The New Food Lover’s Guide to Paris

The New Food Lover’s Guide to Paris

By Patricia Wells

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2012-04-17
  • Current Version: 1.3.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 69.60 MB
  • Developer: Patricia Wells
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings


The most authoritative guide to eating well in the City of Light is now available as an application for iOS. “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 Around My French Table and the Baking with Dorie iPad application FEATURES • Discover more than 350 of the city’s ultimate culinary destinations, updated for 2012 and tested by Patricia and her team, with concise overview details and focused, dependable commentary. Includes Patricia’s discriminating selection of Paris restaurants, cafes, wine bars, bakeries, pastry shops, chocolate shops, cheese shops, markets and specialty shops, as well as her top picks. Or bookmark your own favorite addresses for a personalized top-picks list. • A map of Paris shows all selected addresses, with color-coded pins and GPS locations to guide you to the best restaurants, shops and markets in the vicinity, wherever you may be. App users can call numbers directly, link to web sites and find relevant directions. • Browse the app contents by category or neighborhood, or by particular restaurant specifics such as price, cuisine type, specialties or restaurant details like vegetarian- friendly or Michelin-star rating. • Patricia’s famous dining dictionary (often copied but never equaled) is an A-Z glossary of French culinary terms to help translate menus on the spot. • English language only. ABOUT PATRICIA Patricia Wells, author and former New York Times journalist, was global food critic for the International Herald Tribune for more than 25 years. She has written four print editions of The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris and 13 other books, including Bistro Cooking and Trattoria. With her husband, Walter, Patricia has lived in France since 1980 and also runs classes at her popular cooking school – At Home with Patricia Wells – in Paris and Provence. For more information visit To offer feedback or report issues on the App, email



  • A Patricia Well’s Embarrassment!!

    By Chuckwire
    This is an embarrassment that Patricia Wells should either correct with a complete overhaul or remove from the Apple App store. I purchased it, downloaded it, have updated it, and it doesn’t work. It’s a mess. Her book was well done originally, and if she’d spent the money necessary to hire a competent app developer and update it properly, it would be a help to Paris visitors, but this is sad.
  • Decent content, weak functionality

    By Travlr88
    This is really more of a stripped down mobile book than an app. It's got many (not all) of the great write ups in the Wells book, but no real functionality. Sorting is crude and the map doesn't geo-locate, but if you're out on the town and know where you are, you can manually zoom on the map to find a recommended place near you. If you're the type who plans every meal ahead of time, just get the book or digital book, as you'll likely enjoy it more.
  • Big disappointment!

    By Pmwolverton
    Do not purchased this app. You cannot search for restaurants. You must scroll through and alphabetized list of restaurants with no guidance. This is a big disappointment from our 1999 version of food lovers guide to Paris which we have used time and time again in Paris.
  • Rip-off

    By Expman
    We carried Patricia Wells 3rd edition of Food Lovers Guide to Paris all over the city in 1995. Every recommendation was great. Twenty years later we're going back, so I bought the app. I searched for 4 of our favorites. All are still open, with web sites, FB pages, etc. Nothing. No listings in this app. 0 for 4. We'll bring the book. The map does not work on iPhone 6 plus - all pins on all the time. GPS probably won't work, but I don't know if I'll even bother to find out. This app is a waste of time. Patricia Wells RIP. It's too bad your good name is being abused with this lousy app.
  • New Food lover's Guide to Paris

    This does not work on the iPad. Cannot scroll. Can see whole page only on iPhone setting (1x). No response to touchscreen.
  • No for I pad

    By rhonelover
    This app does not open initially. I turned off my iPad and then I was able to open it After that I cannot change pages. It works ok with iPhone.
  • Needs work!

    By Ringdelio
    I'm a huge fan of Patricia Wells' writing and own several (OK, three) of her books, so when in Paris for two weeks, I was excited to discover her app. Very disappointing, not for her words, when I could get to them, but for the functionality of the app. Doesn't rotate on the iPad, wants to show a landscape view in portrait mode. Buttons are unresponsive. The content is kept up to date, but the basic operation doesn't get fixed. I doubt that the developer ever looks at the app on an iOS device. Wells' writing and criticism deserves a better presentation.
  • Great app for true gourmands

    By Steph2
    I couldn't have lived without this app in Paris. I have the book as well and even though I read the book cover to cover I found the app essential for "on the ground" use. I didn't purchase cellular data for my trip but the app works without it and so does the map (even in airplane mode) so the ability to see where I was in relation to all the places detailed in the book itself was a game changer. So glad I spent the 5 dollars on this app even though I had purchased the book as well! Thanks Patricia!
  • A gem! great restaurant picks

    By Leo Horn-Phathanothai
    This app is a must-have for foodies of any stripe visiting Paris. I am a frequent visitor to Paris and have tried many of the restaurant recommendations: I have never once been disappointed. This is now my go to resource for dining out in Paris. There's a rich variety of picks to satisfy a wide range of styles and palettes. You will also find many very reasonably priced options (which is a real plus, if you are looking for great value: there's no shortage of good eateries in this city, but many of the better known ones will burn big holes in your wallet).
  • Must have in Paris

    This delightful app has a map with GPS, which is reason enough to get it. Then it maps out the nearest places and gives Patricia Wells’ take on it. I probably went to 15 places from this app, maybe one was disappointing and at least half were terrific and things I would not have found on my own.