Paris is home to some of the world’s top falafel. You could get almost anything from cheap, prized, naturally vegetarian, and mysteriously delicious Middle-Eastern sandwich made from fava bean balls or deep-fried chickpea, vegetables, hummus and/or sesame tahini, and a number of different ingredients, which is likely to change with regions.
Another top dish you could enjoy during your Paris walking tours is the delicious Israeli-style falafels. The place has a series of shops preparing this dish all through Rue des Rosiers located in the Marais district’s Jewish quarter. It is also accepted in the city to eat falafel in a public garden or street and therefore you wouldn’t have to worry about anything.
L’As du Fallafel
The falafels served at this place is really remarkable, they always take care of serving golden standards of the dish. The name L’as means “ace”, just as the name suggests they also guarantee quality food. They prepare the dish by combining fresh ingredients in the correct proportions; the final result is a tasty falafel sandwich with perfect creaminess and crunch. The falafel offered at this place has an awesome mixture of textures and flavors. This is surely among the top food items served in the city which would be perfect to take out and eat while traveling along the streets in Paris. At times you would find long queues at this place but it is actually worth it when regarding the deliciousness of the sandwich they offer.
This eatery is just a short distance away from L’as. This is also a wonderful place to find tasty falafel. The falafel served here actually has more of a crunchier side. The dish is made using a lot of crunchy vegetables including shredded cabbage and carrots. In addition to this, the dish is also comparatively less oily. The place is as well an ideal choice for having a full course sit-down meal as the spot has a more calm and peaceful atmosphere. Moreover, they offer falafel in a giant plate which could be easily shared between two people if you aren’t extremely hungry. The place is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am. It is closed on Mondays. You could get to this eatery by taking a metro to St. Paul station.
Chez Marianne is another good spot to have falafel. The restaurant is highly ordered and it is guaranteed for you to have an awesome experience at this place. The room for dining in at the eatery too is peaceful and calm. They also present the tasty dish by beautifully decorating it. You could also get a wide range of sweets from here which would include conventional, largely Eastern European Jewish, strudels, sweets, and cakes. An added advantage to this restaurant is that it is open all through the week, unlike other nearby falafel restaurants. They are open from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. throughout the week.
You could get to this place by heading straight to the Latin Quarter. The falafel served here are very distinctive. You would get much of a Lebanese version of the sandwich from this place. The restaurant is owned by Richard Sahlani who has been running the restaurant for a couple of years. Another restaurant which he owns is the exclusive Lebanese restaurant Savannah located near 27 rue Descartes and at 5th arrondissement. Savannah is well known for the gastronomic delights it serves. Nevertheless, if you are looking forward to having a snack or a light lunch you could head straight to Comptoir Mediterranee. The Lebanese version of falafel they offer at this place is much lighter than that of the Israeli. They usually serve the dish by wrapping it in traditional slender bread which is also known as “lavash”. The falafel is made complete by the addition of tomato, parsley, cumin, and tabbouleh or onion salad. You could get to this place by catching a metro to the Jussieu or Cardinal Lemoine stations. The place is open from Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.
This awesome eatery is located close to Notre Dame Cathedral or St-Michel. If you ever happen to be touring this region you should really visit this place if you would like to have some tasty and fresh vegan snacks. The restaurant hasn’t really got the true recognition for the heavenly dishes they serve here. All the variety of dishes they serve at this eatery is satisfying as well as healthy. In this place, you are free to prepare a falafel on your own by assembling your ingredients of choice. You could even place a pile of goodies in the falafel you prepare and completely leave out anything that you are not interested in. You would need to catch a metro to St-Michel or Odeon to get to this place.