ABOUT SIDEWALK FOOD TOURS OF PARIS

OUR STORY

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A CULINARY EXPERIENCE COMPANY

Food Tours of Paris was created by a group of friends with a love for the City of Light and a passion for its culinary treasures. One of the best ways to show their love for Paris and celebrate its food and wine is to share it with others, leading them to the city’s best hidden gems and undiscovered locales. Our tours are created to showcase the beauty and magic of Paris while leading you to the secret spots known only to the locals.

Along the way, you learn about historic landmarks, stroll down ancient streets, and see the exquisite architecture of some of the oldest areas of the city. You are treated to the finest tastes of quintessential French foods that are a must-try while in Paris. Our goal is for you to feel as if you’re exploring the city with a close friend showing you all their favorite local hideaways while focusing on the amazing culinary landscape that gave birth to some of the world’s most famed chefs and cooking techniques.

By the end of the tour, you feel like one of the locals, with a new appreciation for the food, wine, history, and architecture that make Paris one of the most storied cities in the world. We look forward to having you join us on a food tour of Paris and can’t wait to show you the sights.

Bien manger!

SIDEWALK FOOD TOURS OF PARIS

OUR TOURS

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EXPLORE NEIGHBORHOOD DELIGHTS

Discover the beauty, magic, and history of Paris on our walking food tour! Experience the best of Paris’s incomparable culture and cuisine with delicious food and drink tastings. Led by your expert guide, head off the beaten path straight into the heart of the City of Light, where the most authentic Parisian fromageries, boulangeries, and historic landmarks await.

Our Paris walking tours take you on a leisurely stroll through the picturesque, winding streets of one of the oldest cities in the western hemisphere. On the tour, you visit acclaimed specialty food shops and follow your guide down Medieval streets, passing ancient churches, eclectic boutiques, and stunning examples of European architecture. C’est magnifique!

MEET THE TEAM

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JOSHUA HIRSCH Owner

On a six-hour historical tour of Lower Manhattan, Joshua’s stomach began to grumble as the guide pointed out some delicious food spots. It was then that he had an “aha moment.” He decided to include his favorite food places on a history and culture walking tour, so folks wouldn’t be hungry while discovering the city!

He wanted his tours to tell the story of the neighborhood through its food and the people who prepare it. The rest, as they say, is history. Sidewalk Food Tours, a culinary experience company, was born. He has since expanded into six delectable cities. His goal is to expand to every major U.S. city you travel to, so you can experience its food and culture on a Sidewalk Food Tour.

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CHIEU PHAM Partner

We are honored to have Chieu Pham on our team. She plays an integral part in the company’s overall success. Her family bravely refuged to the U.S. from Vietnam in the 1980s. She brings years of business experience, previously working for Sprint, Principal Financial, Morgan Stanley, and Hartford. In addition to her business acumen, she is extremely passionate about feng shui, astrology, food, and culture. She loves meditation, traveling, and hiking to beautiful mountaintops. Spending quality time with her eight nieces and nephews is what brings her the most joy.

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MATT KINSEY Operations Manager

Matt Kinsey is a NY-based actor and director. He loves to binge watch Chef’s Table, pretend he can cook like a Michelin star chef, and enjoy the strangest bits of NYC’s history.

He studied acting at NYU and has since been focused on writing and directing theater. In addition to being a manager at Sidewalk Food Tours, he is also a wonderful food tour guide in New York City.

Favorite Cocktail: Old Fashioned
Favorite Bite: Pierogi at Veselka’s

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TORY WERGELIS-ISAACSON Human Resources/Marketing

Tory is a former math teacher and Philadelphia native with a passion for travel. Having lived overseas in Scotland, New Zealand, and the United Arab Emirates, he is always on the lookout for his next adventure- and those adventures will always involve trying new foods. His goal is to travel to and eat at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Outside of work, you can usually find him coaching baseball, endlessly scrolling through Netflix, or in pursuit of high-quality BBQ food.

Favorite Cocktail: Bourbon on the rocks

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NAOMI DUBOIS Paris Manager

Naomi has been living in Paris for 20 years and enjoys sharing her knowledge and love for the city of lights. She frequently indulges in 7-course meals cooked by her French mother-in-law and takes pleasure in wearing a beret and walking her poodle with a fresh baguette under the arm…

Favorite restaurant: Le Jules Verne, on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower.

Favorite Cocktail: She only drinks champagne

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MARC CANDES Guide

Marc was born a few steps from the Chateau de Versailles and ever since has been passionate about the history of France.

After spending a few years in Spain, he came back to Paris to study Literature at the Sorbonne University and also became a professional musician and singer.

He will have you travel back in time in the streets of Paris as well as revealing the favorite foodie spots for locals. You’re in good hands!

Favorite Restaurant: Le Bouillon Pigalle

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MATHIEU VINCENS Guide

Mathieu has been living in Paris for more than ten years. He loves discussing French food and culture with tourists and locals alike. He grew up in a small town about an hour drive from Paris. Mathieu makes it his goal to make sure his guests have the best food tour experience possible.

Favorite Restaurant: Le Chanard