We will be going to Paris for four days in early July as part of a "layover" from Dubai to the US.
I'm already hungrily considering which restaurants to reserve at, but based on our past dining experiences if we have a long lunch we prefer to only have a simple meal that evening and walk out for ice cream somewhere.
What would be the recommended "takeaway" places where we can buy a few items to take back to our hotel or to a park bench? Gourmet delis and other small shops that may sell a roasted chicken, slabs of pates and salads? From what I remember Paris is dotted with these "gourmet to go" shops but does anyone have a favourite standout?
I've heard that Astier has a takeaway service? Is this true or not?
Any suggestions are heartily welcomed. We're staying at the Hotel De la Porte Doree in the 12 ar, on the avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris. Selected primarily because of Vandermeersch across the street :) But we won't mind traveling across the city for decent takeaway fare.