Le Petit Parisien, the French sandwich purveyors who named themselves after a prominent French newspaper during the French Third Republic, has taken over the space at 172 Amsterdam Avenue at West 68th Street.
The space was previously occupied Boule & Cherie, a French bakry that had been operating since 2015. The grand opening of Le Petit Parisien on May 10 marked its fourth establishment in New York City, joining their existing locations in the East Village, Harlem and on the Upper East Side.
“The flour we use comes from France and is baked with the most traditional techniques, in order to give the right amount of crisp,” touts Le Petit Parisien on their website.
Their signature sandwich, La Parisien ($11.80) comes with bone-in cooked ham and butter on a fresh baguette. Fans of the great French artist, Serge Gainsbourg, might delight in the Gainsbourg sandwich with bone-in cooked ham and comté cheese for $12.90. The Louis XIV comes with foie gras and fig confit for $35, and Les Versailles ($32.50) has créme fraiche, smoked salmon and royal Siberian caviar. There’s also a list of add-on options that range from 50 cents to a dollar.
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Le Petit Parisian also offers a lineup of sweets. Their macaroons come in packs of two, three or six. You can also find orange or walnut sweet syrup pies and raspberry-blueberry tarts. Through May, Le Petit is giving out a free macaroon with every sandwich purchase.
Salads, soups and quiches are another category specialty for Le Petit. French onion soup is in the house while their salad nicoise deals lettuce, green beans, garbanzo beans, olives nicoise, tomato, egg and tuna. Spinach and mushroom quiches are also available.
Ever have a Nutella latte? There’s one here, in addition to more standard coffees, apple cider and iced tea.
Le Petit Parisien is open 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Thank god. We’ve been needing this for years now. Well at least it’s not a cell store.
The cooked ham is fragrant, moist,, and flavorful.