Enjoy a balanced meal during a short lunch break, or when stopping off for a quick bite between two museum visits. With fast food going gourmet, you’re likely to come back for more! Here is a round-up of some of the best salad bars, canteens and sandwich places in Paris.
Fresh, delicious et trendy
For a quick and healthy meal, one of your best options is Cojean, an upscale fast food chain serving dishes made with fresh, locally-sourced products. There is something for everyone: pasta salads, with meat or vegetarian, fresh homemade soups, various sandwiches (fusion, tandoori, cheese, etc.) not forgetting the delicious desserts to finish off with something sweet.
Bert’s is a contemporary cafe with cosy and refined decor which focuses on healthy eating. Every day you can try a selection of delicious, light recipes designed together with a nutritionist: sandwiches with organic bread which come in mini, club or toasted versions, creative salads, savoury tarts, etc. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
For a gourmet snack, head for sandwich specialist Cosi. Their menu features oven-fresh focaccia bread with more than 15 tasty, unusual toppings. As for desserts, their homemade tiramisu and carrot cake are reliably delicious.
Feel like eating a burrito or some chicken salad with quinoa? Season specializes in healthy, balanced takeaway food. The seasonal menu features international foods with a French touch. EXKi dishes up tasty, healthy meals to eat on the spot or take away. Step in at any time of day to choose from a wide array of salads, soups, hot dishes and fresh-blended organic juices. Kitchen in the centre of Paris is a neo-vegetarian canteen attracting all the foodies in the area with its colourful and inventive recipes. Salmon/avocado bagels, roasted vegetable stew… a healthy, fresh meal at budget prices!
Cuisine de chefs
At Boco, gourmet food comes in a glass jar! This fast-service bistro offers dishes created by renowned chefs each day, served in glass bowls. There is something for everyone on the menu: Anne-Sophie Pic’s poached egg, soft lentils and red onions, Gilles Goujon’s mackerel marinade and aubergine caviar, Christophe Michalak’s chestnut Mont-Blanc and blackcurrant compote. From the starter to the dessert, haute cuisine is just at the end of your fork!
Now you can taste a unique combo of delicious recipes by Jean Imbert and bread from the famous baker Eric Kaiser. At Bols de Jean, there’s not a plate in sight: the flavourful dishes are served in a ‘bowl’ made of sourdough bread. The idea is to use high-quality local and seasonal ingredients all year round to create dishes with a variety of themes to suit all tastes: vegetarian, market-fresh, Brittany-inspired, today’s special, etc.