Paris' most multicultural neighborhood 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.
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.
Bold, wax-print African fabrics get a modern makeover at this sought-after streetwear label.
The American football-inspired patterned tops are its biggest seller, but look out too for cool collaborations with the likes of Béton Ciré.
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.
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.
So much does this new-wave artisanal brewery love its neighbourhood that it's named its craft beers after local streets.
Stop by for a glass of Myrha pale ale, a smokey Charbonnière, or an Ernestine IPA.
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