It’s no secret that almost all of Paris’ Great Foodie Hits are located on Rue Montorgueil [and its surrounding area]. Located in the 1st & 2nd arrondissements, off of line 3 at Sentier, [and some others] it’s a fan favourite amongst locals and tourists alike, and any self-proclaimed foodie who visits Paris and doesn’t feature at least one shop from this crowded food paradise isn’t worth their damn fleur de sel.
I’m kidding, of course. Here are some great places to grab a bite on Rue Montorgueil!
1. Johana’s Fish & Chips
Johanna’s is a little pricey at just under €15 a dish, but it’s also delicious. If you’re going to splurge on one meal here, make it this one. The fish is perfectly cooked & crispy, the chips are chippy, and the way your dish eventually turns into a complete mess as you mix every item on it together with your fork like an animal makes the whole experience even better. Plus, the venue is hole-in-the-wall charming and totally cozy!
Address: 30 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002, Paris
Hours: 12:00 – 15:00 & 19:00 – 22:00, daily
2. L’Éclair de Génie
Walking into this little shop kind of feels like meeting an Instagram star. [Is that a thing??] The colourful displays house all sorts of funky éclair flavors, from passion fruit raspberry to pistachio, and all for about 5€.
As you can tell, I tried the passion fruit raspberry flavor, and it was yum. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to sample this quirky treat!
Address: 2 Rue des Petits Carreaux, 75002, Paris.
Hours: 11:00 – 21:00, daily.
Paris’ oldest pastry shop just feels vintage, from the moment you walk in. The goods they offer here are generally very traditional and look rustic and simple, with a focus on good, French-style pastry-making as opposed to all of that fanciness. The decor is, of course, also beautiful, so even if you’re not stopping by to grab a bite [*cough* me after like 7 sweet things *cough*] be sure to step in and take a look at the decorating!
Address: 51 Rue Montorgueil, 75002, Paris.
Hours: 7:30 – 20:30, daily.
4. Café Pouchkine
This was a random find, but it’s a Russian baroque-style café with a lot to offer. Cute interior design [those pastel minimalist shelves!!], great lighting, and, of course, this tasty, light honey cake.
Address: Not listed for some reason, although it can be seen right after exiting the Sentier metro station.
Hours: 9:00 – 23:00, daily.
5. bb. Tea
I’m pretty sure I found the best boba in Paris with bb. TEA. I know a good boba when I have it, and you can tell that everything from the slightly sweetened tapioca pearls to the tea has been perfectly prepared. A big one set me back a little over 5€, but you know what? Worth it. The flavour pictured above is lychee black tea, or, in my mind, 👏 👏 👏 👏
Address: 4 Rue Bachaumont, 75002 Paris
Hours: 11:30 – 18:00 Monday – Friday, 14:00 – 18:00 Saturday, Closed Sundays
6. Boneshaker Doughnuts
For Americans craving a good doughnut to remind them of home, Boneshaker is a much-beloved local go-to. The shop is delightfully adorable, and they make a fresh new batch of unique donut flavours weekly! Maybe avoid come the second they close on a Saturday, though, because all I was able to grab was this [delicious] brownie.
Address: 77 Rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris
Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 Tuesday – Saturday, closed Sundays and Mondays.
7. Chacun ses Gôuts
This frozen yoghurt joint is closer to the Centre Pompidou than anything, but it’s within walking distance, and offers some of the freshest froyo in the city with a great variety of toppings! Perfect for a warm summer day.
Address: 4 Rue Geoffrey l’Angevin, 75004
Hours: 13:00 – 19:00, Wednesday – Sunday. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Well, that’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed this little foodie guide to Montorgueil.
What are your favorite areas to eat in Paris? Do you have any suggestions for the Rue Montorgueil area?