A full day of eating in Paris is every foodie traveler’s dream. Whether you’re in for a long stay or just stopping by for a couple of days on a wide span European adventure, there are just certain French foods you cannot afford to miss. As you run around trying to take in all of the sights, the art, and the landmarks on your day in Paris, don’t forget to make time to break for an unforgettable meal and a moment to relax/people watch as you get a taste of the real Paris.

Breakfast: Croissant

Start your day with the butteriest and flakiest and deliciousiest croissant in the world. Warm, and possibly with chocolate inside, you’ll love it even more alongside a cup of coffee sitting at an adorable outdoor seated cafe.

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Lunch: Baguette

No need to watch in envy as the somehow chicly thin French go to town on an entire baguette of their own for lunch. As a non-magical human with a normal-paced metabolism you can do the same! Since you’re on such a short trip you’ll be trotting about all day trying to pack in as much Paris as possible. That’s when you need those carbs.

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Snack: Crepe

The French usually take them as meals, and there’s no way you can skip this on your trip, so you’re just going to have to do a little shimmy and make some room. Try savory meats and cheeses or sweet chocolate and fruits, or the best of both world… I had goat cheese and honey and have never been less sorry about anything,

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Dinner: Boeuf Bourguignon

It can get difficult to know exactly what you’re ordering off of a French menu, so if you’re spending just a day in Paris, stick to a classic for dinner. You know this one because you’ve seen it in all of the movies that take place in Paris (think Julie & Julia).

french foods Boeuf Bourguignon

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Dessert: Macarons

There’s nothing else on earth quite like these tiny rainbow nuggets of sugary goodness. With endless flavors like raspberry, orange, chocolate, cream, pumpkin, pistachio, coffee and more, you’ll never be able to choose, so just go ahead and get a whole box. And take another to bring home to Nana. Go on.

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What french foods would you eat in Paris?

American by chance, but Roman by choice, Sarah is currently feeding her adventurous soul with expatriatism and pizza. Her finest moments are always on the wrong bus with a backpack and an upside down map, waiting to see what the world’s got for her next, so long as she can blog about it. She likes writing more than talking, dolphins more than humans, old movies more than new, and Rome more than anything else.

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