PARIS CITY GUIDE: La Chapelle, Sri Lankan + Indian Food spots

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There are many places to eat Indian food in Paris, but one of the best neighborhoods will be in La Chapelle! An area more to the north of Paris that sits between both Gare du Nord and La Chapelle metros.

The history of the arrondissement is one where many Tamil settlers came fleeing civil war in the 1980s, and the numbers are said to be highest in Paris.

This Saturday my son and I went for lunch at one of our favorite spots
Dishney Restuarant – I always get the vegetarian Thali (11 euros) and he gets the shrimp Byriani (13 euros)
The portions are generous and the food is always yummy.

While there though I noticed that they had updated the menu and one of the people at a table close to us mentioned that they have more or less included more “french-ised” dishes… they also have traditional desserts and a pretty impressive cocktail menu ( I have never personally tried the alcohol though!)

Address: 212 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris
Open ⋅ 12noon to 11:30 PM ( hours may vary because of curfew )
Phone: 01 40 05 18 36

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Close to
Krishna Bhavan – one of my all-time favorite strictly 100% vegetarian restaurants in Paris

Address: 24 Rue Cail, 75010 Paris
Open 11:30AM ⋅ Closes 9PM
Phone: 01 42 05 78 43

VT Cash and Carry – the best place I like to shop for Indian and Jamaican food; pretty much a lot of the same fruits (mango, plums, jackfruits, etc) they don’t have any ackee though!) I’d say definitely a place to go for Caribbean type ingredients in Paris
Address: 11 – 13 Rue Cail, 75010 Paris
Hours: Open daily 9am to 9PM except mondays
Phone: 01 40 05 07 18

Indian Designs – a little shop of traditional Indian fashion and jewelry in Paris. I love the cute selection of ornated handbags here.
Address: 207 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris
Open 10 AM ⋅ Closes 8PM
Phone: 01 42 09 18 31

Muniyandi Vilas – a small restaurant that is quite popular in the area for its food and cheapest menu option for under 5euros! so if you’re a student on a budget to eat in Paris this cannot be beaten! I love it because it’s a place where the energy is fast-paced but the food is always decent.
Address: 207 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris
Open 11AM ⋅ Closes 12AM
Phone: 01 40 36 13 48

Bouffes du Nord theater (Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord) – a really old but popular theathre in Paris across from the La Chapelle metro with a vivasious theatre cafe out front before shows.
Address: 37 bis Boulevard de la Chapelle, 75010 Paris
Capacity: 530
Opened: 1876
Phone: 01 46 07 34 50


The Ganesh Festival takes place every year here in Paris around the end of August; with thousands of people celebrating with jasmine flowers, music, shared food and the Lord Ganesh

“The festival celebrates Lord Ganesh as the God of New Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence” via Wikipedia

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