Part I HERE
The third day in Paris was all about FOOD. And walking. But mostly walking to go find more FOOOOOOD.
Well, before all the food, we walked through an outdoor market with veggies! and fruits! and flowers! and fresh fish! and crepes! and baked good! and cheeses! and prepared foods! This market was totally up my alley.
Then for the first mission of the day: falafel! This falafel and shawarma came from Rue de Rosiers, which is the center of the Jewish quarter. This street is hoppin’ with falafel joints, upscale shopping boutiques, and hoards of people waiting to get the best falafel in Paris (in Europe??)
L’as Du Fallafel is the most popular place on the street, with the line almost 45 minutes out the door (for just getting it from the window). There was also an option to eat inside, but if you wait outside, you can pay the falafel dealers (like drug dealers) and then go to the window and specify what you want and watch these guys throw all of the ingredients into the pita in a matter of seconds.
Look at that smile! #fatkidproblems. Both the falafel and shawarma were packed with fresh veggies, tomatoes, hot falafel and meat, and sauteed eggplant and then drenched in tahini. So good…and literally sat in my stomach like a rock for the entire day.
After falafel, we walked and walked and walked.
Around 8:00, we met Elsa for a traditional French dinner! (we were almost late since we didn’t realize there was a time change! Haha) It was so nice of her to offer to join us and explain the menu to us and make sure we left full and happy (and we did!). The night was a lot of fun and the food was so, so good. All of it! The main courses, the cheese plate…
And then to bed! Two more days to go….