A visit to the Marais is a must.
It used to be known as the Jewish quarter, but it is now a chic neighborhood of boutiques, fashionable restaurants with a large gay population in the 4th arrondisement.
The kosher butchers and bakeries are all over and the smell of pastrami and chopped liver call me in.
The pastries in this neighborhood do not consist of typical French croissants, baguettes and macarons, but instead the most unbelievable strudels, rugelach, nut rolls, challah and rye breads.
We had some of the best pastries in Paris on our trip to the Marais.
The apple and poppy seed strudel being my absolute favorite.
It brought tears to my eyes after I took a bite, and I am not kidding, that's how delicious it was.
Ok, so I finally had falafel. I have been waiting a whole year to find this place.
L'as du Falafel.
We were told that you have to wait in line for an hour on a Sunday to sample this world famous sandwich.
Well, we went on a Wed at 6 pm, so we didn't have to wait more than a few minutes.
I ordered the "special vegetarian" for 5 euros.
It was top ten things I have eaten in my life. I loved it.
6 wonderful falafel stuffed into a fresh warm pita bread w/ cooked eggplant, and fresh vegetables with a light sauce on top.
One was enough to share, and make sure you get lots of napkins.
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