Eating in Paris can be expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for. Expect to pay around €22–30 fordinner at a restaurant with table service, including wine. In tourist
areas, prices are about 10–30% higher.
Saxe-Breteuil is often regarded as the most beautiful market. There’s no lovelier setting, as you have the Eiffel Tower on one side and the Invalides on the other. Farmers come from all over France, and the market is known for its vast organic food selection. Opening hours: Th, Sa (7am–2:30pm).
This open market is popular with residents and best to visit during the early hours. It has a wide array of products, quality is high, and prices are cheaper than some of the larger, more touristy markets. Don't miss the antiques section on Sunday mornings. Opening hours: W, Su (7am–2:30pm).
Rue Cler is right near the Eiffel Tower and is one of the most famous street markets in Paris. It’s popular with locals and tourists who buy picnic supplies and eat on the grass near the tower. It’s one of my favorite street markets in the city. Get there early on Sundays to beat the crowds! Opening hours: M–F (all day), Sa–Su (mornings), some shops are closed on Mondays.
This market is the largest open market in Paris and is a short walk from the Eiffel Tower. Small merchants come from the countryside and sell everything under the sun—local wines, cheeses, fresh flowers, fresh fish, freshly baked breads, and everything in between! Opening hours: W, Sa (7am–2:30pm).
Located right next to Jeanne A, Restaurant Astier serves classic French cuisine. It’s not cheap, but the food is delicious and the cheese plate at the end of the meal is the best I’ve ever tasted. As my waiter said, “Have no regrets”.
This out-ofthe-way restaurant a few blocks from Gare du Nord serves traditional French food with generous pours of wine. Their tasting menu is the best value. Their fish, or whatever is in season, is always prepared well.
Located near on the left bank near the Saint-Michel–Notre-Dame train station, this tiny to-go crêperie is the best one in all of Paris (in my opinion). Cheap, delicious, and with large portions, you can’t go wrong here. The banana Nutella crêpe is my favorite.
Located in the heart of Paris, Café Père & Fils is a Parisian brasserie and coffee shop with outdoor seating for lunch and drinks. It gets busy on warm, sunny days when all the nearby office workers take over the patio for lunch. There are daily happy hours and brunch on Sunday.