No-one is connected to the Paris food scene like Wendy Lyn.
Known as the “Insider’s Insider” – Wendy is a straight-talking Southern food writer who earned her hard-won access to the international food & wine community from working as a PR & Restaurant Consultant to the some of the biggest chefs in the world and launching the first ever USA Michelin Guide in NYC.
When this professional eater is not on epic eating trips with chefs in search of THE places to eat & drink or chronicling her eating & drinking adventures on Instagram, Food & Wine Magazine, Travel + Leisure, and The Travel Channel, she takes clients on her wildly popular private food tours in her favourite food city.
“Food & wine tours geared for the new Instagram generation of foodies on a mission to eat & drink in the best new restaurants & natural wine bars.”
Not a “tour” person? Wendy isn’t either. Like most of you, when she travels, she wants to learn about the local food scene from someone in the industry, who is fun, takes her to the right spots to eat & drink and hang out with cool like-minded people.
Wendy knows that the food scene in Paris is one of a kind and so are you. Whether you are hip & trendy or more traditional – she will put you in the know about what you want to know… and fast.
“Wendy is like being with your fab big sister” – The Sunday Times
Forget FOMO (fear of missing out) or being in a group of strangers. It is only you & Wendy (more fun that way) so that you can dig in deeper, eat and drink what you want, linger, laugh, ask questions and have casual spontaneous experiences that are not scripted. One layer at a time, you’ll start seeing and understanding things you wouldn’t have seen on your own. Not only will you gain tons of local knowledge, you’ll be eating & drinking like a pro in no time.
The tours sell out months in advance. If you don’t see your date available, send her a note at contactme (at) wendylyn.com to see if she can squeeze you in.
Short on time or first-time visitor? Join Wendy Lyn for insider tips at her local café, artisan bakery, award-winning cheese ager and popular tapas wine bar....Read more
Maubert-Mutualite, Left Bank, 5th Arr
3-hours aren't enough for your hit list? Wendy will take you to eat & drink on the left & right bank's best food & wine spots....Read more
Maubert-Mutualite, Left Bank, 5th Arr
For 20-40 somethings*, drink natural wine with a young new generation of Parisians at ultra-cool natural wine shops called "caves a manger"- for shared bottles of wine & bar snacks....Read more
Press & Rave Reviews:
As Seen In: Wall St Journal | New York Times | NBC TODAY | Travel + Leisure | Food & Wine “On a first name basis with every ‘it’ chef in Paris” – Travel + Leisure Magazine “One hyper-connected private guide” – Food & Wine Magazine “Wendy Lyn is Paris’ Ultimate Food Insider” – USA TODAY “One of the Top Ten Culinary Guides in Europe” – The Wall Street Journal “One of the 6 Best Food Tours in the World” – Sunday Times Magazine“If only there were a ‘Wendy’ in every major food city in the world…Barcelona, New York, Venice, London, etc. She’s that good.” – Steve and Molly Read More Rave Reviews Here
Who Is Wendy Lyn?
She’s dubbed “the insider’s insider,” for her hard-won all-access pass within the international culinary community from working as a PR & Restaurant Consultant for the most notable chefs & restaurants in the world. From conceptualizing restaurants with chefs to launching the first US Michelin Guide – Wendy has been based in Paris for over half her life, globetrotting a staggering 200+ days a year on an airplane getting to the next foreign city for the next project. Originally from L.A. (Lower Alabama/Florida Panhandle), Wendy is happily grounded now in her favorite food city where her trusted Southern appeal, high-regard for French food & wine and her energetic genuine fun-style, have endeared her to Paris’ top chefs & industry pros who consider her part of their family.
One of the Top Ten Culinary Guides in EuropeThe Wall Street Journal
On a first name basis with every ‘it’ chef in ParisTravel + Leisure Magazine
When we got back to the states and saw the article in the WSJ, watched Anthony Bourdain’s 100th show, and read Hemisphere magazine we affirmed our believe that our 'Wendy time' took us to the center of the food universe! Our time with her was amazing!...
The best thing we did while in Paris was hire @parisismykitchen for a foodie tour. Wendy, a local New Orleanian, moved to Paris 28 years ago and became a pro on the Paris food scene. She doesn't just bring you to restaurants, she introduces you to the managers, chefs, waiters who have all become...
How do you make a trip to Paris even more memorable? Have Wendy Lyn give you a food & wine tour of Paris. We tasted our way through the 5th and 6th neighborhoods best bakeries, cheese, and wine bars while learning food culture. Wendy is an encyclopedia of Chefs and Restaurants and is happy to share...