Chez Hanna: insane falafel pitas. I love that they come with a thick round of caramelized eggplant. This is way less crowded than the more famous L’as Du Fallafel, but I read reviews that it’s even better. I haven’t had L’as Du Fallafel, but I would go back to Chez Hanna any day!
10 Belles Bakery: Sesame and Double Chocolate Cookies to die for: the former was chewy and sweet/salty and the latter was decadent and gooey
Les Philosophes: Great for a glass of wine and cheese platter or casual meal in the Marais
Du Pain et Des Idees: Bakery famous for their “escargot snail” chocolate pistachio pastries, but they had my all-time favorite Almond Chocolate Croissant. Expect a line, but it’s worth it!
Wild and The Moon: Amazing Vegan Juice Bar with awesome smoothies, baked goodies, Acai bowls and more. I loved their banana bread, green smoothie, turmeric latte and superfood buckwheat granola
Chez Janou: My favorite meal in Paris; amazing traditional French food. I love the farro and scallop risotto and the chocolate mousse dessert was one of the best of my life
Boulangerie St Antoine: huge crispy chocolate chip cookies and the best traditional croissants I had during the trip
Maison Eric Kayser: Get the cheese bread (filled with hunks of cheese) and thank me later
Joe and the Juice: These are in the US too, but we don’t have any in Nashville, and I love them! It’s a great stop when you need something fresh and healthy. I get the Choco Smoothie with added spinach, and I ask for it to be made extra thick, since otherwise they’re on the milkier side
Deliciously Ella: A fun plant-based cafe, founded by Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella. I sampled the roasted sweet potato wedges and sesame soba noodles and they were lovely, and the Peanut Fudge Slice was life-changing. I also got some of her energy balls to go; my favorite was the Hazelnut Raisin
Fumo: My favorite London meal; this is an incredibly delicious tapas-style Italian restaurant. We loved everything, but the main hits were the burrata appetizer, gorgonzola gnocchi, both pizzas and the Veal Milanese
Grom Gelato: I had this a few times in NYC, and I flipped when I saw it in London: #1 gelato in the world, in my opinion…and I’ve had MANY a gelato in Italy! The Crema Di Grom flavor has bits of biscuit and dark chocolate with a vanilla base, and the pistachio is perfectly sweet and salty. I get a scoop of each in a cone
Dishoom: OK, I’m not going to lie…I didn’t eat here. The wait was 2+ hours. But I heard so many good things that I wanted to include it for y’all! It’s supposed to be some of the most amazing Indian food you’ll ever experience
Juice Baby: One of the best experiences of my trip. This juice bar was a 20 minute walk from our hotel, the Franklin, and I had a few recs for it. Well, not only was everything we tried absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS, it was the best service/hospitality! Everyone was so friendly and helpful, I wanted to go twice a day. The vegan brownies, matcha latte sweetened with coconut sugar, Ironman smoothie and raw nori “chorizo” snacks were all fabulous.
Borough Market: AKA heaven on earth!!!! Countless amazing food and craft artisans. Enjoy sampling homemade nut butters, rare teas, better-than-candy dried fruits, delicate chocolates, melt-in-your mouth charcuterie, every type of cheese and bread imaginable and so much more! My faves were the Truffle Mushroom Toast on Sourdough, the vegan Pumpkin Cranberry Bread and Salted Caramel Fudge
Hush: Go on a slightly warm night, when you can enjoy the darling outdoor patio with string lights! Homemade bread with maple butter, cacio e pepe, garlicky green beans and wine selection were all impressive.
The Franklin Hotel: We absolutely loved treating ourselves to two nights at this stunning hotel. Great location for walking and shopping in Knightsbridge, fantastic service, comfortable, beautiful rooms and a really cool bar with great cocktails and snacks.