Marché des Enfants Rouges

They say cleanliness is next to godliness, but, well, when in the Marché des Enfants Rouges, things are a bit rougher around the edges — but the food is heavenly. I was in the City of Lights this summer and got to spend some time with a friend who lives just around the corner from this beautiful enclosed market, and she introduced me to one of her favorite Paris secrets — “crepes from this guy at the market.”

I know, I know, how very specific, right? But I assure you, go there and I’m sure you’ll find the man I’m talking about. A bit of wild hair and a ramshackle sensibility about him, the man knows how to make a mean crepe. But mean this man is not — he was super friendly and worked with us, and the little French my friend and I spoke, to make us a delicious lunch.

The menu is wide and varied, and I wound up choosing the vegetarian. Chock full of everything from tomato to lemon zest, it’s a trip out of the ordinary. Be warned, though, it’s massive. And massively delicious.

Enjoy your crepes, I insist, in the park just down the street — the perfect atmosphere to indulge in an inexpensive lunch.

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Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.