Welcome to Paris, the city of love, art, and gastronomy! While renowned for its exquisite French cuisine, Paris also offers a surprising array of soul food restaurants that capture the essence of Southern flavors. Join us on a delightful culinary journey as we explore the vibrant soul food scene in the heart of Paris.
During my first visit to Paris in October 2022, accompanied by a dear friend, I had the opportunity to explore the city and uncover unique experiences for my clients. As part of my research, I delved into the realm of soul food restaurants, aiming to provide my clients with a taste of home in an unfamiliar place, just in case French cuisine didn't suit their preferences. Little did I know the extensive list of soul food options that awaited me.
Excited to try one of these establishments, I decided to visit Gumbo Yaya, highly recommended by a friend who had recently been there. After a journey involving buses and a train, we finally arrived and embarked on a culinary adventure that would prove to be one of the highlights of our entire European trip.
The flavors at Gumbo Yaya Chicken and Waffles were exceptional, surpassing our expectations and leaving us thoroughly satisfied. We savored one of the best dishes we had encountered during our travels, complementing it with a refreshing glass of red Kool-Aid because, let's be honest, red is a flavor in its own right! The combination of familiar soul food and the vibrant atmosphere made our visit an absolute delight.
Reflecting back on that experience, I couldn't help but feel pleasantly surprised by the abundance of soul food restaurants in Paris. It was a testament to the city's diversity and its ability to cater to various tastes and preferences, ensuring that visitors could find comfort and enjoyment even when exploring unfamiliar culinary landscapes.
If you're in Paris be sure to visit Gumbo Yaya Chicken and Waffles located at 3 Rue Charles Robin, 75010 Paris, France and these other Soul Food restaurants:
Mama Jackson Soul Food Paris
12 Rue Claude Tillier, 75012 Paris, France
New Soul Food le Maquis ( et FoodTruck)
177 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris, France
Juicy Pop Restaurant- Soul Food & Comedy Jam
21 Rue des Rigoles, 75020 Paris, France
Burgers&Waffles Soul food
147 Rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France
257 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011 Paris, France
The Flow Soul Food
28 Av. de Saint-Ouen, 75018 Paris, France
CRISPY SOUL Brancion
101 Rue Brancion, 75015 Paris, France
AFRIK ASIAN'S SOUL
23 Rue Eugène Jumin, 75019 Paris, France
Immerse yourself in the soulful tastes of Paris with these incredible soul food restaurants. From crispy fried chicken to tangy barbecue, the Parisian soul food scene offers a unique blend of Southern flavors that will leave you craving for more. So, embark on this culinary adventure and discover the surprising depths of soul food in the heart of the City of Lights.
TaNisha Webb is a travel advisor & expert, and the owner of Urban Chic Travelistas, LLC.