📍Paris 🍴L'Échappeé Belle 🇫🇷 Our final lunch in Paris was at @echappeebelleparis . The chicken dish (swipe) served with rice and vegetables (Poulet Façon Basquaise, Riz Parfumé aux Légumes, €16.50) was full of flavour and the highlight of the meal.
The Lamb dish (Brochette D'agneau façon tikka, marinée au yaourt et épices tikka, €17.50) was a bit too chewy / fatty for our liking but it was still a decent dish. We ordered sweet potato mash as a side with the lamb (in hindsight it didn't pair so well). The cheese sauce recommended to us by the waitress tasted great with the lamb.
The service was fantastic and the restaurant had a great vibe / interior. If you're looking for a restaurant for a chilled out lunch this is the place to go. All meat served is organic and halal.
📍Paris 🍴Angelina 🇫🇷 if only all mornings could start with a cup of this : @angelina_paris' famous hot chocolate 'L'Africain' (€8.20.) Unlike other hot chocolates made using dark chocolate, this did not taste bitter and was served with a small pot of cream. We're glad it lived up to the hype - we'd recommend!
📍Paris 🍴Cook'n Saj 🇫🇷 one of our favourite restaurants during this trip was @cooknsaj which serves fusion, organic, halal Lebanese food. We ordered the 'Saj chiche taouk' (€9.60, pictured) and the 'Pink Burger' (€14.80, swipe) with cheesy fries. Both were full of flavour and after having almost given up on the halal food scene in Paris we were glad to eat at a restaurant that hit the spot and was worth the €. We spoke to the owner about why he has chosen to use organic halal meat and he mentioned that it's a relatively new trend in Paris (we wish more restaurants in London would do the same). He also showed us how the bread is made on the saj (dome shaped grill). The service was fantastic, the food was great and we would absolutely recommend Cook'n Saj for your next trip to Paris.
📍 Paris 🍴Bachir 🇫🇷 Things to do at 11pm in Paris : eat authentic, organic, Lebanese ice cream from @glace_bachir . A scoop of chocolate and ashta ice cream inside the cone with a pistachio coating all around. We spotted this place on our way back from the Pompidou Centre and knew we had to try it. We'd definitely recommend it 🍦 if you know where we can get Lebanese ice cream in London please leave suggestions in the comments!
📍 Paris 🍴Du Pain et des Idées 🇫🇷 When you order a pastry at Du Pain et des Idées because of genuine intrigue (& not just for the gram) & later notice that tags of this Patisserie are full of images of this. Pictured is the famous 'Escargot Chocolat Pistache' (chocolate & pistachio swirl/roll) - we'd definitely recommend this alongside one of their organic coffees ☕️
📍Paris 🍴Les Grands Enfants 🇫🇷 previously known as 'Les Enfants Terribles', this French fine dining restaurant was once considered one of the best halal restaurants in Paris. We visited a few years ago before they moved location & changed names and thought the food was pretty good. This time round the steak (Entrecôte €19) which was supposedly the best on the menu was not particularly remarkable though the chicken dish (Le cordon bleu de volaille en canon et sa sauce fourme d’Ambert €19) was prepared in an interesting way and the service was great. @lesgrandsenfants
📍Paris 🍴French Home 🇫🇷 The classic burger from @_french_home (swipe for a picture of 'The Frenchy'). It seems we have been spoilt by the number of burgers we've consumed in London though this was a decent burger and the restaurant certainly gets points for using organic halal meat 🍔
📍Paris 🍴Le Wok Saint Germain 🇫🇷 this restaurant was recommended to us by several people but we weren't impressed. The food and service was average. We found the beef in the Bo Bun (swipe) tough and the chicken in the Wok (first image) had some questionably stringy pieces 🤔