Experiences geared for a younger,
Bourdain-style
rock & roll mindset.

About Wendy Lyn

Wendy Lyn is a straight-talking Southerner known as the “Insider’s Insider” in the international food + drink industry from having worked as a Media & Restaurant Consultant to the some of the world’s biggest Chefs and launching the first US Michelin Guide.

As a Restaurant-Hospitality Consultant, TV Producer, Author and Journalist in the food & travel industry, Wendy Lyn is on the go 200+ days a year on epic eating trips in the world’s most exciting eating cities. In fact, her favorite thing to make for dinner IS reservations.  It is no surprise then, that this Professional Eater fields hundreds of daily questions from followers where to go/eat on her popular Instagram account @parisismykitchen.

There is a reason Wendy’s private experiences sell out months in advance. She’s been featured in The New York Times | Forbes Magazine| The Wall St Journal | NBC TODAY | Travel + Leisure | Food & Wine Magazine | The Travel Channel with Andrew Zimmern + Anthony Bourdain


On a first name basis with every ‘it’ chef in Paris.” – Travel + Leisure Magazine

“Wendy’s superpower is access. She is your best industry friend who wants you to meet everyone there is to know & shows you the fast track to what’s happening on the food scene in Paris.”


Wendy wants you experience Paris’ food scene on a deeper level by eating, drinking and meeting local people. If you are social and eat and drink everything – don’t wait too late to reserve.

Don’t see what you are looking for?  COMING SOON: Customized visits to Neo-bistrots, street food, natural wine bars, sourdough bakeries, craft cocktail bars, and fun after-hour chef hangouts in Pigalle, St Denis, Les Halles and Marais. All experiences are private, custom created just for you around your interests.  No two are ever the same. Questions? contactme (at) wendy-lyn.com

Belleville: Eat + Drink Through the New Generation of Paris

Private 5-hour Tour: Geared for a younger, Bourdain-style mindset. If you like rock and roll vibes, are social and eat and drink everything – don’t wait to save your date. These sell out 6-8 weeks in advance.
6-10 pm
Wed - Sat

Tour details:

Stop scrolling though Instagram. Have more fun eating and drinking with Wendy Lyn up on the hill in Belleville. The vibe in this ethnic working class neighborhood is electric. Bars are packed, and jeans and sneakers are the dress code. Graffiti-filled alleyways are illuminated by neon signs, hip hop music fills the air, the streets are overflowing and the energy pulsing. Eat and drink your way through it on a private four-hour crawl with local restaurant journalist and Executive Producer Wendy Lyn. Belleville is known for its Asian-French street food, craft cocktails, buzzy sharing plate natural wine bars and traditional old school bistrots. What appears as gritty to first-time visitors to Paris, is actually the cutting edge of what’s happening today in these eastern 11th and 19th districts. Every night and weekend you’ll find a younger crowd of locals and chefs eating on their nights off mingling with a new generation of restaurateurs, bartenders, and other entrepreneurs in the industry shaping the city’s modern culinary landscape.

Put on your seatbelt. You will experience more on a night out with Wendy in this fascinating part of town than you can ever do on your own. She brought every bite, sip, place and person to life for us. When she says she ‘loves to make the family bigger’, wow does she mean it. Sharing delicious food & drinks (and tons of face time) with chefs, bartenders and locals was a blast! We know we made friends for life.”  – Ashton

Don’t see what you are looking for? COMING SOON: Customized visits to Neo-bistrots, street food, natural wine bars, sourdough bakeries, craft cocktail bars, and fun after-hour chef hangouts in Pigalle, St Denis, Les Halles and Marais.

Private for your group of 1-4 friends (18+ yrs) traveling together
11th/19th arr

Testimonials

When we got back to the states and saw the article in the WSJ, watched Anthony Bourdain’s 100th show, and read Food + Wine / Travel & Leisure magazines - it affirmed our belief that our 'Wendy time' took us to the center of the food universe! Our time with her was amazing!
-Peter G.

“Put on your seatbelt. You will experience more on a night out with Wendy than you can ever do on your own. She brought every bite, sip, place and person to life for us. When she says she ‘loves to make the family bigger’, wow does she mean it. Sharing delicious food & drinks (and… Read More
- Ashton

“We followed Wendy on Instagram. We knew her private tour was going to be special but she actually blew our mind. From the delicious food we ate, new places we discovered to front row seating at the most talked about wine bars, to meeting the owners, we were just in awe. We’ve come home with… Read More
-Sue & Jeff

The best thing we did while in Paris was hire @parisismykitchen for a foodie tour. Alixe and I felt like we were being let in on the secret, locals only spots around Paris. It was AMAZING. Wendy doesn't just bring you to restaurants, she introduces you to the industry people who are like her family.… Read More
-Bridget

Yes, she is the most expensive private food tour out there but, wow, is she worth it. Within thirty seconds we realised we'd hit the jackpot with a star. She is a natural teacher, she opens your eyes in ways you didn't think possible, she'll put you in the know of the real Paris food… Read More
-Anne and Luke

How do you make a trip to Paris even more memorable? Have Wendy Lyn give you a private food & natural wine tour of Paris. Wendy is an encyclopedia of Chefs and Restaurants and is happy to share her insights, knowledge & friends. Do this tour at the beginning of your trip and eat well… Read More
-Oliver