Paris - Post Report Question and Answers

What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Unlimited - Aug 2022

All of it and during COVID everyone developed a carry-out system. - Sep 2021

Ubereats, Deliveroo were popular food delivery services. Too many restaurants, cafes, fast food, and other options to list. Good Mexican food not easy to find. - Jul 2020

Incredible food scene. Take advantage of midweek lunch specials at Michelin restaurants. Restaurant prices are a bargain compared to the U.S. in terms of what you get, especially in the $15-40 category. However, there are probably fewer options to have meals in the cheap (under $15 category). Non-French food is also disappointing for the most part, aside from maybe Vietnamese. Asian cuisine is mostly terrible, and French people are intolerant to even slightly spicy foods. Sushi is often limited to a choice of salmon or tuna and nothing more exotic. Chipotle may be your best bet for Mexican. - Jan 2018

Paris is expensive but there are good choices from reasonably priced fast food or healthier lunch take away places to the most expensive fine dining restaurants. - Aug 2015

McDonald's, Burger King, Chipotle (yes, 3 of them). But don't go there, eat at one of the 13,000+ restaurants in the city. It is possible to find some reasonably priced meals, and considering the fast food is double the U.S. prices, you might as well! - Feb 2015

McDonald's and KFC. Many restaurants and cafes. Prices are varied -- as is the quality of the food. - Jun 2013

I need to exercise daily restraint so as not to drain my bank account or bust my waistband!This is such a wonderful place to dine. BEWARE: It is insanely pricey. - Sep 2010

Fast food:McDonald's, its French analog Quick, Subway, KFC, Pizza Hut, Dominos, lots of doner kebabs! Decent restaurants: yes, the sky is the limit. Cuisines you can't find many places in the U.S. (for example, tons of North African, more Eastern European/Central Asian, sub-saharan African). Tex-mex is very bland. Not many bargains near the U.S. Embassy and embassy housing. - Apr 2009

There are American and French fast-food chains but why would you want to eat in them? French food may not be what it used to be but there are still many great or at least good restaurants here. Most other cuisines are also represented, including a surprising number of sushi places, though quality of non-French food can be hit or miss. - Dec 2008

I have seen McDonald's, Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken, but try not to eat there since there are so many other wonderful places to eat. Try to go to a traiteur (Chinese, Lebanese, etc) instead of one of the above fast food places if you are in a hurry - or even a schwarma stand - the food is much better. - Jun 2008

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