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The Best Neighborhoods for Food in Paris

Though you'll find astounding cuisine all throughout Paris, certain neighborhoods are better suited for culinary tourism than others. Touring Saint-Germain is patisserie heaven, but you won't find much more than overpriced chains near the Champs-Elysees.

In addition to well-known neighborhoods, there are also loads of hidden gems throughout the city where you can find excellent restaurants without paying an arm and a leg for a hotel. Read below to learn more about some of the best places to stay in Paname if you're on a culinary expedition.

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Top Neighborhoods for Enjoying Parisian Cuisine

These are the best neighborhoods for foodies to stay in during a trip to Paris. While not all of these will be on a tour of gourmet eateries, they'll provide you with some of the best eats that it has to offer.


This world-famous neighborhood continually falls on lists of places that foodies must visit. Though it's a bit touristy and expensive, this upscale neighborhood is bursting with everything from lively jazz clubs to fine charcuteries.

Canal Saint-Martin

This growing neighborhood is the perfect place to spend a day strolling and eating. From organic cheese and wine shops to canal-side cafes, this quaint neighborhood is a must-see if you travel to Paris.


This notoriously hipster neighborhood in the 19th and 20th arrondissements has a wonderful selection of ethnic foods as well as a number of small businesses and boutiques to check out.

The Latin Quarter

Located in the 5th arrondissement, the Latin Quarter is the student center - and, consequently, one of the best places to go to find a delicious and affordable restaurant. 

The 11th Arrondissement

This up-and-coming district caters primarily to locals, making it an affordable hub for any foodie to enjoy. Here you can find everything from Michelin-starred chefs to trendy concepts like raw food eateries.

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Even if cuisine is your top priority, you should also consider a couple of other things before you book your accommodation.

Know your Budget

While you may dream of a picturesque view of the Eiffel Tower from your hotel window, you don't want to blow all your cash on accommodation. Paris's metro system is incredibly easy to navigate, and you can still get your fill of gourmet fare on a standard tour.

Think of the Children

If you're traveling with kids, then you may want to ensure that the tours you choose are kid friendly and then plan accommodation accordingly. Additionally, keep in mind that the metro is filled with stairs and not stroller-friendly.

Stay Street Smart

Most areas within the 20th arrondissement are safe aside from scammers and pick-pockets, so you'll be fine as long as you keep your wits about you. However, areas like the Gare du Nord station and the Bois de Boulogne get a bit dicey at night, and steer clear of the suburbs unless you know where you're going.

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