Food, Paris

Casse Croûte Grec

Hi, it’s me Marimonda!

Today, I’d like to introduce you a kebab resto. It is very common to see a kebab place in Paris. Almost every block has one kebab restaurant in downtown. If you see a red and yellow(sometimes white) sign at night, it’s probably a kebab restaurant. Kebab is originally from Middle East, however in Paris (or maybe in France) it’s very easy to find kebab place every corner due to many immigrants.

Thanks to its cheap price and big portion, Casse Croûte Grec is beloved food by students who can’t have proper meal during the day because of the class schedule or other reasons. It also serves crêpes, but their specialty is kebab. Plus, there’s famous crêpes resto in Rue Mouffetard (5th arrondissement), and I’d like to post of that place soon.

This dark green kebab house attracts the eyes from far distance. It’s located in 5th near Sorbonne university. During the semester usually it’s crowded with students. It seems like a mouth to ear restaurant among students, and that’s how I found this place, too. I always see many students having kebab on the picnic table next to Pantheon and finally I was one of them.

The restaurant chosen one of the best kebab places in Paris by kebab-frites.com (I think it’s a kebab community, haven’t heard of it before). The store is very small and the seats are not that comfortable, probably that’s why many people take out their lunch or snack here. I’ve been here couple of times and there’s always one cook who takes order and prepares the food. Thus, the service seems to be slower than other places, but since it’s a fast food your kebab will be ready within five minutes unless there’s a queue.

When you order a plate(assiette kebab), they serve the bread separately, thus you can wrap your meat and veggies if you’d like. That’s easier to eat in the restaurant but to take out obviously kebab is better since you wouldn’t need any utensil to eat it. I recommend algerian sauce (the orangish sauce on the plate) to add your kebab. It has little bit of spicy flavor thus the sauce goes really well with kebab, which can be a bit greasy as time goes by. Also it’s an amazing combination with french fries.

Maybe I am not that into kebab that much, so I didn’t find any specialty of this place to be honest. Or, I’ve tried only 3~4 kebab restaurants in Paris, thus it’s too small number of places to compare. What I liked the most here was french fries because they’re prepared right after the order. The price of the menu is less than 10 euros including a drink.

Happy Travel with Marimonda 🙂 See you soon!

Practical Info.

Address : 4 rue de l’Ecole Polytechnique  75005 Paris

Hours : 11 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. (Mon. – Sat.) Closed on Sunday

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