Five Must Have Foods in Paris

Paris is usually one of the cities that is at the top of the list of destinations for travelers around the world. While most people think of romance and Paris synonymously, you can easily go there to get lost in the flavours the city has to offer. As a Namibian traveler, I am not ashamed to admit that I have turned into somewhat of a Paris foodie! I love the different foods that this city offers and could honestly eat my way through the streets and forget about the popular attractions.

Here are my five must have foods in Paris!


As any self-proclaimed Paris foodie will tell you, baguettes are one of the must-have foods in the city. You can purchase a fresh baguette from any of the boulangeries in Paris, but it is best to get them early in the morning. That is when they are the freshest and trust me when I say you can tell the difference. One bite and you will be hooked.

“baguettes are one of the must-have foods in the city”


You cannot live on bread alone in Paris, but this is where all the different types of cheeses will come in handy. There are so many cheeses to choose from that you are going to have a difficult time narrowing down your purchases. This is where you will want to rely on the expertise of any of the cheese mongers. They can tell you which cheeses are the best for the meals you will be eating, as well as ones you will like the most based on your regular preferences.

Steak Frites

Steak frites, one of the most popular main meals in Paris, because it is so versatile. You can choose your cut of beef at many of the restaurants that serve steak frites, as well as your sauce. The grilled steak will then be served just the way you like it. While the steak is delicious, some people think the French fries served with the steak are even better.


The Parisians love their pastries and desserts, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that Paris foodies love them just as much! Every meal you eat as a solo traveler in Paris should end with a delectable macaron. There are many flavors to choose from, so you may want to choose multiple options when purchasing some from a local macaron shop. I do recommend that you love the flavors you choose, because each flavor is quite intense when you put them in your mouth.

Duck Confit

Duck confit is a dish that takes a long time to make, so you won’t find it just anywhere in Paris. However, the restaurants that do serve it make sure it is made properly every time. That means curing the duck in salt and herbs for a couple days before cooking it slowly until it is juicy and tender. Every bite should melt in your mouth. This is one dish you will want to talk to the locals about before choosing the restaurant you order it from.

These are the five must have foods in Paris. Whether you are a Paris foodie or not, you will love these foods! While as a solo traveler, you won’t have anyone to share these foods with, you won’t be disappointed. The reason for that is you will want every bite for yourself!

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