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The most authoritative guide to eating well in the City of Light is now available as an application for iOS.

Paris has been home to food critic, cookbook author, and cooking school teacher Patricia Wells for more than 35 years, and no one knows Paris’s culinary scene better. With this app, discover Patricia’s top picks of restaurants, cafes, wine bars, bakeries, pastry, chocolate and cheese shops, markets, wine shops, specialty food shops and kitchen and tableware shops.

Regularly updated, Patricia and her small but expert team are constantly expanding and fine-tuning their list of favorite gastronomic destinations. Visitors will find old favorites as well as new inspirations, covering every category from spots for quick bites to crêperies, sushi and dumpling treasures, as well as Michelin three-star haute cuisine restaurants.

“Food lovers rejoice! You can now tour Paris with Patricia Wells, the city’s most reliable guide to its very best spots. Her app is fast and easy to use, chock-full of terrific information and a great read. In other words, it’s a delicious must-have.”
Dorie Greenspan, author of Dorie’s Cookies and Around My French Table


• Discover more than 500 of the city’s ultimate culinary destinations, tested by Patricia and her team and regularly updated with detailed dependable commentary.

• Search by category using a filter to refine your search by cuisine type, neighborhood, details such as Michelin stars or gluten-free, atmosphere, price, and culinary specialties.

• Browse the app contents by category or neighborhood, or by restaurant specifics such as price, cuisine type, specialties or restaurant details like vegetarian-friendly or Michelin-star rating. 

• A map of Paris shows the location of all the addresses in the guide (use the filter to limit the addresses to those you are interested in). An offline geolocator allows you to see your location even when you’re not connected to the internet.

• A-Z glossary of French culinary terms to help translate menus on the spot.

• Bookmark your favorite addresses, and access Patricia’s current favorites and seasonal recommendations in the Picks section.

• English language only.


Patricia Wells, author and former Washington Post and New York Times journalist, was global food critic for the International Herald Tribune for more than 25 years. She has written five print editions of The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris and 14 other books, including Bistro Cooking and Trattoria. With her husband, Walter, Patricia has lived in France since 1980 and also teaches classes at her popular cooking school – At Home with Patricia Wells – in Paris and Provence. 

For more information visit www.foodloversparis.com

To offer feedback or report issues on the App, email bon.app@foodloversparis.com

© 2017 Patricia Wells

What's New

Version 2.0

• New improved design and photo layout
• New filter function to refine searches by cuisine type, neighborhood, specific details such as Michelin star or gluten free, restaurant atmosphere or specialties, price, or a combination or any of the above.
• Improved map functionality, showing multiple listings in clusters, filter functionality and more preview information on each listing
• Search function added to the glossary
• Upgraded for iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Like having PW next to you while strolling Paris.


Great App, Great Taste, Another winner from my favorite Foodie Guru.

The Best of Paris Places and Plates

Geof Drummond

It's worth flying off to Paris (again and again) to eat through this terrific guide. We all want to make the most of our travels, and are always looking for the person who knows to ask, "Where should we go/ What should we order?" Pat Wells is that person, and we can call her [App] 24/7 and ask those questions, and get the fool-proof answer, along with directions, times and telephone numbers. One other great use for this App--when you've returned home after your visit, as we recently did, this App is the perfect reminder of places and plates. Brava! Patricia Wells

More than worth the price!

New York Foodie

This app is like having your own, personal, dream food guide in Paris -- with knowledgeable recommendations for the best restaurants, food and speciality shops no matter where you are in the city! Just used the app during a week long stay. Incredibly easy to search by neighborhood and mapping laid out everything near to our location, complete with color coded markers to easily zero in what we needed at the time (a restaurant, pastry shop, etc.) Thoughtful reviews of each spot helped us make good decisions every time. You do get what you pay for! :)


Patricia Wells Ltd
79.7 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Patricia Wells


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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