What? Food Market
When? Every other Thursday in 2017
Where? 24/34 boulevard de Belleville, Paris 20eme
How much? Less than €10 per dish
Hooray! Food Market is back and better than ever. The open-air street food market on boulevard de Belleville is now open two Thursdays a month all year round, serving hot food you can takeaway or enjoy at one of their big wooden tables.
Three unmissable dishes for you to try:
Meaty treats from The Beast. These guys aren’t messing around when it comes to meat: Black Angus beef brisket, free range pulled pork, ribs or chicken, all served with roast potatoes straight from the oven.
British favourites from Rosemary. Scotch eggs rule the roost here but don’t leave without tasting their classic fish and chips. Rule Britannia!
Ice cream from Ice Rolls. This is not your average Mr. Whippy. Milk, fresh cream and sugar is mixed together, with an added flavour of your choice. it’s then poured onto a sub-zero metal plate and rolled into pretty curls. Add topping and sauces and you're good to go.
Don't miss the upcoming markets:
Thursday April 6 2017 - Thursday April 20 2017 - Thursday May 4 2017 - Thursday May 18 - Thursday June 7 2017 - Thursday June 22 2017 - Thursday July 6 2017 - Thursday July 20 2017 - Thursday August 3 2017 - Thursday August 17 2017
Our review of the restaurants at Food Market
The beast: an immense two-tonne cast-iron furnace imported directly from the States. The first smokehouse in Paris, Thomas Abramowicz's The Beast is centred around the nonstop smoker which cooks meat for hours, producing dishes that will have even the most jaded carnivore salivating. Brisket lovers - you might just have met your match.
Architect Marcelo Joulia and photographer Enrique Zanoni were wise enough to retain the vintage 1970s decor of this former butcher's shop when they opened their temple to Argentinian beef. Orange tiles and matching light fixtures provide the backdrop for the fashionable, black-dressed crowd that comes here for thick slabs of meat grilled over charcoal and served with a selection of sauces. Go for the lomo (fillet) with chimichurri, a mild salsa and wash it down with Argentinian wine, a rarity in Paris.
This new gastropub will delight French and British alike. Scotch eggs, beef Wellington, sausages, haddock, porridge, pecan pie and homemade scones are all set to take our tastebuds on a trip across the channel. The place to try typical British fare and have a drink or two in an authentic pub setting (with a large choice of beers), the Rosemary seems to have something for everyone. They also offer a Sunday brunch menu, which can be enjoyed in their courtyard garden.
A chic black storefront, with a large wooden bar, stools, a few tables, and the name, meaning 'the Refectory', lit up in neon. So what made this one of the most popular food truck outfits in the capital? The Réfectoire burger; bourguignon-style beef, pickled onions and carrots, laced with mustard, Comté, roasted lardons and herby mayonnaise. Definite one for the street food hall of fame.
Fancy more street food?
The burger has gone from strength to strength, now involving all kinds of meat and toppings. Alongside its cousins the bagel and the hot dog, it remains one of the great draws of Parisian fast food outlets and itinerant food trucks. Here, we present our pick of the crop.
Since Le Camion qui fume hit the city's boulevards in December 2011, the food truck craze has swept the city faster than a rain cloud in Autumn. The scene has since diversified into every kind of cuisine that you could care to name, and is evolving at such a pace that we have yet to test them all. Read on for our current hot picks.