Eating well on a budget is possible as long as you know where to get the best deals. Zazie Bar is one of the good places to try.

Le Petit Quercy. A tasty, traditional snack prepared to order using selected products: generous sandwiches filled with foie gras sprinkled with Guérande sea salt, Guémené andouille sausage, truffled terrine or goose rillettes. Don’t miss this traditional French food eatery. 114 -116 boulevard Diderot, 75012 Paris. +33 (0)1 43 40 60 72.

Rayan. Lebanese restaurant and takeaway offering an array of mezze and delicious marinated kebabs to eat in or take out. Open for lunch and dinner, every day of the week. 11 rue Chaligny, 75012 Paris. +33 (0)1 43 07 00 92.

La Bonne Tradition (LBT). A gastronomic version of the new-age sandwich made using exceptional products, the bread too. Also serves salads and homemade desserts. Open for lunch on weekdays. 2 rue Erard, 75012 Paris.

Les Comestibles Geranio. Italian deli to take away and taste at Zazie. Just shop before 20h. 27 rue Erard. 75012 Paris. 01 43 45 66 86.

Ground Control. Our huge district wasteland, now dedicated to foodtrucks, food corners, temporary bars, bookshops, workshops, concerts, festivals… 81, rue du Charolais. 75012 Paris