on getting slightly drunk, we didn’t really want to have an incredibly fancy meal out, so we ordered a kebab and stayed in the apartment instead. Classy.

The kebab wasn’t anything extraordinary (and certainly not on the same wavelength as the one in Amsterdam) but it filled a hole and lined our stomachs in preparation for a night out in Paris.

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Café Kléber

If you read my previous Paris post, you’ll know that we were unable to go up the Eiffel Tower due to ice on the platforms so to cheer ourselves up, we wandered around for a little while and stumbled across Café Kléber.

The brasserie had a very sophisticated atmosphere with very attentive staff and a plethora of dishes to choose from. The cafe was fairly busy when we arrived just after lunch time but we mananged to grab a seat and ordered (yet another) hot chocolate and crêpes.

I really wanted to try the Nutella crêpe as they looked immense but Matt is allergic to nuts and I didn’t want to, you know, kill him. We opted for the crêpes with sugar on top and they were delicious; light, fluffy and not too filling, I’d definitely recommend visiting Café Kléber if you find yourself around the Eiffel Tower area.

The rest of the food that the waiters were bringing out also looked yummy so I’d definitely head back there again!

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Flesh

Matt and I have this tradition whenever we go on holiday that we find somewhere pretty fancy and luxurious to eat on our last day on holiday.

For our last night in Paris, Matt found the most amazing restaurant called Flesh that served a plethora of different meat dishes.

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I ordered the steak which was quite possibly the nicest steak I’ve ever eaten; it was cooked to perfection (rare) and it had so much intense flavour. It was served with a side of salad that was dressed in parmesan and I ate it all.

ME.

I ate salad, because it tasted nice. I know, I was just as shocked.

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Matt opted for the pork which was equally as delicious and was cooked perfectly.

We ordered a side of garlic fries to share and I’ve genuinely thought about these fries every single day since we arrived home. I can’t even begin to explain how immense they tasted; they tasted exactly like garlic bread but they were fries. I really want to recreate them at home but I just know they’ll never live up to the ones we ate at Flesh.

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As we were feeling fancy AF, we decided to have a brownie for dessert to share (something that we very rarely do as we both prefer savoury dishes).

The brownie was accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream and was coated in a smattering of icing sugar. The brownie itself was warm and had a crisp exterior with a melt-in-your-mouth soft interior. It was deliciously chocolatey without being too overpowering and I could eat it all over again.

Flesh was definitely the best place we ate during our stay in Paris and I really couldn’t recommend it more if you ever visit Paris.

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Have you ever been to Paris? What food would you most like to try while in the French capital? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.

34 Comments

  1. 24th March 2018 / 11:33 pm

    The food all looks incredible! Paris to the best cakes/desserts ever don’t they?! And they all look so pretty too. I won’t lie, when I travel one of the main things I look forward to is all of the food! Nikki x

    http://www.thoselittlemoments.net

    • chloedickenson
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      25th March 2018 / 12:57 pm

      I totally agree Nikki! Xx

  2. 25th March 2018 / 1:56 pm

    I sooooo want to go Paris and these places and foods look delicious!!!

    • chloedickenson
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      25th March 2018 / 8:19 pm

      Everything was insane! Xx

  3. 25th March 2018 / 8:23 pm

    omg those Pizza’s look divine! I’m hopefully going to Paris in December so will have to stop by some of these! I might brave it and have a go at snails whilst I’m there….

    • chloedickenson
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      25th March 2018 / 9:17 pm

      Ooh that’ll be fab! Cx

  4. 25th March 2018 / 11:21 pm

    Oh my god that pizza looks divineeeee!!!

  5. 26th March 2018 / 12:27 pm

    I loved this post because I’m such a massive foodie and oh my word those pizzas from Perbacco look insane and I need one right now!! All I’m craving now is pizza… xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
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      26th March 2018 / 12:39 pm

      Haha sorry Char! Xx

  6. 26th March 2018 / 1:03 pm

    Ah wow, those pizzas look incredible! I’m a huge pizza fan myself, and love the look of that brownie too! x

    • chloedickenson
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      26th March 2018 / 1:43 pm

      The pizzas were amazing! X

  7. 26th March 2018 / 3:02 pm

    That all looks so delicious! I will certainly write down some of these places to visit during my next trip to Paris!

    • chloedickenson
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      26th March 2018 / 3:03 pm

      Thank you Tessa x

  8. Stephanie J
    26th March 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Yum! Saving all of these for my next visit!

    • chloedickenson
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      26th March 2018 / 3:35 pm

      Yay thank you!

  9. 26th March 2018 / 3:21 pm

    Everything looks incredibly delicious! I am jealous!

    • chloedickenson
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      26th March 2018 / 3:35 pm

      It was incredible!

  10. 26th March 2018 / 3:28 pm

    Yum! These all look amazing! Definitely will save these recommendations for when I make it to Paris (which I hope won’t be too long!) 🙂

    • chloedickenson
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      26th March 2018 / 3:35 pm

      Thank you! X

  11. 26th March 2018 / 3:53 pm

    The food looks amazing! Paris is on my bucket list so hopefully I’ll get there before too long and can try out the hot chocolate you had! Also, the pizza looks absolutely delicious.

    • chloedickenson
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      26th March 2018 / 4:28 pm

      I hope you get there soon Ashley! Xx

  12. 28th March 2018 / 10:54 am

    I have probably read this post at the wrong time because even though it’s only 11oclock I am absolutely starving!! All the pizza looks so damn good, and those garlic fries oh my goodness I need to try some of those!!! I’m not usually a desert person but those brownies look sooo delicious, I love a choc brownie when I’m in the mood for one! Sounds like Paris was a great place for food, I mean you can’t beat having lots of pizza!!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    • chloedickenson
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      28th March 2018 / 11:51 am

      Haha oops sorry! Xx

  13. 28th March 2018 / 11:59 am

    Oh my gosh that is Pizza heaven right there! It’s a shame about the cocktails though x

    Terri // TerriTalks

  14. 29th March 2018 / 10:18 am

    Oooh Flesh looks like my kinda place!!! You certainly did go for a lot of pizza although i can’t really judge – I had about 3 pizzas in Slovakia!!! 🙈 lovely post, now I’m starving hahaha

    Love izzy | http://www.adoseofchatter.com

    • chloedickenson
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      29th March 2018 / 11:59 am

      Ooh nice!! Xx

  15. 29th March 2018 / 2:24 pm

    I’ve recently booked a five day break in Paris for this summer so this was an incredibly helpful post for me to read! I definitely wouldn’t be brave enough for an escargot either, although I may dare my boyfriend to try one while we’re there hehe 😉 I’m a huge fan of pancakes and the Eiffel Tower is at the top of my to-visit list, so it looks like Cafe Kleber will be an essential for me! You really can’t beat a good pizza wherever you happen to be in the world, so Cafe De Paris sounds incredible too! So glad you had such a delicious trip!

    Abbey
    http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  16. 30th March 2018 / 9:16 am

    I need garlic fries and that brownie in my life! Those hot chocolates sound amazing, it looks like you were very well fed in Paris!
    Hels xxx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

    • chloedickenson
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      1st April 2018 / 6:39 pm

      They were immense omg! Xx

  17. 4th April 2018 / 8:24 pm

    Everything looks absolutely delicious!!! X

  18. Robyn Evans
    9th April 2018 / 8:01 am

    Flesh looks so good !

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