As much as I love bread, enough can be enough. There. I said it. I do not want bread anymore. No more baguettes, no more croissants. Same with cheese. No more cheese! I feel sick. I really do not understand that whole ‘French women stay thin’ theory. I do not understand how they do it because it feels like all I am eating is bread and cheese and ham and pastry and chocolate and other foods with cream in them. As lame as it sounds, sometimes one just craves some vegetables.
Yesterday James and I took a trip to Nanashi, a café/restaurant at the top of Le Marais. It had been recommended as a place to go for fresh, healthy food. Just what I wanted. We showed up and looked at the menu. The place is sort of asian-french fusion (if that even exists). They have a select amount of dishes (fresh rice paper spring rolls, a raw salmon donburi-esque type dish, muesli… etc) and three bento boxes that change daily (one meat, one fish and one vegetarian). The first day I walked past they had beef tataki as the meat option. But because it was Sunday and lunchtime, the bento boxes were brunch style (ham and eggs). It was actually kind of a weird combo of dishes – half japanese and half european, but I liked my salmon salad rice thing anyway. The point is, everything on the menu is pretty fresh and pretty healthy. You come out feeling like you’ve been good to your insides.
Nanashi has two locations. We went to the one at 57 Rue Charlot, 75003, Paris.