Au Beaujolais
Travellers are spoilt for selection across the seething Gare du Nord, from oysters on the belle époque Terminus Nord to cut price Indian vegetarian diners on rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, down the japanese aspect of the station. A seven-minute stroll from the station, Au Beaujolais seems caught in a time warp with its retro signage. It’s a real neighbourhood troquet (watering gap), providing easy, trustworthy delicacies at not often seen costs: dish of the day €9.50, two-course menu €11. Don’t count on fancy recipes however quite timeless oeuf mayo or poireaux French dressing to start out, adopted by skate smothered with capers, French-style shepherd’s pie, plus pasta and salad choices for vegetarians. The exuberant proprietor, Ait Hand, is north African Berber, and on Thursday and Friday, the speciality is couscous. • 167 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, no web site
Les Arlots

Saucisse-purée at Les Arlots
The younger house owners of this tiny bistro, chef Thomas and sommelier Tristan, supply an unbeatable mixture of inventive bistronomie and progressive natural and pure wines. The 2-course €19 lunch menu modifications every day – 4 starters, two mains and two desserts – and sounds so scrumptious you’ll wish to order every thing: Jerusalem artichokes with foie gras, home-smoked tarama, wild boar stew on mushroom purée, yellow pollack with langoustine broth. There could even be the pair’s prize-winning saucisse-purée (sausage and mash). “I make the sausage as soon as every week,” says Thomas, “together with terrines and engaging shares of leftovers, so nothing goes to waste.”• 136 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, on Fb
Le Duc de Richelieu

Didiet Maillet has been operating this bistro for 15 years, providing a selection between a hearty €15.90 two-course set menu – accessible within the evenings too – or extra gourmand dishes à la carte. For a fast pitstop, clients can stand on the bar or sit out on the terrace for a crusty baguette sandwich or plate of charcuterie. The wealthy purple interiors and old style banquettes replicate his conventional Lyonnais cooking: grilled andouillette sausage and genuine crispy French fries; beef and carrots braised in purple wine; pike-perch quenelles in a wealthy Nantua sauce. The set menu modifications every single day and there’s a choice of salads for vegetarians.• 5 rue Parrot,
Le Cremieux

You’ll be able to’t miss the deep-blue facade of this natural canteen, opened a 12 months in the past. Proprietor Jean-Baptiste Legrand goals to supply “reasonably priced, home-cooked, sustainable delicacies that caters for vegans, gluten intolerants and vegetarians, but additionally provides one meat and fish dish a day”. Diners queue up for his or her meal, then eat within the no-frills eating room upstairs, however it does takeaways too. There’s a every day selfmade soup and tempting desserts, fruit smoothies, craft ales and natural cider on faucet. Costs begin at €9 for his or her signature bowl of rice or quinoa, topped with cooked and uncooked veggies, plus your selection of protein – egg, meat, fish, vegan.• 21 rue de Lyon,

{Photograph}: John Brunton
This is likely one of the few remaining Routiers (truckers’ pitstop) eating places in Paris, with 1960s red-checked tableclothes, marble bar and retro fridges. A handwritten menu pays homage to timeless French dishes reminiscent of succulent lamb gigot or petit salé aux lentilles, tête de veau, mackerel poached in white wine, herrings with onion and boiled potatoes. The restaurant dates from 1920 and has been owned by the welcoming Grange household for 50 years. They open at 7am for espresso and croissants and serve sandwiches on the bar all day. There isn’t any mounted menu, however parts are beneficiant with starters €6 and mains €14. These sort of bistros are quick disappearing, so Chez Léon is value a go to even you’re not catching a practice from Gare Saint-Lazare.• 5 rue de l’Isly, on Fb
La Vigne Saint Laurent

Fish en papillote at La Vigne Saint Laurent
This historical bistro has been introduced again to life within the 12 months since chef Johnny Cohier took over. He comes from a household of bakers, whose Champs Elysées boulangerie provided the French president, however his dream was to be within the kitchen operating his personal restaurant. The red-brick decor might do with a makeover however all his funding for now’s within the delicacies and wine checklist. The every day altering set lunch is €14.50 for 2 programs, €18.50 for 3, and within the night, mains begin at an affordable €14. Count on basic French terroir delicacies – escargots, blanquette de veau, a juicy entrecôte with béarnaise sauce, thick cod chunks in a gratin of Cantal cheese.• 2 rue Saint Laurent, on Fb
La Ville de Provins

Go the massive eating places reverse Gare de l’Est, flip left and stroll one other 50 metres to this brasserie, which is so genuine it might have been a setting for 2001 movie Amélie. Homeowners Andréa and Pascal Vincenzi proudly state: “We wish to hold the atmosphere and the delicacies right here because it has at all times been, a distinct world from the worldwide chains throughout us, like Starbucks.” There isn’t any set menu, however they serve breakfast (with omelettes) from 7am, and the kitchen is open by way of till 11pm. With a clientele of Alsace-bound travellers, that is the place to get a steaming plate of choucroute topped with sausages and pork. The pleasant waiters do their finest to translate the dishes chalked up on a blackboard, with mains from €12.• 74 boulevard de Strasbourg,
Au Soleil d’Austerlitz

The venerable Gare d’Austerlitz is getting a facelift forward of the Paris 2024 Olympics, and consuming choices are usually pizza, kebabs or McDonald’s. One notable exception is the sumptuous Soleil, a standard bougnat tavern from the Aveyron area of central France. There’s an enormous pavement terrace and a cosy salon with a gleaming zinc bar. Younger house owners Boris and Estelle Puech serve breakfast from 6am, supply an ever-changing set menu, dwell music in the course of the every day completely satisfied hour and a bar open until 2am. The 2-course €18.90 set lunch or dinner might embrace poached eggs with wild mushrooms, sausage with creamy potato salad, or grilled salmon and ratatouille. There’s additionally a €10 P’tit Prepare children’ menu.• 18 boulevard de l’Hôpital,

A buckwheat galette with ham and fried egg
Ty Breiz Crêperie
Montparnasse is the station for trains to Brittany, so there are half-a-dozen crêperies inside strolling distance. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, cosy Ty Breiz conjures up Brittany’s wild coast with maritime photographs and fishing memorabilia. It’s good station fodder, says proprietor Didier: “We will freshly prepare dinner our crêpes and galettes in simply a few minutes, so nobody has to attend.” Costs begin at €6.50 for a basic gluten-free buckwheat galette with a fried egg, and go as much as €14 for fillings reminiscent of scallops, smoked salmon or andouille sausage. It’s tough to withstand the candy crêpes – melted darkish chocolate, caramelised apple, chestnut cream – they usually can at all times pack to go if departure time looms. • 52 boulevard de Vaugirard,
Le Plomb du Cantal

{Photograph}: Guilhem Vellut
This Parisian establishment specialises within the rustic mountain delicacies of the Auvergne area. The chalet-style eating room is at all times full of a mixture of travellers, workplace employees and theatregoers. Opened 35 years in the past, the Plomb continues to be owned by Marinette Alric, who introduced her household recipes from the Auvergne over 50 years in the past: selfmade sausage, stuffed cabbage and thick steaks, all served with a mountain of irresistible potatoes, both aligot (creamy mash with melted tomme fraîche cheese and garlic) or truffade (crisply sautéed with the identical cheese). There isn’t any set menu as a result of, because the waiter says, “few individuals who order sausage or steak aligot can eat a starter or dessert too”. Meaty mains value from €20, however there are additionally 20 salads and a dozen forms of monumental omelette, from €12.• three rue de la Gaité, no web site
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