Paris is so unbearably delicious that you want to take everything with you — just stuff all that amazing food in your bag so when you’re home longing for the city you can at least console yourself with a taste of it. And you totally should! A plate of oozy, wonderfully stinky French cheeses isn’t going to cure the malaise of missing Paris, but it’s a start.
But listen: You don’t have to spend your precious hours in Paris lugging around assorted and sundry food items. You can’t exactly flit around the Marais if you’re loaded down with bulky bags overflowing with wine, fragile pastries, and meltable chocolate, am I right?
Take it from me — you want to limit the storage of that cheese as much as possible. If you’ve ever exited your hotel elevator to wonder what that stench is, only to find it’s wafting from your room, and specifically your refrigerator where you’ve stashed a particularly pungent cheese, you’ll get it.