L’As du Fallafel, Paris, France

My husband is a bit of a falafel connoisseur and I read some great reviews of L’As du Fallafel on many sites. They are so famous, they even have a wikipedia page. We decided to get counter service, which was a littler cheaper than eating inside. The line moved quickly and efficiently. A waiter took our order while we waited in line and gave it to the cooks who prepared our sandwiches with amazing speed before our very eyes.

Preparation of the falafel sandwiches

We got the signature vegetarian falafel sandwiches which were filled to the brim with falafel, eggplant, hummus, hot sauce, and other fillings that I cannot name. The falafel was fried to perfection and all the flavors blended well together. The “hot” sauce was not very hot at all, but otherwise it was one damn good sandwich.

Falafel sandwich

I also have to mention that our time in Paris (and in France in general) was filled with mostly good service and friendly people. This is of course a contrast to what we were expecting with the stereotypes that the French hate Americans and would be rude to us. A time of kindness that sticks out was when I was asked something about my order in complete French here at L’As du Fallafel. I don’t speak or understand any French, so I looked at the cook with a blank stare and said I didn’t speak French. A woman standing behind me in line was kind enough to translate for me in English and indicated he was asking what I wanted to drink. I was very surprised and appreciative.

We ate our falafel sandwiches around the corner from the restaurant at a little park area on Rue des Blancs-Manteaux as recommended from molasses jane on the PPK “Paris is not vegan hell! The official France thread.” Actually, much of what molasses jane posted on this thread was extremely helpful in choosing veg-friendly places in France. I recommend checking it out. Thanks molasses jane!

We thoroughly enjoyed the sandwiches and my only regret is forgetting to order the homemade lemonade that molasses jane recommended.

Overall, we rate our meal as 4 1/2 carrots out of 5 on the veganlicious scale.