Candelaria: Taqueria and cocktail bar

It has been long time since I had Mexican food. And I didn’t think I would find any good ones in paris. However, Luis, the chef and owner of Candelaria proved me wrong. He himself was tired of mediocre Mexican fare and decided to open up his own taqueria. The store at 52 rue Saintonge, … Continue reading

Patisserie Pain de Sucre

Walking down Rue Rambuteau, a long queue is held before you in front of a matchbox-size pastry shop…What are they waiting for? They’re waiting to be transported into a fairytale…a world away from this world. From the creeky planks you walk on to the ornate decorations on the ceiling; not to mention the never-ending goodies lying … Continue reading

Merce and the Muse

Why is it that in a city that lives on cafés, the coffee doesn’t live up to the standard? Recently, the culmination has led to a growth of little independent ‘anglo’ coffee shops (that you see in London and New York) around the city that sell small pastries, leafy salads and fresh fruits.  The young … Continue reading

Robert et Louise

Robert et Louise is a small restaurant, easily missed on the Rue Veille du Temple. Try not to miss this hidden gem for carnivores. The walls are adorned with kitchen utensils and pictures of the old days – makes you feel like you’re back in 1930s. In general, the decor is rather minimal, everything around you … Continue reading

Le Marché des Enfants Rouges

Le Marché des Enfants Rouges (“ Market of the Red Children”) is the oldest food market in Paris. Marguerite de Navarre (sister of King François the 1st) was a charitable member of the royal family who in 1534 built an orphanage constructed in what is now the Marais. The children were dressed in red as a symbol of … Continue reading

Le Marais

School’s off (a rare exception) so decided to explore Paris a bit more. I had been to Le Marais (literally ‘swamp’) in the 3rd and now stretching to 4th district in Paris before but wanted to walk through the small winding streets that encompass the Jewish community. It was an absolutely beautiful day and the … Continue reading