Rue de Bretagne, in front of the 3rd district city hall and hidden behind a very nice bookshop lies the Marché des enfants rouges, red children market. It’s the oldest parisian covered market and it owes its name to the vicinity, in the XVIth century, of a children hospital where patients were dressed with red clothes..
Today, we don’t see that much red children in this market, but many stalls: flours, fruits and vegerables, fish,… and many restaurants. Among them, Taeko is the perfect japanese canteen. In their small open kitchen, the prepare classical japanese dishes, served in bento. When y say “classical”, you have to understand fish balls or leek fried chicken, for instance, I don’t see why you thought about raw fish.
If we’re lucky, it’s possible to sit at one of the few tables available around the stand, however the place is usually very crowded, especially on weekends. So we can take away oe of those bentos to eat it in the park nearby.
Marché des enfants rouges – 39 rue de Bretagne 75003 Paris
Tuesday to suday, lunch from 11h30