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Any "not fancy" suggestions?

colleency | Nov 21, 201112:26 PM

I've used Chowhounds recommendations for trips to Vancouver, London, and Washington DC in the past, finding some really fun places that way.

My husband and I are very excited to finally be going to Paris, which I've been dreaming about for 35 years! There are a lot of great recommendations here, but they may be a bit too fancy/foodie/expensive for us.

My dream experience for France is to go into local shops to purchase bread, cheese and pastries, and I'm most excited about that, but I'm not sure if we should be trying for certain restaurants within the limits of what will make us happy or just stick with lower-end places.

I am allergic to crustaceans. I don't like oatmeal, polenta, or scrambled eggs for their texture. I love to cook, so I'm always trying to figure out what spices and methods chefs use. Darling husband detests mushrooms and everything about sushi. He is happiest with bbq chicken, pizza, and burgers, but also likes meat and potatoes type meals or fish. I love soup; he doesn't. Neither of us like wine or beer. Believe it or not, we do enjoy trying new things. (He even tried Scorpion appetizers at a food tasting event!)

The trip is taking up most of our funds, so I wouldn't want to spend more than about 30E each for more than maybe one special meal.

We'll be staying in the 7th the week of Christmas, and we already have plans for Christmas Day. Je comprend un peu de Francais.

I have Les Cocettes, Cafe Constant, Le Petit Cler, Pizza Positano, L'As du Fallafel, Au Bon Coin, and even Brioche Doree sandwich shop on my list.

I know that our limits bump us out of most of the awesome recommendations that are here, so I hope you'll be gentle with us. :)

L'As du Fallafel
34 Rue des Rosiers, Paris, Île-de-France 75004, FR

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