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Paris Cheap Eats – Top 10 Paris Restaurants For A Budget Meal

Top 10 Places To Have Lunch In Paris On A Budget

Paris holds a very special place in my heart; the scenery, people and of course the food. Now we all know that a trip to Paris can be expensive. The cost of food on top of the cost of tickets to Paris can add up very quickly. But your travels wouldn’t be complete without trying its world-renowned French cuisine. If your budget can’t afford those Michelin Star restaurants for every meal, save the big cheques for dinnertime and do lunch someplace cheaper. You don’t have to sacrifice taste, either. Here are the top 10 places to have lunch in Paris on a budget:

1) Bistrot Victoires
Bistro Vic
This bistro offers some cheap and wonderful dishes with a great nice atmosphere to boot. You can eat your steak-frites or roasted chicken while admiring the bistro’s classic wood panelling and brass trim. Main courses range from 9€-11€.

2) Le Bambou
Le Bambou
Serving authentic Vietnamese food in a convivial atmosphere, Le Bambou is the perfect place to stop in for a bowl of soup or some grilled marinated pork wrapped in lettuce. Main courses sit around 10€, with a prix fixe menu for about 15€.

3) Le Cantine Merci
Since it opened its doors in 2009, Le Cantine Merci has become one of the most popular slow food restaurants in Paris. There, you’ll find soups, salads, and risottos galore, as well as freshly squeezed juices and teas. Main courses range from 8€-18€.

4) Chez Gladines
Chez Gladines
Located in the Butte aux Cailles quarter, Chez Gladines is known for its generous and reasonably priced portions. The restaurant serves French-Basque and southwest dishes such as Basque-style chicken, cassoulet and potatoes with ham and cantal cheese. Prices range from 10-15€ for a full starter menu.

5) Polidor
There’s a lot of tradition behind the front doors of this bistro: opened in 1845, it was once the hangout of greats like Ernest Hemingway and André Gide. Still, its standard fare is reasonably priced, offering a prix fixe menu of salad, beef bourguignon, and sorbet for 24€.

6) The Georgette
Another vivacious eatery to make the list, The Georgette’s initial draw is its décor a throwback to the 1960s. On the menu, you’ll find everything from curried Jerusalem artichoke to veal with sautéed potatoes. Expect to pay an average of 15-18€ for lunch.

7) Cosi
If you’re looking for a good sandwich to fill you up at lunch, you can’t go wrong with a stop at Cosi delicatessen. The aroma of freshly baked focaccia bread invades the shop all day, and the portions are filling. Sandwiches run about 10€ each.

8) Creperie Oroyona
For a lighter lunch, head to this cheery creperie on the tiny Rue Mouffetard. There, you can take advantage of the lunch deal, which offers a savory crepe, sweet crepe, and drink for the bargain price of 5.50€.

9) Rose Bakery
Rose Bakery
This English-themed café uses organic ingredients from small producers. There, you’ll find a selection of thinly-crusted pizettes, soups, salads, and risottos. Don’t forget to save room for one of the café’s tasty puddings. You’ll pay about 10€ for lunch.

10) L’As du Felafel
If you’re looking for a quick meal you can eat on the way to your next Paris attraction, head to L’As du Felafel. The cheap falafels (about 4€) are stuffed with fried chickpea, red cabbage, salted cucumber, eggplant, and warm harissa. Portions are definitely generous for the low price, too.

Looking to save even more on your trip to Paris? Check the prices of Euro rail tickets for a cheaper way to travel.

This post of great budget restaurants in Paris post was sponsored by EuroStar