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Summer Treats: Eating "Off the Thumb" in Paris

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In French, manger sur le pouce (literally, eating off your thumb) means eating something simple and quick, and using your hands-- something you rarely see French people doing in sit-down restaurants. Go in search of some of the better street food Paris has to offer, from crepes (pictured above) to bakery goodies to falafel, ice cream and Sri-Lankan specialties. You don't have to settle for a cold, mediocre sandwich when you're on a tight budget or lack time for a sit-down restaurant meal-- it's all about knowing where to find something hot, good, and inexpensive.

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