Finding myself hungry in the popular Marais district on Sunday, I thought I’d stop at L’As du Falafal on rue des Rosiers for a falafal sandwich. But when I got there, I saw that the line was a block long!
Fleeing the crowds, I ducked down rue des Ecouffes, a quiet side street, and spotted a small butcher shop. Would they, I wondered, have sandwiches to take out? I stepped into the shop and asked. Yes, came the answer, and they even had four different bagels from which to choose. I selected a poppy-seed-and-onion bagel and the butcher proceeded to make the freshest, most delicious pastrami sandwich that I have tasted in a very long time.
6, rue des Ecouffes