Paris is a multicultural melting pot, and the city’s impressive range of street food options certainly reflects the international backgrounds of its inhabitants.
The types of street food you’ll find tend to vary by district, so here’s a quick overview of which Paris neighborhoods to go to for a quick bite depending on the type of cuisine you’re craving:
The 13th Arrondissement offers probably the widest variety of authentic Asian cuisine, with a mix of mainly Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese restaurants. If you’re after some of the best and most authentic Chinese food in Paris, the Belleville neighborhood is where you’ll want to be.
The Bastille and Canal Saint-Martin districts offer excellent Thai and Asian fusion street food spots including locations of the trendy Street Bangkok restaurant and Siseng, a restaurant right on the canal serving delicious bao burgers.
To indulge in inexpensive and authentic Indian food, head to Passage Brady between metro stations Strasbourg Saint-Denis and Château d’Eau or go a little farther north to Gare du Nord for more takeout options.
You’ll find plenty of options for poke bowls and gourmet burgers in the area around Opéra with a few residing near République as well. If it’s veggie wraps and grab-and-go vegan choices you’re after, make your way to Paris’s Veggietown where a wealth of veggie-friendly casual restaurants line the streets of Rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière and Rue de Paradis in the 9th and 10th Arrondissements.
Ok, so it might not technically count as street food, but if you ask us, boulangeries are France’s equivalent of these on-the-go options. Of course you can pick up your daily baguette, croissant, or pain au chocolat for breakfast, but did you know that French bakeries also sell sandwiches, slices of pizza, wraps, and other savory snacks? Not to mention the delicious pastries you’ll find for a sweet middle-of-the-afternoon pick-me-up, known as a goûter, the tradition of enjoying a sugary snack around 4pm.
Authentically French and incredibly cheap, you really can’t beat a boulangerie if you’re looking for a fast meal to go but still want to keep it French. And there’s nothing more Parisian than eating French bread while you walk down the street…
Bien sûr, you can find boulangeries all throughout Paris, there’s practically one on every corner. We know you’re wondering — here’s where to find the best baguettes in Paris.
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