Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dreaming of France -- Street Food

Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.

It's true that the French don't eat on the run like Americans do, but I've noticed more and more stalls that offer crepes or panini to go.
Just down the street from us in rue Mouffetarde were two popular crepe-to-go stands.
When we arrived in Paris, after four hours on the train, we stopped and shared a panini mid-afternoon. We knew we needed to eat something before our 8 or 9 p.m. dinner.

It was delicious, in spite of the pained look on my face.
As our trip continued, we realized that most days we were too full to eat a three-course meal for lunch and dinner. 
So on the last evening of our trip, our bellies still too full from our large lunch, we decided to share a crepe rather than to go out for another big dinner. 
The crepe, or technically a galette since it's a savory crepe, had ground beef and mushrooms, plus cheese and lettuce. 
Earl waited in line for it while I traipsed back to the hotel. And we shared our last meal in France, for that trip.

Have you ever eaten street food in France? 
Of course, I prefer a lovely three-course meal, but sometimes, a smaller meal is just as fulfilling.

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Esme said...

I always get a crepe or two when I am there. I have my favourite crepe stand that I have been visiting for years.

Louise said...

Your crepe looks great. We usually have a big lunch and a smaller dinner- so pizza by the slice sometimes, or galettes if we're out- or cheese and wine at home.

Sim Carter said...

We are on vacation down in the Florida keys and while the food isn't French, it's the same here; you simply can not have a big lunch AND a lovely big dinner! Last night we ate dinner under the stars, beautiful balmy breezes and palm stress overhead somehow made the lemon caper chicken extra delicious.
I pre-prepared my Dreaming of France post before we left but forgot to activate the link; it's up and linked to you now.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Paulita , there has certainly been quite a few new food vans introduced to Paris. I . don't really like eating on the run, not even here in England Would rather just stop for half an hour or more , and people watch as I eat, and I don't eat a 3 course meal very often either .. just cannot manage it. I am sure whatever you had was tasty ,x

Leovi said...

Yes, I ate a sandwich in front of Notre Dame, had to use the time!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Sorry I am so late....& yes I love street food in Paris!

Brona said...

I hope to get to Paris one day soon to find out for myself :-)

We've just been to Vietnam and the street food there was amazing.


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