If you like food and you’re going to Paris there are two sources everyone will recommend, Hungry for Paris by Alec Lobrano and David Liebovitz‘s blog “living the sweet life in Paris.” While in Paris, they were my form of a foodie bible and they both were adamant that if you were in the Marais, you had to try L’AS Fallafel.
Our first Sunday in the Marais I didn’t heed the advice. Kate and I were on an exploration and shopping mission and didn’t have time to eat. The second Sunday, I was determined to try L’AS. So, dragging my mom and Kate along, we headed to Rue de Rosiers and L’AS.
There was a long line snaking from the window of L’AS down the Rue de Rosiers. Our order was quickly taken, however, and we waited in anticipation for our falafel. My first ever.
Now, my French is only good enough to order what I want and then stare blankly at any response. I watched while a pita was opened and stuffed with lightly pickled red cabbage, salted cucumbers, creamy hummus, crispy chickpea fritters and harissa. Somehow, through head shaking I managed to order extra spicy harissa on my falafel and no extra on my mom’s – lucky for her as she does not like it hot.
With falafel in hand we wandered to a slightly less crowded side street and dug in, spilling cabbage and cucumbers at a rapid pace. How was it? Crunchy, creamy, crispy, spicy. . . in a word, delectable.
I suspect, however, that L’AS has spoiled me for all other falafel . . . I guess I’ll just have to go back to Paris. Sigh 😉