5 hip spots in La Goutte d’Or
Paris' most multicultural neighbourhood has always been a safe bet for fill-your-belly couscous restaurants, vibrant street stalls and late-night maghrébin grocery stores. Now, hip cafes, bars and branché boutiques are adding another dimension to its lively streets.
Our pick of the hottest addresses
Cantine Le Myrha70 rue Myrha, 75018
This cheerful, vegan-friendly organic canteen has the health- and budget-conscious queuing for its super-cheap plats du jour and lunchtime formule.
From breakfast to supper, grab a tray and help yourself from a colourful array of salads, hot dishes, muffins and desserts.
Pala Pala Music35 rue Myrha, 75018
This world music specialist is more than a record shop, it’s a musical community.
Come to browse its esoteric selection of CDs or catch visiting artists who drop by when they’re in town, from Cameroonian jazz musician Richard Bona to rapper Maahlox.
Barbès-Rochechouart MarketBoulevard de la Chapelle (opposite Hôpital Lariboisière), 75018
Sharpen your elbows and shop with the locals at this down-to-earth bi-weekly market, tucked under the métro line at Barbès-Rochechouart.
As well as super-cheap fresh produce you'll find exotic spices and superb marinated olives. Wednesday and Saturday mornings only.
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