I am not a big foodie and don’t take too many photos of food but I do enjoy trying new things, especially if it’s simple and of course sweet. There are so many things to eat in Paris that it would take years to be able to experience them all. One thing to remember is a meal in Paris is to be enjoyed with friends and definitely take your time.
In Paris, I ate lots of my favorite treat, crepes. I prefer mine simple with just some butter and sugar. But there are many kinds of crepes, sweet or savory with flavors from cheese and ham to bananas and Nutella. Some of my favorite crepes came from La Droguerie du Marais where you can order at a walk-up window and then watch the crepe maker at work.
A well-known Parisian institution is Amorino. The gelato flavors of Amorino are some of the best in the world. Salted caramel is my favorite.
Au Pied de Cochon is known for its traditional French onion soup and it did not disappoint. It came piping hot with the right combination of onion and beef broth flavors, topped with the perfect crust of cheese.
Angelina’s is the place to go for the best hot chocolate in Paris – and according to me the world. Angelina’s hot chocolate is nothing like what we, Americans think of as hot chocolate. It’s not thin and sweet and topped with marshmallows but it’s is thick and rich, almost like homemade pudding before it sets up.
Place de Tertre is just blocks away from the Sacre-Coeur and is bordered with colorful cafés, restaurants, art galleries and artists waiting to draw your portrait. These lovely French ladies were enjoying the perfect afternoon lunch.
So my friend Alana and I thought when in Paris do as the Parisian ladies do.