Paris, France has great places to eat but what happens when you find a very chic and colorful street, such as the Rue Cremieux, but with wonderful food? The senses start tingling. Follow us to the best places on this gourmet street.
Charcuterie, Bar, Restaurant, French, Tapas, $$$
Bar La Sardine, Paris | Courtesy of Laura Rojas
Relax in the terrace of this very chill restaurant, which serves quality tapas and cocktails. You will see this place filled with locals mingling. La Sardine’s prices are reasonable and their steak tartare, burgers and planche charcuterie-fromage are great for sharing an Apero with friends.
Le Galopin, Rue Sainte-Marthe | Courtesy of Le Galopin
This is the spot to find French, haute cuisine by Top Chef 2010 winner, Romain Tischenko. Romain traveled all over France in search of different flavors and worked at several Michelin star restaurants before getting involved in the Top Chef adventure. His brother, Maxime, who also grew up in this epicurean world became passionate about wines by working at Le Chateaubriand (cited on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants). Their formation at top restaurants is clearly seen on the gastronomic journey they want to take you on at Le Galopin. Their evening tasting menu is composed of seven plates, which are always changing. Ordering this leads to a fantastic and flavorful journey. Their lunch menu is composed of an appetizer, a main dish and a dessert.
Traditional, African cuisine by the Red Cross missionary chef, Pierre Olivier-Pinguet is served here. This Parisian restaurantspecializes in Ugandian, Kenyan, Tanzanian and Rwandan cuisine in a very intimate and cozy environment. It’s clear the chef is passionate about the culture and evidently the food. He will bring a blend of exotic spices to diner’s palates and will be happy to answer any questions. The food, coupled with the atmosphere, ends up being both original and exotic. Open your palate to a whole new experience.
With a colorful, flavorful and cosmopolitan menu, geared mainly towards French cuisine, this place’s menu is ever-changing as seems to be the trend on Rue Saint-Marthe. Here you will find French traditional cuisine, with perhaps some Asian influence from time to time on the menu. The atmosphere is relaxed, colorful and happy. Cocktails are great and ready to be paired with your dish.
Brazilians have a very heartfelt cuisine and this place is a Brazilian gem in Paris, Situated in Belleville, Paris and featuring feijoada, goigabada, caipirinha, tasteful dishes are served up in a very warm, tropical and authentic atmosphere. The prices are great and the flavor is abundant. For the many Brazilians traveling who miss home, this is the perfect spot.
A Latin American food-haven, the chef is Chilean and can certainly make excellent empanadas. Try their ceviche, chili con carne, beer pork, or many other specialities that will make any eater swoon. With an emphasis on authenticity, Tierra del Fuego pulls culinary inspiration from a mix of Chilean, Peruvian, Bolivian, Argentinian and Mexican cuisine. They also offer Latin American wine and spirits right next door, where they have fantastic Pisco, among other specialties and spices.
La Cave à Michel, Paris | Courtesy of La Cave à Michel
La Cave à Michel is a high-quality wine bar serving tapas, catered by the Top Chef owner of Le Galopin. It’s chic and casual. Their tapas menu changes daily so be sure to follow the culinary and wine adventure they have prepared for guests, visible on their social media accounts. This will be, as the French like to say ‘un coup de cœur’, a new place that steals your heart away.
Aitana, Le 31 Produits Ibériques, Paris | Courtesy of Aitana
This is the place where world-renowned chef, Alain Ducasse, gets his charcuterie for his Michelin-starred restaurants. Great quality products, and degustation on the spot, Aitana is a haven for meat lovers.
La Tete Dans les Olives, Rue Saint-Marthe | Courtesy of La Tête dans les Olives
Cédric Casanova, also known as ‘Il Padrone’, selects the finest olive oils and sicilian gourmet products here for your taste. This is a high-quality olive oil vender by day and by night, a host to perhaps the smallest and coziest place in Paris. Here it’s possible to enjoy an intimate dinner in a proper Italian setting whose chalet closely embodies a Sicilian atmosphere.