EuroCheapo's Paris Eating and Drinking Articles

While Paris is famous for fine dining, the city offers budget travelers a long list of tasty options, as well. In the articles below you’ll find recommendations for everything from small, affordable restaurants to crepe stands and felafel joints. Plus, tips for saving on bars, groceries, and other essentials.

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• The best cheap hotels in Paris reviewed by our editors
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Free things to do in Paris and free outdoor activities
Practical tips to help you plan your trip
• Save on sightseeing and museums and shopping
• Saving on nightlife and entertainment
• Ways to save on transportation
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Paris: Delicious Italian meats and cheeses for less

Paris: Delicious Italian meats and cheeses for less

Best of all, everything is delicious! Meat-filled canneloni, cooked lasagne, fresh gnocchi, and orechiette are on display alongside a selection of cured hams including pancetta, speck, and mortadella as well as different types of salami. Other temptations include mozzarella di buffala, fresh ricotta, jars of olives and pesto, Italian yoghurts and olive oil. An interesting » Read more

Paris: Cheap Indian food in La Chapelle

Paris: Cheap Indian food in La Chapelle

Some Parisian neighborhoods are well known for their falafel, some their dim-sum, and some for their couscous. But the neighborhood of Paris where you’re going to get the best dosa remains well under the tourist radar. If you have a craving for Indian food, head over to La Chapelle on line 2. When you exit » Read more

Paris: Best cheap eats; Best chocolate eclair

Paris: Best cheap eats; Best chocolate eclair

Photo by Ian Hay Last Friday’s Le Parisien had a round-up of cheap and hearty canteens in Paris where you can get a meal for less than €10. Jot these down! 1. Regis, la soupe populaire. 35, rue Mauconseil, Paris 75001. Metro: Les Halles. Open for lunch and dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Main » Read more

Cheap Happy Hour Cocktails in Paris

Cheap Happy Hour Cocktails in Paris

photograph by Melanie Clatanoff Finally, a decent bar on the rue de Rivoli! The Benjamin is a typical French café with a downright decent happy hour. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every night, all cocktails are 50% off. The two-person cocktails are the best deal. They normally cost an outrageous €22 (hey, this is » Read more

Korean Comfort Food at L’Arbre De Sel in Paris

Fans of homestyle Korean cooking should make a beeline to L’Arbre De Sel, a tiny family-run gem in a quiet corner of Paris’ 15th arrondissement behind Montparnasse. At lunchtime you can take a “menu bamboo” for €9.50 and enjoy two mini potstickers followed a profusion of tiny potted plants and clusters of gossamer lights strung » Read more

A Good Parisian Pint at L’Academie de la Biere

Yes, Paris is a wine city. But if you’re looking for a good pint in the City of Light, l’Académie de la Bière is the place to go. It has a huge beer list, which includes most of the Trappist beers. Its menu items are decently priced, and its Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to » Read more

Couscous with a View at Le Moucharabieh

Museum restaurants tend to be overpriced and lacklustre. “Le Moucharabieh,” the self-service restaurant at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, is a refreshing exception to the rule. A plate of excellent mezze—hommous, aubergine dip, and vegetable salad with a crunchy walnut yogurt dressing—is €4. A plate of couscous with chicken, merghez sausages, and vegetables » Read more