Hip Eats & Backstreets Food Tour

Enjoy artisanal foods and meet the culinary masters redefining French cuisine on this foodie experience across three trendy neighbourhoods.
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Due to COVID-19, we are not currently running this Paris food tour. Please click here to sign-up for an alert when tours begin to run again.

Eat your way through Paris’ coolest neighbourhoods…

A focus on fresh ingredients, a nod to tradition, a bold attitude towards new trends, and a diverse international influence – the cuisine in Paris will knock your béret clean off. But to avoid the tourist traps (and there’s plenty of them!), you’ll need to find a local who can take you to the foodie spots that Parisians themselves are shouting about. That’s where we come in!

On this 4-hour walking food tour, our local guide takes you through the Parisian neighbourhoods setting the foodie trends – including Saint-Martin. Once an indistinct manufacturing hub, this trendy neighbourhood is now home to some of the city’s most skilled artisans and a breeding ground for shabby-chic bars, independent boutiques, contemporary art galleries and chic eateries.

You’ll enjoy stylish treats like lemon and meringue tart, sip on Bordeaux red wine and meet the entrepreneurs who have created culinary businesses with their bare hands.

From a small industrial cafe serving the tastiest toasted cheese sandwiches in town, to a gourmet gift shop so charming you won’t be able to resist coming back – you’ll stop at stylish and unexpected places that you won’t find in the guidebooks. Plus you’ll learn about the history and culture of the neighbourhoods as you walk.

We recommend you arrive hungry and curious. And don’t forget to make some space in your phone for all the charming photos you’ll want to take!

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Tour Highlights Include

Taste a classic 'Croque-Monsieur' melted-cheese sandwich with an innovative modern twist.

Meet and learn from culinary entrepreneurs who are reinterpreting French food classics.

You can't visit Paris without a cheese tasting - yours takes place in the 17th century cellar of an achingly-cool artisanal cheese shop.

Dine on fluffy couscous (one of the top three most-eaten dishes in Paris) - at a traditional Algerian restaurant.

Get the perfect Parisian photo at Yann Couvreur, a charming patisserie serving the finest pastries and desserts.

Visit a gourmet butcher shop and sample cured meats from the Savoie region, paired with a fine glass of wine.

Wander the streets of Haut-Marais, a cosmopolitan neighbourhood where Parisians go for boutique shopping, gourmet food and cool nights out.

Learn cheese and wine pairing tips to impress your dinner guests back home.

Get three additional drinks during your tour with our Premium Drink Package for only €19 per person!

Parisian craft beerEnhance your taste of local life with three additional alcoholic drinks expertly paired with your food tastings. On the Hip Eats & Backstreets Tour, the Premium Drink Package includes:

  • A Parisian craft beer paired with a Parisian favorite food
  • A glass of Moroccan red wine
  • A glass of red wine paired perfectly with a local cheese

You can add the Premium Drink Package to your booking during checkout.

Note: this option is only available for ages 18+; Eating Europe reserves the right to substitute a non-alcoholic drink should the guest become inebriated. 



Let's make one of your favourite Paris memories together



In addition to receiving our food lover's guide to Paris, your local guide will give you his/her tips and picks to the best spots in town



Our aim is to make all possible accommodations for gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian diets




How to arrive

How you get there is up to you (transport to the meeting point is not included)

When you reserve your spot, we’ll give you the exact location of the meeting point

At the end of our tour, our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you (or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby)

Your Food Tour Schedule



Your journey begins at the entrance of Villemin Square (jardin Villemin) 21 Rue des Recollets, 75010



You can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour date. For further details please review our cancellation policy.



Our tours run Tuesday through Saturday (we are closed Sunday and Monday). There are no tours on National Holidays and during some weeks in August. Check our calendar for available dates.

Leo was fantastic! He showed us some lesser known areas in Paris, along with a lot of back information about the city and it’s culinary heritage. I left the tour feeling very satisfied

- Nancy Y (TripAdvisor Review)

Terrific tour, hosted by the charismatic and charming Marie, who led us through the history, food and sights of Paris. Thoroughly recommend this to anyone who wants to scratch beneath the surface and see (and ermmm… taste!) Paris through the eyes of a local.

- Fulton James (TripAdvisor Review)

My boyfriend and I had a great tour – it was way more interesting than I’d expected it to be. Not just your usual typical foods and the guide (Dakota) was great at incorporating the history of the city and its neighbourhoods into the tour.

- Hkalisher (TripAdvisor Review)

The delicious food and our lovely tour guide, Marie, made me forget it was freezing and pouring down rain. Marie masterfully used the food at each stop to tell the story of France, Paris, and the trendy areas near the Canal Saint-Martin, Place de la Républic, and the Marais.

- Femme Zazou (TripAdvisor Review)

Private tours

If you are coming to Paris with your entourage and you’d like to take a private tour just for you and your group – we can make that happen! Just visit our private tours page and fill out the form – we’ll help you plan the perfect Paris tour for your needs.

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