Famous French Falafels

Monday, August 24, 2015

My morning started with a chocolate-pistachio escargot that I bought at a bakery in Paris.

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This was a lovely pastry. I loved the generous amount of chocolate chips and light nutty flavour.

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Lunch was fallafels! We took the 12:11 bus and arrived at about 2:00. L’As Du Fallafel is a super famous place in France, and it was packed.

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Most people take their fallafel sandwiches to go, but Seline and I decided to sit in the restaurant.

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As usual, the tables were teeny!

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Seline ordered the chicken medallion plate, which came with fries, fried eggplant, hummus, cucumber and tomato salad, and cabbage. I ate her eggplants, which were crispy and delicious with the creamy hummus. A little oily for me, though.

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Seline adored her meal, especially because we got a side order of house-made French fries. She finished all of the chicken and most of the fries, leaving all of the salad and coleslaw. She ate some pita, too.

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I ordered the fallafel special, a vegetarian sandwich stuffed with hummus, cucumber, cabbage, fried eggplants, and eight (I think) crispy, deep-fried chickpea balls.

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The soft pita with freshly-fried fallafels and smooth hummus were a great combo. This meal was a little messy and greasy in my opinion, though. But I can definitely see why the place is so popular – this lunch filled me up immediately and cost just 8 Euros. You can’t find that anywhere else in Paris!

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Mostly finished 😀 Next stop: Pozzetto gelato! Today was rainy, windy, and sunny – all at the same time. Seline’s umbrella broke because of the wind, our hair was totally soaked from the rain, and we were super hot in the sun. I wasn’t sure if the weather was ice cream-appropriate, but since we were already on the same street… we had to get some 🙂

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I asked how many flavours I could get in one cup, and the lady told me there was no limit. So I had about EIGHT flavours in a kid’s size petite cup! My favourites, in order, are: pistachio, chocolate hazelnut, dark chocolate, hazelnut, coconut, fior di latte, chocolate chip. I love how I got to try a whole bunch of flavours here!

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Seline is my exact opposite. She ordered ONE flavour in a grande (big) cup. Strawberry, just like last time. Who are you more like? Would you rather try a bunch of flavours, not knowing if you’d like them? Or have one big bowl of something you know you enjoy?

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Because of the rain, and since we didn’t want to be late for dinner, we took the early 5:45 bus. When we got home, Maggie was already preparing dinner. We had leftover rice (reheated in the microwave) with tomato scrambled eggs and baked fish.

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Maggie puts ketchup in her tomato scrambled eggs, making them sweeter and thicker. This fish, again, was very yummy and tender. I like the belly portion.

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A lovely light dinner. I wish there was some steamed broccoli or sauteed asparagus – my day was definitely lacking in the veggie department (again). I need to get more greens in my diet!

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No pics of dessert today – just some milk with a pistachio financier. Not my favourite dessert, but still a nice way to finish our early dinner.

After din, we cleaned up and I played with Alexandre before showering him and reading to him. He is learning so much! Now he knows “windows”, “chairs”, “tables”, “kitchen”, and a couple more. What a smart little guy 😀


It’s Tuesday morning now – we have big plans to leave a little earlier and visit the Invalides, have lunch by the Eiffel Tower in a famous cafe, and visit some chocolate shops/bakeries. Can’t wait! Have a lovely Tuesday.

11 thoughts on “Famous French Falafels

    1. I’ve never had authentic falafels but these actually tasted pretty authentic to me! If anything they had more herbs 🙂 Have you made falafels before? They intimidate me a little bit!

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    1. Escargot means snail. The pastry is coiled up, just like a snail. It was so yummy! If you were here, you’d love the coffee! I’m good with milk and hot chocolate, though 🙂
      French fries in France are “so good”, according to Seline!

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  1. Hi Cindy , Thank you for updating your blog everyday. You and Seline must have a good time in Paris. Eating , drinking and sightseeing are the most exciting thinhs to do during the day. You will bring a lot of good memories home for sure.

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    1. Thank you for the comment Mom! We are having a great time in France. I even love the pretty town we live in. 🙂 You’re right – there is SO much to do and we are having so many good times.

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    1. It was super yummy! Definitely something to do when in Paris – the best part was that it cost only 8 Euros – a CHEAP Parisian meal would cost TWICE that!
      Yay! 🙂 Why not try more flavours, right?

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