Some Favorite French Spots in NYC + What to Order

October 25, 2021

French Spots - NYC

Given what a Francophile I am, I’m grateful to live in New York City where there’s a handful of excellent spots that can give me my French fix when I want one. 

Sarah Flint Sachetto Ballet Flat

But first up, let’s talk about this outfit!

There’s a good reason why the ballet flat has stood the test of time in women’s wardrobes – the practical yet chic shoe makes looking and feeling put together pretty simple. 

Ballet flats were of course inspired by the dance slippers worn by ballerinas in France in the mid-18th century but similar styles were worn before they reached mass appeal. The shoe has a fun past and this timeless style remains its je ne sais quoi appeal to this day.

French Spots - NYC

As I am always wearing ballet flats, I was excited to add Sarah Flint’s newest style to my rotation. Meet the Sacchetto Ballet Flat.

What I love about this style is the vintage feel. The square cap toe and covered button detail were inspired by the heritage of the shoe style but true to form, Sarah updated them with modern fabrics to make them feel of the moment yet remain timeless. 

Sarah Flint Sachetto Ballet Flat

Sarah Flint Sachetto Ballet Flat

Like other Sarah Flint styles, the Sacchetto features 3mm of extra padding in the footbed so you can feel confident trotting in these flats all day. They’re a great style for the office, for travel when you’ll be logging lots of steps and thanks to the patent detailing, I think they could be easily dressed up to wear with dresses, too. The construction of the shoe stitched the lining and the insole together so the shoe is flexible and lightweight which also adds to its comfort and wearability, too.

Sarah Flint Sachetto Ballet Flat

Sarah Flint Sachetto Ballet Flat

I have ballet flats that are pointy and of course those that are traditionally round but I think the squared cap toe on the Sacchetto Ballet Flat makes them really standout. The Sacchetto is made out of beautiful Nappa leather that’ll ensure the shoe holds up to consistent wear. 

The shoes come in four colors and are already getting rave reviews (scroll to the bottom of the product page to read them!) 

Use code SARAHFLINT-MEGHAN50 at checkout and you’ll get $50 off your first pair of Sarah Flint shoes! 

See more Sarah Flint shoes styled by me here.

French Spots - NYC

The Best French Spots in NYC

La Mercerie. Enjoy croissants and an excellent coffee in gorgeous settings at this beautiful Soho cafe with a French chef and a beautiful store attached. The pain au chocolat are my croissant of choice at this spot for breakfast and if you go for dinner don’t miss the roast chicken and the butter and sugar crepes for dessert.

L’Appartement4f. You won’t be able to go into this spot as the delicious croissants are actually being baked out of a Brooklyn apartment kitchen! Gautier & Ashley, the founders of the bakery, started their business in 2020 and began delivering French baked goods around NYC and offering pickup outside their Cobble Hill apartment. All of the croissants they make are to die for but really do not miss the Everything Croissant (croissant a tout!) and I also can highly recommend the baguettes and cookies as well.

Maman. Decadent croissants abound here but they also serve some of the best brunch in the city. The egg sandwich is not to be missed. I suggest an almond croissant for dessert!

Buvette. My favorite breakfast spot in NYC serves up delicious waffles, croissants and eggs.They have plenty of outdoor dining right now and you’ll be able to enjoy an idyllic walk around the West Village following your breakfast. 

Raoul’s. A burger with creamy Saint-Andre cheese? Oui, please! That’s what to order at this Soho institution.

Lafayette. Head to Lafayette’s gorgeous interiors for the lemon ricotta pancakes.

Cafe Luluc. Expect a brunch line at this Brooklyn spot known for its divine pancakes.

Bar Tabac. Another bustling Brooklyn spot serving up traditional French fare. I like the Goat Cheese salad and the Steak Frites.

Frenchette. For the best duck in New York City, head to this chic Tribeca restaurant.

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Do you have a French spot you love in NYC? Drop it below! I’d love to hear about it!

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Sarah Flint Sacchetto Ballet Flat // Blazer // Sweater // Jeans // Bag

 

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[Ashley Gallerani Photography]

7 comments on “Some Favorite French Spots in NYC + What to Order”

  1. Best croissants in Brooklyn (IMO) are from French Tart Deli on Court! The moment I bit into a warm pain au chocolate was lifechanging

  2. Do you think the Sarah Flint shoes are true to size?
    I’m usually a size 8.5-9 US size or 39 European size but recently I’ve tried some brands where the sizing was so off!
    Also, does the discount code have an expiration date? Thinking of going to their pop-up next week if I can.

    Great guide – has a lot of my favorites.

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