Falafel and Paris is not a gastronomic combination that immediately jumps to mind. But I maintain that you will not find better falafel anywhere else in the world. L’As de Falafel — “recommandé par Lenny Kravitz” as the menu outside boasts — merits a visit as much as any other eatery in the city. Situated in the heart of the Marais’ old Jewish district on rue des Rosiers, the green-painted lunch place outsells the three or four other falafel places around it. This year, a pita filled with cucumber, tomatoes, hummus, and delicious grilled eggplant, topped with balls of falafel, crunchy on the outside but light inside and a very light yogurt cream dressing, costs 6.50 euros. Peanuts, you’ll realize, after four days here.
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