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Paris has always been a gourmet destination. The multifaceted French cuisine is pretty interesting, with fine, tasty options that can satisfy both meat eaters and vegetarians. Inside the city you will find thousands of restaurants/brasseries, with prices at 25-40€/person without wine & 40-70€/person with wine. In most of them, quality is quite fine, while service is average. For anyone looking for inexpensive food, you should know that the city offers lots of choices for something fast, cheap and decent. Don’t miss the chance to try some mille-feuille, duck dishes, French fries, soufflés, tarts (salty and sweet), cheese fondues, rooster (with wine, noodles or mushrooms), crepes, croissants and the ratatouille dish (vegetarian). With that many choices, one thing is certain…you won’t leave this city hungry!


No introduction is necessary for Angelina chocolaterie! It is the most famous shop in town! You may have to spend a little more, but you get the most delicious, fresh and rich desserts in return! At the central store, located in Rue de Rivoli, people stand in line every day to taste their delicious desserts. It would be a real shame to miss the chance to taste some of Angelina’s divine desserts while visiting Paris. Highly Recommended (H)

We recommend you to try: Τhe dreamy chestnut cream dessert

Our order: 1 Chestnut cream dessert & 1 Macaron with pistachio cream and forest fruits. Total cost: 18.30€

Total score: 9.2
Product quantity: 9
Product quality: 10
Taste: 10
Cost: 7
Environment: 9
Service: 9.5
Product appearance: 10

Chez Toinette

A small, dark and quiet restaurant in the heart of Montmartre that abides by the taste and quality of the French cuisine, Chez Toinette offers a satisfying variety of tasty and highly priced meals. The staff is really polite, but the service was a little slow, which is its only flaw. Make sure you have made a reservation, if you choose to give this restaurant a go. Recommended (R)

We recommend you to try: Τhe cooked dishes

Our order: 1 Bottle of wine, 1 Serving of duck, 1 Serving of liver, 1 Café Gourmand and 1 Plum dessert. Total cost: 74.5€

Total score: 8.1
Product quantity: 8
Product quality: 9
Taste: 8.5
Cost: 7
Environment: 8.5
Service: 7.5
Product appearance: 8.5

Chez Marianne

This is the perfect shop to visit if you want to have a taste of delicious Arabic chickpea balls, or falafels, as they are most widely known! It is a great choice for anyone looking to grab a quick but filling bite in the city, with a well balanced value for money. The wait may last up to 20 minutes, because… let’s just say that the cook preparing the falafels didn’t like to rush it! Recommended (R)

We recommend you to try: Falafel with meatballs of course!

Our order: 1 Falafel in pita bread with meatballs. Total cost: 7€ (the falafel without the meatballs costs 5.5€)

Total score: 8
Product quantity: 9
Product quality: 8
Taste: 8
Cost: 9
Environment: 8
Service: 6
Product appearance: 8

Quiche Lorraine time!

Quiche Lorraine can be found anywhere in Paris, from the smallest brasserie to the most classy restaurants! It is a salty tart with eggs combined with whatever you can imagine, like vegetables, a variety of cheeses, cured meat products and so on! Délicieux! We present you with the ones we tried…

a) Boulangerie Banette:
The no.1 shop/bakery to taste a Quiche Lorraine! With their unbeatable prices and amazing tastes, it will become your go-to place. Our order: 1 average sized Quiche Lorraine with chicken, mushroom, egg and heavy cream filling. Cost: 2.5€
Score 9.5

b) La Brioche Dorée:
One of the most central and well-known snack shops in the city. Prices are sky-high and quality is pretty good. Our order: 1 average-large sized Quiche Lorraine with egg, cheese, bacon and chicken filling. Cost: 6.5€!
Score: 8

c) Le Petit Lux:
A polished and modern shop, close to the Montparnasse Tower, with reasonable prices and products of good quality. Our order: 11 small Quiche Lorraine filled with egg, zucchini, eggplant, heavy cream and parmesan. Cost: 3.5€
Score 7.5

Le Chinon

A pleasant, central café/bar/restaurant in the area with the most exciting nightlife in Paris, Montmartre! It offers a small variety of dishes, but has a friendly and pleasant environment. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays this café is all the rage, so you might not find a table available. Good Choice (G)

We recommend you to try: The Bucket of oysters

Our order: 2 Buckets of oysters, 2 Servings of French fries & 1 Large bottle of white wholesale wine! Total cost: 42.5€

Total score: 7.7
Product quantity: 9
Product quality: 7
Taste: 7
Cost: 7
Environment: 8
Service: 8
Product appearance: 8

Snails & Home-made Sandwiches

The French are famous for their love of snails and the extraordinary style in which they cook and serve them! We tried this delicacy, served with butter and basil cream, at the Montmartre wine festival, and they were exquisite! The snails cost 6€, which is a bit much for street food.

Last but not least, home-made sandwiches are always a great and inexpensive choice. The steps are easy and simple; you get 3 French baguettes from your closest bakery (about 1€ each, with which you can make two sandwiches) and you can get some cheese, some smoked salmon, a few tomatoes, 1 jar of mayonnaise and a pack of smoked turkey from a supermarket. And just like that, you can make 6 huge sandwiches that get you through 1.5 days for just 15€!

Rong Fa Sushi

While walking through a paved street in Paris’ 15th district on a Monday afternoon, we came across this restaurant hoping to have a decent lunch, as most other restaurants were closed. But our expectations fell short; this sushi restaurant served pre-cooked and reheated food, which, as you can imagine, was below mediocre in both taste and quality. The only upside was that we could order our meal in portions of as many kilograms as we wanted, so you have the chance to try lots of different dishes. Pass (P)

We recommend you to try: The chicken bits with caramel honey sauce (the only decent one)

Our order: 400gr of chopped pork with pineapple, 250gr of chicken bits with caramel honey sauce, 250gr of beef with spicy caramel sauce & 5 vegetable spring-rolls. Total cost: 23€

Total score: 6.4
Product quantity: 8
Product quality: 5
Taste: 5
Cost: 7.5
Environment: 6.5
Service: 6.5
Product appearance: 6.5

Extra: Macaron & Ice-cream

Macarons are a distinctive French delicacy, something like fluffy, cream-filled syrupy biscuits that come in all sorts of flavors, like chocolate, pistachio, strawberry, champagne, coffee and lemon, to name a few! They are a little overpriced, as they can go for 1€ to 2.5€ a piece. You can buy some pieces separately, but also as a package. Recommended (R)

We recommend you to try: Macarons in every flavor

Our order:
a)In Maison Georges Larnicol chocolaterie for 2.5€/piece.
Total score: 8.6
b) We tried La Petite Chocolatière’s macarons, which cost 1.2€/piece (6 macarons for 6€).
Total score: 8.2

Enter one of the 50 Jeff De Burges stores that you are bound to come across in Paris! There may be lots of stores where you can have some ice-cream, but in these you are certainly going to love it! Portions may be small but the taste is heavenly. Recommended (R)

We recommend you to try: The combination of Triple chocolate & Forest fruits

Our order: 2 Scoops of ice-cream, one with triple chocolate & one with forest fruits. Total cost: 3.5€.

Total score: 8.4


Les Novices

A wonderful, oblong restaurant in Montmartre that serves brunch every Sunday, 11:00 to 16:00. Everything is fresh out of the oven and really tasty, as well as reasonably priced, especially when you take into account the quality and quantity of the meals. It is also worth mentioning the staff’s quick service and politeness. It is everything you could ask for, before or after your Sunday walk! Highly Recommended (H)

We recommend you to try: The fresh omelettes

Our order: 2 Menus with filtered coffee, fresh orange juice, fresh baguettes, croissants, bread, jams and Nutella for 10€ each & 2 Omelettes with bacon/roasted salmon with French fries on the side for 11€ each. Total cost: 42€.

Total score: 8.9
Product quantity: 9.5
Product quality: 9
Taste: 9
Cost: 7.5
Environment: 9
Service: 9.5
Product appearance: 9


Boulangerie Banette

This bakery is the champion of breakfast! With five stores in the city, it would be a shame not to stop by and have a taste of their exquisite Quiche Lorraine and their fresh baked goods! Highly Recommended (H)

We recommend you to try: The exquisite Quiche Lorraines

Our order: 1 Chicken and mushrooms Quiche Lorraine & 1 Croissant with champagne cream filling. Total cost: 3.50€

Total score: 8.7
Product quantity: 9.5
Product quality: 9
Taste: 9
Cost: 9
Environment: 8
Service: 8.5
Product appearance: 8

Maison Landemaine

This is a popular destination, located opposite the Jules Joffrin metro station, where long lines of people are formed every morning, in order to grab a quick bite before going to work. They have a wide variety, good quality and great prices. Recommended (R)

We recommend you to try: The Chocolate chip puff

Our order: 1 Cheese bagel, 1 Raisin kouglof & 1 Chocolate chip puff. Total cost: 5.40€

Total score: 8.2
Product quantity: 8.5
Product quality: 8.5
Taste: 8.5
Cost: 8.5
Environment: 8
Service: 7.5
Product appearance: 8

Gontran Cherrier

A nice bakery with fresh products, reasonable prices and good service. Try their fresh croissants. Good Choice (G)

We recommend you to try: Τhe original French butter croissant

Our order: 1 butter croissant, 1 chocolate croissant, 1 twirly raisin puff. Total cost: 4.50€

Total score: 7.9
Product quantity: 7.5
Product quality: 8
Taste: 8.5
Cost: 7.5
Environment: 7.5
Service: 8.5
Product appearance: 7.5

The texts depict objectively and honestly everything that we saw and encountered during our stay, at the specific time period that we visited them. Travelen holds no responsibility for any possible changes regarding prices, decorations, service, change of management or anything else that you might find different during your visit. It is also worth mentioning that our review/opinion pertains ONLY to shops that we have visited.