Bob’s Bake Shop
2015 Adidas Street Food Award
Near the abandoned railroad tracks in the Goutte-d’Or neighborhood, our American friend Marc Grossman (Bob’s Juice Bar) has set his trap for Yankee mice! The cheese in question? A deli with 50s-style diner décor (fake leather benches, letter boards, white neon lights and aluminum panels on the ceiling), where you can sample the best the Big Apple has to offer. Take the day we went for breakfast as an example: an authentic New York poached bagel (THE house specialty) with smoked salmon, cream cheese, avocado and a fried egg (€11); unrivaled blueberry-banana pancakes (the classic version is made with oat flour, but there’s also a gluten-free vegan version made with buckwheat flour, €8.50) drizzled in an outrageous amount of maple syrup. And to drink: vivifying and freshly made healthy juices (orange-banana-strawberry, €5) or some good old-fashioned coffee with unlimited refills (€2, until 11:30am). At lunch, there are sandwiches made on homemade bread (either bagels or toasted sourdough): avocado and cream cheese (€5.50), vegetarian with the cheese of the day (€7), etc. Some other options: salads, veggie rice and soup, ranging from €5.50 to €12. For dessert (€3-4), there are donuts, fruit pie, cheesecake and chia pudding. And don’t miss the incredible challah French toast, when it’s available (€8.50)! // C.LeH.