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Billet d'Humeur/At a Glance,  Life in Paris & France

Le Doggy Bag Concept Expands in Paris

Paris has a new dining style in 2020: Take Away or in French “emporter“. All closed for health reasons, some cafés and restaurants are creatively staying in business using an expanded le “doggy bag” concept. At the entry door is a table, display case of food, posted menus and sometimes flowers that welcome walk-up guests to place their order. Using a paper bag to carry out your lunch or dinner in France, got its start in 2010. Le loi Grenelle 2 required restaurants to reduce their biodegradable garbage whence came le doggy bag or “sac à toutou”. Home delivery from chocolate to sushi to pizza is catching on with riders on motor scooters or bicycles. Otherwise, the sociable Parisians have an occasion to chat while waiting for their order.