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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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Free things to do in Paris and free outdoor activities
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• Saving on nightlife and entertainment
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Paris: Restaurants for vegetarians, vegans, and travelers with dietary restrictions

Paris: Restaurants for vegetarians, vegans, and travelers with dietary restrictions

Going to a restaurant when you have some sort of dietary restriction can be difficult enough as it is, let alone when you’re in a foreign country where you may not speak the local language. Never fear, we’ll show you how to find restaurants in Paris where you can eat freely or simply communicate your » Read more

Paris: Tastes of America (for those homesick moments)

Paris: Tastes of America (for those homesick moments)

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— I don’t want to be one of those American expats who shuns his country because he lives in Paris and American culture is just so, oh you know, gauche. I love America and, I admit, I get a little misty-eyed when I walk by the US embassy and see “Old » Read more

Paris: The best 1 euro coffee

Paris: The best 1 euro coffee

With so many chic coffee shops opening in Paris offering locally-roasted high quality brews, Cheapos might lament the loss of notoriously cheap café. But fear not! Paris’ City Hall workers took it upon themselves to crowd source places in Paris where €1 espresso still exists, reassuring locals and tourists alike. The results are in from » Read more

Paris: The best in casual nightlife

Paris: The best in casual nightlife

For most tourists, Paris days are spent visiting museums and snapping photos of monuments. But what about Paris nights? After dining at your nearest brasserie, check out these local haunts in the best neighborhoods for casual nightlife. Along the canal In the summer months all the bars along the Canal St. Martin and the Bassin » Read more

Paris: The city’s best-dressed baguette sandwiches

Paris: The city’s best-dressed baguette sandwiches

It’s (sigh) time for another confession. On my very first trip to Paris years ago, I ate practically nothing but baguette sandwiches, both night and day. Even then, see, I was already a Cheapo in spirit! And soon I was hooked. Still after all these years, my love for the classic French “sammiches” (as my » Read more

Paris: The city’s tastiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and gelato

Paris: The city’s tastiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and gelato

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— As the sun starts beating down on a July afternoon in Paris, one surefire escape from the heat is a walk to the frozen food isle of the grocery store. Walk past the frozen bags of spinach and boxes of frozen pizza and you’ll find the cure to even the » Read more

Paris: The shops, sights and cheap eats of Belleville

Paris: The shops, sights and cheap eats of Belleville

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— Paris’ Belleville neighborhood is not exactly on the beaten path, but it’s a great opportunity for travelers to experience a less touristy side of the City of Lights. Of course the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are must-see sights, but graffiti art and Vietnamese food can offer a different kind » Read more

Paris: Where to find the best burgers (à la francaise)

Paris: Where to find the best burgers (à la francaise)

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— The long Parisian culinary tradition takes a sharp turn when it comes to the most quintessentially un-Parisian food, “le burger.” I can hear the groans of purists who wince at the very thought of ordering “un burger” in Paris. But for better or worse, the hamburger has become something of » Read more

Paris: Where to get a smoothie

Photo by Letincelle&Soseau Feeling jaded after all those meals of steak frites and braised veal shanks? Pep yourself up with an ice-cold smoothie at one of the great new juice bars in Paris. Bob’s Juice Bar is located near the Canal St. Martin on the Right Bank. Run by an American filmmaker called Mark, it » Read more

Pizza in Paris: Where to find Paris’ best pizza pie

Pizza in Paris: Where to find Paris’ best pizza pie

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— When people ask how I ended up in France, I tell them I got stalled on my way to Italy and haven’t bothered to move.  It’s partly true – I have plenty of Italian blood in me and often feel the need to go “home.”  But Italy is well represented » Read more

Retro Paris: The perfect jazz lounge (for the price of a drink)

Retro Paris: The perfect jazz lounge (for the price of a drink)

“Mad Men” fanatics, lean in because this tip’s for you. Blame it on Paris‘ falling autumn leaves, but suddenly I’ve got a hankering for some good old-fashioned, toe-tapping, finger snapping, bodice riffing jazz. For the love of swanky-panky, what would Don Draper do? Putting on my stylish Peggy Olson thinking cap, I reached out to » Read more

The 3 Best Food Trucks in Paris

The 3 Best Food Trucks in Paris

In the last few years, the food truck phenomenon has finally reached a city known for its formal sit-down lunches, offering American-style street food with a French twist. Here are a few of Paris’ most loved food trucks. Le Camion Qui Fume Californian Kristin Frederick’s homemade buns and handcut fries make the burgers and frites » Read more

Traditional Parisian dining on a budget: The classic Chez Chartier

Traditional Parisian dining on a budget: The classic Chez Chartier

Housed in an ornate, mirror-filled 19th-century hall with mile-high ceilings and tiled floors, le Boullion Chartier is certainly a classic Parisian restaurant. How many restaurants can say they have a history dating back to 1896 or even their own Wikipedia page? While normally these Belle Epoque-style bistros will cost you a pretty penny, Chartier is » Read more

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