Parisian Living

Exploring Rue des Rosiers

by Lyla Bhalla-Ladd

The Marais neighborhood of Paris is hardly an unexplored quartier. Expanding across the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, with prime shopping and real estate, le Marais is one of the most beloved spots in Paris. Let’s spend a day on just one street: rue des Rosiers. 

Left: sunny rue des rosiers with people walking, Right: shelves of fresh baguettes in historic Boulangerie Murciano
Top: Jaja by JajaResto/ Rue des Rosiers by @cyrilmouty_photography / Boulangerie Murciano by @lepetit.resto

Take your classic French breakfast of an espresso and a croissant at Boulangerie Murciano, a fantastic Jewish bakery. Established in 1909, a visit to this pastry shop is a must. Indulge in their selection of classic baklavas and petit fours. Don’t forget to grab your baguette traditional for later!

Left: full breakfast spread birds-eye shot of burgers, sandwiches, eggs, and drinks, Right: close up view of two pies from Le Loir dans La Théière
Le Loir dans La Théière table and pastries by Le Loir dans La Théière

Next, the shopping on this street is some of the best in Paris. A great selection of high-end boutiques like MC2 Saint Barth and From Future (don’t miss their cashmere collections!), paired with more budget-friendly thrift destinations like Vintage Désir make for a perfectly balanced shopping day.

Left: close up of three falafel-stuffed pita bread from Pitzman, Right: rainy day view of corners on Rue des Rosiers and red shop with vines growing
Pitzman falafel by @foodlifestyle_kr / Rue des Rosiers by @mh2p_

The highlight of rue des Rosiers is no doubt the renowned falafel stands that stretch from end to end. My top three are Pitzman, L’As du Fallafel, and Chez Hanna. The local kebab around the corner may satisfy late-night cravings but does not touch the quality and craft at these Israeli stands. The restaurants have a set menu and no seating but deliver authentic, delicious cuisine that earns them each 4+ stars. Your exhausting day of shopping will no doubt have you working up an appetite big enough to visit at least two.

Left: close up table view of pies and coffee in Le Loir dans La Théière, Right: various music and arts posters covering the walls of Le Loir dans La Théière
Le Loir dans La Théière table by @hanaeattheworld / Le Loir dans La Théière by @toutoule78

The coziest and most charming tea spot in Paris sits tucked away on the end of rue des Rosiers. Le Loir dans La Théière is one of the more crowded, but still worth-it spots to decompress and enjoy a plate of pastries. They do not take reservations, so watch the line while you stroll along the rue. Don’t skip out on their famous lemon meringue pie!

Left: table of many dishes at Jaja Restaurant, Right: empty tables and chairs, Jaja Restaurant ambiance
Jaja by JajaResto

End your day with a drink at Yono Bar, followed by a light bite at one of the bistros at the west end of rue des Rosiers. Le Colimaçon and Jaja have great traditional French cuisine and are worth a visit. 


Addresses:

Boulangerie Murciano at 16 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France

MC2 Saint Barth at 19 rue Ferdinand Duval, 75004 Paris, France

From Future at 7 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France

Pitzman at 8 rue Pavée, 75004 Paris, France

L’As du Fallafel at 34 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France

Chez Hanna at 54 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France

Le Loir dans La Théière at 3 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France

Yono Bar at 37 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France

Le Colimaçon at 44 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France

Jaja at 3 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France

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Lyla Bhalla-Ladd

Originally from Washington, DC, Lyla is studying Journalism at the University of Southern California. She has just recently finished her year abroad in Paris where she spent her time running around the city tracking Paris Fashion Week runways and discovering up-and-coming ateliers. She loves Paris, and all things historical and classic. Now living in LA, she spends her free time scouting all that California has to offer in fashion and writing. View Lyla Bhalla-Ladd's Website

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