An NYU Paris Guide to American Food

Ask any five students who studied abroad in Paris what their favorite part was, and chances are three of those five are going to say something about the food. Baguettes, crêpes, macarons ... the list of delectable treats is endless! Paris seems like an emporium of any food you could ever dream of, and for a while, it is. You gorge on Nutella crêpes for three weeks straight, thinking it will satisfy your craving, until you realize what you really want is a pancake. That’s when the panic sets in and you start thinking about all the food you never dreamed of missing when deciding to study abroad. Suddenly all you want is Palladium brunch and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. But don’t worry, not all is lost! Here are four places to get American food in Paris until you get your meal swipes back.

Breakfast in America
From blueberry pancakes to chocolate peanut butter milkshakes, Breakfast in America has all of your diner favorites. Not only does it have a student lunch deal, it’s also a five-minute walk from the NYU Paris campus!

Although it’s not technically “American,” Holybelly is pretty much the best brunch you can get in Paris. With hashbrowns and crispy bacon accompanied by young Beyoncé blaring through the speakers, the only Greenwich Village essential it’s missing is the bottomless mimosas!

Image by Corinne Worthington

Image by Corinne Worthington


Charlie Birdy
While it may not be the most conveniently located pub, the fifteenth arrondissement’s Charlie Birdy might be the only place in Paris that serves mozzarella sticks and onion rings. It’s also open until 12:30 a.m., which is a true rarity!

Goldfish, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Sweet Baby Ray’s; Thanksgiving is your one stop shop for all of the groceries you didn’t think you could find in Paris. It’s a little on the pricier side, but can you really put a price on comfort? Ask Betty Crocker ...

Written by: Corinne Worthington

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