Eat for Free in Paris

Free Food in Paris. No catch*

The title pretty much says it all. There are a few bars in Paris where you can get get free food after ordering a drink. And no, before you say it, the drinks are not wildly expensive. Quite the opposite. No, I don’t understand how this concept could be profitable either, but rather than questioning, I’ll just take that fork thanks.

Here’s a selection of addresses where you can find this Parisian phenomenon…

* Although you have to like couscous.

photo by  Luca Nebuloni @Flickr

La Cordonnerie
28 rue Greneta, 75002
Atmosphere: Ok, so it’s pretty much on the infamous rue Saint Denis (red light district) but the crowd is made up of 100% young professionals. Cheap and fun.
– Free couscous on Thurs & Sat from 9 p.m.

Le Tribal Café
3 cour des Petites Ecuries, 75010
Atmosphere: a favourite of locals and hipsters. Located just off the busy rue du Faubourg Saint Denis on a pretty cobbled street.
– Free couscous Fri & Sat (from 9 p.m.)
– Free Mussels Wed & Thurs (from 9 p.m.)
– Big plate of chips for 3 euros

Le Grenier
152 rue Oberkampf, 75011
Atmosphere: Cheap beer, unlimited couscous, good ambiance, the perfect place to start your budget-friendly night out!
– Free couscous Fri & Sat from 7.30 p.m.

La Chope
40 rue de Clignancourt, 75018
Atmosphere: also known as a “gypsy jazz bar” this place is always buzzing. Get there early, before the regulars settle in for the night, and stay late…you never know what’ll happen!
– Free couscous Fri & Sat. Concerts on Sun eve.

Bon appétit!


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