In this post I’m talking Paris food tours.  Obviously when you visit you will want to try the best food in Paris.  After all that’s one of reasons many of us visit Paris.  But with so many options, how do you find the best food tours in Paris?  In this post, I’ve done all the hard work for you and found all the best Paris tours, regardless of your budget. If you prefer a Paris cooking class, you can check my choices for the best Paris cooking classes here. This post is current as at October 2022.

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Best food in Paris:  culinary tours of Paris neighbourhoods

Montmartre Like a Local Paris Food Tour

On a journey from its past to present, you’ll sample some of the food that has shaped Montmartre into the beautiful and bustling area it is today. Taste 10 foods and 2 drinks across seven family owned establishments, and learn how to shop the French way and eat lunch like a local.

Good to know: this tour includes a visit to the Paris vineyard located in Montmartre.

Child friendly: children can be accommodated on this tour.

Average rating: 5 out of 5 stars on Take Walks/Devour Tours

Cost: €99 per adult. Child discount applies.

Book it here: Montmartre Like a Local Paris Food Tour

Latin Quarter Tasting Tour

This tour features a number of French specialties including both food and drinks, visiting family run establishments. The itinerary includes an absinthe tasting for those interested in experiencing the green fairy as well as a private sparkling wine tasting.

Good to know:  food for this tour is sufficient for a pre-dinner snack rather than a dinner replacement.

Child friendly:  Not really.  No child discount.

Average rating:  5 out of 5 stars on Take Walks/Devour Tours

Cost: €89 per person

Book it here: Latin Quarter Tasting Tour

Belleville Food Tour

Belleville is an up and coming Paris neighbourhood without a lot of tourists.  It’s a neighbourhood that features in one of my favorite Paris walks.  This Paris walk visits a number of cafes and shops rather than restaurants, but is a great way to explore an authentic Paris neighbourhood.  This tour operates four days a week.

Good to know:  the Belleville neighbourhood is quite hilly so it’s not the best option for those with fitness or mobility issues.

Child friendly:  Not really.  Hilly neighbourhood with no child discount.  Bookings taken from 6 years old.

Average rating:  5 out of 5 stars on Get Your Guide

Cost: €79 per person

Book it here:  Belleville Food Tour

Food Tour in Saint Germain des Prés

This is a small group tour limited to just 6 people.  It visits a number of small artisanal shops rather than restaurants and cafes.  Includes wine.

Good to know:  This tour is available as either a morning or afternoon departure.

Child Friendly:  Takes bookings from 6 and above, but no child discount.

Average rating:  5 out of 5 stars on Get Your Guide

Cost:  from €99

Book it here:  Food Tour in Saint Germain des Prés

Paris Gourmet Tour

This tour takes place in the medieval section of the Latin Quarter, and includes cheeses with accompanying wine, bread, and finishes with the great French delicacy foie gras.  This tour is available every day except Mondays.

Good to know:  This tour departs with a minimum of 2 people.

Child Friendly:  Yes.  Not sure how they will go with the foie gras, but this tour has reduced prices for children aged 6-11 inclusive and is free for children 5 years and under.

Average rating:  5 out of 5 stars on Get Your Guide

Cost: €109 per adult

Book it here:  Paris Gourmet Tour

Left Bank Delicacies – Saint Germain des Prés

This tour looks like a good value with a mixture of sweet and savoury tastings as well as seasonal options.  Try cheese, wine, cured meats, jams, chocolate and pastries.

Good to know:  This tour operates every day except Mondays.

Child Friendly:  Yes.  Children under 4 are not accepted, but child tickets are bookable up to the age of 16, making this a family friendly option if you are in Paris with children.

Average rating:  5 out of 5 stars on Get Your Guide

Cost:  from €95 per adult

Book it here:  Left Bank Delicacies – Saint Germain des Prés

Montmartre 3 hour Local Gastronomy Tour with Tastings

This is a great tour to combine food and a guided walk through this quaint and historic part of Paris.  Try charcuterie, wine, cheese, bread and pastries as well as visits to the fishmonger, butcher and a local market while you hear about the charms of Montmartre. 

Good to know:  Montmartre is quite hilly so this tour may not be a good option if you have fitness or mobility problems.

Child Friendly:  Yes, the hills notwithstanding.  Free for children 5 and under, with discounts for those 6-11 years.

Average rating:  4.1 out of 5 stars on Get Your Guide

Cost:  From €109 per adult

Book it here:  Montmartre 3 hour Local Gastronomy Tour with Tastings

Paris 2.5 hour Montmartre Wine & Bistro Tour

This tour promises an off the beaten track experience with a wine loving tour guide as you take part in that great French tradition, the apero.  Enjoy a generous plate of cheese and charcuterie with wine as you learn about the traditional Parisian way of life.

Good to know: This tour operates every day except Mondays.

Child Friendly:  No, children under the age of 18 are not accepted on this tour.

Average rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars on Get Your Guide

Cost:  €120

Book it here: Paris 2.5 hour Montmartre Wine & Bistro Tour

Ultimate Paris Tour of the Marais

Discover traditional dishes and local treats, as well as meeting the people behind family-run kitchens and restaurants. You’ll taste French as well as Jewish classics, modern takes on patisserie, and of course dine on dishes at traditional eateries. A journey through French cuisine – all in one tour.

Good to know: On this tour you will dine out for lunch on a classic dish and learn how to do lunch like a Parisian.

Child Friendly: children are welcome on this tour.

Average rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars on Take Walks/Devour Tours

Cost: €109 per adult with a reduced price for children 12 and under

Book it here: Ultimate Paris Tour

Semi Private VIP Marais Food Tour

Explore the fashionable Marais on this personalized experience with a maximum of 6 people in your group. Taste French street food paired with local wines and cider and explore the laneways of this traditional Parisian neighbourhood.

Good to know: This tour finishes in a traditional restaurant with bowl of classic French onion soup.

Child Friendly: children are welcome on this tour with a reduced price up to the age of 17.

Average rating: unrated on LivTours

Cost: €129 per adult

Book it here: Semi Private Le Marais Food Tour

Bakery & pastry tours in Paris

Luxury Pastry Tour of the 16th With a Pastry Chef

This tour has limited availability but is a good small group option if your dates work out.  Limited to just 6 people, enjoy a range of macarons, croissants, crêpes, madeleines, cakes and more.  At 7.5 hours it’s good value.

Good to know:  Lynne, your host is a trained pastry chef who worked for Pierre Hermé.

Child Friendly:  It’s a long day for little ones and there is no child discount, but what kids don’t love pastries and cakes?

Average rating:  Unrated on Eat With.

Cost:  €60 per person

Book it here: Luxury Pastry Tour of the 16th With a Pastry Chef

French Pastries and Market Tasting Tour Around Eiffel Tower

This tour features a visit to the well known President Wilson organic market. Chat to the producers and learn about French gastronomy.  Savour wine, cheese, charcuterie, pastries and some surprises.  Up to 12 people are accommodated on this tour.

Good to know:  This tour is wheelchair accessible.

Child Friendly:  Yes, children are welcome on this tour, but there is no discount on the ticket price.

Average rating:  No rating on Eat With

Cost:  €75 per person

Book it here:  French Pastries and Market Tasting Tour Around Eiffel Tower

Behind the Scenes of a Boulangerie – French Bakery Tour in Paris

Do you want to visit a French boulangerie and learn their secrets?  This is a 1 hour behind the scenes tour of a traditional Montmartre bakery limited to just 8 people.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Good to know:  Everyone gets to take home a baguette and a croissant – so your breakfast is included!

Child Friendly:  Children are accepted from the age of 6 and up.

Average rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars on Viator

Cost:  €30

Book it here: Behind the Scenes of a Boulangerie – French Bakery Tour in Paris

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Best Paris chocolate tours

Le Marais:  Pastry and Chocolate Food Tour

You get to eat pastry, chocolate and ice cream in Le Marais.  What’s not to love?  Includes a visit to a shop that claims to sell 1001 different spices.

Good to know:  Your guide is a chef who trained under the Michelin starred Pierre Gagnaire.  

Child Friendly:  Yes.  Reduced price for children 6-11 years, and free for 5 and unders.

Average rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars on Get Your Guide

Cost:  From €109 per adult.

Book it here:  Le Marais Pastry & Chocolate Food Tour

Paris:  3 hour Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

This 3 hour tour takes place in Saint Germain des Prés and includes a total of 8 tasting stops.  Try macarons, chocolates and pastries.  Includes your choice of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Good to know:  This tour operates 7 days a week.

Child Friendly:  Yes, children from 4 and up are accommodated.  Reduced price for children 4-14 years.

Average rating:  5 out of 5 stars on Get Your Guide.

Cost:  From €99 per adult

Book it here: Paris: 3 hour Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

Paris:  Pure Chocolate Walking Tour

This 2 hour walking tour of the Right Bank visits 5 master chocolatiers for tasting as well as learning about chocolate making in France.  Tastings include traditional as well as cutting edge flavours.

Good to know:  This tour operates every day except Sundays.

Child Friendly:  Yes, but children under 6 are not accommodated, and there is no price reduction for children 6 and over.

Average rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars on Get Your Guide.

Cost:  From €80 per adult

Book it here: Paris: Pure Chocolate Walking Tour

Paris wine tasting and wine tours

French Wine Tasting with a Wine Expert

This is a fully customisable private tour that includes 6 different wines, along with paired snacks.  Tastings represent different wine regions of France.  You will meet in a traditional wine bar in the Marais.

Good to know:  Michel, your guide, is a professional wine merchant.

Child Friendly:  Children 10 years and over can be accommodated on this tour at a reduced price.

Average rating:  5 out of 5 stars on With Locals.

Cost:  Because this is a private tour it depends on the number of people in the group.  

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Drinks & Bites in Paris Tour

Picture this, a night out in Paris hopping from hot spot to hot spot, discovering local nightlife while tasting typical local drinks perfectly paired with delicious local bites. Sounds like a fun night? Join a local nightlife expert and discover how the locals unwind in Paris. You will experience 3 eats and 3 drinks on this tour.

Good to know:  You have a choice of two different guides when booking this tour. The tour is fully customisable.

Child Friendly:  Children 10 years and over can be accommodated on this tour at a reduced price.

Average rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars on With Locals.

Cost:  Because this is a private tour it depends on the number of people in the group.  

Book it here:  Drinks & Bites in Paris Tour

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Paris:  Champagne Masterclass & Gourmet Food Tour

This is a 3 hour walking tour of the 6th arrondissement.  You will taste 5 different Champagnes, including a visit to a specialist Champagne cellar, each paired with a traditional snack.

Good to know:  This tour operates Tuesday to Fridays only.

Child Friendly:  Yes, but children under 6 are not accommodated, and there is no price reduction for children 6 and over.

Average rating:  5 out of 5 stars on Get Your Guide.

Cost:  From €120 per adult

Book it here:  Paris Champagne Masterclass & Gourmet Food Tour

Best food market tours in Paris

If you want to know what to eat in Paris that is seasonal and authentic, checking out a Paris market is a great way to go.  Visiting a Paris market must be one of the top 10 things to do in Paris.

Paris market stall with vegetables Experience the best food in Paris: best food tours in Paris 2022

Aligre Market Tour and Tasting

The Aligre Market is situated in the not so touristy 12th arrondissement.  On this tour you will enjoy 6 different tastings as well as wine.  Your host, Natasha, is a food journalist.

Good to know:  This is a small group tour for 2-6 guests only.

Child Friendly:  Yes, but no price reduction for children.

Average rating:  5 out of 5 stars on Eat With.

Cost:  From €78 per adult

Book it here:  Aligre Market Tour & Tasting

Discover Paris’ Marché d’Aligre: 2-Hour Market Tour

Another tour of the non-touristy Aligre market in the 12th arrondissement. 
Discover a side of Paris often forgotten by tourists and visit the colorful Marché d’Aligre. When it comes to Paris markets, the Marché d’Aligre is about as lively as they come, bordering the vibrant North African shops and comprised of two market spaces: the indoor Marché Couvert Beauvau and the outdoor street market.

Good to know:  This tour includes visits to a flea market as well as the food market

Child Friendly:  Yes, but no price reduction.

Average rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars on Get Your Guide.

Cost:  From €75 per adult

Book it here:  2 hour market tour of the Marché d’Aligre

Special food tours that are non touristy things to do in Paris 

Fun things to do in Paris don’t need to be touristy as these tours show.

Chic Parisian Food Tour and Champagne Picnic in the 16th

On this exclusive small group tour you will visit at least 5 different shops in the smart Passy neighbourhood to choose your special picnic lunch including Champagne.  

Good to know:  This tour is perfectly timed for lunch!  If you have any questions about this tour you can contact the host directly via the Eat With website.

Child Friendly:  No.

Average rating:  Not available on Eat With

Cost:  €114 per adult

Book it here:  Chic Parisian Food Tour & Champagne Picnic in the 16th

Walk With The Writers Of Paris In This Pastry Tasting Tour

This tour is about far more than just the food.  As you wander the 16th arrondissement enjoy stories of French literature, history and gastronomy.  Immerse yourself in the 19th century and along the way, try four different pastries including the classic Paris brest.  Includes wine and tea.

Good to know:  This tour runs from 3.30-5.30pm making it a good Paris afternoon tea option.

Child Friendly:  Yes, at only 2 hours long and with pastries it’s a good option with children, but no children discount.

Average rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars on Eat With

Cost:  €50

Book it here:  Walk with the writers of Paris Pastry Tour

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Best private food tours in Paris

Experience some of the best things to eat in Paris on a private food tour.  Private tours can be a good option for those with dietary restrictions as they are usually customisable – but do check carefully before you book, and make sure you advise of any special requirements in plenty of time before your booking so arrangements can be made.

Le Marais Private Food Tour

Your tour starts in the historic heart of the Marais and includes pastries, freshly baked baguette, cheese and other local delicacies. Carefully chosen wines and cider will also be served on this tour before you finish your 3hr private experience with a bowl of classic French onion soup in a traditional restaurant.

Good to know: this tour can be tailored to your needs and can include pick up from your accommodation at an extra cost.

Child friendly: Yes, but no reduction in price.

Average rating: no rating on LivTours.

Cost: €319 for two people

Book it here: Le Marais Private Food Tour

Private Food Tour of the Latin Quarter Paris

This tour of the Latin Quarter  includes typical French specialities such as croissants and baguettes, cheeses, saucissons, and paté.  Enjoy French oysters paired with French wine and finish with a crêpe for dessert.  

Good to know:  This tour is wheelchair accessible.

Child Friendly:  Yes, children are welcome on this tour.

Average rating:  5 out of 5 stars on Tours by Locals

Cost:  From €350 for 2 people, less per person for larger groups

Book it here:  Private Food Tour of the Latin Quarter Paris

Best Macaron Private Tour

Macarons are the classic French treat so it makes sense to go in search of the best.  This private tour visits 5 different macaron makers, including macaron powerhouses Ladurée and Pierre Hermé in addition to smaller artisan makers.

Good to know:  You need to purchase your own macarons on this tour.

Child Friendly:  Yes, children are welcome on this tour.

Average rating:  5 out of 5 stars on Tours by Locals

Cost:  From €264 for a group of up to 8 people

Book it here:  Best Macaron Private Tour

Parisian Markets Private Tour

Limited to just 6 guests explore three different markets on this tour.  You will visit a traditional Parisian market street, an open air market as well as the oldest market in Paris.  This tour does not operate on Mondays.

Good to know:  You need to purchase your own public transport, food and drinks on this tour.  This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Child Friendly:  Yes, children are welcome on this tour.

Average rating:  5 out of 5 stars on Tours by Locals

Cost:  From €300 per tour

Book it here:  Parisian Markets Private Tour

Paris Favorite Food Tour

Promising ten different tastings and three drinks, this tour is fully customisable according to your tastes.  It starts in the Aligre market before exploring traditional spots in this very untouristed Paris neighbourhood.  

Good to know: There are a choice of 14 different guides for this tour, so choose the one you feel will suit you best.

Child Friendly:  Yes, children are welcome on this tour at a reduced price from 10 years of age.

Average rating:  5 stars out of 5 on With Locals

Cost:  From €144 for one person.  Cheaper per person for larger groups

Book it here: Paris Favorite Food Tour

Gourmet Saint Germain 10 Tastings Food Tour

You get to try 10 different tastings including 2 drinks on this fully customisable tour.  Including a visit to an épicerie, traditional quiche and the best chocolate mousse this tour this tour is the way to sample traditional French specialties.

Good to know: There are a choice of 9 different guides for this tour, so choose the one you feel will suit you best.

Child Friendly:  Yes, children are welcome on this tour at a reduced price from 10 years of age.

Average rating:  5 stars out of 5 on With Locals

Cost:  From €244 for one person.  Cheaper per person for larger groups

Book it here:  Gourmet Saint Germain 10 Tastings Food Tour

Best Paris food tours for families with children 

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Paris but finding a food tour suitable for the whole family is a fun way to spend your time.  These best food tours in Paris for families are also suitable things to do in Paris with teenagers, so enjoy!  While many of the tours I’ve already featured are suitable for children, or can be customised to accommodate them, sometimes something designed just for kids in Paris is the way to go.

Paris Bakery Tour Behind the Scenes

Visit a traditional Marais bakery and learn the secrets of French baking.  Watch croissants and baguettes being made and you will even get your own baguette to take home.  This tour is limited to 8 people.

Good to know: This tour includes breakfast.

Child Friendly:  Yes.  Reduced ticket price for children 4-17 years.  Check with the operator if you wish to take younger children.

Average rating:  4 stars out of 5 on Get Your Guide

Cost:  From €90 per adult.  Cheaper for children up to 17 years.

Book it here:  Paris Bakery Tour Behind the Scenes

Paris Bakery Behind the Scenes

This tour is slightly shorter than the one above, but sounds very similar.  You still get breakfast and get to take a baguette home.  I’m not sure if it’s the same tour or not because Viator doesn’t list the tour operator.

Good to know: This tour includes breakfast.

Child Friendly:  Yes.  Reduced ticket price for children 4-17 years.  Check with the operator if you wish to take younger children.

Average rating:  4.5 stars out of 5 on Viator.

Cost:  From €60 per adult.  Cheaper for children up to 17 years.

Book it here:  Paris Bakery Behind the Scenes

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