Eating and drinking my fill: My Parisian food crawl

I wandered the streets today, eating and drinking a bit of everything: wine, beer, espresso, pastries, chocolates, breads, meats, cheeses, Lebanese street snacks, Chinese hot pot.

I was told Malongo has the best French lattes, so I started my morning with a small vanilla latte, €3.50.

For breakfast, I visited Eric Kayser Boulangerie, for a triple-thumbs-up spinach quiche, €4.20.

Eric Kayser Boulangerie, Paris. Highly recommended. Everything looked amazing.

Wheat bread with walnuts, from Poilâne. Maybe the best bread I've ever tasted, €1.05.

Poilâne, Saint-Germain des Prés.

Café de Flore, at the corner of boulevard Saint-Germain and rue St. Benoit, is maybe the most famous café in Paris. I sat outside, drinking an espresso and eating a buttered croissant, €6.90.

Café de Flore, Saint-Germain des Prés.

A soggy but satisfying croque monsieur, with a glass of Bordeaux Mouton Cadet (Baron Phillipe de Rotshild), at Les Deux Magots, a café once frequented by Picasso, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Hemingway. Frankly, a bit disappointing considering its reputation, €20.40.

Les Deux Magots, Saint-Germain des Prés.

Leffe beer, with some bar snacks, €3.30, at Sip Babylone.

Sip Babylone, Saint-Germain des Prés.

White chocolate with a slice of orange, an almond, and a walnut, €0.90 for one piece, at Maison Georges Larnicol.

Maison Georges Larnicol, Saint-Germain des Prés.


€2.10 for a shot of espresso and an Earl Grey bonbon, at Un Dimanche à Paris.

Un Dimanche à Paris, Saint-Germain des Prés.

Kronenbourg 1664, an escape from the rain, so that I could dry for a spell; €3.10 at Bar De La Croix Rouge.

Bar De La Croix Rouge, Saint-Germain des Prés.

Sambousek, lamb; €1.10, at a Lebanese takeaway restaurant in Beaubourg

Traiteur Beyrouth, rue Rambuteau; Beaubourg, Paris.

€1.20 for one final snack before dinner; pistachio macaron, from a chocolatier near République metro.

Patissier/Chocolatier near République metro in Paris.

Chinese hot pot, at 五彩楼, with 妹妹; €38.70 for the both of us: chicken, beef, prawns, lots and lots of prawns, Japanese mochi, mushrooms, a variety of unknown seafoods, mango ice cream, lotus root, lots and lots of lotus root.

By our fourth or fifth round of hot pot, we stopped messing around with anything but the prawns and beef.