When my friend Lindsay told me there’s a section of Paris known for having amazing falafel, I was a bit taken aback. I know Paris has excellent food, but I didn’t know falafel would be included in that. She took me to L’as du Fallafel, which is advertised as having the best falafel in the world.
I ordered the special fallafel pita sandwich with houmous (humus), Turkish salad and eggplant. I’m a bit skeptical as to whether this is truly the best falafel in the world because I’d assume the Middle East makes some mean falafel, considering it originated there. However, this was the best damn falafel sandwich I’ve ever had. The eggplant was a really nice touch and something I’ve never seen before. The pita bread was perfectly soft, the humus was to die for and they added the perfect amount of tzatziki. The falafel itself was also amazing. Not too greasy, just the right texture and all the necessary flavors. I couldn’t get over how significantly better it was from anything I’ve ever had.
I love New York City’s Halal food trucks, but they will never compare to my falafel pita at L’as du Fallafel. There’s lots of great food to enjoy in Paris, and falafel is surprisingly one of them.
Address: 34 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
Phone number: 33 1 48 87 63 60
Price: $$ Reasonable.
Hours: Sun-Thur 11 AM-12 AM; Fri 11 AM-3 PM
Service: Fairly good.
Atmosphere: Colorful but not particularly impressive – very average and casual.