Hungry for a light salad, typical Parisian snack, ethnic flavours or a gastronomic bistro? Looking for a romantic dinner for two, dining with music or something to eat while watching the match with friends? The area offers a whole array of restaurants and bars for all tastes and occasions. Here are a few tried and tested addresses from among our favourites. Also do not hesitate to ask for recommendations at the hotel reception. And do let us know your dining experiences…
GASTRONOMY AROUND THE ZAZIE HOTEL
Looking for a taste of gastronomy? Here are some of our finest close addresses.
Noisette. Committed and gourmet cuisine, carefully selected local products, a short menu that changes every week depending on the season, organic and natural wines. 4 rue Crozatier. 75012 Paris. 01 43 46 61 45.
Nomikai. An eco-table to discover, exceptional, organic, local, ethical products, inspired recipes, offered in small plates to share. 14, rue Crozatier. 75012 Paris. 06 18 94 28 64
L'Aubergeade. A family-run restaurant serving traditional French cuisine. Neighbourhood regulars come back again and again to enjoy the affordable, high-quality food. We recommend you book as the restaurant is often packed full! 17 Rue Chaligny, 75012 Paris. +33 (0)1 43 44 33 36.
BMB Diderot. Restaurant and wine shop, quite young but much valued. 72 boulevard Diderot. 75012 Paris. 01 46 28 17 03.
AFTER THE BARRACKS
The former Barracks at Reuilly Diderot, is now restored and offers two new places dedicated to parisian living.
- Le Douze, driven by a group of artisans who offer a covered food market and a restaurant with a terrace on the garden. 2 passage Emma Calvé, 75012 Paris
- The community café, la Maison du Zero Déchet (Zero waste House) at garden level, with a space for corporate sustainable events. 1 Passage Jaqueline Giraud. 75012 Paris. 09 86 54 38 88.
FAVOURITE BRASSERIES IN THE AREA
Parisian brasseries serve food almost every day of the year and at (almost) every hour of the day. That’s why we love them.
Brasserie la Boutique. A tasty brasserie menu, lively terrace and ideal sun-facing location will make you love this brasserie in our neighbourhood's square. Place du Colonel Bourgoin, 75012 Paris. +33 (0)1 46 28 32 21.
Le Globe. Friendly service, quite ambitious cuisine and 1950s décor. 118 Boulevard Diderot, 75012 Paris. +33 (0)1 43 43 48 92.
LUNCH OR DINNER FOR LESS THAN €10.
Eating well on a budget is possible as long as you know where to get the best deals. Zazie Bar is one of the good places to try.
Le Petit Quercy. A tasty, traditional snack prepared to order using selected products: generous sandwiches filled with foie gras sprinkled with Guérande sea salt, Guémené andouille sausage, truffled terrine or goose rillettes. Don’t miss this traditional French food eatery. 114 -116 boulevard Diderot, 75012 Paris. +33 (0)1 43 40 60 72.
Rayan. Lebanese restaurant and takeaway offering an array of mezze and delicious marinated kebabs to eat in or take out. Open for lunch and dinner, every day of the week. 11 rue Chaligny, 75012 Paris. +33 (0)1 43 07 00 92.
La Bonne Tradition (LBT). A gastronomic version of the new-age sandwich made using exceptional products, the bread too. Also serves salads and homemade desserts. Open for lunch on weekdays. 2 rue Erard, 75012 Paris.
Les Comestibles Geranio. Italian deli to take away and taste at Zazie. Just shop before 20h. 27 rue Erard. 75012 Paris. 01 43 45 66 86.
Ground Control. Our huge district wasteland, now dedicated to foodtrucks, food corners, temporary bars, bookshops, workshops, concerts, festivals... 81, rue du Charolais. 75012 Paris
FLAVOURS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
You will find a wide choice of world cuisine options around the Zazie Hotel so just follow your taste buds. Here are a few, carefully-selected suggestions.
Les rendez-vous italiens. Trattoria deli where you can enjoy the pasta daily special or a crunchy piadina (like a pizza and panini combined, but better!). Listen to the food being prepared, discuss before choosing… and enjoy. Closed week end. 152 rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris. +33 (0)1 46 28 15 79.
Le Lys d'or. Traditional and innovative Chinese cuisine in a lush, interior garden with rivers and fountains. Of note, the vegetarian menu. 2 rue Chaligny, 75012 Paris. +33 (0)1 44 68 98 88.
Thai Time. Every Thai flavour in ravishing floral presentation. A delight for the eyes and the taste buds. 7 rue Crozatier, 75012 Paris. +33 (0)1 43 40 40 57.
La Feria. Iberian charcuterie, paella, grilled meats and the fish parrillada for fish lovers. All in a typically Spanish décor. 25 rue Montgallet, 75012 Paris. +33 (0)1 43 41 15 72.
Curry Villa. Our Indian choice that has already received good reviews. Prices are reasonable. 15 rue Chaligny, 75012 Paris. +33 (0)1 43 43 33 29.
Mansouria. Major place to celebrate moroccan gastronomy with pigeon pastilla and mourouzia. 11 rue Faidherbe 75011 Paris. 01 43 7100 16.
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