A few weeks back, I shared some photos from our recent weekend in Paris.
Though we were only there for a long weekend, we packed in a lot (LOT). We saw all of the main touristy bits that everyone knows, and also explored and ate at some lesser known places that I now firmly call favorites.
If you're heading over to gay Paris anytime soon, be sure to check out a few of these:
Meert is a well-known Parisian bakery that has a few locations sprinkled around the city. Luckily, one of those locations was right down the street from our AirBnB in Le Marais. Their vanilla waffles were recommended to me when I visited last year so naturally we stopped by...twice. Do yourself a favor and try these vanilla waffles if you ever get the chance to – they are seriously incredible. (My apologies for the lack of actual waffle photo. There was just no way I could wait long enough to take a photo before eating.)
FOR A QUICK BITE:
L'As du Fallafel in Le Marais makes the perfect takeaway fallafels. We spent our last night in Paris just walking through the city and ended up grabbing these for a late dinner on the way home. The line is long, but trust me when I say that it's worth the wait. This shit is good. (Also no photo of actual fallafel: see reason above re: photo taking too long.)
Le Comptoir General might be my favorite place in Paris. This bar/gallery/second hand shop/music space/restaurant describes itself as a "ghetto museum" that celebrates the creativity that springs up from marginalized places around the world. Le Comptoir General is actually located at the back of a (not scary) alley, so if you visit and find yourself walking down a path that feels wrong, just keep going and soon you'll see this:
One more tip: Cafe du Flore in St. Germain is definitely a touristy spot (and the prices prove it), but if you're nearby I'd suggest you stop by for a coffee. We spent a late Sunday morning sipping coffee and eating chocolate eclairs and it was magical.
Until next time, Paris!