Lunch/Snacks In Paris
Ill be visiting paris next week and have made 3 dinner reservations.
Considering it may be too much to have two large meals, what are some recommended places for lunch/snacks (not too expensive if possible)
I have Breizh cafe on my list at the moment, but any other crepe/sandwich lunch places would be great.
Paris - and France - are not a snack-oriented culture.
Would you consider non-French snack lunch?
Urfa Dürüm on rue Fbg St Denis has wonderful sandwiches. They only start to make the bread after you order.
For French eats, Dans les Landes has great tapas. You can order a couple of small plates, or a whole bunch of them.
Try to go to your lunch at Dans Les Landes after the nearby nice place Monge morning market.
Thanks for all your help Parigi, youve been very helpful for my Paris food experience.
Here is what were thinking, let me know what you think at the moment.
Day1 : Briezh Cafe , Le Hide
Day 2: Versailles (Unknown Meal) , Au Bougnat
Day 3:Going to Louvre (Maybe taxi to La Reminet for Lunch) , Frenchie
And Im assuming that well be getting pastries etc for breakfast.
You could hit "L'Avant Comptoir" (9, Carrefour de l'Odéon, next to the Comptoir) for stand-up "tapas"
We found the little sandwiches and pastries available at Gerard Mulot to be quite tasty. They box them up to go.
In the center of Paris: I am addicted to the sandwich Grecque with a heap of French fries and lots of harissa from one of the vendors on r. St. Andre des Arts. Won ton noodle or chow fun at Mirama on r. St. Jacques. Eric Kayser has shops all over Paris for his savory tarts and sandwiches. Paul is easy to run into and not bad for a sit down "salon de the" style lunch and snack; much better than Angelina or less expensive and precious than Laduree. The savory offerings at G. Mulot is excellent though not inexpensive and there are a tiny 4 seat bar to enjoy them. Near the Louvre is Le Pain Quotidien in the very pleasant Pl. du Marche Saint Honore. Nice seating for their various tartines. There are good wine bars near the Louvre for a quick bite: Juveniles, Le Rubis or a short stroll past the Palais Royal to Willi's.
Parisen wine bars are very informal. Wines are for drinking unless there is an actual tasting. Many feature lesser known wines and from small producers. At Juvenille, a glass starts around 2.5 to 3Euros. About the same for their other bar, Willi's. Even cheaper at neighborhood wine bars away from the center. Wine bars always have food to go with their wines; frequently simple, like plate of cheeses, charcuteries, rillettes, smoked fish, quiches. There might be a couple of hot plat du jour. The food at Juvinilles and Willi's is more ambitious, even foie gras; one can have a set lunch of a plat, a glass of wine and a dessert for around 13E. Noon lunch can be packed but show up around 11:30 or after the lunch rush, it will be peaceful and easy to chat. The bar is own by Tim Johnston, a Scot, therefore, language should not be a problem. It is one of the friendliest and unpretentious place in Paris.
All good picks, esp Mirama, though not sure about those Greek sandwiches, quoique… some of them must be good. :-)
At Mirama, not many people order the excellent chow haw (same as chow fun but chow haw is the appélation on the menu) which we hav nicknamed Chinese lasagna. I have a slight preference for the beef and green pepper chow haw over the other chow haw.
The wine bars in Paris always offer simple good food.
Read a recommendation years ago to try the hot chocolate at Angelina, 226 rue de Rivoli, just up the street from the Louvre at an indulgence on a tight budget. When in Paris 5 years ago, friend and I did so. Also on memu, tartine sandwiches, salads, heavier entrees and the most unbelievable pastries in a very old world elegant setting. We enjoyed it so much, we went another day as well...