Food to Cure your Hangover in Paris
Paris is one of the most well-known cities for going out at night. The music scene is robust and there are tons of different venues to choose from. Hitting the town with your friends is fun to do every once in a while. But what happens when the sun rises after going out drinking? You know what it feels like to wake up the morning after.
You’re dehydrated, groggy, and all you can think about is going to eat a scrumptious breakfast. Thankfully, your friends are probably all feeling the same way, which makes for lovely brunch gatherings to continue the fun from the night before. And if you’re in Paris, there are many restaurants waiting for you, and their excellent food and breakfast drinks will leave you feeling good as new.
Our first recommendation is a popular restaurant in Le Marais. If you’re looking for a pretty place to sit down and eat Instagrammable food, go here. Season is such a perfect brunch spot that you might not get in if you show up on a Sunday; this place is known for having a line. And with reason, as all of their food is delicious.
They are most well-known for their stack of fluffy pancakes. I’ve never seen such a tall plate of matcha flapjacks. The pancake menu includes three options, depending on whether you want yours to feature matcha, bacon, or caramel. Needless to say, they are all mouth-watering.
Season is also dietary-restriction-friendly, as breaded options like the egg sandwich and the avocado Benedict are made with their “no glu” gluten-free bread, and a few of the menu items are labeled as vegan. Aside from the famous pancakes, the menu also has açai bowls, toasts, and even more savory options like a burger, for those who are more into the lunch side of brunch.
But Parisians don’t just come here to eat. The place is just as enjoyable as the food. The interior is designed with cozy furniture, neutral colors and wood and marble accents. Also, if you show up and there’s a line out the door, you’ll still have a chance of tasting these famous pancakes. Just around the corner is a to-go version of the Season restaurant, where you can sit down and enjoy your meal in a smaller space, or take it with you to eat at home. While these places don’t take reservations, it’s worth the wait. This is the perfect sit-down meal for instantly forgetting about your hangover.
Located in the 3rd arrondissement @ 1 Rue Charles-François Dupuis
Take-away location around the corner @ 8 Rue Dupetit-Thouars
Wild & The Moon
This next recommendation is very aesthetically pleasing. Wild & the Moon is the ultimate hangover recharge spot. They actually have a juice called, “hangover cure”… It doesn’t get much better than that.
This is the place to go if you’re not in the mood to sit down for a long meal. You can even go to Wild & the Moon if you just need to pick up a super quick juice before heading to work. Actually, it’s the perfect place for that. And, if you’re near the center of Paris, it won’t be hard to get to, since there are six different locations around the first four arrondissements. If you’re into healthy eats, you’ll love this place. Their philosophy is plant-based, cold-pressed, gluten-free, additive-free and plastic-free.
It’s easy to see that the Wild & the Moon aesthetic is on point and so is the food. The menu includes the basic healthy essentials, like açai bowls and juices, but they also make delicious savory meals like super bowls. For example, the La Falafel bowl is made with sweet potato, coleslaw, carrots, broccoli, golden raisins, parsley, coriander, and tahini sauce. Yum.
If you need to grab something quickly, try a slice of their banana cake, which comes with a sweet cashew cream & vanilla sauce on top. Don’t skip on coffee because their café latte is the best in the world, in my opinion. It’s made with a blend of almond milk and coconut milk, with maple syrup as a sweetener. But be careful because it’s addictive.
Another incredible drink option is the Ocean Dream smoothie. It’s bright blue and made with the rare ingredient, blue spirulina, and it tastes like heaven. As you can tell, this place is filled with unique, healthy specialties. You could actually go to Wild & the Moon after every hangover and not get bored of their exotic menu.
Located in Le Marais, Amelot, Honoré, Opéra, Charlot, and Lafayette
Hours vary by location
Obviously, when in Paris, curing hangovers with crepes is always a good idea. However, not all creperies are this good. Breizh Café has locations in Le Marais, Montorgueil, and the 6th arrondissement. These crepes are next level. The sweet options include delicious ingredients like vanilla sugar, Nutella, strawberries, caramel, and pineapple.
To satisfy a Umami craving, Breizh Café serves galettes, which are made with buckwheat flour and filled with savory ingredients like ham, cheese, eggs, and bacon. The buckwheat crepes have really nice flavor and consistency, so it’s hard to choose between La Norvegienne, with sautéed vegetables, salmon and cream chive, and the Lemon Crepe with whipped cream. Our advice; bring a friend and order one of each to share.
And if these diverse crepe options aren’t stimulating enough, you can still order something different from the menu, like the oysters. To drink, I recommend trying one of their featured drinks, which are apple ciders that will contrast nicely with any plate that you order.
As if this place weren’t French enough, the employees wear navy blue and white striped shirts, and the whole restaurant is designed with the same color palette, so the style gives a sophisticated French vibe. Breizh Café’s motto is, “la crêpe autrement”, which means, “the crepe differently”. This is a perfect way to explain this restaurant, which took the concept of Parisian crepes and developed a lovely, scrumptious French restaurant.
Located in the 3rd arrondissement @ 109 Rue Vieille du Temple
And in the 6th arrondissment @ 1 Rue de l’Odéon
Open everyday from 10AM – 11PM
Ob La Di Café
Ob La Di Café is a blue-vibed destination for hipsters, coffee lovers, and little café aficionados. The moment you step inside, you’ll forget about your hangover. The place is decorated in blue and white tiles that give a beautiful accent to any angle of the room. It’s the perfect photo opp. And their food is just as pleasing to the eye.
Their avocado toast is not just any avo-toast; it comes with chimichurri sauce and pomegranates on top. The menu also features three different granola bowls, toasts, and some vegan and gluten free options.
The café is quite small, but they have bar stools where you can sit and work on your computer or tables to sit with friends and enjoy the coffee and food. And of course, the latte art looks even prettier with the floor tiles, so bring a camera.
This coffee and eats café is another option for a quicker bite. The place is super cute and everything served is high quality. Choose Ob La Di Café if you want to put an appealing meal on your Instagram without having to stand in line. With a beautiful interior and a kiss mark logo, this place should definitely be on your hangover brunch bucket list.
Located in the 3rd arrondissement @ 54 Rue de Saintonge
If you’re the type of person who can’t decide between pancakes and pizza the morning after drinking, look no further. Walking into this restaurant in Le Marais feels like stepping into an Italian kitchen. This stylistic brunch spot is only one of a number of stunning Italian restaurants within the Big Mamma group that are scattered around Paris.
While each location is different, every one of them gives the authentic Italian experience with beautifully decorated ceramic plates, exquisite cuisine and friendly employees straight from Italy. A famous dish of these enchanting restaurants is the truffle pasta, made with mascarpone (Italian cream cheese) and little mushrooms, and served in a copper cooking pot.
For a filling brunch, order a few things off the menu to sample flavors from different plates. Obviously, you need to get a pizza, and it’s definitely a good idea to try out one of their pancake options; either the savory one, topped with stracciatella, egg, and asparagus, or the sweet one, with ricotta, banana, and chocolate. This restaurant also has a solid list of cocktails, like the bellini spritz, which is made with a peach puree, guava rosé, and raspberry.
This is more than an Italian restaurant. It’s a cozy, well-decorated, refined eatery that takes Italian cuisine and plates incredible food, for whatever type of mood you’re in. This is the place to go if you’re looking for tradition combined with versatility.
Located in Le Marais @ 30 Rue Debelleyme
Monday 12–2:30PM, 7–10:45PM
Tuesday 12–2:30PM, 7–10:45PM
Wednesday 12–2:30PM, 7–10:45PM
Thursday 12–2:30PM, 7–10:45PM
Friday 12–2:30PM, 7–11PM
Saturday 9AM–3:45PM, 7–11PM
Sunday 9AM–3:45PM, 7–10:45PM
If drinking alcohol leaves you with a craving for a classic plate of pancakes, Holybelly is the place to be. This unique spot serves breakfast all day long, and is located near the metro station, Jacques Bonsergent, and specializes in pancakes, eggs, and craft beers. Customers appreciate that both the staff and the food are on point, with delicious meals and excellent service.
The interior has a bright and lively environment, with a friendly vibe, and there’s quite a bit of seating (100 seats to be exact), so you should be able to get a nice table. Every pancake has something unique on top, one of the most popular being eggs and bacon.
This is another spot that doesn’t take reservations, despite being very popular. Sunday is their busiest day of the week, with the potential of waiting up to 30 minutes, but on other days, you should be seated pretty quickly. But just in case you normally get drunk on Mondays and Tuesdays, it’s important to note that they are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so on these days you should choose one of our other suggestions.
The Holybelly slogan is, “It’s good because we care”, which explains the famous combination of delicious food and kind employees. This is a great place to eat a classic breakfast plate, at any time of the day. Holybelly 5 also has a sister location, Holybelly 19, which is close by and features a smaller environment with smaller plates and more lunch options. Whether you’re looking for a typical pancake or innovative lunch, both of the Holybelly’s are guaranteed to satisfy.
Located in the 10th arrondissement @ 5 Rue Lucien Sampaix
Down the street: Holybelly 19 @ 19 Rue Lucien Sampaix
Last but definitely not least, this unique restaurant is located on Rue des Gravilliers in Le Marais and will make you feel like you never left your bedroom, because there’s literally a bed in the middle of the room. Derrière is nestled behind its luscious green courtyard, and puts on a lovely brunch every Sunday from noon to 4pm. It’s a beautiful place to come with friends and enjoy the lively environment and the buffet.
This restaurant provides a more classic take on French cuisine. The menu includes definitions of almost everything served, down to the bread. If you typically wake up with a foggy brain when hungover, choose this restaurant to help you out.
The brunch features a set menu that includes the buffet, a main dish, a hot drink, and a fresh juice. You also have the option to upgrade your meal to add two mimosas. This is the perfect way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. At the buffet, you’ll find baked goods, salads, yogurts, cheeses, and desserts.
The main dishes are composed of eggs, chicken, meat, or fish. It’s impossible to leave this restaurant still hungry, which is actually the Derrière philosophy. The buffet style brunch is meant to satisfy every craving. Choose this elegant restaurant if you are looking for a family-style meal in a nice location.
Located in Le Marais @ 69 Rue des Gravilliers
Monday 12–2:30PM, 7:30PM–1AM
Tuesday 12–2:30PM, 7:30PM–1AM
Wednesday 12–2:30PM, 7:30PM–1AM
Thursday 12–2:30PM, 7:30PM–1AM
Friday 12–2:30PM, 7:30PM–1AM
Saturday 12–2:30PM, 7:30PM–1AM
Sunday 12–4PM, 7–11PM
Regardless of which of these places you choose to cure your hangover in Paris, you’ll leave smiling. From world-class pancakes to mouth-watering truffle pasta pots, these dishes surely will not disappoint. Every plate is delicious, so the right restaurant to go to depends on the kind of hangover brunch you want to have. If you’re lying in bed right now, squinting at your phone and trying to smile through the pain of an alcoholic night, you should definitely get up and go to one of these amazing restaurants. Call your friends, take a shower, and dig in to the French delicacies that Paris has to offer. And don’t forget to drink water, because hydration is key. ;)