Paris: 4 Favourite Food Places
When I was on my junior term abroad in Spain, we had a 2-week break from March 25 - April 6. In those two weeks, the dorm we were staying had to close so instead of finding another place in Cuenca to stay, the girls and I planned to spend our Holy Week in France and the latter part back in Spain.
After booking our tickets and arranging our accommodation, we checked Buzzfeed for a list of places to eat (27 Of The Most Delicious Cheap Eats in Paris). We wrote down what we were interested in and hunted for those places while going around Paris. We also ended up stumbling upon different places to eat! Here's a list of the places that I would keep coming back to:
The girls and I finished at the Louvre so we went around Rue St. Honoré to check out the stores. We got hungry afterwards so we looked for a restaurant with WiFi. We were not sure about Framboise at first because we never heard about it but it had WiFi so we went in. We were surprised because the food was so good but a little expensive as compared to the places we eat in Spain and the Philippines. All of us were so satisfied afterwards that we were all willing to go back another day. The Björn's my favourite! That's was what I tried when we came back a second time.
According to the Buzzfeed post, everyone has to try the hot chocolate from Angelina. The hot chocolate was indeed delicious and it was perfect for the cold weather. Aside from the hot chocolate, I was able to try their chocolate pastry. It was good but not the best. I would definitely go back to try their other pastries, though. - Most of them look too good to eat!
Pierre Hermé was another place we took note of but was not included in Buzzfeed's list of cheap eats in Paris. We wanted to try a lot of macarons so we all split a box of 20 assorted flavours (€42). We all tried each small piece - it was too expensive to buy our own but it was so exciting and fun to try every single one, we can't remember which ones were the best but almost everything tasted great!
Since a lot of us were on the junior term abroad, we contacted our schoolmates who were studying in Paris to bring us to a place that could serve us a meal we could afford. We got so used to the cost of living in Spain, we weren't as willing to go overboard on the food spending in Paris. Our friend brought us to Flagrant Delice located in the Latin quarter of Paris near Shakespeare and Co., and Notre-Dame. I ordered escargot, duck confit and Crème brûlée. Everything was so good. The fries that went with the Duck Confit was probably the best I have ever tasted! The food was so flavourful and the price wasn't bad at all! My friend ordered the chocolate cake instead of the Crème brûlée and it was so delicious. I wish I ordered the cake instead.
I'm sad that we missed out on L'Eclair de Génie which is also included in the Buzzfeed post. That is definitely part of my bucket list when I return to Paris!