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Seeking resto or market in Paris for socca

escargot3 Jun 14, 2013 01:34 PM

Does anyone in Paris know of a resto or market where I can find food influenced by Nice? I really miss that flatbread made from garbanzo bean flour called "socca".

And good seafood is always appreciated.

  1. Parigi Jun 14, 2013 02:40 PM

    Dans Les Landes has Socca sometimes, and it's called Pastis there. Otherwise it is too specifically southern. No use insisting on looking for Hangzhou fried rice when you're in Tibet. Even if you find a version of it, it won't be much good.

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    1. re: Parigi
      escargot3 Jun 15, 2013 10:09 AM

      Hey Parigi, That's kinda an extreme response. My query was more akin to asking if there was a place in Paris for a good tajine -- which there is.

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        Ptipois Jun 15, 2013 10:47 AM

        No, I think Parigi is right. Tajines and socca do not play in the same league. You can find a lot of tajines in Paris and elsewhere, owing to the large population of North African origin all over France, but socca is not the same type of dish.

        Socca is a kind of street food that is strongly associated with the coastal Comté de Nice. It never was exported, it is the epitome of the local food, so there is little interest in searching for it elsewhere.
        (Pastis landais, by the way, is not socca at all.)

    2. Parnassien Jun 14, 2013 03:26 PM

      Try the Marché des Enfants Rouges on the rue Bretagne in the 3rd. I occasionally see a guy making socca at one of the stands but never tried it.

      1. Delucacheesemonger Jun 15, 2013 06:32 AM

        Olivier on Rue Mouffetard sometimes makes it.

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          vielleanglaise Jun 15, 2013 02:15 PM

          I've never tried it there, but there's a guy who makes and sells socca at the marché des enfanrs rouges, in the 3rd.

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          1. re: vielleanglaise
            escargot3 Jul 19, 2013 09:39 PM

            Thanks. Went to the marche des enfants rouges, and the socca was great.

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