Before going to Paris we listed a couple of vegetarian/vegan places to visit. As you can imagine, we did not get a chance to have a look at all of them. We were perfectly happy with the baguette, fromage, galette and crêpe the city offered.
On our touristic day we went to Saveurs Végét’Halles was the closest to our hunger. Staff was moderately nice and the food was also anything but remarkable. We had a Burger Végét’halles and a daily menu, consisting of a regular vegetable soup, a quiche with lentils if I remember well and some chocolate-banan cake. All were okay but for this price we expected something bit more special.
Just a few hours before we headed back, lost in the quest for the Jeff Aerosol graffiti of a Bharatanatyam dancer (<3) , suburbs of Paris, we checked out another place nearby: My Kitch’n. Google gave me very little information on it but I liked the idea of it being in the middle of a vegetable market, the Marchè Couvert des Batignolles. Actually it turned out to be on the opposite of the butcher’s stand. How ironic! The place was really small, all that 8 sqm can fit are two desks for school children, a fridge and a fire place with two pans.
We turned up at an early hour, thus, were not very hungry. From the very limited 3-4 item menu we picked a lentil burger. Good choice not to have more, as it totally lacked any flavour! We quickly feeded ourselves and left. The owner is a very nice Scandinavian girl, who will open her next “chiringito” in Tulum. The world is so small!
Apart from the tasteless food this cafè gave us two important souvenirs: the confidence that one can open the place with very little resources + the idea of pimping up Pommes frites with coconut and curry. (Too bad it was not fresh and cold.)
COCO-CURRY FRENCH FRIES
1 kg of potatoes
2 tbsp of coconut oil
2 tbsp of flaked coconut
1 tbsp of bread crumbs (it will make your chips more crispy)
2-3 tsp curry powder
salt according to taste
To convert measurements, check Cups&Spoons.
Preparation time: 10 minutes to peel and cut, 30 minutes baking
Peel the potatoes and cut it in french fries style. Mix ingredients in a big bowl. I don’t know about you, but we prefer to bake chips in the oven instead of deep frying it. The result will be equally crispy but a bit less greasy. So we bake potatoes in the oven at 190 degrees for about 30 minutes.
It combines perfectly with our Vegannaise dip, and accompanied by a nice salad you have a quick summer dinner. Our guests love it! :)
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