Where to Eat on a Tight Budget in Paris, France

Here are some inexpensive restaurant suggestions for all those who have to live on a shoestring budget while taking the TEFL course in Paris.

1. Delicious Middle Eastern Food

A Paris classic in the Marais—L’as du fallafel.  The falafel here is simply out of this world, and at around €6, it can’t be beaten!  The only negative part: Be prepared to wait in a (quickly moving) line.

32-34 Rue des Rosiers
4th arrondissement
+33 1 48 87 63 60
Metro: Saint-Paul (Line 1)

2. Savory and Sweet Crepes

Not far from L’as du fallafel,  Breizh Cafe offers some of the best crepes in Paris. Their buckwheat versions with egg, ham and cheese are so good. Try a yummy one for around €8, and you’ll be full and happy all night!

109 Rue Vieille du Temple
3rd arrondissement
+33 1 42 72 13 77
Metro: Saint-Sébastien – Froissart (Line 8)

3. Spicy Indian Food

Paris may not be famous for its Indian food, but this place is a great if you’re looking for spicy food.   At Krishna Bhavan, you can consume a delicious dish, side and drink for only €10.

24 Rue Cail
10th arrondissement
+33 1 42 05 78 43
Metro: La Chapelle (Line 2)

4. Well-Priced Japanese Menu

Rue Sainte-Anne in the 1st arrondissement is known for many great Japanese restaurants for a wide range of budgets.   Higuma offers the perfect balance of delicious food and low prices. Meals here start around €8.

32 bis Rue Sainte-Anne
1st arrondissement
+33 1 47 03 38 59
Metro: Pyramides (Lines 7 and 14)

5. Tasty Salads and French Fare

Would you like to enjoy authentic French cuisine at an affordable price? Bistro Victoire is classic, cozy and ideal for those traveling on a budget.  Try any of their delicious salads for €9 each.

6 Rue la Vrillière
1st arrondissement
+33 1 42 61 43 78
Metro: Bourse or Sentier (Line 3)

6.  Inexpensive and Delicious

Flunch has three self-service cafeterias in Paris: one near the Place de Clichy below Montmartre, another one in rue Beaubourg near the Pompidou Center art museum, and a third one in rue Pierre Lescot at the side of the Châtelet-Les Halles shopping and transportation complex.   Meal prices range from €6,50 to €8.

After paying the cashier, head for the appropriate food station (e.g., chicken, fish, or grill) inside the dining room.  Hand your sales receipt to the person behind the counter, and you’ll receive a plate with a slab of protein.

At the self-serve vegetable station, you can fill your plate with French fries, mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans, spinach, and whatever else attracts you.

21 Rue de Beaubourg,  75003 Paris,  +33 140290978



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