They say that there is no better way to get to know the typical food of the region than on the city streets and who am I to deny it? On our last visit to Paris, this was exactly how Paulo and I experienced the freshness of the city’s vegetables and cheeses: through In Alain Miam Miam. This street restaurant “fast food”Serves one of the biggest sandwiches I’ve ever seen! Ah, everything there is organic and there is no shortage of options for vegetarians ? Today, he occupies the third place in the ranking of the best street foods in Europe and is among the finalists of the 2018 # streetfood50 Award, from Urban Adventures.
The owner, Alain Roussel, is a 64-year-old man, very charismatic and funny. He tells and entertains with his life story those who wait in line – which, by the way, is quite large and completely overturns the idea of fast food. There’s nothing fast, but the wait is really worth it. Alain was a baker before opening the “restaurant”, but in fact he says he never got along with the food itself, his business is people. He learned to make sandwiches when his children were small and had to prepare the children’s snack.
Today’s revenues are basically the same as they were 13 years ago, when he decided to open the “tent”. Currently, he has the help of two more employees to make the place work and serve the huge number of customers.
But in addition to the giant and delicious sandwiches made on the plate, the specialty of the house are the crepes. THE buckwheat, more classic, has as main ingredients caramelized onion, toasted sesame, avocado in pieces and, obviously, cheeses (Cantal and Comté). THE Socca it also stands out in the orders and is one of the great classics of Miam Miam. For those unfamiliar, this is a vegan crepe made with chickpea flour. Paulo and I were left wanting each of the options, but we could only face one sandwich, haha ?
Aah, it is worth mentioning that most snacks cost on average € 10 (2018 prices), a mega fair and unimaginable value when we think of Paris!
The restaurant is located on Rue des Oiseaux, in a region called Haut Marais – a place that stands out, not for its sophistication, but for its history. It is located inside the Marché des Enfants Rouges, the oldest covered market in the city, founded in the early 17th century by the commissioners of Louis XIII. It takes its name from the children of a nearby orphanage, who wore a red uniform – a color that symbolizes charity.
It is worth visiting the market and, of course, face the 40 minutes of queuing at Miam Miam that yield an unforgettable gastronomic experience in the city! Entrance is via Rue des Bretagne, 39 and access is super easy; you just need to keep an eye on the schedule, okay? There it closes early, at 3 pm they close the office hours.
From Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday it is open from 9 am to 3 pm.
Saturday is open from 09h to 17h30.