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What to eat in Paris

This was perhaps the most complicated part of writing this entire article since due to the obsession the French have with food it is difficult to write anything or give very specific recommendations. Everything will be delicious, I promise.

  • Croissant.
  • Chocolate
  • Crepes
  • Galettes
  • Macarones
  • Foie Grass
  • Creme brulee
  • Camembert
  • Roquefort
  • Brie
  • Quiche
  • Pate
  • Ratatouille
  • Canelés
  • Croque-monsieur
  • Croque-madame
  • Tarte Tatin
  • Eclair
  • Brioche
  • Escargots
  • Eggs en meurette
  • Kouign Amann
  • Soufflé
  • mille-feuille (Napoleon’s Dessert)
  • Aligot

Choose any dish from the list above, some are just cheese, desserts or bread. Each of them will be a feast of flavors in your mouth.

Instead of giving specific recommendations of things to try as I did in Lyon, I will give you some tips regarding food. From there on, to be honest it’s a matter of letting you go even the hamburgers, pizzas or falafel are spectacular.

In general eating in Paris is expensive, a complete meal in a restaurant including wine will cost you at least about 25 Euros, consider that wine is one of the cheapest drinks, so how can you eat in Paris cheaply?

Simple, the first golden rule of eating cheaply anywhere is to stay away from the more touristy areas. The second, and this will help you, is that most restaurants have a fixed menu at lunchtime.

Fixed menus in Paris restaurants will cost you around 15 Euros and if you don’t want to order from the menu, even the prices on the menu are cheaper at lunchtime than at dinnertime.

Finally, one option to save a lot of money in Paris during lunch is to make your own picnic. You can go to a bakery, buy a good baguette, then go to a cheese and sausage shop and so on. You can have a spectacular picnic, including wine, for a fraction of what it would cost to eat. Not only will it be cheap but what, if you buy quality ingredients, will be delicious.