Bonjour! I’ve just returned from Paris. I had the best time exploring and eating my way through each arrondissement. My favourite thing when travelling is reading food guides and trying them out. Therefore, I’m giving you mine. I chase down delicious cheap eats with really cool interiors. I’m all about the ambiance and all the places listed below tick those boxes.
Street Bangkok 3 Rue Eugène Varlin, 75010 Paris, France
I’m starting with this one because it was by far the best meal I have had in a long time. It was so good we went twice in three days. It was set up by a few chefs out of Bangkok who have set up shop near the Canal Saint Martin. For such a reasonable price you get an enormous serving of any traditional thai meal with a modern twist. I personally couldn’t go past the satay chicken skewers. With canteen vibes, this place is everything I look for in a meal. If you’re going to hunt down one of these, make it this one.
Marche des Enfants Rouge 39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France
This is one of the oldest markets in Paris. Come here for a true Parisian food experience. Focaccias, pastries, pasta and a whole lot more. Be here for the freshest food. Just be prepared to cram yourself onto a tiny table in a corner. However, that’s just French right?
PNY 50 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris, France / 1 Rue Perrée, 75003 Paris, France / 96 Rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris, France
There are 3 locations across Paris. I came here for the one of the best burgers I have had in a long time. The interiors are amazing. Perfect for the instagrammer. However, do your research on your location. Each interior is entirely different, so choose your location by your desired vibe.
Cafe Leonard 57 Rue de Turbigo, 75003 Paris, France
This place is as traditionally French as it gets. Come here for a salon setting with blue and white thatched chairs. It has great pomme frites and beef tartare. The waiters speak French, so get ready to try and break down the menu into English and put your ordering into French. But, it’s worth it.
L’As Du Fallafel 32 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
This place is brilliant. In the heart of the Marais, this old jewish establishment is famous. Stand in line for what is a whopping huge falafel. Delicious.
Breizh Cafe Creperie 109 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris, France
They say it is the best crepe in Paris, made with famous Bordieu butter. Don’t expect your nutella smeared on a normal crepe. Only using homemade dark chocolate, this isn’t your commercial pancake. To sit down at the cafe and you might have to line up, otherwise go next door to their grocery store and order a takeaway crepe. You can go and eat it in the park over the road.
Au Petit Versaillesdu Marais 1 Rue Tiron, 75004 Paris, France
For your pastry delights this is the brasserie for you. This place is so cute. Every little Parisian dessert is a win. My favourite was a caramel mousse number. I also hear the cheesy bread items are great too.
Maison Georges Larnicol 132 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France
This is the place for macaroons in Paris. There are a few stores around Paris, however, my favourite is to see Sacre Cour and just below pop into this store. There I get a box of 7 macaroons and walk my way back down to the river. The macaroons make up for the miles right?