L'As du Fallafel

Coordinates: 48°51′27″N 2°21′33″E / 48.857425°N 2.359072°E / 48.857425; 2.359072
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L'As du Fallafel
L'As du Fallafel restaurant in Paris, France
L'As du Fallafel is located in Paris
L'As du Fallafel
Location within Paris
Restaurant information
Food typeKosher Middle Eastern
Street address34, rue des Rosiers, in the "Pletzl" Jewish quarter of Le Marais neighbourhood
Coordinates48°51′27″N 2°21′33″E / 48.857425°N 2.359072°E / 48.857425; 2.359072

L'As du Fallafel (English: The Ace of Falafel) is a kosher Middle Eastern restaurant located at 34, Rue des Rosiers in the "Pletzl" Jewish quarter of the Le Marais neighborhood in Paris, France. The restaurant is acclaimed for its falafel sandwich served with eggplant and hummus.[1][2][3]

The restaurant[edit]

A line of tourists and locals waiting to buy L'As Du Fallafel's popular falafel sandwich during the busy lunch hour

L'As du Fallafel's dishes are based upon North African and Middle Eastern cuisine.[1] Due to the restaurant's popularity and cramped seating, the lunchtime line often extends well into the street.[4]

The restaurant is closed on Shabbat.[5]


A patron of L'As du Fallafel holding the restaurant's acclaimed falafel sandwich covered in hot sauce

Writing in The New York Times travel section, Mark Bittman asserts that "this is the falafel destination in Paris, indeed in Europe."[1] In Pauline Frommer's Paris, Margie Rynn shares that L’As du Fallafel "has, without a doubt, the best falafel in Paris."[6]

The restaurant is said to be a favorite of rock musician Lenny Kravitz.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Mark Bittman (31 December 2006). "Paris: L'As du Fallafel". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  2. ^ Anderson, Brett (29 March 2011). "Latest issue of Saveur is devoted to sandwiches, including New Orleans' muffuletta: media buffet". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  3. ^ Jeffers, Jeremy (January 2003). "Takin' It to the Streets". Vegetarian Times: 49.
  4. ^ "Paris Restaurants:L'As du Fallafel". Fodor's Travel. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  5. ^ Laurel Shannon (16 September 1998). "TravelGuide Pursuits: Paris". CNN. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  6. ^ Rynn, Margie (2009). Pauline Frommer's Paris. John Wiley and Sons. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-470-38516-6. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  7. ^ David Dadoun (6 February 2010). "L'As du Fallafel". Le Best of Paris. Retrieved 14 April 2011.

48°51′27″N 2°21′33″E / 48.857425°N 2.359072°E / 48.857425; 2.359072