The new Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées downstairs food court seems to have been cooked up as much for Instagram (golden walls, colorful neon lights, mosaic tiles from graffiti artist Tyrsa) as it was for our palates… On the menu, there are 10 carefully cast corners curated by Julien Pham (the former editor-in-chief of Fricote magazine, an influencer @phamilyfirst, brother of chef Céline Pham, and co-author alongside Agathe Hernandez and BETC of the ingenious Cantine Générale book), where you can concoct a mix of well accompanied treats, either eaten there on high barstools or taken to go: lovely pâté en croûte from Maison Verot (including a banh mi version created exclusively by his sister); plump stuffed buns from Xi’an by La Taverne de Zhao; sunny pissaladière from the Riviera by Les Niçois; or even cold-pressed juice from the trendy Maisie Café. // C.C.
FEELING THIRSTY? They take a radical stand with a wine list that’s exclusively natural – 280 labels sourced by Yard, including a fruity red Beaujolais, P’tit Grobis, from Nicolas Chemarin (€6.50 a glass) or an elegant red Sicilian, Magma, from Frank Cornelissen (€55 a bottle).
PRICE: Set menus €12-19. Salads, sandwiches and mains €8-15.