Le Marché des Enfants Rouges is one of my absolute favourite places to eat in Paris. It’s the oldest covered market in the city and the home of not one, but several gems in terms of good food. Yes, it can be a bit touristy and busy, but if you go for either an early or a late lunch, you should still be able to soak up the true atmosphere of this little market. There’s an impressive range of food to pick from: African, Asian, Jamaican, you name it. So even the most picky eaters should be able to find something they love!
My personal top 3:
Le Burger Fermier des Enfants Rouges
Now this is my absolute number one. I am a big burger fan and Paris has many good burger joints, but the burger from the Marché des Enfants Rouges is still my favourite. Think good meat, a home made bun and different cheeses to choose from. Accompanied by tasty french fries of course. Need I say more?
Le Traiteur Marocain
Something completely different, but very good too, is Le Traiteur Marocain. If you’re in the mood for a lovely Moroccan dish full of flavour, such as couscous (veggie or with meat), this is where you want to go. There often is a long queue, so you’re probably best to go here during the week or early on a Saturday.
I know, when in Paris why eat Italian? Well, because you might just have a craving for pasta in between all the French delicacies. If that’s the case and you’re at Le Marché des Enfants Rouges, go to MangiamoItaliano (‘let’s eat Italian’) and order their truffle pasta, it’s super good (not to say divine).
Voilà! Next time you’re in Paris and on the lookout for a cosy little market to have a casual lunch, try out Le Marché des Enfants Rouges. Bon appétit!
Le Marché des Enfants Rouges, 9 Rue de Beauce & 39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003, Paris.