Le Petit Parisien


A Favorite for a Proper, Crusty Parisian Sandwich

Le Petit Parisien Seating East Village





About Le Petit Parisien

 & why it made the Carpe City list

  • Ooh, La La!!! Finally a Parisian Jambon-Beurre in NYC! Delish and made to order!
  • If you’re a fan of a crusty baguette Parisian sandwich, you are in luck!
  • Yes! They have the hard-to-find jambon-beurre sandwich aka ham & butter (look for “Le Parisien” on the menu).
  • They also have versions with comté cheese, a duck rillettes sandwich, tuna, smoked salmon, vegetarian and vegan options.
  • Our absolute favorite is the Gainsbourg with its bone-in cooked ham and comté cheese. We get it made-to-order with arugula, tomatoes, cornichons, and hard-boiled egg slices. Trust us. It works.
  • They have two locations — this one and another in Midtown East.
  • They have minimal seating, so stay for a quick bite or take it to go.
  • If you don’t live nearby, don’t despair. Le Petit Parisien works with all the major delivery services.

Carpe City Trivia

Why are the walls lined with newspaper?

Le Petit Parisien was a famous French newspaper printed from 1876 until 1944.

The paper is largely credited with ushering in a new style of journalism we still see today. Before Le Petit Parisian, newspapers were primarily political in nature and were taxed because of this. To avoid the tax, Le Petit Parisianoffered sensationalized news about other topics such as fashion, finance, and human interest stories. The Sunday version typically titillated with a scandalous or risqué illustration, to grab people’s attention.

Le Petit Parisien Newspaper
Le Petit Parisien Newspaper Cover

The attention-grabbing worked. At one point after World War I, the paper had the largest circulation in the world, with over 2 million readers. Unfortunately, during World War II, the paper became a mouthpiece of the despised Vichy government and was promptly closed down at the end of the war.

By: Christi Scofield
Photography by:

Anne Crays





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