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L'As du Fallafel

I'm working on a project that requires me to piece together my favorite places to eat in the Marais. Looking at the first draft of the list, I'm surprised by the number of them that are carts or small food stands. In short: I eat a lot of street food. Top on the list is L'As du Fallafel. Having lived in New York for years, I am no stranger to good falafels. But sorry NYC, you can't hold a candle to the goodness that is the falafels at L'As du Fallafel. On Sunday, Rue de Rosiers is absolutely packed with people standing in line to get their chick pea and tahini fix. The falafels are huge (they fill both hands) and stuffed to the brim. Sweet crunchy cabbage, golden brown falafels, tahini sauce (oh the sauce!) combine in what can only be described as culinary perfection. Good food aside, it's just as much fun to watch people eat with reckless abandon. The falafels are messy, and most people eat them on the street. No one seems to care that stray cabbage clings to their chin or their shirts are tainted with tahini. It's all part of the fun that is L'As du Falafel. 34 Rue de Rosiers


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Marie Cole

You are making me hungry for one right now….I love falafels!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by paperhill

i love fallafel! we have a little deli here and they are wonderful. i would love to try these!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by lala

i want to eat it once again. =)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by aliceinparis

I have eaten there and still fantasize about it! Falafel heaven!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jessie Cacciola

your blog is absolutely gorgeous. will definitely be back again! :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Vana

I love fallafel! I would be a happy camper if i owned one of the restaurants around here…ok even 50/50 would make me happy!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Emmy

I just came on to post a comment about Chez Hanna and saw that Carolyn had beaten me to it! I like L’As but Chez Hanna wins for me every single time.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Carolyn

have you ever been to Chez Hanna which is right around there? i’ve never been to l’as du fallafel (must try next time!), but i always stop by chez hanna when i’m in Paris.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Simply Mel

When I was pregnant with my daughter, we were in Paris for 2 months. Needless to say, L’As was my weakness…and I believe this is the reason my now 16 month old LOVES tahini sauce! Yum! Great photo!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Sher

oh this is in my “to eat” list for Paris too:)

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