Paris is one of the most beloved cities in the world, and France is universally recognized as one of the best countries in the world when it comes to eating. Nevertheless, you often hear friends coming back from the “Ville Lumiere” complaining about the food, not always up to the expectations, and at times too expensive.
We have therefore asked for the advice of those who know the city of Paris the best: the managers of the top hostels in Paris helped us, pointing us to 5 restaurants in Paris to eat well and save money!
There is something for everyone: from the typical bistrot to some street food, including vegan… always for a good value for money and with an eye to the style of the premises and of the plates. For this, thinking of all the #foodporn addicted out there, we paired every restaurant with an Instagram picture…bon appétit!
Café Charlot (Rue de Bretagne n. 38, metro Filles du Calvaire)
In the lively Marais neighborough, this classic bistrot is a lunchtime favorite for both locals and tourists. You can sit at the round tables outside, and a brunch option is featured on the weekends. You should definitely try the omelette or the cheeseburger with fries.
Le Comptoir de la gastronomie (Rue Montmartre 34, metro Etienne Marcel)
It is a small, historical place, beloved by Parisians (we recommend booking in advance, since the place can only sit a few people). If you want to try French specialties such as onion soup or foie gras, here you can do it without spending a fortune. There is also a small shop where you can buy local products.
MARKET – DELI
La Maison Plisson (Boulevard Beaumarchais n. 93, metro Saint-Sébastien-Froissart)
It isn’t exactly a restaurant, but rather a market where you will find bread, fruit, vegetables, meat, spices and much more. Inside you can have breakfast or lunch with fresh products in a well-finished “shabby-chic” atmosphere.
La Perle de Dalian (Rue Pétion n. 13, metro Voltaire)
A very inexpensive restaurant (also featuring “midi” specials with fixed price, and huge portions), specialized in North-western Chinese cuisine. Most of the plates are vegan-friendly and the steamed dumplings are simply great!
Filakia (Rue Mandar 9, metro Sentier)
Our last advice is a simple but very tasty suggestion. At Filakia you can taste a revisited Greek Gyros Pita, in modern versions with various choices of meat and served with great fries. The place is small, but furnished with grace, in a vintage style that will win you over. And the prices are very low!