Frenchie To Go
Le Guide Fooding’s Best finger-lickin’ good spot of 2014
With its authentic New York deli feel (industrial light fixtures, bare walls), Greg Marchand’s little takeaway shop (along with his Frenchie and Frenchie Bar à vins, both on the same street) always hits the bull’s eye. Seated on a high barstool, you can put back a monumental Reuben sandwich (€12) made on rye bread and generously filled with smoked Shorthorn corned beef, English Ogleshield cheddar and purple cabbage coleslaw, or one of his legendary pulled pork sandwiches (€11) with slow-cooked, smoked and shredded pork nestled into a bun baked by Gontran Cherrier. It’s all served with insanely good french fries and either homemade BBQ sauce, ketchup or tartar sauce. Equally rich are the Parisian lobster roll (€22 though!) and the homemade Anglo/American snacks (€3-6) to brighten up your afternoon coffee break: cheesecake, cookies, brownies, muffins…. And don’t forget about the special breakfast options: eggs Benedict and pastrami (€12), muesli with homemade granola (€6), etc. To drink, there’s craft Lagunitas or Deck & Donohue beer (€5.50-9), and good blends from the neighboring coffee shop, L’Arbre à Café (€2.40 for an espresso). Take-away menu option €15. // C.P.