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 Paris In Town® Le Bistro at Downtown at the Gardens
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Where the food is French, fun! The Palm Beach Post

Copyright © 2008, The Palm Beach Post. All rights reserved.
By Charles Passy
Palm Beach Post Restaurant Critic
Friday, April 04, 2008

The restaurant: Paris in Town

"The back story: This small North Palm Beach bakery/cafe/shop has been around in one form or another for more than 30 years. New owners Beni and Diane Himmich, both former Parisian residents, took over this past October.







The food: French (or French-influenced) and fun. The lunchtime menu focuses on sandwiches and salads, all emphasizing high-quality ingredients and creative preparations (the chicken salad, with fresh chunks of seasoned Bell & Evans chicken, gets a crunchy boost with the addition of walnuts). The "six veggies" quiche is a tasty, lighter alternative to the classic Lorraine that's also offered. Desserts and baked goods, from a satisfyingly sweet raspberry tart to a fairly flaky croissant, are a cut above the commercial-bakery norm.

The prices: Quite reasonable for fare of this quality. Sandwiches run from $6.85 to $9.85, salads from $6.50 to $11.65. Most pastries and cake slices are $4 and under. And croissants are a bargain at $1.80 apiece.

The service: You must order at the counter, but servers will bring the food to your table. We found the staff to be most courteous, even in the midst of the lunchtime rush.

The bottom line: A little gem in North Palm Beach. If you don't want to stay for a meal, takeout is a good option. Plus, there are French wines and hard-to-find imported food items (cheeses in particular) available for purchase.

The grades: B+ for food and service

11460 U.S. 1, North Palm Beach; (561) 626-6017;

- Charles Passy"


Paris in Town, where simple food reigns supreme
By Shawna Gallagher Vega
Posted July 11, 2013 at midnight

“In France,” Julia Child once said, “cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” For an avowed Francophile, the Parisian café experience is the height of cooking’s artistic and sporting dimensions. Simple appreciation of simple food reigns in a leisurely, unpretentious atmosphere.

North County residents don’t have to cross the Atlantic to enjoy such an experience. Paris in Town transports visitors to France upon arrival.

People are passionate about food at Paris in Town. Staff members readily tell you their favorite dishes, but they have trouble picking just one.

Manager Madalena Alonso, a Palm Beach Gardens resident who has worked at Paris in Town for the past five years, suggested several options for diners. Her favorites include “La Babylon,” a salad topped with chicken breast, tomato bruschetta, bacon, and mixed nuts, and “Le Freddo,” a sandwich featuring turkey pastrami with Dijon, bruschetta, and Swiss cheese.

“Of course, the pastries and sweet crêpes are very popular as well,” Alonso said.

Fellow employee Wendy Schmidt, an 11-year Paris in Town veteran from Palm Beach Gardens, said the strawberry crêpe is her favorite dish. Mae Willis of Jupiter, another employee, recommended “Le Belfast,” a roast beef, red onion, tomato, and provolone sandwich. Paris in Town also specializes in grab-and-go fare, with fresh quiches, croissants, pastries, and gelato available. Visitors can stock up on their favorite French foods and beverages, too; the café sells jams, escargots, cornichons (small, pickled gherkins), French wine, Belgian beer, and more. Paris in Town, located at 11460 U.S. Highway 1 in North Palm Beach, is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 561-626-6017 or visit the café online at www. or http://www.facebook/. com/parisintowncafe.

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                Paris in Town adds Italian Ciao Bella gelato to French menu

By Katie McBroom   |  Dessert, Dinner, Italian, Mexican  |  July 20, 2010
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Paris in Town bakery in Palm Beach Gardens now offers several Ciao Bella gelato varieties. (Courtesy Paris in Town)


PARIS IN TOWN, the delightful French bakery café that anchors the southeast corner of U.S. 1 and PGA Boulevard, has added a cool, creamy – and Italian – touch to its homey menu of pastry, petit dejéuner and lunch items: Ciao Bella gelato.

"We were attracted to the fact that it has a dense volume of excellent, natural ingredients, making it really rich in flavor – all while using skim milk instead of cream!" says Diane Himmich, who owns the popular café with her husband, Beni.

Her favorite is the hazelnut-flavored gelato. Other flavors include: white pistachio, Tahitian vanilla, Vairhona chocolate, espresso, caramel toffee and peaches and cream. She also serves mango and blood orange sorbets.

The gelatos and sorbets are available for dine-in and to go, at $4.25 for a 4-ounce scoop, $6.25 for two scoops. Also, for $2.65, patrons can add a scoop of vanilla to one of the café’s homemade sweet crepes, tarts or espresso drinks."