Fodor's Expert Review L'As du Fallafel

$ The Marais Middle Eastern Fodor's Choice

If you're looking for one of the cheapest and tastiest meals in Paris, look no further than the fantastic falafel stands on the pedestrian Rue de Rosiers. L'As (the Ace) is widely considered the best of the bunch, which accounts for the lunchtime line that extends down the street. A falafel sandwich costs €6 to go, €8 in the dining room, and comes heaped with grilled eggplant, cabbage, hummus, tahini, and hot sauce. The shawarma (grilled, skewered meat) sandwich, made with chicken or lamb, is also one of the finest in town. Although takeout is popular, it can be fun (and not as messy) to eat off a plastic plate in one of the two frenzied dining rooms. Fresh lemonade is the falafel's best match.

Middle Eastern Lively Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $ Family Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

34 rue des Rosiers
Paris, Île-de-France  75004, France

-01–48–87–63–60

Known For:
  • The best, freshest, and most heaping falafel sandwich in town
  • Fast take-out or seated service at lunch
  • Shawarma sandwiches
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sat. No dinner Fri.

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