Gone are the days when merely uttering the word “street food” would get any Parisian extremely sickened. Such was the unbelievable height of contempt that was had for street foods in restaurants in the capital of France.
If you are wandering around the Marais and wish to try something exotic, the L’As du Fallafel is the right place to go as it is where the best falafels (a classic middle-eastern vegetarian sandwich) are served in the French capital. The place is easy to notice as you will always see a queue of people waiting to get served. However, you are going to be served a pleasant dish in less than 10 minutes, and you will realize how you made the best decision ever by waiting.
Monsieur Benjamin is an "art pastry shop", Rue Saint Martin, near Centre Pompidou. It's ice street rolls are reinvented here, after a South-East Asian concept. This cream is made out of whole milk and cream, with savory flavors and fresh fruit, and its great culinary advantage is the freshness of the ingredients, a difference you can taste. You can watch the mesmerizing process of the making, in a couple minutes with ice forming on a frozen plaque, crushed with a spatula, then rolled and topped with yummy add-ins. Their macarons are also exquisite, alongside with artsy pastry, excellent tea, and top quality fruit nectars.
If you are looking to have an unforgettable hamburger experience, the Big Fernand, located Rue Saint-Sauveur, in Montorgueil area, is the atelier of homemade hamburgers. Everything is fresh, and that can be easily noticed from every bite! Nonetheless, the restaurant is quite small and always jam-packed, which reminds you that it is a mainly a takeaway place. Likewise, take note that menus begin at €15, largely justified by the excellent local ingredients.
The L’Avant Comptoir, situated in the Latin Quarter, is a bistro comptoir you will instantly fall in love with. If you are in search of quick but stylish and delicious bites paired with a glass of good wine, this is the perfect place for you. Sometimes when street foods are mentioned, they are often associated with dishes of low-quality, but the case is totally different here. It is the ideal place if you are looking to enjoy some appetizers such as cured meat here if you are a fan.
Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and if you travel there one day, either alone or in the company of your friends or kids, the listed places are the best street options to quench your hunger. From the classic falafel to homemade hamburgers or reinvented desserts, you will find whatever you want at any of these spots.
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