I live for food! Indulgence is a necessary component in my life. I enjoy eating healthy, fresh and tasty cuisine, which is why Paris and I have a positively delicious relationship. I am encouraged to feed Charles organic food and since he is a five-year old boy, his tastes can sometimes be limiting, especially if we eat out. The casual cafes that dot every Parisian street are great for kid-friendly food options, but Charles and I have found some great restaurants in Paris that make us both smile. Here are 8 of our favorite lunch places. YUM!
Bread and Roses- This bakery and deli-café is a must stopover as it’s sinfully tasty breads, tarts and mouth-watering treats are coupled by the staff’s smiles and friendly greetings.
L’Esplanade- French modern cuisine that serves separate dishes, so you can order for your child a la carte.
Le Pain Quotidien- There is five locations in Paris of this cozy, welcoming bakery, whose motto is to simply make good bread daily. With its long, rustic wooden communal tables, the setting is ideal for family lunches or dinners. Charles and I eat lunch here on a regular basis and are never disappointed. The menu can be ordered a la carte or entire plates. There are always daily soups, plats du jour, and warm tartines.
Les Deux Abeilles- I am a bit hesitant to include this tearoom on my list, as it is already difficult to get a reservation here for lunch. The mother and daughter who run this place are very welcoming and cater to Charles’ food desires. The lentils and tomato tart are to die for, but don’t stop there, as the desserts are heavenly.
Le Café de Flore-The french food here is always consistent and good.
Laduree- This Parisian tea salon is a traditional place to have afternoon tea although they serve meals as well. The amazing selection of pastries and the famous macarons are delicious! The ambiance and décor at Paris’ three locations are equally fantastic.
Bertillon- France’s best ice cream! Bertillion is the most celebrated ice cream in town and it would be a shame to not have sampled it from the shop itself. Its reputation has been growing since 1954 thanks to artificial-free ingredients, lashings of cream and a host of flavors, including at least 5 different chocolates.
Angelina- The lethally rich chocolat chaud here is AMAZING! I always steal a little Charles’ milk to make this hot drink to die for! The Parisians have perfected hot chocolate, especially at this very popular tea room.