A meal in a restaurant in Paris for just a few euros? Find out where this is possible with our selection of cheap restaurants.
What you get: quality cooking and a cheap menu, and good ingredients to please your palate and your wallet!
Right in the heart of up-scale districts, Goütu is a new concept in fast food, which offers a wide range of sandwiches from 1 euro!
For a light meal, for your figure (and your budget), Rafaël by Ilana has salads that you can put together yourself for only 8 euros.
And for inexpensive organic food, go to the canteen Super Nature near to the grands boulevards.
For French specialities, here are two fab no-fuss restaurants. The Cour du faubourg, just a few steps from the Bastille, is one of the cheapest restaurants in Paris.The cooking is simple and copious and the prices unbeatable: open lunchtime only, this (social reinsertion) restaurant has a menu at €9.50.
And opposite the Centre Pompidou, the Bistrot de Beaubourg serves traditional dishes at competitive prices. For crepes lovers, go to Crêperie ELO Bastille and Crêperie ELO Flamel who offers menus from €8.
If you have a taste for something different, you’ll find cuisine with exotic flavours at affordable prices. For the best in Asian cooking at inexpensive prices, head over to the Chinese district in the 13th arrondissement.
And for fans of Japanese cooking, there are dozens of canteens in and around rue Saint-Anne, such as Higuma, Kunitoraya or Yasube. In these lively places, you can eat lamens, ramens, or even sushi, from 2 euros.
And now, a change of decor with Bec Fin, which has couscous, paella and other oriental specialities on the menu.
As for the Italian restaurant Il Goto, it offers a menu which is great value for money.
Finally, if you can’t make your mind up what you would like to eat, the Restaurants du monde at the Carrousel du Louvre have 10 Comptoirs Cuisine du Monde (world cooking eateries): Spain, Morocco, Turkey … The choice is yours.
Also see Where to eat in Paris?