Hip Eats & Backstreets Food Tour

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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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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    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. 

    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)

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    Meet Your Local Paris Tour Guides

    Experience the city with a Paris food tour guide and feel like a local.

    Sylvana
    Sylvana
    Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Something simple like a crêpe oeuf fromage, a croissant aux amandes or just any kind of cheese
    My favourite spot is by the river, anywhere between Pont d'Alexandre and the Ile Saint Louis. Have an picnic and a glass of wine
    Lulu
    Lulu
    I was born & raised in Paris but spent a lot of time abroad, including 6 years in Shanghai, China
    I’m obsessed with everything food & beverage related and have a great love for hospitality and bonding with people from all over the world. My fav french food is a very simple, yet delicious tarragon roasted chicken with some roasted potatoes and green beans.
    My fav thing to do in Paris would be walking around my neighborhood, le Marais, and discover newly opened restaurants
    Isobel
    Isobel
    Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, I moved to Paris in 2018 to pursue a Master's Degree in International Relations. Giving food tours combines my lifelong love of cooking & eating with my training in cultural diplomacy.
    My favorite French food is foie gras...controversial but so delicious!
    My favorite thing to do in Paris is "flâner," to walk without a purpose and enjoy what one encounters, usually ending with a glass of wine on a terrasse.
    Camila
    Camila
    My name is Camila and I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I've been living in Paris since 2018. Spending these years as a local, studying, tasting, absorbing and exploring the city, allow me now to share my knowledge and love for Paris to others. I’m also an actress and a filmmaker.
    My favorite French food? All the pastries this country has to offer.
    The thing I enjoy the most in Paris is going to a good local restaurant and walking around everywhere, discovering hidden streets, gardens and passages.
    Benoit
    Benoit
    Born and raised in Paris, I started studying law but quit to follow my passion for history in La Sorbonne. I’m specialist in Parisian restaurants and cafés history and just published a book about it.
    I love spending time in the great Aligre market and exploring my city, looking for the best food spots—particularly sweet, as a flan parisien or pain au chocolat.
    When it's rainy and I'm not working on my thesis, I love listening to music and reading, comics as much as classics, as Guy de Maupassant.
    Claire
    Claire
    I'm a French Kiwi, (we're known as Friwis!) and grew up in New Zealand. I've been constantly exploring Paris for 27 years. I'm a proud Parisienne and passionate about my city, forever in awe of its beauty and quirks and transformation, and I love sharing that passion with visitors.
    My favourite French food has got to be a good magret de canard but I love all good food!
    What I love most about Paris is that you never know what is around a corner -who or what you'll run into and what will happen. And you may think you know an area well but have you seen the magic that's behind that closed door when it opens, or the wonder of the street behind that one you always take?
    Judith
    Judith
    From Paris, born and raised in the city.
    Baguette of course ! With cheese or charcuterie... and French fries but Belgian people will tell you it is not French.
    Explore the city by walking, discover new places such as restaurants, coffees, museums! Also reading at a terrace or in a park during the summer season. My favorite one? Parc Monceau in the 17th!
    Juan
    Juan
    I'm Juan french-ecuadorian born and raised in Paris la Bastille.
    What's my favorite French dish? I'd say it depends on the terroir, of course, but I can't stay away from French cheese for too long.
    I'm in love with my city and I consider myself a flâneur, I like to wander aimlessly through the streets and over the bridges of Paris.
    Helena
    Helena
    I am a Danish and American wine and food enthusiast with a deep passion for storytelling and creating memorable experiences.
    My favorite French food is probably Sole Meunier (from Bistro Paul Bert of course) and all of the oysters from Normandie.
    My favorite thing about Paris is that every single day contains so many possibilities. I’ll be walking about myself, stumble into a friend on the street, and all of the sudden we will be sharing a bottle of rosé champagne and talking for hours.
    Samuel
    Samuel
    I grew up in Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina and have been living in Paris since 2010 as a published novelist (Slim and The Beast (Inkshares, 2015), The Requisitions (Kingdom Anywhere, 2024)
    My favorite French food would have to be la baguette tradition, which can easily accompany a boeuf bourguignon complete with a simple purée.
    My favorite thing to do in Paris is to flâner, to leave my home in the morning with a notebook, a book, and no other plan, and see where the city leads me.
    Raphaëlle
    Raphaëlle
    Born and raised in Paris, I have spent my entire life here and only leave the city to travel abroad.
    My favorite French food - so many to choose from!-- would have to be a Confit de canard and a Tarte Tatin -with Crème fraîche on top, of course. And a Crème Brulée. And Profiteroles.
    My love for Paris is endless, because of Its vibrant cultural scene - always a projection, a theater play, a ballet ... and its culinary offer - truly a heaven for food lovers of all types, budgets and preferences!
    Arturo
    Arturo
    was raised between cannolis and arancine in Sicily but moved to Paris 10 years ago to reconnect with my french, ahem, breton, roots. I love history, especially the history of food and to demolish some well established myths : did you know that the French absolutely loathed potatoes at first? Not a great start for French fries!
    My favourite French food has to be crêpes, they bring back childhood memories to me just as madeleines did with Proust.
    And my favourite thing to do in Paris is obviously to eat it all!!