Bryan’s in Paris right now. I’m a bit bummed I can’t join him this time on his business trip. So instead I’ll catch up on some way overdue posts about some of my favorite Paris places. I can’t believe I hadn’t written up some of these posts before.
Another one of our favorite places to have a traditional Parisien sandwich is at Le Petit Vendôme. This tiny little traditional French restaurant serves a full menu of classic French dishes (e.g., escargot cooked in Burgundy, French onion soup, veal kidneys, beef tartare, duck confit, etc.). However, they also make fantastic charcuterie, terrines, and sandwiches.
I must thank David Lebovitz (who lives in Paris) for introducing this place on his blog. I followed his post exactly and ordered the country ham (jambon de pays) with fresh goat cheese sandwich during my first visit. It was delicious.
They make fantastic charcuterie, including delicious terrines. We both loved their terrine sandwich with cornichons and butter. Enjoy with the house wine, which is super reasonably priced.
Sandwiches are only available for take-away (typically a long line forms during lunch), or you can sit at the bar and order the sandwiches. If you sit at the regular tables, you’ll get the normal food menu. We love the vibe of sitting at the bar and just watching the action in front of us.
It’s in a lovely neighborhood. Definitely check out Place Vendome afterwards, and then walk towards Jardin de Tuileries and the Seine River. Oh, I miss Paris already. Can’t wait to go back!
Le Petit Vendôme Paris
8 Rue des Capucines,
75002 Paris, France