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Paris by Mouth is "the definitive blog on the city's food and wine scene," according to the Wall Street Journal. With reviews and tours by local food writers, we'll help you find the most delicious things in Paris.

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Much Ado About Munster: Cheese Names Do Matter

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 2:54 PM

By Meg Zimbeck

There are a lot of inflammatory stories in the media about how Europe is trying to bully the U.S. in trade talks into "giving back" its cheese names. Should producers in Vermont be able to name their cheese after a French or Italian village? Are these names...

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Paris' Best New Restaurants for 2013

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 2:50 PM

Photo by Meg Zimbeck

No silly categories or kooky awards -- just the top 10 new restaurants of 2013 according to the Paris by Mouth contributing editors.

Among the hundreds of debuts in 2013, we added more than 50

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The Redemption of Beaujolais Nouveau

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 9:14 AM

By Aaron Ayscough , Contributing Editor to Paris by Mouth

Good stuff exists. Here's where to get it, and what it means to drink it.

Old-school pours at Le Rubis

Beaujolais Nouveau is rather like...

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Not Terrible Near the Sacré-Cœur (Montmartre)

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 8:58 AM

Montmartre is a neighborhood which, like all tourist centers, presents a challenge to anyone hoping to eat well. We can't help you avoid the pickpockets around the Sacré-Cœur, but we can help you bypass the tourist trap eateries.

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Walk-Ins Welcome

1. La Table d'Eugène - This back-of-the-hill bistro is packed with both locals and New York Times-reading gastronauts.

2. Le Bal Café - A great place to take little ones who can run around in the playground across the walkway while you drink a Pimm's cup and dig into some seriously good neo-British cooking at this café/exhibition space on a quiet impasse.

3. Chéri Bibi - This flea market-decorated joint is where you'll find the cheapest prices, the most traditional French cooking, and the youngest crowd. On the east side of the hill, toward Château Rouge.

4. Miroir - A stylish bistro in the heart of Abbesses, they also run a no-reservations wine bar across the street, in case the resto is booked up.

5. Soul Kitchen - This cozy coffee shop run by the Anzel sisters has a limited menu of veggie centric dishes that change each day.

6. Le Petit Trianon - There's nothing groundbreaking about this neo-vintage café, except that some thought and effort has gone into the menu and product sourcing.

7. La Rallonge - A casual wine bar from Chef Geoffroy Maillard serving Spanish-ish small plates, just down the street from La Table d'Eugene. Don't miss the risotto--elbow noodles with a creamy truffled mushroom sauce and served in a tiny Staub casserole.

8. Le Petit Trianon - There's nothing groundbreaking about this neo-vintage café, except that some thought and effort has gone into the menu and product sourcing.

9. Le Relais Gascon - What people mean when they talk about "the big salad place." Pure sud-ouest kitsch.

10. Marcel - Join neighborhood families at this sunny corner spot for respectable Brit and American-inspired fare (fish and chips, a B.L.T.).

11. Coquelicot - One of several great bakeries on rue des Abbesses, you can take your sandwich or savory tarte sur place at this charmer.

12. Gontran Cherrier - Forget baguettes and go for Cherrier's squid-ink roll filled with gravlax, or a green arugula bun filled with seasonal vegetables. Or try one of his thin-crusted savory tarts.

Book A Few Days in Advance

13. Chamarré Montmartre - Antoine Heerah infuses haute French technique with flavors from his Ile-de-Maurice homeland. The terrace is where you want to be.

14. Le Coq Rico - Antoine Westermann's poultry-focused table gives new meaning to upscale barnyard cooking.

Book A Few Weeks in Advance 

15. Guilo Guilo - Reserve well in advance for a seat at the counter where you can watch Kyoto chef Eichi Edakuni prepare a unique tasting menu of exquisite, modern Japanese cooking.

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The Best Picnic Spots & Provisions in Paris

(4) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 9:39 AM

by Catherine Down

Image via MartinBleek on Flickr

To Dejeuner sur l'herbe is a fine art, and Paris is packed with ideal picnic locations. But where to buy the food and wine? Here's Paris by Mouth's selection of the best...

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A French Food Writer Goes Flexitarian

(4) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 10:55 PM

by Clotilde Dusoulier, Contributing Editor to Paris by Mouth

Many readers would struggle to name an iconic French dish that isn't based on (or mightily improved by) something that came from an animal. But according to Clotilde Dusoulier, who just released a new cookbook...

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12 Not Terrible Places to Eat Near the Eiffel Tower

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 7:20 AM

We don't recommend visiting the Eiffel tower without a solid plan for eating, whether to fortify yourself for the wait or to restore your sanity after the harrowing elevator ride. Here are some tables to consider that don't require a crosstown trip.

Walk-Ins Welcome

1. Café...

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13 Places to Eat Near Notre Dame

(5) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 11:08 AM

To save the 13 million travelers who visit Notre Dame each year from the 13 million terrible restaurants that surround it, we present you with our 13 favorite places to eat near the great cathedral.

Walk-Ins Welcome

1. Brasserie de L'Isle Saint Louis- This classic brasserie has...

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