A former inn from the 18th Century was transformed into this elegant restaurant. Tough the management has changed over the years, Auberge d'Chez Eux has retained its popularity for delectable French cuisine. This restaurant houses a beautiful terrace area, which is a pretty and idyllic dining space in spring and summer. Auberge d'Chez Eux is very popular among politicians. Renowned names like Nicholas Sarkozy, Francois Mitterand, Jaques Chirac, Vladimir Poutine, Bill Clinton and others have graced this place with their presence. You never know whom you might meet!
Foodies, penny-savers and extroverts flock to this small, quirky and constantly crowded address near the Place d'Italie. Once seated (and often in close quarters), you will have a myriad of incredibly affordable Basque dishes and hearty salads to choose from. The incredible Alsacian veal, covered with gratin potatoes and mouth-watering cheese or the duck with roquefort is highly recommended. Don't forget the snails with parsley or the house cassoulet. Whatever your whims, you will be more than satisfied with these stunning, sumptuous selections. The atmosphere is lively and chances are, you will find yourself engrossed in a philosophical conversation with your neighbor. This gem becomes packed, especially on the weekends, so equip yourself with snacks to stave off hunger during a long but worthwhile wait. You will be rewarded. Bring ample cash!
When the original Yam'Tcha restaurant moved, its space was taken over by this boutique specializing in Taiwanese and Chinese tea and the Asian street food favorite, the bao. The bao is a steamed bun traditionally filled with savory fillings and is a popular snack on the go. Living in Hong Kong for five years, chef Adeline Grattard was inspired by Asian cuisine and decided to fuse French and Chinese fare to create some unique dishes when she returned to her home country. Creative fillings like Amarena with Stilton, Basque pork with Szechuan eggplant, and sweet onion truffle characterize the menu here. You can dine in or take-away your meal.
A part of the Cojean Restaurants, Cojean Louvre serves high quality French fast food. Conceptualized by Alain Cojean, the first restaurant was opened in 2001. Freshly prepared sandwiches and other items made from organic ingredients are the order of the day as everything is made from scratch daily to retain its freshness and taste. Located in the financial district, Cojean is a convenient place for a quick bite that is affordable as well. This self service restaurant has seasonal sandwiches and salads that are creative and tasty. The open design of the eatery is vibrant as well as trendy. Head to Cojean if you want a quickie meal that is satisfying too.
The locals swear by this small food stall for its awesome falafels and shawarma sandwiches. Though it is located in the Old Jewish Quarter known as the falafel street, Chez Hanna seems to stand out from the rest. This is where a native will take you, their 'go to' falafel place. Now who can dispute them. Check it out when you are there for yourself.
From the street, Le Rubis resembles a typical Parisian bistro and wine bar, with a bold maroon sign and wood-framed glass doors. Inside, however, the charm of the 1930s era is interspersed into every element, creating an air of nostalgia. Their Zinc Bar offers premium wine such as Brouilly from the French regions of Beaujolais and Morgon. As it only serves lunch, it is not uncommon to find businesspeople lounging here during their lunch break. A prominent chalkboard showcases their daily-changing lunch menu. Do not miss their specialties, Filets de Hareng and Stuffed Pig's Trotter. Your meal is complemented by a plate of gourmet cheese or charcuterie.
Le Bateau Qui Fume is a popular dining venue in Paris, that is inspired by the food truck culture of the west. A part of the Camion qui fume chain, this interesting destination lies atop a small boat near the Hôtel de ville. Enjoy sumptuous burgers that are tastefully prepared using freshly made beef patties and choice vegetables. Wine and champagne are also available in cups.
Gourmet food in a moving truck?? Who wouldn't want to go there! Le Camion Qui Fume provides this unique experience in Paris that is delightful and unforgettable. People usually swear by the many-award-winning food truck. They have some of the most amazing dishes- mouthwatering, perfectly cooked meats and most scrumptious burgers! Sure you may have to wait patiently for your turn, but believe it or not, it will be worth the wait. But how do you track this nomadic restaurant? Follow them on Twitter or Facebook to know their next stop. Bon Appetit!
This gay-friendly restaurant glows in a pink and purple light, thanks to its disco fairy lights and white walls. 4 Pat' has a combination of French and Italian fare. Their affable staff will ensure you have a pleasant time dining here. Suitable for groups and singles, their food is extremely affordable in this expensive city.
Bubbolitas is a chain of bubble tea outlets present in several locations within Europe. It's Parisian outlet is a gem of the 4th Arrondissement, on rue Quincampoix. The menu here comprises of delightful flavors of pearl teas and other specialty beverages. Every tea is made using quality ingredients, which is why offerings like green tea with lychee boba, Red Mango, and passion fruit green tea are exceedingly delicious. You can also opt to replace the tapioca pearls with toppings of your choice. Apart from these amazing bubble teas, there are diverse flavors of smoothies, juices and even homemade cakes and pastries on offer.
Bistrot Beaubourg is a popular spot among the locals and students. And if you see a lot of Parisians thronging a particular place, you know it is good. Its popularity is not only due to its very affordable, delicious French food but also for its warm and friendly vibe. Its fabric lamp shades, old posters and, black and white photo frames give it a bohemian look. Check out the daily specials which are easy on your wallet and great on your palate.