Category Archives: Cheap & Cheerful

Muscovado restaurant in Paris

Muscovado

We first discovered Quina Lon during her pastry chef days at Au Passage and then Martin. Her pastries, never too sweet and always utilizing the freshest ingredients, were evidence of time spent in some of the best kitchens in the world (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mugaritz).

Baton Rouge

Bayou-themed Baton Rouge is a high-end dive that’s strategically manufactured, but still thoroughly enjoyable. It’s rowdy, rollicking good fun; the tone is set by the twangy soundtrack and good-natured staff, who set down a bowl of peanuts immediately upon your arrival and actively encourage you to

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Mabel

Grilled cheese seems like the epitome of spontaneous late-night eats, yet you’ll want to make a reservation at Mabel if you’d like yours washed down with a cocktail. The small speakeasy-style bar nestled behind a family-friendly grilled cheese sandwich shop requires clients to be seated, which is great

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Mmmozza

Mmmozza has one of the bbbest selections of mozzarella that you’ll find in the city, ranging from tiny bocconcini, to a  baseball-sized burrata stuffed with black truffles, to an enormous braided rope of bufala mozzarella, hacked off by the slice. The skinny sliver of an

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Ravioli Chinois Nord-Est

You’re not here for the bare-bones space or the bare-bones service, you’re here for the fresh dumplings, pure and simple. They’re cheap, abundant, and most importantly, good.

Rococo

Practical information Address: 4 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Nearest transport: Strasbourg-Saint-Denis (4, 8,9) Hours: Open every day noon-midnight Reservations: Reservations not accepted Telephone: 01 40 37 69 43 Average price for lunch: 10-19€ Average price for dinner: 10-19€ Style of cuisine: Kebab and falafel Website   Facebook Reviews of interest Le

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Blackburn

Practical information Address: 52 rue Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Nearest transport: Jacques Bonsergent (5) Hours: Open every day Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome Telephone: 01 42 41 73 31 Average price for lunch: 10-19€ Style of cuisine: Soup, salad & sandwiches Website   Facebook Reviews of interest Sprudge (2015) “While the

Hakata Choten

While the focus of this cheap and cheerful Japanese franchise is ostensibly the authentic tonkatsu ramen, the real highlight is the gyoza with a thick, crisp, seared crust and a juicy pork filling. The parent restaurant won the Prix du Concours National of Gyoza in

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Chéri Charlot

Practical information Address: 33 rue Richer, 75009 Nearest transport: Cadet (7) Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday for lunch only; Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch and dinner; Open Saturday for dinner only Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome Telephone: 09 80 41 78 27 Average price for lunch: Less than 10€ Average

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Kiez Biergarten

Practical information Address: 24 rue Vauvenargues, 75018 Nearest transport: Guy Môquet (13), Jules Joffrin (12) Hours: Open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome Telephone: 01 46 27 78 46 Average price for lunch: 10-19€ Average price for dinner: 10-19€ Style of cuisine: German, burgers

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Burger and Fries

As the name implies, burgers and fries. It’s no In-N-Out Burger, which it clearly mimics from the basic concept to the red & white décor right down to the “double double” menu slang and secret sauce, but it certainly scratches the itch. It’s a decent

Loustic

Perhaps better known for its open armed embrace of kale (in salad and chip form), Loustic also has quite good coffee. Beans are sourced from Caffènation and prepared with care. The stylish space, designed by Dorothée Meilichzon, is a bit of a place to see and be seen, but the bobo is balanced out by free wifi and friendly staff.

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Bululu Arepera

Essentially just a take-out counter and four tables, Bululu has a vegetarian-friendly menu of handmade arepas (gluten-free corn pancakes) stuffed with avocado, Venezuelan cheeses, plantains, beans or meat. Wash them down with rum-based tropical cocktails served in mason jars. Très Brooklyn in Montmartre.

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Thank You, My Deer

Practical information Address: 112 rue Saint Maur, 75011 Nearest transport: Parmentier (3), Couronnes (2) Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Friday 8am-6pm; Open Saturday & Sunday 12pm-6pm Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome Telephone: 01 71 93 16 24 Average price for lunch: 10-19€ Style of cuisine: Gluten-free, soups & salads & sandwiches,

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CheZaline

Delphine Zampetti, recently of Le Verre Volé, has opened this bright spot, serving sandwiches, salads, and plats du jour for under 10€, to stay or to go. Natural wines, too.

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Al Taglio

Practical information Address: 2 bis rue Neuve Popincourt, 75011 Nearest transport: Parmentier (3) Hours: Open every day Reservations: Reservations not accepted Telephone: 01 43 38 12 00 Average price for lunch: Less than 10€ Average price for dinner: 10-19€ Style of cuisine: Italian & pizza Website 

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Cosi

The sandwiches at this shop — run by Juan Sanchez and Drew Harré of Fish — are made with a focaccia-like bread, right from the oven, with fresh fillings and plenty of vegetarian choices. Open every day.

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The Sunken Chip

Michael Greenwold of Roseval and James Whelan of L’Inconnu have teamed up to open the first dedicated fish and chips shop in Paris. Hake, pollock or catch of the day are available alongside thick chips and mushy peas. Pickled eggs, fish nuggets, chip butties (french fry sandwiches) and candies from across the chunnel make for an authentic Brit experience.

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Urfa Dürüm

This is no ordinary kebab joint: The bread at this Kurdish sandwich shop is made before your eyes, split and filled with lamb, beef, or chicken that’s been grilled to order, garnished simply with a few greens, red onion, sliced tomato and herbs.

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El Nopal

A crowd queues at this sliver of a taqueria off the canal for Claudia and Alejandro’s tacos, burritos and quesadillas. There are only two stools in the tiny place, so plan on taking it to go.

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Chartier

Practical information Address: 7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Nearest transport: Grands Boulevards (8, 9) Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner Reservations: Reservations not accepted Telephone: 01 47 70 86 29 Average price for lunch: 10-19€ Average price for dinner: 10-19€ Style of

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La Taverne de Zhao

Cheap and cheerful cooking from the Shaanxi province, courtesy of Zhao, who hails from Xi’an. Get the pork-filled flatbread.

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Saravanaa Bhavan

Before getting on the Eurostar, stop for pan-Indian vegetarian fare in this bright, packed hall, part of an international chain.

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Café Chilango

Practical information Address: 82 rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Nearest transport: Parmentier (3), Oberkampf (5, 9) Hours: Closed Monday-Wednesday for lunch, Thursday-Saturday for lunch & dinner, and Sunday for brunch Reservations: Reservations not accepted Telephone: 01 47 00 78 95 Average price for lunch:

Rice & Fish

This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments. Practical information Address:

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Miznon

Another pita place for the Marais–this annex of an Israeli chain has above average, far more creative offerings than your corner kebab stand.

Soul Kitchen

This cozy coffee shop run by the Anzel sisters has a limited menu of veggie centric dishes that change each day.

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Grillé

This might be the most pedigreed kebab you’ll ever eat: prepared by Le Chateaubriand alum Frederic Peneau with meat from beloved butcher Hugo Desnoyer, homemade spelt flatbread, and herbs from Annie Bertin.

58 Qualité Street

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