Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Falafels


Apparently the shop that sells falafels in the Marais, does a booming business.  Students especially queue up halfway down the street waiting their turn at the window to order.  We spotted this group who decided to just picnic on the sidewalk late one afternoon.

17 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

One thing I can tell is we cannot sit like this on the streets; why? because the temperature in 40+degrees outside ! I have always envy countries with 4 seasons, I know the summer maybe sometimes really hot and dry in some countries, but the mild-weather days really allow you to sit outisde like this people !

Cloudy said...

Well, sometimes you have to do to get back to the good stuff. Great shot!

Ciao, may you enjoy the sun and the rain refresh you, and have a nice day.

Carla said...

Yes can vouch for the FALAFEL but not to sitting on the street........they are really good and as the secret is out we now have to go to the one up the road (still good) as I refuse to que!!
Carla x

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I can attest to the splendour of these falafels and the length of the queue!
Bonne semaine
PS love the back gound music. What is it please?

Joe said...

Great image V. The falafels must be tasty and good value to deserve these queues ant patience. Never understood falafels myself.

Cezar and Léia said...

;)
They do it in everywhere, Spring is the picnic time!
Léia

Kate said...

Kosher falafels?!

Virginia said...

Carla dear, you are the one that told us about them! Is it Chez Marianne?

Kate, that's funny! This is not where they purchased the falafels however.

Elizabeth, it's Julia's theme from Julie and Julie. Scroll down to the player and you can see the playlist. :)
V

This is Belgium said...

wonderful music too, la chanson française, aime beaucoup but do not think the sidewalk kids would be interested ..
anni

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great shot of la vie quotidienne! I'll go up the street to Carla's new place.... shhhh!

Kris said...

You can always tell if a place is a good place to eat by the number of people who eat there. Great shot. I love chickpeas...these sound wonderful! :)

♥ E.T. Suzy ♥ said...

Our local falafel stands are the same way! What is it about falafels? I'll have to try one of those things someday.

Alexa said...

Did they queue up at L'as du Falafel, then take their yummy food somewhere on rue des Rosiers to enjoy it? (That's what my kids and I did last time we were in Paris. And even though we had an apartment about two doors up the street, my girls insisted on consuming their meal exactly like these kids did!)

Starman said...

It looks like they're blocking the door so no one can get in and eat all the falafels before them.

Jack said...

What? That is nuts.

Vreni said...

I´ve never queued up for the falafels in Rue des Rosiers but every time I pass by I think "One day I´ll do it". BTW, I usually see a lot of people eating in the streets, on the benches in the parks...

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

I wonder if they are Spanish - I've noticed that Spanish students are always sitting on the ground! I suppose with the heat in Spain it's something they can do quite comfortably not like here in damp old Ireland!

Sharon
xxxx