Florence Kahn Bakery and Delicatessen is a Jewish-style bakery and pastry shop in the heart of the Marais. The stunning blue mosaic that covers the shop's exterior is likely to grab your attention and pull you into the shop, even if you are just passing by. The mosaic was created by a master artisan in 1932 and is considered a historical monument of Paris. The same artisan also decorated several other shops in the Marais, so be sure to keep your eyes open when exploring the area. One in particular is the former horse butcher’s shop which you can find near Florence Kahn's on the corner of Rue Vieille du Temple and Rue du Roi de Sicile. If you go on a nice day, you will be able to enjoy your Yiddish pastry or homemade chicken soup in the fresh air at a table set out on the terrace. But don't be disappointed if you don't come on a sunny day, because the inside is just as relaxing and gives off the fabulous aroma of fresh baked goods. Some of their most popular menu items include their corn beef sandwich, pastrami, apple strudel, yogurt cake, challah, and cheesecake, but you really can't go wrong. If you love traditional Jewish food prepared fresh just the way your grandmother would make it, this shop is for you.
Pitzman is a combination of a deli and bakery where Jewish and French cultures come together to create a cozy environment with delicious food. This restaurant is very accommodating to dietary needs with gluten-free falafel and vegan options. While devouring their crepes, pastries, bagels, falafel, and Israeli and French wines, you can also enjoy soft jazz music and the friendly staff. The interior is small and very casual with many locals coming in and out with take-out orders. This is a great place to stop when you're out and about exploring the city, and with such a variety of options, there is something for everyone.
L'As du Fallafel is a lively kosher Middle Eastern restaurant located in the Pletzl Jewish quarter in the Le Marais neighborhood. The restaurant is known for its falafel sandwich served with eggplant and hummus, but you can create your sandwich any way you want with a variety of toppings. There is often a line packed with both locals and tourists, some who are coming for their first time and others who have been coming for years. This restaurant is great for vegans and vegetarians, or anyone looking for an authentic falafel experience.
Le Kavod is a cozy kosher restaurant with walls covered in photographs, elegant furniture, huge windows, and fresh flowers. On the menu, you'll find delicious steaks, class French dishes, smoked duck breast, an apple tort, and tuna carpaccio. Make sure you save room for dessert because you won't want to miss the house favorite molten chocolate cake or chocolate fondue. The modern, yet traditional atmosphere makes Le Kavod a great place for family dinners, romantic dates, and business meetings, so no matter why you are visiting Paris, this restaurant is perfect for you.
There aren't many true Moroccan restaurants in Paris, and 1000 & 1 Signes is one you do not want to miss. This restaurant has received rave reviews on TripAdvisor for its delicious and authentic flavors as well as its accommodations for dietary restrictions. Many of the ingredients and produce come from the local farmer's market and you will find a range of menu items such as Lamb Tajine, Merguez, Vegetarian Couscous, and Vegetable Tajine. The most unique aspect of this restaurant that sets it apart from most restaurants around the world is the way the customers communicate with the staff members. All of the staff, including the chefs, are deaf, and they greet you upon entering the restaurant with a sign language welcome. In the restaurant, you will find a small brochure with basic signs - this is given along with the menu. They also use whiteboards to facilitate communication between the waiters and customers. Whether you are deaf or hearing-able, you will have an incredible experience at 1000 & 1 Signes while enjoying the amazing flavors of traditional Moroccan cuisine.