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    Paris Food Tours

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      Tourists dining with a local at a bistro in Paris
      Tourists dining with a local at a bistro in Paris

      The best private food tours with locals in Paris

      In France, food isn’t just fuel – it’s a tradition built on bread, butter, and perfect balance. French food has long been a leader in culinary revolutions, shaping western cooking for centuries. In the country’s historic capital city, Paris, the best restaurants can be uncovered around every cobbled corner. With a local insider to guide you on a walking tour of Paris’s most famous places to eat, you’ll go on a delicious discovery of French food at its finest. In a city where the bread is always fresh, the wine is the best in the world, and it’s totally acceptable to have oysters for breakfast, a culinary tour is a gateway to gastronomic genius.

      Typical artisanal cheese shop in Paris
      Try authentic foods loved by locals

      French foods are all legends in their own right, tucked away in tiny boulangeries, fromageries, and pâtisseries along Paris’ medieval streets. Maybe you’re hankering for flaky pastries and fine chocolates in the cobbled backstreets of the 11th arrondissement? Or perhaps charming Le Marais’ quaint sidewalk cafés and bustling markets top the list on your French food tour. In Paris, you could find yourself standing in line at a bustling street-food stall or away from the crowd in a cozy wine bar for pre-dinner apéro – either way, the French food here is truly decadent.

      Tourist and Paris local sampling cheese at a bistro in Paris
      A history lesson for the hungry

      To eat like a Parisian is to embark on a discovery of a culinary tradition born in the Middle Ages. In fact, a food tour of Paris is a trip through time. Whether you sample crusty galettes (buckwheat pancakes dating back to the 14th-century) at a 400-year-old market, tuck into a hearty bowl of boeuf bourguignon – a slow-cooked beef and vegetable stew that’s been preserved in recipe books since 1903 – or taste cheeses whose recipes have remained unchanged for centuries, it’s impossible to go on a food tour of Paris’ best restaurants without learning about its culinary history.

      Typical selection of confectionery for sale in a local patisserie in Paris
      Traditional tastes and contemporary cuisine

      Over the decades, French food has become synonymous with traditional fare: flaky croissants, freshly baked baguettes, exquisite regional cheeses, and the finest wines. But peer behind the cultural curtain on your food tour of Paris, and you’ll uncover a hidden world of modern gastro-bistros reinvented and revived, tapas bars that throw tradition on its head – and some of the best restaurants in Paris serving some very unexpected cuisine. Creative fusions like Franco-Japanese or French-Korean are just some of the exciting French food styles you could tuck into on your tour.

      Latest reviews from our guests

        Jojo was fun, knowledgeable and easy going. She kept us out of the Paris crowds yet we saw the best parts of Paris. We thoroughly enjoyed or guide!

        June 2023

        Anne Marie A

        Our tour of Le Mareis was more than just walking around. Francois provided a deep background on the historic development of the neighborhoods within the area, as well as the various influences upon culture, food, wine and life in Paris. Francois was generous with his time, his knowledge, and his passions for the all things culinary. A rare statement indeed. We immediately felt like students, peers and family.

        June 2023

        Peter P

        My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Elyesse. He was very knowledgeable and designed a walking tour that perfectly met our expectations. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in a custom walking tour of Paris. We were not sure what to expect but he showed up at our hotel on time and was ready to take us on a grand tour of all the sights we were interested in seeing. I think City Unscripted is a fantastic idea and will most definitely use them in the future for our travels.

        June 2023

        Andra W

        Our experience was casual yet deeply informative, all encompassing yet had an extremely unique feel, and we came away feeling like our depth of knowledge was certainly heightened.

        June 2023

        Peter P

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