In 2018 we visited Italy and Paris, while in Paris we did a food tour with Paris By Mouth Food Tour. This was hands down the highlight of our time in Paris. A friend had recommended we do a tour with them and I have recommended it to everyone I know going to Paris since. If you think it’s expensive, just do it anyway I promise you will not regret it.
Plus, your guide will send you lots of recommendations and you may just make some friends for life! Since doing this food tour we now book a food tour or cooking class everywhere we travel. This experience totally opened my eyes to a new way to travel and I love love love it. I can’t wait to do a tour in Barcelona in a few weeks!
Paris By Mouth Food Tour Details
Pick an area of the city you want to explore! We booked one in the Latin Quarter and ended up visiting THE OLDEST CHEESE SHOP IN PARIS! Yall, I about died hearing that. Basically, the format is that you will go to a fromagerie, boulangerie, boucherie, and a boutique de chocolate, picking up the French essentials. At each shop you will have a tasting and learn about the food from both the guide and the owner.
Then we headed to a liquor/wine shop actually known for their large whisky selection and had wine pairings to go with everything we had picked up. We learned so much about French food and wine but also about the culture and the history of the area we were in. After our tour, our guide sent us her personal favorite restaurants around the city to try. We also bought some of our favorite wines and cheese to bring home! This format is roughly the same on each tour so just pick a new area of town and explore!
Read my quick guide to Paris here