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.”

Created just for you: These are not canned cliché “tours”, no two are the same. Each one is as individual as you are. I want to get you in on a deeper level of what is happening on the food & drink scene – far more than touring food shops can show you. I want you to eat, drink and meet people. During sign up, I ask you specific questions so I can make this all about what you want to learn/eat/drink/do. Don’t wait to save your date. These sell out 4-6 weeks in advance.

Reserve the Taste of Paris if you want a combination of grazing through craft cocktail & natural wine bars PLUS lunch/or/dinner made by up and coming chefs.

Reserve the natural wine & cocktail bar crawl: If you are interested in socializing, eating and drinking in as many locations as possible – with a young, hip crowd with a rock & roll Bourdain attitude, sharing beautiful small plates in craft cocktail & natural wine bars.

Don’t see what/time/date you are looking for? Send me an e-mail: contactme (at)

A Taste of Paris: Meet the New Generation

Custom 5-hr Tour: A combination of grazing through craft cocktail & natural wine bars PLUS lunch/or/dinner made by up and coming chefs
Weekday dinner, Weekend lunch/dinner

Tour details:

Just you + Wendy, lots of learning, local intel, fun vibes and tons of eating + drinking.

Eat & drink through your bucket list of world class craft cocktail & natural wine bars, PLUS a super hot wine bar reservation for late lunch or early dinner. From Guest Chef Dinner Series, Popups to Paris’ legends, she’ll introduce you to the entrepreneurs, bartenders, chefs, restaurateurs and others in the food industry who are shaping a brand new younger generation of Paris.

“We were excited to book our trip to Paris, but actually being there with Wendy Lyn was surreal. She made the people and places we’d read about so tangible. One minute we were grazing through the best charcuterie and cheese shops in her neighborhood, the next minute we were eating a late lunch at a popular wine bar with other chefs on their day off. She shared her “family” with us. Getting to know the best of Paris on a personal level went from dream to a reality. Get in touch with Wendy, I am certain it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. I’m still in Paris with Wendy, at least in my head.”– Chris S.

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

Eat & Drink Through Sharing Plate Cocktail + Natural Wine Bars:

Custom 4-hour Tour: Sharing Plate Natural Wine & Cocktail Bars - Rock n' Roll Crowd & Vibes

Tour details:

Paris, France is one of the greatest restaurant cities in the world – but the new “new” is actually eating in craft cocktail + natural wine bars. Don’t mistake this for only liquid fun…there is delicious food!

“We learned more on a night out on the town with Wendy than we could have ever learned 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

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. No two experiences are ever the same, these are both planned in advance AND spontaneous as I get to know you – really, created just for you.

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
Marais/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