Best casse-graine Guide 2013
What’s all the buzz about 85 Rue de la Roquette? A book signing by a Kardashian offspring? A collector sneaker drop? Better yet! A riot of hungry Parisians lining up in front of this former horse butcher’s, which Delphine Zampetti transformed into a high-end sandwich and salad shop seven years ago now! In a small space with butcher hooks, yellow tiling and two Christophe vinyls, try to choose between the plethoric selection of lunches that are each more magical than the next: a cult-favorite pot-au-feu chicken sandwich with mayo and lettuce; a vibrant bun filled with haddock, dill cream and pickled cabbage; creamy eggs with mayo and chervil; or tender tortilla with crisp guindilla peppers. Some more good news: the gluten-free crowd can enjoy some of the beautiful salads sold by weight: lentils, tomato and sea beans, octopus and cucumber… They’re even better with a vanilla rice pudding with hints of lemon or, if your body tolerates, an apple crumble. // V.Z.
FEELING THIRSTY? There’s Breton Philomenn beer or Ciderman hard cider from Cyril Zangs (€4 for 330 ml) and Patrick Font fruit juices (€3.50 to €4).
PRICE: Sandwiches €5 to €8.50, salads €4 (in-house), desserts €5.