For all of the students and professionals in the 10th arrondissement with a limited lunch time (read: take out options only) or to pick up sandwiches for a picnic, there is one Mediterranean sandwich shop that’s definitely worth the wait.
Located in the 10th arrondissement on rue Alexandre-Parodi across the street from Franprix, this little diamond in the rough épicerie offers jars of fine Greek olives and canned Spanish sardines next to their lovingly hand-made sandwiches. And if you’re looking for a special olive oil or a nice Italian wine, this is the place to find it.
On the sandwich side, customers can select their own mix from the fresh Mediterranean ingredients available: stuffed tomatoes, olive tapenade, aged Serrano ham, Italian prosciutto, manchego and goat cheeses, arugula (roquette), lamb’s lettuce (mâche) and honey. No matter what you pick, the sandwich is served on a tasty baguette worthy of its contents.
Sandwiches usually cost between 5 and 6 euros, plus you can throw in a bag of natural chips or a drink for a couple euros more. With delicious Mediterranean ingredients, friendly staff and a location right next to Canal Saint Martin (picnic, anyone?), Maison Castro is hard to beat for a weekday lunch spot.
Note: Closed Sunday (bien sûr) and some Saturdays (You know the French)
15 bis rue Alexandre Parodi
Metro: Louis Blanc, Château Landon
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