It’s all about Alain the sandwich man at Marche des Enfants Rouges. The best humored French person I’ve met and the tastiest sandwich I’ve had in one booth. For eight years, Alain has been whipping up the most amazing, all organic sandwiches my stomach has ever interacted with (and trust me, it’s seen it’s fair share…)
The vegetarian cornet is my lover. A blini loaded with goat cheese, avocado, shredded fennel, shredded carrots, toasted sesame seeds, parsley, lemon zest, mushrooms and the ultimate touch=honey overdose. 7 euros for this beast that keeps you running for hours.
Everytime I go to the Marche des enfants rouges, I promise myself that I will try a new food booth (no time for repetition with so many options and so little time) but somehow, I cannot resist those sandwiches.
For some variation, I got a smoked salmon panini in a ciabatta with avocado, carmelized onions…amazingness.
And then to switch it up…I went back for the vegetarian again. All sandwiches are 7 euros. (The only protein options are ham and salmon) but go for the veggie cornet.
The moroccan booth is always jamming. The food looks amazing, and there are a bunch of outdoor tables to enjoy your meal. There is also an organic booth with quiches, salads, some kind of potato latke thing, roasted chicken, gratin, juices and wine, a burger and fries stand, Italian, Lebanese, cheese, fruits and veggies…whatever your heart and soul desires.
And just outside one of the market exits, is Verian, the Slavic man who makes art out of books and used to own Le beautrills restaurant in Paris…Jim Morrison’s hangout. We had a nice bonding session. Took some shots at 12pm and went on with my day.