France is renowned for its culinary excellence. Leave it to them to reinvent the fast-food industry. Fast Good is the latest breed of restaurant. Instead of the unhealthy meals, you get the excellence of the French café in a self-service version.
In January 2008, Paul Bocuse opened Ouest Express located in the 9th arrondissement of Lyon. The long white Corian service counter is split in 6 themes: hot, bread, fresh, sweet, coffee and drink.
The menu changed 4 times a day. Breakfast is served until 11 AM, followed by lunch, then, the afternoon snack and the dinner menu starts at 7 PM.
It is more expensive that a fast-food meal but the quality is there. It costs between 10 and 14 euros for a well-balanced meal. This time of establishment did not really exist in France.
Fast Good In Paris
Guy Martin opened an upscale sandwich shop called Miyou at its 9th arrondissement cook studio in Paris. Sumac shrimp, goat cheese with fresh coriander and vegetables, duck foie gras are a sample of the flavors. If you have a connecting flight at Roissy airport, look for Miyou’s sister shop at the Terminal E.
These places are great to know if you travel and do not want to pass a lot of time eating.
- Miyou by Atelier Guy Martin – p (0)1 42 66 33 33
35, rue Miromesnil, Paris in 8th arrondissement
- Ouest Express by Paul Bocuse – p (0)4 72 17 95 95
41, rue des Docks, Lyon in 9th arrondissement
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