Photo Friday: French Food?

When I think of eating in Paris, here's what comes to mind: Crepes, Chocolate, Cassoulet and other french classics. Yet Paris is an international city, and with an abundance of excellent quality produce and meat, it shouldn't be a surprise that "foreign" food is delicious too.

L'as de Fallafel in Paris
L'as de Fallafel in Paris

Here's a place worth making a trip across town for. L'as du Fallafel, in the old Jewish neighborhood (the Marais) serves the best fallafel I've eaten outside of Israel. If you happen to arrive during a Jewish holiday, you might hear the sounds of praying, singing, or even dancing spilling out from one of the 2nd floor orthodox synagogues hidden away in this neighborhood.

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  1. Angela K. Nickerson on February 11, 2010 at 11:41 p.m.

    Yummy! I'm with you... I've found some of the best "foreign" food in unexpected places. Gyros in Rome? Yep! Chinese food in Oslo? Uh huh! Crepes in Korea? You betcha! And now, clearly, I have to be on the lookout for fallafel in Paris! Bon appetit!

  2. Monna McD on February 12, 2010 at 5:14 a.m.

    This is such a great recommendation! Something I've learned the hard way is that L'As du Fallafel is closed on Saturdays!

  3. Debbie on February 12, 2010 at 7:09 a.m.


    Good point, they're closed Friday night after sundown too - and on major Jewish holidays

    Here's a side note that wouldn't apply to most people - they're also a meat-serving kosher restaurant. That means that if you sit down to eat you cannot bring in outside food. They're happy to make an exception for baby food and baby milk, but respectfully ask that you not let the milk or its container touch the table. (Baby milk is considered Parve when baby is drinking it, but not at any other time)

  4. Kymri on February 12, 2010 at 11:46 a.m.

    Aargh! I've been away for awhile but am disappointed now to find that Mr. Linky has been exploited by hotel links - can you do anything about that? How annoying!

  5. Amy @ The Q Family on February 12, 2010 at 4:38 p.m.

    What's up with all those links from hotels! Is Marriott people trying to annoy a lot of travel bloggers?

  6. Lauren on February 12, 2010 at 5:24 p.m.

    I love finding unexpected cuisine abroad, especially if it's really authentic and good! I was just thinking about how you can find excellent food from all over the world in Vancouver. And, I remember when I was in the small village of San Ignacio in Belize by the Guatemalan border, I was shocked to find a large Chinese population and delicious authentic Chinese restaurant.

  7. Debbie on February 15, 2010 at 6:43 a.m.

    I'm really sorry about all the spam. I manually deleted 60 spam links this week (ouch) A company called eSiteMarketing (I assume they were hired by Marriott) has been spamming my site for quite some time. We have written code to block most of it, but because the Simply-Linked code is written by someone else I didn't have anything in place to block spam.

    I have deleted all the links, and contacted Marriott PR to see if they can call off the marketing folks.