Brooch, Israeli stall, shawarma and falafel in the Passage des Panoramas

Published by Manon de Sortiraparis · Photos by Manon de Sortiraparis · Published on July 12th, 2023 at 02:21 p.m.
Broche keeps things simple with 2 recipes that pack a punch: a lamb-chicken shawarma cooked over a wood fire, and a falafel pita. Head for the Passage des Panoramas!

The already gourmet Passage des Panoramas is home to a brand-new stall, Broche, in the mini format so common in this pretty 2nd arrondissement covered passage , but with maximum pleasure.

The new address of Israeli chef Tamir Nahmias, who also works at his restaurant Adar, a little further east in the capital, Broche keeps things simple with just two sandwiches on its menu, both of which have become mainstays of Parisian street-food over the years: the shawarma and the falafel pita.

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It's a well-known fact that it's often in sobriety that great discoveries are hidden, and Broche is no exception to the rule: these two recipes have been worked down to the smallest detail, resulting in some of the tastiest sandwiches on the menu. The shawarma (€12; €8 for a half) consists of a spit of lamb and chicken prepared in-house, marinated in yoghurt, spices, garlic and lemon, then roasted over a wood fire.

The quality of this restaurant is guaranteed by the fact that only one spit rotates per service: once the spit is finished, the curtain comes down. And local gourmets are not mistaken, if the line-up at lunchtime is anything to go by. A good dose of fresh vegetables, pickles, aromatic herbs and homemade sauces - white garlic sauce, harissa, mango amba, tahini - complete the shawarma recipe.

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Alternatively, you can go for the falafel pita (10€, 8€ for a half), with fafalels that are obviously homemade too, and which, it has to be said, are at the top of the Parisian falafel game. Gone are the Christian-smothered chickpea dumplings, these are moist and moist enough to eat. They can also be eaten as is, off the sandwich (5€ for five).

As for prices, the formulas are reasonable: 16.5€ for shawarma with side and drink (including an excellent homemade lemonade with very little sugar and a strong acidity), 15€ for pita falafel with side and drink. And even though they're out of the formula, we still recommend the devilishly crunchy cookies (€3 for two).

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49 Passage des Panoramas
75002 Paris 2

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