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Review: Food Tour in Montmartre in Paris

Earlier on in the year we went on a food tour in the incredible area of Montmartre in Paris. The tour lets you discover some classic French food and some lesser known (but amazing dishes!) around Montmartre. We spent a few hours with a tour guide and a few other foodies hitting lots of ‘where locals eat’ spots! Even though I’ve been living in Paris for nearly 8 years, I discovered lots of new eating spots.

This is a un-biased review (we paid for the tour ourselves) of a food tour in Montmartre. I’ll be sharing my own personal opinion and telling you exactly what we did and ate. You can book the same tour via a link at the bottom of this article.

Montmartre Food Tour

The Montmartre food tour that we chose was organised by the No Diet Club who’ve been organising food tours in Paris since 2020. They’ve become a hugely popular foodie community in France with their instagram page racking up 140k followers. They also organise food tours in other cities in France and in other areas of Paris including Le Marais.

Our evening tour was led by Doreen, a French tour guide who originally born in Lille but has been living in the capital for over 2 years. Doreen was really friendly and spoke excellent English! Our group had a total of 8 people including the guide (and myself and my girlfriend!).

Our Experience

The Meeting Spot – #1

We met up at around 6pm in a bar located at the bottom of Montmartre, right next to the famous rue des Martyrs. The meeting point was a typical French bar/café that was distinctly local and, as it turned out, didn’t have a single tourist inside! We started off with some French specialities: eggs mayo (œuf mayo) and escargots (snails with garlic butter). It turned out that this particular spot had actually won the prize for the best eggs mayo in 2019 and they were particularly good! The snails were awesome and were already removed from the shells which made them a lot more accessible – especially if you’ve never tried them before.

montmartre food tour snails

Incredible Local Pizza – #2

The next spot took us past the rue des Martyrs before we stopped off at an incredible pizza spot. You might not have suspected pizza but as it turned out, it was a gem of a spot that the majority of the group adored. It was another ‘if you know’ spot that had won the best pizza in Paris award in 2019. Our guide ordered pizzas to go and we walked to a nearby square and ate outside. They were some incredible pies including one with smoked mozzarella and the other with some super anchovies.

montmartre food tour pizza

Trying a Dessert That You’ve Never Heard of Before – #3

After we finished the tour continued over to the Moulin Rouge. If you’ve never been to the area and are on a short visit to Paris, this part is great to see a lot of the must-see parts of Montmartre. Our next spot was to pick up some Merveilleux cakes – a dessert that I’d never tried before! We each picked our flavour and kept them as a dessert for the end of the tour.

montmartre food tour desserts

Fusion Crêpes – #4

The tour continued by walking up to the Abbesses metro station towards one of the city’s most famous crêperies – Breizh Café. Here we got to taste two types of crêpes (and the obligatory glass of cider) which had been sliced into rolls which was perfect for tasting. These aren’t standard crêpes though, they’re Japanese-French crêpes with some amazing twists. Each plate had 2 different sauces – one with miso and one caramelised cider. They were genuinely good and these combinations were a new discovery for me.

crepes montmartre

Hidden Wine Bar – #5

Our final spot was an awesome hidden wine bar in the back of an average looking wine shop in Montmartre. It was another great discovery and somewhere that, as a tourist, you’d never discover. We were served a huge plate of French charcuterie and cheese that were sourced from a farm in the south of France. It included jambon sec, a fantastic chorizo and some incredible lomo. We also had a glass of superb Bourgone Aligoté that was beautifully round and buttery.

wine and ham montmartre

The final stop was at the foot of the Sacre-Cœur where we tried the famous Merveilleux cake. It was super soft with a layer of whipped cream covering meringue. A great way to finish off the tour!

Would I Recommend It?

Absolutely. Even as someone who has been living in Paris for close to 8 years with a native Parisian, we both discovered some really good eating spots that we most likely wouldn’t have discovered by ourselves.

Doreen, our guide was great and put everyone at ease creating a full fun group dynamic. As per the description, it was a relaxed tour with a focus on the food (rather than long historical explanations)!

Note: All the food is included but if you get drinks, you have to pay for them yourself.

How to Book Your Own Food Tour

You can book the exact same tour below. We work with Get Your Guide who help centralise bookings for activities and tickets in Paris. You can book the same tour here:

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