The best street food in Paris
Tasty and practical, street food is a favourite of Parisians when lunchtime rolls around. From the traditional sandwich to a proper burger and not forgetting Asian cuisine, here is our pick of the top 5 addresses in the capital:
Le Camion qui Fume
Le Camion qui Fume was one of the pioneers of the Paris Food Truck. The name quickly seduced Parisians with its authentic, traditional, homemade burgers, served with delicious fries or its famous coleslaw. Since launching in 2011, le Camion qui Fume has rolled out four trucks and opened an eat-in restaurant.
168 rue Montmartre 75002 Paris
(For opening times and truck locations, visit the Camion qui Fume website)
Le Petit Vendôme
Le Petit Vendôme can comfortably boast serving some of the best sandwiches in Paris, and that’s no mean feat. A veritable institution in the capital, the sandwich is actually the most traditional form of French street food. Just a few metres away from the ultra-chic rue de la Paix, le Petit Vendôme provides a refuge from authentic, rogueish Paris, with its zinc mosaics and formica tables. There you can enjoy generous sandwiches, filled with regional products such as Bleu d’Auvergne cheese or local ham. A true delight, at low prices.
8 rue des Capucines, 75002 Paris
Johana’s Fish & Chips
There are still very few Paris restaurants brave enough to take on this icon of British cuisine: Fish & Chips. Johana’s is one such pioneer, who has managed to brilliantly reclaim the art of the fried fish. Up and running since 2013, Johana’s kitchen is a family affair, and the cod fillets are carefully selected from the fishmongers. The delicious meal menu is served with traditional chips and mushy peas.
30 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris
A street-food staple, the Greek sandwich unfortunately doesn’t have a great reputation for providing gourmet meals. But some names, including the likes of Filakia, are starting to change things. A particular favourite is its souvláki, a Greek speciality, made up of traditional bread (homemade pitta) and a tasty grilled meat served with a generous garnish.
9 rue Mandar, 75002 Paris
Peco Peco is one of the best places in Paris to try Japanese street food. Specialising in kushiagés (little breaded skewers), and donburi, a big rice bowl dish with generous toppings, Peco Peco (meaning “I’m really hungry” in Japanese) is brimming with different dishes, both large and lighter versions, for you to try.
47 rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, 75009 Paris