Chez Aline

Restaurant Chez Aline in ParisChez Aline (Paris)

Le Fooding Guide’s 2013 Best sandwich shop 

The letter Z that replaced the V on the former “Chevaline” (horse butcher shop) sign at CheZaline has made Madame Zampetti the Zorro of the zandwich. In her small retro shop with speckled marble and yellow tiling, Delphine Z serves unbeatable sandwiches and stunning small bowls. Her refrigerated case is full of dusted off classics and creative tapas that you can bring back to the office, eat on the terrace or at the tiny bar. Made fresh, the crispy baguette sandwich is stuffed with pot-au-feu chicken, mayo, crisp lettuce, or the beloved escalope milanese with sauce gribiche and lemon. Alternatively, the soft round buns are filled with crabmeat, guacamole and pickles. There are salads too: veal tongue in vinaigrette; cauliflower tabbouleh with muscat grapes and parsley; deviled eggs, etc. And for the dish of the day: squid cooked in squid ink that would make cooks in San Sebastian jealous. Don’t forget about her incredible rice pudding (vanilla-lemon) that goes above and beyond all expectations…. Wash it all down with a mandarin juice from Patrick Font (€4) or a glass of cider (€4). Sandwiches €5 to €8.50, salads €4, dish of the day €10, desserts €5. // M.J.-D.  

Getting there

Restaurant Chez Aline
85, rue de la Roquette
TEL: +33 1 43 71 90 75
Subway: Voltaire, Bastille, Bréguet - Sabin