After a bumpy end of 2021 and a slow kickoff to 2022, Paris is humming once again. The old favorites, from Balagan to Le Mary Celeste, are packed with regulars while an exciting crop of new bistros, bars, and canteens with wildly different influences are drawing curious crowds. Perhaps most refreshing of all is a renewed sense of energy and enthusiasm among chefs and restaurant workers as they begin to sense the end of the COVID tunnel, or at the very least, an end to the worst of it.
If 2022 is the year you make it to Paris, we can guarantee there’s never been a better time to discover or rediscover what makes this one of the most legendary dining cities in the world.
Lindsey Tramuta is a Paris-based freelance food, culture, and travel journalist and the author of the books “The New Paris” and “The New Parisienne.” Her work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Fortune, Condé Nast Traveler, Afar, Eater, and Bloomberg. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Resy, too.