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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Travel Adventures | What to Eat [and Where!] in Colmar, France

You're going to want to have a snack nearby (or at least a full tummy) when you see this post. Don't say I didn't warn you... but I am a little sorry if I make you drool.

Here you will find everything you need to know about our favorite eats in Colmar. 

[And you will find the first post on Colmar sightseeing here.]

Since breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, we'll start with Bagelstein for an old fashioned, homemade bagel sandwich to die for!

We liked it so much that I almost cried a little the next day when we were hoping to go back for sandwich number two, only to find them closed! BOOOO!

So make sure you find your way to 55 Grand' Rue.

The manager's name is Philippe (can you get more French?) and he speaks fabulous English, for those of us who speak zero French. He's Mr. Smiley in the top corner there. He really likes to joke. It makes for a great, cheerful atmosphere in the shop.

Great food, great coffee. Don't miss this one!

When traveling anywhere in France, my biggest sweet treat splurge is going to be a macaron (or 12)... and this is the place to find them! 

So pretty! So yummy! So French!

These beauties can also be found on the Grand' Rue, number 60. It's all right centrally located near Little Venice and the Altstadt. 

Right about the time you're getting hungry for lunch is the PERFECT time to stop by the old covered market at 13 Rue des Ecoles.

You can wander the stalls and see all sorts of interesting foods. Maybe pick up a few gourmet jams or fancy star shaped cheeses... or wonder what exactly you'd do with a whole fish?

But then you can sit down to enjoy something completely sensible and delicious, like quiche lorraine!

Another lunch option is the quaint Bar JH. It's a small restaurant on an out-of-the-way street near the Cathedral (5 Rue Saint-Martin) and it was perfect for one of our lunches that we just wanted something small. The service from the bartender was fabulous and friendly.

We ate outside in the beautiful sunshine and it was just lovely. 

Now it's time for dinner! 

Make sure if you have your heart set on a certain place, you stop by earlier in the day for a reservation. They fill up pretty quick.

You obviously have a million options in such a great city, but we tried and thoroughly enjoyed these two...

Right near Little Venice is a restaurant appropriately called Little Venice. It's on the Rue de la Poissonnerie.

The atmosphere in here was so adorable. 

Tons of old, interesting decorations. An upbeat staff. Great wine. And the smells... ohmygosh the smells coming from the open kitchen! YUM!

Steak with mushroom cream sauce! And just looking at this picture reminds me that those were pretty much the best mashed potatoes of my life.

Okay here's the second one... see that beautiful yellow building? It's super iconic, you won't be able to miss it.

It's called Aux Trois Poissons. Located at 15 Quai De La Poissonnerie.

Here you will find a LOT of fancy and a LOT of local charm! It was some of the prettiest, tastiest food I've had in a long long time. Maybe ever!

And that, my friends, concludes the drool fest my food recommendations.

If you made it to the end without your tummy growling you deserve a cookie! 

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  1. Wow, your photography is amazing. not been to Colmar but I've heard it's gorgeous. I loved the fish sign. Loved the fromage. Never understood the fuss about macarons. Thanks for sharing Jessica.

    1. You're so welcome! And thanks for the gold stars. Have you just never had truly amazing macarons? Cause I don't even really have much of a sweet tooth but I still love them!

  2. I so like the yellow building---and that photo is amazing...
    it looks like the food there is good too ;)

    1. Right? It's more than just a pretty colored building ;o)