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I discovered this place through a colleague, despite having studied all four years of my Bachelor’s degree only 5 minutes away. Lunches are crowded and reservations most certainly needed, but pop by a late afternoon after a stroll along the Seine and have a high tea if they’ve got open tables. You’ll feel as if you’re in a farm house paradise far away from the hustle bustle of Paris. The hometown feel screams ladies who lunch, and they’ve got a killer hot chocolate to lure you in in the winter months.

It’s open from 9am to 7pm, best for lunch and high tea. The back room is like an indoor courtyard, with heaps of light and the perfect ambiance for a slice of tart with your favorite tea.

Les Deux Abeilles
189 Rue de l’Université, 75007
Tél: 01 45 55 64 04
Métro: Alma Marceau (9)
Reservations needed

camion-qui-fume-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-01Burger Trucks, and other trucks, took Paris by storm last year (or maybe before? I don’t remember exactly when). I think they are fantastic. I’ll admit I’ve been loyal to the Camion Qui Fume (the first food truck in France) because it’s spots for lunch just happen to coincide with where I am. I have had the luxury of having them for lunch several times at Madeleine, where there are many hungry workers like myself, and also at the Porte Maillot stop one weekend. The line is always insane, and part of the experience is indeed accepting that you will be hungry, waiting for a burger for quite some time. Speed doesn’t seem to be a part of their philosophy, but boy are their burgers delicious and well worth the wait. It’s always a win at Camion Qui Fume.

I look forward to the sun rays when the long line won’t matter because being outside in the sun is so lovely. On the steps of Madeleine, at the Point Ephémère on the Canal Saint Martin or at the BFM…. bingo.

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They also have a book!

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Abri
92 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010
Tél: 01 83 97 00 00
Métro: Poissonnière (7)

Brasserie-Lipp-and-Saint-Germain-De-quelle-planete-es-tu-00When my aunt was in town for a few days, I had to get my mother-in-law’s recommendation on a typical (but beautiful) Parisian Brasserie on Rive Gauche for lunch…so she suggested Brasserie Lipp. Located across from the iconic Café de Flore, this bustling Parisian hotspot was a wonderful discovery in my eyes.

The art deco interior left sparkles in my eyes, and the grub was honestly so delicious. The menu took some time to navigate, but I finally went with the plate of the day, sea bass on a bed of steamed leeks. It was sublime, and perfect with a glass of white wine. They offer some of the most classic French dishes to their aimable clientele; Andouillette, Pieds de Porc (yes, pig feet… a true delicacy according to Louis), Steak Tartare and various fishes depending on the season. If you enjoy salads as a main dish, I would not suggest this restaurant as it says in bold at the top of the menu in perfect English: “NO SALADS FOR MAIN DISH”. Ouch.

Sometimes these borderline cliché brasseries really do the trick with friends or family in town. The small square tables with white tablecloths and mega Parisian waiters dressed in black and white really made my day. The art deco interior has so much charm, and makes you feel like you’re in one of those 1960′s French movies that you had to watch in French class in high school.

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Brasserie Lipp
151 boulevard Saint Germain, 75006
Tél: 01 45 48 53 91 (Reservations recommended)
Métro: Saint Germain des Prés (4) / Mabillon (10)

Vert Kitchen - De quelle planete es tu - 1 Vert Kitchen - De quelle planete es tu - 2 Vert Kitchen - De quelle planete es tu - 3 Vert Kitchen - De quelle planete es tu - 4When in Denver, Vert Kitchen is one of my staple stops with my bestie Liz. Firstly, I love how it’s pronounced by them Coloradans: “v-urt”. Living in France by default I say it like “vay-r”, which clearly is not how it’s known. Regardless, this cozy spot (see my Date with Mama last year) is a great place for a healthy lunch year round. Locally grown produce, sustainable meats and dairy and homemade yumyums? YES PLEASE.

I am a big fan of their little salads that are paired perfectly with a sandwich.

Vert Kitchen
704 S Pearl St., Denver 80209
Tél: 303-997-5941