Organic cuisine is not just a mere trend: it has carved a lasting niche for itself in the Parisian culinary landscape. Consumers now want to know where the food on their plate comes from.
In organic cafes, restaurant owners select local, fresh produce or fair trade goods. Customers can choose their own produce in salad bars – tailor-made dishes combining taste and simple, natural ingredients. Whether for lunch or a tasty treat between museum visits, or a quick dinner before a show, these venues are the ideal place in which to enjoy delicious, healthy cuisine.
SALAD BARS AND ORGANIC CAFES:
51 rue Le Peletier
District : Opéra – Grands Boulevards
A sandwich for €1. The Goûtu offers fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches for the modest price of €1. Other more elaborated sandwiches cost up to 3 euros. On the menu: Egg Mimosa, cucumber, tomatoes, salad; Ham, butter, etc.
3 rue de Phalsbourg
District : Porte Maillot – Monceau
If you enjoy assembling your own salad with the ingredients of your choice, then the salad bar ‘Jour’ is just the place for you. Here, you can pick and choose from among a variety of fresh products. The salad bar provides customers with eight different types of salad greens, eight different dressings and a choice of 42 ingredients, both traditional and exotic.
Type : Restauration rapide & self services
12 rue Trévise
District : Opéra – Grands Boulevards
Atmosphere: This unpretentious and convivial organic ‘canteen’ has minimalist decor with paintings of green fields and cows on the walls, and offers quick service.
Specialities: Soups and salads, cheeseburgers, pumpkin risotto, cheese and desserts, all of it fresh, organic and homemade.
Price: €20 to €25 à la carte
The bistro is a real Parisian institution and differs from the simple café in that these establishments used to be managed during the last century by wine merchants… Those in the know will tell you, a Parisian bistro is quite something! A good wine list; simple and hearty traditional dishes; pleasant, down-to-earth service; no-frills tiling, wood panelling and curtains; reasonable prices – and a cheerful atmosphere to boot.
12 rue Marbeuf
District : Champs-Élysées
This restaurant opened in 1936 and still has its original charm. Inside is a zinc bar and bistro tables that undoubtedly resemble the 1930s. On the menu; traditional French dishes from our childhood. Discover their specialties including the frogs’ legs, chef’s bouillabaisse, Allaiton de l’Aveyron leg of lamb, and of course their seafood (according to the season). Traditional, bourgeois, refined cuisine. Selection of wines by the glass.
Type : Bistrot
LE BISTROT DE PARIS
33 rue de Lille
District : Musée d’Orsay – Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Former soup kitchen with 1900s decor, redesigned by famous decorator Slavik.
Viewpoint : Private rooms restored to original state by artisans decorators using period techniques.
This beautiful traditional Parisian bistro serves generous portions of simple and delicious cuisine.
AU PIED DU COCHON
6 rue Coquillière
District : Châtelet – Les Halles
This famous restaurant in Les Halles district has always had a friendly atmosphere since its opening in 1947. A thriving place in Paris, the Pied de Cochon represents an historical side of Paris. Both popular with the public and a favourite spot for a number of celebrities, this restaurant is a place of celebration with a varied clientele. In the past, homeless people had their own little corner where they could enjoy free onion soup courtesy of the owner Clément Blanc.
The Pied de Cochon soon won over the hearts of foreign celebrities, including Hollywood stars, politicians and sports personalities eager to discover this mythical place where popular simple dishes were served. But it also had its ups and downs, particularly during the Occupation. After three different managements and closures due to black market trading, the hour of Liberation came. With peace ensured, Clément Blanc, once more at the helm of the Pied de Cochon, had the brilliant intuition of opening the establishment round the clock. At the beginning of 1946, he obtained authorization to open throughout the night. With this, the Pied de Cochon was the first Parisian restaurant to be open 365 days a year, with its lights always lit.
Type : Brasserie