L’As Du Fallafel
How many falafel joints do you know that have their own crowd control barriers? There’s good reason that this Paris hot spot does. Without it the lunchtime lines would wind out into the street!
The first time I ordered the falafel “in my hand” (to go) and ate it while leaning against a cement pylon that separates the narrow sidewalks on Rue de Rosier from the alley lanes that run between the old buildings of the Jewish Quarter. The falafel here is made with just the right amount of spices, and deep-fried so it’s moist and crisp. In a fresh pita pocket with classic slaw and dressing, it is perfect. Peak times see lines out the door. 32-34 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris
Sadly, they don’t have a website, but here’s a 2006 article from the New York Times.