Sentier is a lively pocket in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris and contains many of my favorite places. The 72-metre long cobbled street is special. It feels like a getaway from the city. Below are some of my favorite spots as well as long-standing favorites in Sentier. Shosh, a small Israeli buffet restaurant, reminds me of Tel Aviv's rustic food. It is where I go to for quick lunches (it closes at 4:00pm). You can pick from a variety of pastries, including sweet and savory, as well as spiced chickpeas, vegetable stew, lemon and onions chicken stew, and babka. They also have some of the finest hummus and Baba Ganoush outside of Israel. There are many options, but I love the Persian stew with herbs & Israeli lemons. There are only a few places that you can eat in. However, take-out is available. This little gem is located in the Hotel National des Arts et Metiers and serves delicious drinks based on plant-infusions and other interesting concoctions. Sud Sud Sud Sud is my favorite cocktail. It's made with cognac and pear, bergamot and bergamot marmalade, lime cordial, and mandarin velvet. You can enjoy a drink on the rooftop overlooking the city when the weather is good. Rue du Nil houses some of the most renowned gourmet shops in the city.
A bean-to-bar chocolate factory. As you pass the shopfront, you can smell the cocoa. It's hard to resist going in. They sell a wide range of delicious chocolates, but my favorite is the Piedmont hazelnut Praline and Sicilian Pistachio. A bar of Venezuelan, 76% Chuao chocolate will be a delight for chocolate lovers. Terroirs d'Avenir has a variety of shops on one street, including a butcher's and fishmonger's as well as a bakery. They source the finest ingredients from France, Italy, and Greece by choosing small-scale growers and fishers as well as independent cheesemakers. They use 'population flours to make their breads. These flours are delicious and more nutritious than regular flours. L'Arbre a Cafe is a small cafe that brews the best coffee in town. It has been a favorite of mine for over 10 years. The beans are sourced mainly from Brazil, Panama, and Ethiopia. Hippolyte Courty the founder has also started to grow his own beans in Peru at Finca Mariposa, a 35-hectare farm. You can purchase them at the shop. You won't find anything fancy if you come here. Foodi Jiaba-Buay is the place to go if you are looking for the best Taiwanese cuisine in Paris. Virginia Chuang, a Taiwanese chef has become a celebrity in Paris. Even tourists from Taiwan come here to try her cuisine. My son and me often visit this restaurant for lunch to try the ginger and pork wonton and pork belly gua bano, as well as the beef noodle soup. e