Cheap eats in Paris – L’As du Fallafel review

I’m pretty lucky that my mum lives in Paris, it means I regularly get to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world. One of my favourite things to do is visit all the amazing places to eat! Parisians do food well, from warm freshly baked croissants in the morning, to crusty homemade French bread sandwiches with soft, melting French cheese and paper thin ham… I could go on and on. However, if you want to try somewhere a little different, with fresh food and huge portions all at a reasonable price, then look no further than L’As du Fallafel.

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After strolling through the picturesque cobbled streets of Le Marais and spotting Sasha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher casually walking by, we stopped at L’As du Fallafel for some lunch. This is one my favourite places to eat in Paris; an Israeli falafel restaurant in the heart of the quaint Jewish district. This is a MUST try during your time in Paris and is inexpensive when compared to many other tourist traps close by.

If you want to avoid the queue I would recommend going for lunch (or getting a takeaway and eating on the go)! At dinner time you can sometimes be waiting over an hour for a table, but pop by at lunch and you shouldn’t be waiting more than 20 minutes for a table.

If this is your first time then you have to try the falafel, there are several other options on the menu such as chicken liver and schwarma all served in a warm pita bread, but the falafel is a good place to start. The pita comes stuffed with salad, red cabbage slaw, grilled eggplant and tzatziki; their homemade harissa is to die for and not too spicy, so make sure to add a generous helping!

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The hustle and bustle, and authentic Israeli cuisine transports you to the Middle East. The falafel is light and packed full of flavour and spices, made using a secret recipe making this the best place for falafel in Paris, if not Europe! I mean what other food still looks amazing half eaten?

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You can forget fine Parisian dining in this place, food is served on plastic plates with plastic cutlery and eating with your hands is acceptable, if not expected!

L’As du Fallafel is closed on Friday evenings and Saturday’s due to the Jewish Sabbath so make sure you visit during the week or on a Sunday, you don’t want to miss out!

 

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