Private Food & Wine Tours:

About Wendy Lyn

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

Today, this Professional Eater is a tv/film producer, podcaster and journalist traveling 200+ days a year on epic eating trips with industry friends in search of the people & places influencing the way we eat + drink today. Follow the adventures on Instagram, or join her on a private food + wine tour in her favourite city Paris, France.

There is a reason Wendy’s private experiences sell out months in advance. She’s been featured in The New York Times | 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.”

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These are not “canned” generic food & wine tours – no two experiences are the same. During the sign up, I ask you specific questions so I can make this all about what you want to learn/eat/drink/do based around opening hours/days, etc.

Reserve the custom Taste of Paris if you want more time for sourdough bakeries, craft coffee, raw milk cheese shops, pastry shops, enjoying a small plate leisurely lunch, etc.

Reserve the natural wine bar crawl: If drinking with a young, hip crowd with loud music, standing shoulder-to-shoulder in crowded bars with a rock & roll Bourdain attitude, sharing small plates made by up and coming chefs and bottles of natural wine & cocktails is your thing. Don’t wait to save your date. These sell out 4-6 weeks in advance.

A Taste of Paris: Meet the New Generation

Custom 4-hr Tour: Quality Bakeries-Handmade Pastries-Craft Coffee-Raw-Milk Cheese-Artisanal Ice Cream-Natural Wine & more.

Tour details:

Just you + Wendy, lots of learning, local intel, fun vibes and tons of eating + drinking. Along the way, she’ll introduce you to the bakers, chefs, restaurateurs and others in the food industry who are shaping a brand new generation of Paris.

“We had such an amazing time eating & drinking through your neighborhood with you, laughing AND learning so much along the way. We felt like we had the inside scoop on Parisian life and strolling along with your chic self we felt part of it all! Meeting celebrity chefs doing their shopping along the way was a little glamour that we didn’t mind one bit. It was as if you gave us our very own VIP passes to a Paris we didn’t know existed! I can’t stop telling people about the most romantic salt in the world that can only be collected when the sea wind is blowing from the East, the dreamy whipped butter, the creamy cheese and the natural wine were all too good for words. The company was excellent, the food delicious, the history fascinating and the whole experience is something we will remember always. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your tours to anyone – if you are not sure… go on – book it – NOW – the reviews are all true!!” – Carolyn B.

1-4 adults (18+ yrs) traveling together
Marais & 11th arr

Natural Wine + Cocktail Bar Crawl

Sharing Plates - Bar Snacks - Rock n' Roll Crowd & Vibes
Wed - Sun

Tour details:

“This is NOT a food ‘tour.’ We learned more on a night out on the town with Wendy than we could have ever learned from going on our own. Not only was every place tailor-made just for us – she brought every bite, sip, place and person to life for us. From the shared face time with chefs, bartenders and local regulars to all the delicious food and drinks, we are so grateful for her pushing us outside our comfort zone to eat and drink things we never would have tried. It was a blast!”  – Ashton

Paris, France is one of the greatest food, craft cocktail + natural wine bar cities in the world but don’t mistake this for only liquid fun…there is delicious food!

The places I take you are on the cutting edge of what’s happening today from a new generation of chefs, restaurateurs, bartenders, and other entrepreneurs in the industry who are shaping a brand new generation of Paris. They are equally as interested in delicious food as they are with craft cocktails and wine.

Rock & Roll Vibe + Crowd: If drinking with a young, hip crowd with loud music, standing shoulder-to-shoulder in crowded bars with a rock & roll Bourdain attitude, sharing small plates made by up and coming chefs and sharing bottles of natural wine & cocktails is your thing – don’t wait to save your date. These sell out 4-6 weeks in advance.

Private for your group of 1-3 friends (18+ yrs) traveling together
3rd/11th arr.


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.

“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

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

Not only the was the tour a total learning experience, it was just plain fun. Wendy’s knowledge, outgoing personality and connections made for quite the boring afternoon after our rock star outing with her. Within minutes of leaving her we were asking each other, "Can we hit rewind and do that again?"
-John and Michael