Cheap Eats and Street Food in Paris

There’s lots of incredible food waiting for you on your trip to Paris. There are many ways you can explore the cuisine, and you don’t have to break the bank when doing so.

The Place de la Madeleine is known for its imposing neoclassical church that was built in honour of Napoleon and an array of exquisite fine food shops. However, there’s a tiny canteen known as the Foyer de la Madeleine buried within the church’s crypts that serves up some of the best value meals anywhere in the city. You can have a three course lunch for an incredible price of €8, although it’s €15.50 if you don’t have a membership card.

When dinner time rolls around, you can take advantage of one of the city’s great value fixed price menus by sitting down at A la Biche au Bois. Sitting between the Gare de Lyon station and Bastille, you can feast on main courses like duck in blackcurrant sauce and wild venison stew without blowing your budget.

If you’re looking for a break from French food while you’re in Paris, try Le Bambou in the 13th arrondissement. It’s one of the better Vietnamese restaurants in the city, and the food more than makes up for the tight seating. Or book a table at Le Baratin close to the Pyrénées metro station for tasty Argentinian food. There’s a large wine cellar, so pair your steak with a bold Malbec for an authentic experience.

Paris has a great street food scene that’s perfect for eating well on a budget. Baguette sandwiches, doner kebabs and crepes are just a few of the quick bites you can grab from the countless street stalls across the city. All tastes are catered for, whether you want to get messy with a corn on the cob smeared in butter and garlic, or stick to safer things like a slice of pizza.