02/19/2014 11:31 am ET Updated Apr 21, 2014

10 Restaurants Parisians Won't Tell You About

bt Wendy Lyn

Forget everything you ever thought you knew about how Parisians eat. Instead of croissants for breakfast, two-hour bistro lunches, wine bars, and even making reservations, these days the locals are all about Anglo breakfasts, fast gourmet street food, and artisanal cocktails. Want to go where they go? Grab your Métro pass, put on your best walking shoes, and get ready for a glimpse of a Paris most tourists never see. The City of Light is now home to eat-in butcher shops, chic rooftop bar/restaurants, a candlelit cocktail hideaway in a 16th-century cave, and even a late-night chefs' hangout with a self-service wine bar and its own currency.

10 Restaurants Parisians Won't Tell You About

Wendy Lyn chronicles her obsession with restaurants and chef news on her site Her private food and wine tours are a must-do for foodies in Paris. Follow her on Twitter: @thepariskitchen

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