notes from an urban hibernation

Paris : Simon Cutts & Erica Van Horn

Rue des Rosiers

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The falafel shops of Rue des Rosiers in the 4th arrondissement give a great alternative to the meatiness of Paris, and we have been going to them for years. This still is the old Jewish quarter, and you could easily buy a flight to Tel Aviv in any of the travel agents. Then came the street food. A falafel of deep-fried chickpea balls with salad and relish in a pitta bread envelope was the cheapest thing you could eat in this city. It still remains great value, but guide books have listed the street so totally that there are queues at every doorway. You have to have your solutions to the ubiquitousness of meat, anywhere, even being far from vegetarian.You can see that being one in France is a great problem, perhaps the worst of all places . We have a friend who has kitchen staff come out and stare at her when she asks if there is anything for vegetarians! SC

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