Eating pizza in Paris may sound counterintuitive. France is known for its haute cuisine and fine wine, after all, and that cuisine is distinctly French, not Italian. Pizza isn’t on the list of iconic French food and wine pairings. Yet hitting the City of Lights without chowing down on a homemade pie is actually borderline sinful.
Despite being known for French pastries, bisques, baguettes, and boeuf bourguignon, France is very much a pizza-loving country. The French eat 22 pounds of pizza per person annually — the second most in the world after the US, which consumes 28 pounds per person annually. According to a study dug up by The Local, pizza is France’s number one comfort food. Paris, as the capital of France, is filled with just as much (if not more) pizza lovers as the rest of country.