African food is as spicy as it is diverse, despite what one might think. It’s not just mafés (peanut sauce – meat dish) or fried plantains or bananas. Here is Lodgis list of the top 3 African restaurants in Paris!
African fast-food in Paris
Are you hungry? I mean, really hungry? Not in the mood to cook at home today. Want a real hearty dish but can’t face the wait at a restaurant? Head out of your apartment in search of some good African food. But where can you find a fast food restaurant that will please your taste buds and introduce you to something other than the burger-fries-Coke combo you’ve been eating for as long as you can remember?
Well, here’s Afrik’N’Fusion, an African-style fast food restaurant (yes, you read correctly), where you can enjoy traditional African dishes: Thieb, pastels, Yassa chicken. All of them served with “Bissap” (a refreshing drink made with dried hibiscus leaves). It’s fast, delicious and gorgeous! What more could you want?
- 70 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris, station Parmentier or Ménilmontant (01 43 38 05 18)
- 330, Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris, station Pyrénées or Jourdain (01 43 15 31 98)
Come and enjoy traditional, authentic African food in Paris
If you want a proper sit-down dinner, I have just what you need: discover Ethiopian cuisine. This is virtually a place of worship for anyone who enjoys strong and spicy taste sensations. Injera (flatbreads, which is both cutlery and an accompaniement) and berbere (Ethiopian pepper) are the bases of this thousand-year-old gastronomy.
Vegetarians will be as delighted as well beef lovers. I recommend trying the Beyaynetou, the discovery dish at this restaurant (an assortment of meat and vegetables): your taste buds will speak for themselves! I promise this will be an unforgettable meal.
- 5, Rue Martin Garat, 75020, station Porte de Bagnolet
African Gastronomy: where to find the best African food in the capital?
“Fini l’amusement” (the fun is over): here comes the best of the best, the real pinnacle of African cuisine in Paris.
Here in the 16th arrondissement, where anyone who wants to show off (artists, celebrities) all flock to to enjoy a good Ndole (a typical Cameroonian vegetable dish), kedjenou (Ivorian meat dish) or the grandpa soup (fish soup).
I will won’t say any more – go enjoy the subtlety and refinement of African cuisine at this fabulous restaurant. But beware: your taste buds will keep asking for more!
20 bis, rue Jean Giraudoux, 75016 Paris
01 47 20 58 14
Find more gourmet restaurants in our post “An exotic trip without leaving paris – Part 1”!